Introduction: Long Electricity Cable Storage

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I was tired of untangling 35 meters of electricity cord every time I wanted to use it , and when I only needed 10 meters long cable in the first place!

Made from cardboard box, and packing tape as required. A serrated knife or box cutter is the only tool you need.

Cut slits as shown in diagram and push inward the edges.  I left about 2 meters of cable loose (male end), which reaches the wall plug, then wrapped the remaining cable round and round the box.  Finally I cut a slot which stows the female end till use. 

  Very easy now to transport, plug in, unwrap as much as needed, and re-wrap neatly when finished!

Comments

Boulderguy (author)2015-03-10

This is pretty brilliant :)

wazzup105 (author)2012-09-11

be carefull though.. coiled up electrical wire can get warm (or even overheat and cause fire) when you attach heavy equipment (especially when coiled around dry paper...,)

For regular light usage it'll do fine though.

dreamberry (author)wazzup1052012-09-11

Correct, thank you. Mr. Smith told me not to use extension of lesser gauge than power cord of device.

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