Extension Cord Sizing-The Bigger The Number, The Smaller The Wire

Filed in Power Cable Tips by on May 19, 2015 • views: 431

Extension_Cord_Elmo_HeadExtension cords are sized by gauge and it can be confusing.  The larger the number, the smaller the size.  That means that a 16 gauge cable is smaller than a 12 gauge cable.  Bigger cables have greater current carrying capacity and less voltage loss over long distances.  Click here for more information.

 

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