S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:07:27 - Extension cords

Extension cords may not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring and must be used in accordance with the following;

(1) Extension cords are permitted only with portable appliances while such appliances are in immediate use;
(2) Extension cords must be plugged directly into an electrical receptacle, power tap, or multiplug adapter and may, except for listed multiplug extension cords, serve only one portable appliance;
(3) The ampacity of an extension cord may not be less than the rated capacity of the portable appliance supplied by the cord;
(4) Extension cords must be maintained in good condition without splices, deterioration, or damage and must be grounded when serving grounded portable appliances;
(5) Extension cords and flexible cords may not be affixed to structures; extend through walls, ceilings, or floors or under doors or floor coverings; or be subject to environmental or physical damage.


S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:07:27
18 SDR 107, effective January 1, 1992.

General Authority: SDCL 13-25-2.

Law Implemented: SDCL 13-25-3, 13-25-4.

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