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I just picked up EVGA 1000w SuperNova G2, but it's missing the main power cord ($115 on craigs list, so I ain't complaining)
I have a spare cord from an antique desk lamp that powers a 30w filament bulb, is that ok? biggrin.gif

seriously, I checked EVGA's site, they don't sell spares, 1000w needs at least 14awg, is this sufficient?
http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-Universal-Power-Cord/dp/B0064SZ5K2
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post #2 of 14
Any power cord having capabilitiy of delivering that much power can work. The cord that you listed
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1000w needs at least 14awg, is this sufficient?
http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-Universal-Power-Cord/dp/B0064SZ5K2
Yes.
post #3 of 14
You can use any power cord you like it does not matter the least, as long as its not a super cheap and thin cord.
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OK, thanks for the info!
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post #5 of 14

The power cable must be capable of handling the maximum amount of power that the PSU will ever pull from the wall outlet. I once knew of a chart out on the internet that I can't find anymore for some reason that shows which cables should be used. I learned from this chart that you can't just use any old cable, especially for PSUs that have a large wattage capacity.

 

Since I can't find this chart anymore though (probably because I don't know what to look for), I can't say whether a 1000W PSU needs a special-sized cable or not. However, since you're in the U.S. and your input voltage is likely 115-120V, 15A should provide at least 1725 to 1800W. So, a 15A PSU power cable should be quite good.

 

 

 

Edit: I found it thanks to Firefox's history searching feature (but also thanks to me stumbling upon words that helped me find it), and it's not like I thought, but it's still informative!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320#Appliance_couplers

 

I think I was trying to learn more about the C19 connector (the 3rd one from the bottom).


Edited by TwoCables - 5/20/15 at 6:58pm
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post #6 of 14
Once yer talk'n serious quality and power do NOT skimp on a cable.... I'm old I K***ITA trust me. wink.gif

SS
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Once yer talk'n serious quality and power do NOT skimp on a cable.... I'm old I K***ITA trust me. wink.gif

SS

 

You what?

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Ive got so many of these cords it isn't even funny, got a couple of these thicker ones and a bunch of the regular ones. If you want to pay for a small flat rate box ill cram as many as I can fit into one you only pay the shipping?
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Will do, thanks!
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Will do, thanks!

 

Will do what?

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