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. You can use a 10/3 with a ground wire for an apartment.

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## How many watts can a 10 3 extension cord 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. You can use a 10/3 with a ground wire for an apartment.

## Can an extension cord handle 30 amps?

Be sure the extension cord is fully seated into the socket before you connect anything to it; however, never force an extension cord into a socket where it does not fit. The best extension cords for smaller RVs are usually 30 amps while larger ones can require 50 amps.

**How many amps can a 10 gauge extension cord handle?**

30 amps

Heavy-duty 10 gauge extension cords Each cable handles up to 30 amps, which means that you can use it to power up to two 15-amp power tools or appliances.

### How far can you run a 30 amp cord to a camper?

As long as it’s rated for 30 amps, there is no maximum distance. The question should not be how many feet, but how many cords. For example, two 50 foot, 30 Amp extension cords should be considered to have less capacity than one 100 foot extension cord.

### 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.

**What is the longest 30 amp extension cord?**

The actual answer is: “there is no maximum, as long as it is rated for 30 amps”. The question should be not how many feet, but how many cords. A 100 ft extension cord rated for 30 amps is not the same, at all, as two 50 foot 30 amp extension cords.

#### Do I need a 10 3 extension cord?

Cord thickness in the US is generally listed in terms of gauge, or AWG. Larger numbers mean smaller wires, which in turn means it can carry less power….Recommended wire gauge for extension cords.

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

25 feet | 14/3 (14 AWG) |

50 feet | 12/3 (12 AWG) |

100 feet | 10/3 (10 AWG) |

#### What size breaker do I need for a 30 amp camper?

What size breaker do I need for a 30 amp RV plug? A 30 amp Recreational Vehicle plug must actually be used with a 30 amp breaker. You could also plug it into a 15 or 20 amp breaker, but you run the risk of damaging your RV if you utilize more than the ranked power the circuit/outlet has been designed for.