A 1500 watt space heater (on high setting) will draw **12.5 Amps**. When a few lights or a television are on the same circuit, the 15 Amp limit is quickly reached and the breaker will trip.

**How many watts can a 12 gauge extension cord handle?**

Matching Extension Cord to Load

Extension Cord Wire Gauges, Amperage Rating, and Wattage | ||
---|---|---|

#18 | 5 Amps | 600 Watts |

#16 | 7 Amps | 840 Watts |

#14 | 12 Amps | 1,440 Watts |

#12 | 16 Amps | 1,920 Watts |

**What extension cord is safe for space heater?**

What Kind of Heavy Duty Extension Cords Can Work with Space Heaters? You will require a **heavy-duty extension cord of gauge #14 or a larger one than this**. A heavy-duty extension cord with less gauge than #14 can cause fire making you go at a loss.

**Can I plug a heater into a heavy duty extension cord?**

Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. **Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire**. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.

## How many amps is 1500 watts at 120V?

Remember the equation watts = volts*amps. If you have a 1,500W heater at 120V, it is using **12.5amps** (1,500/120=12.5).

## How many amps is 1500 watts at 110 volts?

The standard voltage for most electrical devices is 110-120V, and upgraded voltage powerful electric devices use 220V or 240V. Batteries run at 12V or 24V.Watts To Amps At 240V (240V Outlet)

Watts: | Amps (at 120V): |
---|---|

1400 Watts to amps at 240V: | 5.83 Amps |

1500 Watts to amps at 240V: | 6.25 Amps |

## Can an extension cord handle 1500 watts?

**Extension cords usually can’t handle high current**

**Medium-sized space heaters draw around 1,500 watts** and 12.5 or more amps. That is what most extension cords can barely handle. The rating for your extension cord could be anything between 10-15A. It’s like you’re walking on the edge of a cliff.

## Which is better 12 or 16 gauge extension cord?

What is the difference between 12 gauge and 16 gauge extension cord? **Within 50 feet of your outlet, use a 16-gauge light-duty cord for blowers**. For a higher Amp or a greater distance from the outlet, go with a 14-gauge medium-duty cord. Look for a “W” on the jacket if the cord is rated for outdoor use.

## Which is better 12 gauge or 14 gauge extension cord?

**For 100 feet, the 14 gauge cord works for 11-13 Amps, while the 12 gauge cord is best suited for 14-15 amps**. If your cord is 150 feet long, the 14 gauge is best suited for 1-7 Amps, whereas the 12 gauge will support 8-10 Amps. This shows that the extension cord’s length also plays a part in the power it helps safely.

## Why shouldn’t you use an extension cord with a space heater?

DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR POWER STRIP WITH AN ELECTRIC SPACE HEATER. **IT CAN OVERLOAD THE CIRCUIT AND CAUSE FIRE**. An electric space heater’s power cord is not intended to be used with an extension cord.

## How many watts can a 10 gauge extension cord handle?

10-Gauge – How many Amps & Watts Can it Handle? A 10-gauge aluminum extension cord has a rating of 30 amps or **3600 watts** at an ambient temperature of 167°F or 35 at 194°F. A copper wire of the same AWG has a rating of 30 at 140°F. It’s rated 35 at 167°F and 40 at 194°F.

## How do I know what gauge my extension cord is?

**Gauge is typically listed along with the number of conducting wires in the cord**. For example, a 14/3 cord contains 14-gauge wire and has three conductions inside. Extension cord lengths determine the cord’s power capacity. Every extra foot of cord increases the electrical resistance.

## How many watts can a 13 amp extension cord handle?

You can run up to 2300 Watts with the 10 Amp extension and **3000 Watts** with the 13 Amp extension.

## Can you use an extension cord with an electric heater UK?

**Don’t plug into an extension lead**. As heaters can use a lot of energy when they regulate temperature and often fluctuate in power as they turn off and on, plugging them into an extension lead might not be the safest bet. This is because the high energy levels can cause the extension lead to overheat.

## What happens if you plug a space heater into an extension cord?

Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which **could overheat and result in a fire**.

## How many amps is 1500 watts at 220 volts?

How many amps is 1500 watts? If you have an electrical appliance using 1500 watts of power on a 120v circuit, you can use the equation Current (Amps) = Power (Watts) ÷ Voltage to calculate that the draw of the electrical appliance is 1500 / 120 = **12.5 amps**.

## How much is 1500 watts per hour?

Per Hour And Per 24 Hours Cost Of Running A 5,00W – 5,000W Electric Heater (Table)

Electric Heater Wattage: | Running Cost (Per Hour) | Running Cost (For 24 Hours) |
---|---|---|

750 Watts | $0.10 | $2.40 |

1,000 Watts | $0.13 | $3.12 |

1,250 Watts | $0.17 | $4.08 |

1,500 Watts | $0.20 | $4.80 |

## How much is 1500 watts in kwh?

To convert this to kilowatts, divide 1,500 watts by 1,000. This yields **1.5 kilowatts**. Now multiply the power use, 1.5 kilowatts, by the operating time of 6 hours; which equals 9 kilowatt-hours of energy use.

## How many amps is 1440 watts?

Equivalent Amps and Watts at 120V AC

Current | Power | Voltage |
---|---|---|

9 Amps | 1,080 Watts | 120 Volts |

10 Amps | 1,200 Watts | 120 Volts |

11 Amps | 1,320 Watts | 120 Volts |

12 Amps | 1,440 Watts | 120 Volts |

## How many amps is 1600 watts?

Watts and amps conversions at 120V (AC)

Power | Current | Voltage |
---|---|---|

1500 watts | 12.5 amps | 120 volts |

1600 watts | 13.333 amps | 120 volts |

1700 watts | 14.167 amps | 120 volts |

1800 watts | 15 amps | 120 volts |

## How much energy does 1500 watts use?

Convert Watts to Kilowatts

A 1500W space heater uses **1.5 kilowatts of electricity per hour**, or 1.5 kWh.

## Can you not plug a space heater into a power strip?

Space heaters must be plugged directly into a wall outlet, which can handle a higher wattage, and should be the only item plugged into that wall outlet. The Electrical Safety Foundation International says **space heaters can overheat a power strip, as well as an extension cord, and potentially cause a fire**.

## What is the strongest gauge extension cord?

10 AWG

Cord length | What thickness you need |
---|---|

100 feet | 10/3 (10 AWG) |

## What is the most heavy-duty extension cord?

Q: What is the heaviest duty extension cord? A **10- to 12-gauge wire** is considered a heavy-duty extension cord, a 14-gauge wire is a medium-duty cord, and a 16-gauge wire is a light-duty cord.

## What is considered a heavy-duty extension cord?

Heavy-duty extension cords are **suitable for drawing 10 to 15 amps of power**. These are always grounded extension cords that include a third wire and plug prong for grounding and have plugs with three slots for accepting grounded appliance cords.

## Which is better 14 or 16 gauge extension cord?

What is the difference between 14 gauge and 16 gauge extension cord? **Within 50 feet of your outlet, use a 16-gauge light-duty cord for blowers**. For a higher Amp or a greater distance from the outlet, go with a 14-gauge medium-duty cord. Look for a “W” on the jacket if the cord is rated for outdoor use.

## Which is better 10 gauge or 12 gauge extension cord?

Round down = 10 Gauge. **Most devices will do fine with 12 gauge extension cords**. Power hungry devices such as lawnmowers, heavy machines, require a lower gauge such as 10AWG. Keep in mind, the lower the gauge means the thicker the cord.

## Is a 12 gauge extension cord heavy duty?

**A 10- to 12-gauge cord is for heavy and extra heavy duty applications** (chainsaws, circular saws, shop vacs, air compressors, etc.). These are the heavier weight, and heavier duty cords designed for continual use on job sites, even in extreme weather, and are suitable for very high-amperage tools.