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  • Extension Cords - Is This Safe?

    Hey Guys,

    I am running a bunch of stage lights, foggers, audio gear, etc.

    I bought a large bulk lot of 12 gauge extension cords on eBay, so I figure I can use these to run all of my stuff. 

    Is it safe though to run 12 gauage extension cords to lighting and audio gear that might only be 2 or 3 amps? Can you do any harm running too thick of an extension cord to a low power device? Thanks!


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    You can not have too thick a cable.  Too thin can be a problem.

    Bill Cronheim
    Entertainment Systems Corporation
    Back stage since 1965
    Equipment specialist since 1973


    • 333president
      333president commented
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      Thanks so much Bill!