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Extension cord for Axiom EP500 subwoofer?
#414569 09/20/15 08:21 AM
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Hello all,
I have always had my EP500 plugged directly into a regular wall outlet, and I power it on and off with the switch on back only when watching movies.

We have had a lot of power failures, lightning storms and power fluctuation (117v to 127v) in our house, and I was thinking its time to protect the sub.

I have a Furman Elite-15 PF i power conditioner that everything else is plugged into, but the subs power cord is too short to reach.

Can I run an extension cord from the Furman power conditioner to my EP500 subwoofer, or is this a no-no?

Thanks!


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Zak #414572 09/20/15 08:32 PM
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Sure, go to the hardware store and buy a 12 gauge extension cord of the required length. You can make yourself one if you wish. Buy a male and female end and some 12/3 cab tire (sjoow or soow) off the rack at the hardware store.

The voltage you measured is acceptable. The utility usually guarantees +/- 5% @ 120v.

Cheers, Brendan

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Brendan #414634 09/24/15 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted By Brendan
Sure, go to the hardware store and buy a 12 gauge extension cord of the required length. You can make yourself one if you wish. Buy a male and female end and some 12/3 cab tire (sjoow or soow) off the rack at the hardware store.

The voltage you measured is acceptable. The utility usually guarantees +/- 5% @ 120v.

Cheers, Brendan


Thanks Brendan!
I ended up ordering a Startech 10 Foot 14 AWG extension cord from Amazon which arrived yesterday.
The cord is an exact match in thickness and appearance to the OEM EP500, and I can now reach the Furman unit.

For anyone else needing a cord for subwoofer I would highly recommend this one: Amazon.ca - Startech 10-Feet 14 AWG Extension Cord


Panasonic TC-P65V10 65" Plasma
Sony KDL-55XBR8 55" LED LCD
Yamaha RX-V3800
Axiom Epic 60 - 500 (7.1)
Re: Extension cord for Axiom EP500 subwoofer?
Zak #414660 09/26/15 12:30 AM
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Gaaah !!! Wish I had seen this sooner. I found an angles C13 plug that takes the cable parallel to the sub (like THIS rather than out toward the wall.


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a401classic #414684 09/27/15 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted By a401classic
Gaaah !!! Wish I had seen this sooner. I found an angles C13 plug that takes the cable parallel to the sub (like THIS rather than out toward the wall.


Doh! I didn't even consider this as an option, as I thought the EP500 cord was permanently attached to sub. I checked the new extension cord I received but it won't fit in the EP500 slot.


Panasonic TC-P65V10 65" Plasma
Sony KDL-55XBR8 55" LED LCD
Yamaha RX-V3800
Axiom Epic 60 - 500 (7.1)
Re: Extension cord for Axiom EP500 subwoofer?
Zak #414685 09/27/15 09:32 AM
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Yeah, that one is a standard extension cord - at lease here in the States. You need a computer power cord - C13


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Zak #414702 09/28/15 06:45 AM
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For the $15 extra it's going to cost you, I would just order the long computer power cord. That way there is no extra connections to fiddle with or worry about.

On a side note, Startech is actually a Canadian company. Buy three cords. Our economy needs a boost. smile


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