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This isn't going to be good, every power cable in my room has become very soft, is this by any way a fire hazard?

Same thing happened to my computer due to this extreme heat in my room, i noticed it first with my xbox controllers cable being a bit softer than usual, than to my surprise every fucking cable in my room is as soft as a pancake, and not hard like they usually are, this is weird...

I've even had plates warp in here before. ok, so literally every plastic item in my room, including my cables, have softened.

hmm
 
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If the insulation isn't busted and the metal isn't actually melting, you're fine. You might want to get a fan though (just a portable one, I know you can't get a full AC unit). Just point it at the computer.
 

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I always worry about the smell of plastics leaching into the air in the heat... make sure you ventilate your room!
 
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This isn't going to be good, every power cable in my room has become very soft, is this by any way a fire hazard?

Same thing happened to my computer due to this extreme heat in my room, i noticed it first with my xbox controllers cable being a bit softer than usual, than to my surprise every fucking cable in my room is as soft as a pancake, and not hard like they usually are, this is weird...

I've even had plates warp in here before. ok, so literally every plastic item in my room, including my cables, have softened.

hmm

It's possible, that you have too many things plugged into a circuit yet, if your low-voltage controller cords, are softer too... it's likely the ambient heat in the room... plastics do soften in the heat...

Do you have a overload protector for your mains, cords?

No rugs covering extension cords etc?

Not mashing any mains cords with your chair, etc?

Is this the same arrangement of mains cords, that you had during the winter too?
 
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Given the afro-engineered nature of your living space, are you running everything via extension cord from the main house? If so, check the current rating of the extension cord(s) you're using vs. the sum of the loads you have on that extension. Extension cords all look more or less the same, but the guage, and thus current capacity of the actual conductors inside can vary quite a bit. Cheap ones might have only 18 guage, more expensive heavy duty cords 14 or 12 guage. There should be a tag on the cord specifying both current capacity and wire guage.

Where I live, running a room AC unit off an extension cord would be a building code violation, over and above being a bad idea. I actually do it in one of the bedrooms, but its a short length of heavy duty, so I'm not worried about it as a hazard.
 

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Given the afro-engineered nature of your living space, are you running everything via extension cord from the main house? If so, check the current rating of the extension cord(s) you're using vs. the sum of the loads you have on that extension. Extension cords all look more or less the same, but the guage, and thus current capacity of the actual conductors inside can vary quite a bit. Cheap ones might have only 18 guage, more expensive heavy duty cords 14 or 12 guage. There should be a tag on the cord specifying both current capacity and wire guage.

Where I live, running a room AC unit off an extension cord would be a building code violation, over and above being a bad idea. I actually do it in one of the bedrooms, but its a short length of heavy duty, so I'm not worried about it as a hazard.

No, I'm Not but ironically that would be funny, well I looked at other cords, seems like every cord, even USB cords have seem to soften.

The wiring was done by a professional, literally, wiring in the room is fine, :p, It must be due to this heat in this room, I have had plastic plates warp as well
 
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No, I'm Not but ironically that would be funny, well I looked at other cords, seems like every cord, even USB cords have seem to soften.

The wiring was done by a professional, literally, wiring in the room is fine, :p, It must be due to this heat in this room, I have had plastic plates warp as well

Entirely possible. Just wanted to be sure you weren't headed for an electrical fire. Nothing I can do about your living arrangements.
 

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Entirely possible. Just wanted to be sure you weren't headed for an electrical fire. Nothing I can do about your living arrangements.

xD, yeah well one day I'll get out of here, I'm making it sound like a bloody prison xD.

Hopefully I get the silver lining (a job) but being a aspie, that makes life a bit harder.
 

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There's a similar risk with multiple consoles hooked to the same TV. In the front it seems fine, but the back is just a huge cluster of wires. Depending on your setup, you might need switchers and circuit breakers. To reduce the risk, don't have more than one system on at a time, have everything off when you're not using it, crack open a window or use a fan to prevent overheating, and keep open outlets covered with hard plastic.
 
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You should ensure that any existing wall or window air vent is not obstructed, since the building has been converted for human occupation there has to be a vent somewhere.

Failing the above, seriously why not learn how to open the window. You yourself can make a functional fly screen with one square of fine mesh net curtain, how you affix it to the edges of the window opening is limited only by your lack of imagination.

Your inability to tackle the above issue (which may, or may not be related to the stated electrical issue) leads me to conclude you are not safe to investigate the cable issue, where there is a very SERIOUS RISK to life or limb TO you or OTHERS. In short you need to report the cable problem to a responsible adult.

Many years ago I was qualified to practice in that fizz~bang (electrical) game, I was paid accordingly for what I knew as much as what I did. To safely investigate the cables, you need knowledge of current electrical installation practices. Here I'm refering to; final circuit design. fuse type and selection. cable type, size. derating factors for cable based in part on previous mentioned varibles.

Without being trained and investigating on site, it is impossible for anybody to give an informed assesment of that cable issue, but assuredly if you have any concern for any reason, that should not ever be ignored.
 
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