I was going to build some basic poor mans power cords to replace the stock cords. I still have to do some research and reading in the forums, but hopefully this is a quick and easy question:
I was thinking about using the bulk 600v rated cable at Home Depot. I am not sure if I should use 14awg-3c or 12awg-3c (stranded). I expect to be using these on my amps and AVR. They will be connected to a 20a outlet, but the devices themselves are rated 15amps adn are not likey to pull a full 15 amps.
So should I stick with the 14awg for the smaller cable profile? Or go 12 or even 10 to have the copper headroom? Will going too large a gauge detract from performance?
What length should I use, or should I say, what should my max length be? I was thinking about 8' or 10' each or should I try to keep it as short as possible? I don't know how long I need yet so I wanted to be sure they were long enough.
Lastly-is the Home Depot bulk AC wire good enough (about $1.21/ft) or should I look into something better (although still reasonbly cost effective). I think the HD cable is Carol Cable.