Long power cords

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kenglade, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    Does anyone know if Apple manufactures power cords longer than the one that came with a 21.5" intel iMac? Or an extension cord?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can use any extension cord. It doesn't have to be Apple branded.
  3. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    That's good news. Thanks.
  4. jDW194 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Canberra, Australia
    Seriously? This is a joke right?
  5. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    No, it's no joke. I just experienced a severe power surge that ruined some of my equipment so I bought a UPS to help guard against it happening again. For physical reasons I had to locate the device about six feet from my desktop. The manual that came with the UPS said not to use it with an extension cord. i assume that's because there is a factor that an extension cord adds to the efficiency/non-efficiency of the device. I want to plug my desktop directly into the UPS but the power cord is not long enough. I know a number of devices come with cords of varying lengths, apparently so extension cords do not need to be used. I was wondering if Apple also manufactured longer cords so I didn't have to use an extension cord.

    I may not be that bright but I'm not given to posing humorous questions on a serious web site.
  6. eldho macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2011
    I would think that the most important part of not using an extension cord would be not to use one between the UPS and your power socket. That means that the UPS gets the full impact of any surge and can respond accordingly to protect your things. I imagine that it would not matter as much to use an extension from the UPS to your computer.
  7. CTopher macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    You could buy a legnth that you need. These won't have the flush piece on the apple cable.

  8. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    It's not really a bad question. Better safe than sorry.
  9. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The UPS should be plugged directly in to the wall and not an extension cord.

    As for going from the UPS to the devices, an extension cord is fine. Just get one that has heavy enough wiring to support your iMac.

    One thing that the UPS manufacturer is rightly concerned about is people using extension cords with multiple sockets making it very easy for people to overload the UPS.
  10. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
    I would also like to know what my option is for late 2013 iMac. I have a UPS and I want to plug directly in. I need 8-10' long.

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