To illustrate, I have the following setup:
- 15-Amp breaker
- 100ft 16-gauge extension cord rated at 10-Amp
- 13-Amp corded electric Lawnmower
When I make the mower work extra hard by trying to mow some thick group of weeds, the breaker in the electrical main trips.
Is my 13-Amp lawn mower simply drawing more than 15-Amp? Or is the thin extension cord the culprit? How? Won't the wire just melt/burn on excessive current?