Is 18 gauge wire OK for speakers?
Note For short speaker wire runs, a 18-gauge or 16-gauge wire is sufficient,depends on the impedance of the speakers. However, for longer speaker wire runs (to another room, for example), it is better to use a thicker, lower-gauge wire.
Can 18 gauge wire handle 150 watts?
So, what is 18 gauge wire good for? You can use it for up to 1680 watts at 120 volts and 3080 watts at 220 volts. However, this cable size is more commonly used in low voltage applications, and if you need a cord that will handle more power, you can switch to a 16 gauge wire.
How much current can an 18 gauge wire carry?
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