How many watts can 16 gauge wire handle?
Examples: Watts: How many watts can a 16 gauge extension cord handle? If you check the extension cord wattage charts below, you can see that 16 AWG extension cord can handle 1,430 watts (25-feet and 50-feet cord), 1,100 watts (100-feet cord), and less than 770 watts (150-feet cord).
Is 16 gauge wire good enough for speakers?
Generally, for short speaker wire runs, a 16-gauge wire is sufficient. However, for longer speaker wire runs (to another room, for example), it is better to use a thicker, lower-gauge wire.