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# How tocan I know if one extension cable and outlet can handle so much electricity use?

I intend to run an extension cable from an outdoor outlet to power four pond pumps. Currently I have a mess of different wires running across the yard from three places.

The cable runs from the outlet, would be buried 1" underground, run to a 2 ft stake, where it is attached to a power strip, that the pond pumps plug into, something like this:

Each pond pump is rated the following:

• AmpsCurrent: 2.30 A
• Max WattsMaximum power: 276 W
• VoltsVoltage: 120 V
• HertzFrequency: 60 Hz
• Variable Frequency

Given it will need to power 4four of these, running 24/7, how do I know when I purchase the cable and power strip, that they, plus my outdoor outlet, that it is capable of running these, without risk of fire, blowing breakers, etc.?

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# How to know if one extension cable and outlet can handle so much electricity use?

I intend to run an extension cable from an outdoor outlet to power four pond pumps. Currently I have a mess of different wires running across the yard from three places.

The cable runs from the outlet, would be buried 1" underground, run to a 2 ft stake, where it is attached to a power strip, that the pond pumps plug into, something like this:

Each pond pump is rated the following:

• Amps: 2.30
• Max Watts: 276
• Volts: 120
• Hertz: 60
• Variable Frequency

Given it will need to power 4 of these, running 24/7, how do I know when I purchase the cable and power strip, that they, plus my outdoor outlet, that it is capable of running these, without risk of fire, blowing breakers, etc.?