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Would it hurt to run a 17 watt amp with a computer power cord?
The cord says 18awgx3c so I'm guessing this is okay?Do you know the gauge of the PC power cord? The gauge is typically printed or scribed on the cable, sometimes following the letters AWG. Lower numbers mean greater current capacity.
I would think 18 gauge would certainly be adequate, and in fact many amp manufacturers use 18 or 16 gauge with some fairly powerful amps.
I found a decent 14 gauge 10 footer from Cyberguys that is about $15.00 and has robust and tight fitting connectors. Here is a link:
Many claim to hear a "difference" with power cords, and I will count myself among them with regards to my home audio system, however due to all of the moving target variables in guitar amps, I've chosen the cable I referenced above because there is no doubt it can handle way more current than I need, it has great connectors, it is tough, and very easy to work with. And, it is not at all expensive.
It is perfectly fine. I assume you are talking about the 18 AWG gray power cords that are used with so many of todays computers..? The answer is still the same. It is a perfectly fine power cord to use.Would it hurt to run a 17 watt amp with a computer power cord?