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Old 12-21-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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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.

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Thanks Darren.
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