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01-29-14, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Rodger Yuan

Thank you everyone for the great responses. I...

Thank you everyone for the great responses. I will be purchasing a 14 gauge extension cord for my application, which should be suitable. Glad I didn't try for the 18 gauge extension and asked here...
01-29-14, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Rodger Yuan

Thanks PJ that makes a lot of sense. The actual...

Thanks PJ that makes a lot of sense. The actual wires themselves should be able to sustain the high current, so the weak link is likely the insulation or the connections. I will keep that in mind for...
01-29-14, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Rodger Yuan

Hi PJMax, You really know your stuff. I just...

Hi PJMax,

You really know your stuff. I just rechecked my heater's cord and it is indeed 16 gauge. As a follow-up question, does this mean that I can use a 16 gauge extension cord to extend my...
01-29-14, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Rodger Yuan

Hi Nashkat, Thanks for your response. The...

Hi Nashkat,

Thanks for your response. The website where I got the general AWG wire gauge info is here: American Wire Gauge table and AWG Electrical Current Load Limits with skin depth frequencies...
01-29-14, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Rodger Yuan

Question Question about AWG and Current Limits

Hi DIYers,

I'm new to the electrical scene and had a few probably very basic questions about AWG and safety. From what I understand, the heat generated from copper wires is entirely resistive, so...
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