What's new

12 AWG vs 14 AWG (1 Viewer)

Vince_B

Grip
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
19
Could someone tell me which is a better deal...

Unknown brand 12 AWG, 250 feet, 1 copper and 1 silver wires, $60 from Fry's.

vs

RCA High-Performance, 14 AWG, 200 feet, 2 copper wires, 100% oxygen-free, much thicker insulation, $70 from Home Depot.
 

John Garcia

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jun 24, 1999
Messages
11,571
Location
NorCal
Real Name
John
Get the Home Depot wire. I've seen the other stuff corrode rather quickly because of the clear PVC jacket. 14 ga. will be plenty for most applications. Home Depot should also have similar 12 ga. as well.
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

Moderator
Premium
Joined
Aug 5, 1999
Messages
6,651
Location
Corpus Christi, TX
Real Name
Wayne
If you’re talking about the copper turning green, that’s not corrosion. It’s just a chemical reaction between the PVC jacket and the copper. It dues not go beyond the wire’s surface.

It is disconcerting, though, not to mention really crappy-looking. Enough to make me go for the other wire, just for that.

Regards,
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
348,747
Messages
4,855,397
Members
142,371
Latest member
Abbazabba
Recent bookmarks
0
Top