Anyone who has ever used a cord of any type that is longer than a few feet knows that they can get tangled quickly. Even when you take the time to coil them before you store them, they always seem to be tangled the next time you need to use them. Sometimes it helps to wrap the cord around something, like thread is wrapped around a spool, but this takes time and takes up more storage space.
Retractable Cord Reels
Retractable cord reels, like MedReel, solve these problems. A retractable cord reel automatically winds up a cord and stores it safely for you. The cord reel can be mounted on a ceiling or wall so that it only takes up space that normally wouldn’t be used anyway.
Cord Reel Safety Benefits
Cords of any kind, and especially electrical cords, can be a safety hazard. Excess cord laying around is a potential trip hazard or can get caught on equipment. Because a retractable cord reel can be mounted up high, and only the amount of cord that you need is exposed, it cuts down on the risk of tripping over a cord. In areas where liquid is used, a retractable power cord reel cuts down on the risk of a live power cord coming in contact with water on the floor or other surfaces. This reduces the risk of electric shock.
Why Use a Retractable Cord Reel
In addition to the numerous safety benefits to be gained by using a retractable cord reel, especially for power cords, there are also advantages for your work. No matter what line of work you are in, if you use cord on a regular basis, the organization and efficiency that comes with a retractable cord reel can be of use to you. Imagine never having to stoop down to plug in an extension cord again. You are no longer limited to setting up your workstation near existing outlets. A cord reel can be installed anywhere in the room you need to work. It also increases mobility by allowing you to move freely without worrying about getting a dragging cord stuck on other equipment.