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Mark Harvey 12-21-2010 09:31 PM

Block heater wire
 
Simple question but curious. The extension cords sold for block heaters are a 16 guage, is this enough? Is there any advantage to going to a 14 or 12 guage cord? Assuming the distance is about the same ... 15 feet.

darren 12-21-2010 10:12 PM

You should be fine with that cord if your only plugging in one block heater. If you are plugging two block heaters in or a block heater and an interior car warmer then you should go up to 14ga.

Mark Harvey 12-21-2010 10:15 PM

Thanks Darren.


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