Replacement Power Cord for LCD TV

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  1. MotionMan

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    you want something with a lower gauge number. Power cable shielding is a bit redundant.

    Go to electronic surplus shop and pick up server power cords :)
     
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    Do you mean lower gauge than anything they sell on Monoprice?

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    well, 16 should be ok. but I am running 14 :)
    I think I have a few 12s around too, but they were not long enough for my projector.
     
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    Sorry. This is a little outside my expertise. Where is the gauge listed on this page?

    Thanks.

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    18 AWG = 18 Gauge

    what is the printed gauge on the stock cable? You want to go at least 1 up because you are adding length.

    Reason I recomend server power cable is because these are just just thicker cables, the jackets (and plugs) are better built.
     
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    LCD TVs don't pull that much power. 18GA is a little thin, but 16GA should be just fine. Shielding is nice because it keeps down interference in the other cables, but won't make a big difference either way.
     
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    Is there a better place online (or in Los Angeles) to get the cord I seem to need (14 Gauge)?

    Or how about using one of these?

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    I called Vizio. They do not know the gauge of the cord that ships with the TV (!), but they did know that it is a "standard" cord like the one you can use with your computer monitor.

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    it's printed on the cable. Should be something like 18-3.
     
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    I can't help you on local shops in LA. Check craigs list? There must be a computer surplus store in LA.
     
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    Thanks. I'll check when I get home.

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    The whole reason I am looking for a longer coard is to relocate the surge protector to a better location.

    Yeah, I already linked to Monoprice in my OP. Was there one in particular you wanted me to look at?

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    14GA is overkill unless you have a 70" LCD.
     
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    18 should be ok, just make sure you touch the cable after say 4 hour of use and feel the temperature. If it is not warm, you should be ok.
     
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    Will do. Thanks.

    MotionMan