Extension lead cable

  1. MattF

    MattF Member

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    What size is needed for 13A; Is it 1.5mm?
     
  2. brightspark

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    depends on how long and what u are using it for 1.5mm will cover 16 amp no probs if fairly long and a heavy constant load 2.5mm
     
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  3. hotponyshoes Member

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    All the 13a leads I use on site are 2.5mm but that's because they lay better and are less prone to damage.
     
  4. TechWise Member

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    Try to get an H07 grade cable. It's rubberised, very sturdy and easy to roll up. Infinitely better than cheap PVC type cables :thumbup:
     
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  5. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Yes, it will do it, but to be better go bigger.
     
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  7. MetalMonkey Member

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    Echo above, depends on what you are doing with it and how long as 1.25 would be rated for 13A but you are much better of going for 1.5mm H07 as it is just a superior cable and much nicer to use.
    Don't skimp on the plugs and sockets either, go for permaplug or duraplug.

    I've often found stage lighting suppliers to be extremely competitive on H07 cable if you need to make a few up and can buy a drum.
     
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  8. MattF

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    Cheers. I'll go with larger if I can then. Going to use rubber covered flex, & not a massive run.
     
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