How long of extenshion cord

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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 06-30-2018 06:45 PM 515 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2018 06:45 PM

Can I run on a 1/4 hp 10.2 amp motor (small concert mixer) with a #12 wire.

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 07:16 PM

10-15 amps requires 12 gauge for 50-100’ extension cord.
Here’s a good site

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 08:27 PM

I ran ours that way, but the cord was only 50’. No problems.

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 08:51 PM


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#4 posted 06-30-2018 09:04 PM

Yes, have done so, although I use as short of a cord as possible when using my mixer.

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#5 posted 06-30-2018 11:23 PM

Thanks to you guys the job is done and I didn’t burn up the motor.

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