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Extension cord for computer?

post #1 of 4
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I just moved to an apartment with inconvenient power outlet locations. What are some good rules of thumb when looking for a good extension cord? I will have to route it along the wall from one side of the room to the other. I plan on putting a power strip at the end for protection.
post #2 of 4
Nothing much. It's just an extra length of wiring that happens to be in the room rather than in the wall.

Your computer might only use 3-4A from the wall max. Typical ratings for extensions are significantly higher.
post #3 of 4
Just go with a grounded 16ga and you should be fine.
 
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post #4 of 4

Just make sure the capacity of the cord is equal to or greater than what your system draws + whatever else you plan to connect to it.

A 16gauge/10amp cord would probably be plenty.

 
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