The other day my fiancée was cutting the hedge and all of a sudden the trimmer stopped. She didn't cut through the cable.
It's not the newest trimmer in the world, but it works. Electric. Cables in the cable are brown and blue, so no green and yellow here.
The cable already had been cut twice (once by her, I must add!), but I ensured the wires were fine and we've used it a few times that way. However she thinks my tape must have come apart and the wires touched.
The hedge trimmer had a 3A fuse, which blew.
It was plugged into an extension reel, which also blew the 3A fuse. The extension cable was plugged into an RCD, which was plugged into another extension cable, then into the wall.
The trimmer now has a cable length of about an arms length, if that.
I am thinking:
1) I could just buy some new cable and wire the trimmer a new cable up to about 15m or so.
Trimmer > RCD > Wall
2) Re-fashion a home-made extension cable that sees little use, which is about 7m long. Then when using the trimmer, I would only need to use one extension cable. The cable is heavy duty though, much thicker than the original one on the trimmer.
Trimmer > RCD > Extension > Wall
I would prefer one single cable but then the purpose bought extension reel would be wasted.
What would you do?