Power cable?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wildsponge, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. wildsponge


    Oct 21, 2004
    Novato, CA
    I've accidentaly broken a couple of my amp power cords and realized that I can use computer power cords. I also always end up using an extention cord so I was thinking about getting a 10-15 foot computer power cable to power my amp but can't find one for the life of me. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    IIRC< computer power cords arent quite as heavy duty as amp cords even though they fit. i used them for preamps but avilded using them for heads and poweramps as those units draw considerably more current. In your shoes i would feel better about using a standard "amp" cord and buying a 10 foot quality extension cord.
  3. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I use 12 ft. heavy-duty cables from the servers in our data-center. We've switched over to short cables and rackmounted power strips, so the long ones are just getting tossed... PM me with an address and I'll ship a couple your way...

  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I agree, only use heavy duty cords for something that draws that much current.
  5. Yup, power amps take way more juice than a desktop computer. You can use them for preamps, effects units, etc, just not power amps or an amp head with power amp built in.

  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    You can build your own with plugs etc available at Parts Express. 12 ga power cable is a good idea, but not heavier, theirs no point since that's all the average AC wiring is anyway. Don't spend silly dollar amounts, anything over $10 for a plug isn't warranted.
  7. wildsponge


    Oct 21, 2004
    Novato, CA
    Awesome! I'd really appreciate that. PM sent.