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20 AWG and thinner IEC power cables?

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I have a project I'm working on that requires very thin cables for routing and weight constraints.  So far I haven't been able to source IEC power cables thinner than 18AWG :confused_face_2: 

 

Not that it matters but this isn't audio related.  Also, the devices I'm powering are ~50W max so I'm pretty sure 20AWG should be fine for that kind of power.

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I have a feeling there is a reason 18awg wire is the smallest you'll find on appliance cord.

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Remember that you are protecting your cord with a 15 or 20 Amp circuit breaker.  Although some Christmas lights seem to get away with this (but most are fused).

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That could work if you have a cord with an appropriate fuse say 1.25A250V in the male plug.
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