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Is it legal to use extension cords as a permanent solution for projectors in classrooms?

Question asked by legendlcox on Apr 18, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2018 by milt.werner

I work as an outsourced IT HelpDesk position in a school district that wants us to install wire molding to conceal extension cords and Ethernet cables. Ethernet cables yeah sure that's fine they are under 50 volts, but as I understand extension cords are not supposed to be used in place of a permanent outlet especially if it is in the ceiling. The school district refuses to pay an electrician to install a power outlets for the projectors in a position where the cord can reach it, and in some cases the extension cords are daisy chained to the nearest outlet. My employer tells me they ask we do, but I am afraid that I might get in trouble with the government for concealing extension cords behind wire molding since they aren't supposed to be affixed as a permanent method of power distribution.

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