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Posted on Sizing my TS power cord for 240V

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 12:39 AM

IMO, you won t accomplish anything by going up to 12ga from 14ga other than spending more money, particularly on a permanent fixed cord that will only be used for that purpose. 14ga can do [email protected] easily up to 50 feet (you could actually get by with 16ga!). At 50ft, 14ga would have approx. a 1.9v drop, 12ga would be approx. 1.2v. For a 10-15 foot cord, there is virtually no difference between the two (~1/4 of a volt or so).


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See, I don’t have a table, or the knowledge to figure that out.

What you say makes me wonder why Griz basically contradicts with their extension cord mantra. In fact, I was very surprised to see that the stock power cord was only 14 gauge, because for the “shortest possible” extension they’re recommending 12. That’s how I got to wondering if there was some loss just because it’s extension vs direct.

I wish they’d simply have said “when you convert to 240, construct your cord as follows…”

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