Any problem connecting my sub to standard household extension cord?

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  1. John Pine

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    I have a Velodyne CHT-12. It’s rated at a modest 170W RMS power, with a max of 400W. The attached power cord is about two feet short of the wall outlet. The extension cord I’m using is rated up to a Max of 1675W. I don’t have anything else plugged into the extension or the wall outlet. Should I have any performance concerns?
     
  2. Chris Quinn

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    How about a power strip? Then you'd know you're protecting the sub against power surges too.
     
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    John,

    As long as your extension cord is at least 16ga. you’ll be alright. The one you have sounds like it’s more than adequate.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. John Pine

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    Chris: I've got the extension cord running strait down the wall, under the carpet and then hidden under the molding laying next to the carpet tack. The sub is backed into a corner about three feet away from the outlet. But, if I thought I was taking a performance hit I would bite the bullet and use a surge protector and just lay it on top of the carpet in plain site. Of course performance would take precedence, but it just looks a little neater the way I have it now.

    Wayne: I'll have to check and see what gauge the ext. cord is. The cord is a new standard three prong one from Home Depot.

    Thanks for the feedback guys!
     
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    Sounds like your all set and ok....
     

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