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Power Cables & AWG

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DoubleHelix, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned Thread Starter

    Dec 9, 2004
    I need to order some new power cables for my computers, and Monoprice.com lists different gauges. I'm not sure what to pick. Do I need 16AWG or 14AWG? Does it matter? I don't care about the couple dollar price difference. I just want something good.
  2. K7M


    Feb 27, 2000
    The 16 awg will handle about 10 amps the 14awg will handle 15 amps. Unless you have a monster power supply or are running a large server the 16 awg should suffice.
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    Source :- http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10228&cs_id=1022801&p_id=5277&seq=1&format=2

    10 amp at 125 volts = 1250 watts so unless your PC PSU(s) need more watts than that the 18AWG will be fine (the cable length doesn't affect this).
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