IEC Cord Gauge?

General discussion and tech talk about the industry standard Pedal Power line of power supplies.
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ericrudd
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IEC Cord Gauge?

Post by ericrudd » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:35 pm

Dear Voodoo Labs,

I have a Pedal Power 4x4. I would like to use shorter IEC power cord with it. Is there a gauge you recommend? 18?

Thank you.
Eric Rudd

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Re: IEC Cord Gauge?

Post by JohnClark » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:37 pm

18AWG would be perfectly fine, after all it is what the cord that ships with the US Pedal Power is made with.

Unless you are making the cable from scratch, I woudn't worry about this too much. I doubt you would find a manufactured cable with an IEC connector that would have too small a gauge wire in it since the IEC standards already specify needing to be suitable for up to 10A. (way way more than a Pedal Power could ever draw!).

I hope that helps!

ericrudd
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Re: IEC Cord Gauge?

Post by ericrudd » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Thank you for your reply. I had hoped it wouldn't be a problem. But I was (briefly) concerned that I spent this money on a power supply, cables, and plugging pedals into the correct current draw, only to improperly power the supply itself.

Best,
Eric

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