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History of the Power Cord

By Cables.com

Powering your devices is as simple as plugging something into a wall outlet. Power cables can be found everywhere from powering portable devices to major machinery. However creating such an invention took some time and lots of effort.

The power cable dates back to the 1800s with the development of power distribution starting with great inventors like Thomas Edison. The graphic below takes a look at the electrifying history of the power cord, from the invention of vulcanized rubber to more modern means of insulation and conduction.

History of The Power Cord

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