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    Default Swamp cooler cord

    The electric cord on this swamp cooler seems wrong. It is labeled as "trailer cable". Is this a literal translation as in a cord/cable for the trailer being towed behind my truck next week? Or is this some other type of cable?

    Either way it does not seem appropriate for a roof top swamp cooler power supply.

    Your thoughts?

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    Default Re: Swamp cooler cord

    I would say it's for what it's marked as & it's not suitable for line voltage, besides flexible cords are not a substitute for perm. wiring even if it was listed.

    Last edited by Rollie Meyers; 04-07-2010 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Was in a hurry this morning...

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    Default Re: Swamp cooler cord

    6 conductor trailer cable is usually rated for 60 volts or less. So no ... not allowed for the swamp cooler unless you put turn signals on it..

    Why are these things called swamp coolers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Frazee View Post

    Why are these things called swamp coolers?
    Have you ever been in a house cooled by one on a hot humid day? Feels just like a swamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Frazee View Post
    Why are these things called swamp coolers?
    Wiki surmizes the slang term for evaporative coolers comes from the smells associated with such systems (and what often grows in same when not kept clean): Evaporative cooler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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