Getting your electrical wire size right is important

For example, for larger electrical loads at longer distances from an outlet, a #12 industrial extension cord is a good investment, especially when powering a large electrical motor


Do any of you still reach for an extension cord that is long enough to go from a remote receptacle to the load that you want to power? That is acceptable when the load is a trouble light with a wattage of 60 watts or less.

Better Farming - February 2012