20 Amp Surge protector -- OK to replace with 15 amp cord?

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Re: 20 Amp Surge protector -- OK to replace with 15 amp cord?
« Reply #80 on: 26 Jun 2018, 09:17 pm »
Why would solid or stranded matter in the least?

Anyway it's probably a mix of solid and stranded and maybe a mix of copper and aluminum.

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Re: 20 Amp Surge protector -- OK to replace with 15 amp cord?
« Reply #81 on: 26 Jun 2018, 10:00 pm »
Why would solid or stranded matter in the least?

Anyway it's probably a mix of solid and stranded and maybe a mix of copper and aluminum.
Solid copper allow more heat and current than stranded.

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« Reply #82 on: 27 Jun 2018, 12:55 am »
Solid copper allow more heat and current than stranded.
Both carry the same current rating and that's with a large safety margin.

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« Reply #83 on: 27 Jun 2018, 01:11 am »
Both carry the same current rating and that's with a large safety margin.
Correct but the stranded heat faster and corrode faster than the solid, not a first class service, in my country it is used solid only for buildings.

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« Reply #84 on: 27 Jun 2018, 01:00 pm »
Correct but the stranded heat faster and corrode faster than the solid, not a first class service, in my country it is used solid only for buildings.
In the US none of that is a problem and almost all larger wire is stranded.

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Re: 20 Amp Surge protector -- OK to replace with 15 amp cord?
« Reply #85 on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:32 pm »
In the mid 1990s I bough a awg 8 aluminium power cable and try it as speaker cable, it show a awful sound quality :duh: