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Old 01-10-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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I have a 20w orange micro terror head.. I need a cable to connect to my cab...CAN i use 16ga extension cord to make one.Thanks
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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Sure, but be sure to change the ends to 1/4" phono plugs. If you use the AC plugs, someone might plug your speaker into the wall. That wouldn't be pretty. The heavier gauge wire, the better.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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You only need a cable that is about 2 feet long---get the right one, and don't cheap out!
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:41 AM   #4
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20 watts? Just ask yourself, "Will this wire get warm if I hook it up to a 25 watt light bulb?" If the answer is "No", then any wire bigger than that is more than sufficient. 16 gauge is plenty big enough for 20 watts.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #5
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When I first read this post, I pictured the OP making up a 100 foot or longer cable. For a few feet, 16 gauge is plenty big enough.
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