P20 20 amp power cord recommendation


#1

Just received my new P20 and want to use the 20 amp feature for full power gains. It says in the manual to use a power cord with a 20A ( Nema 5 -20 plug for the receptacle and a 20A ( IEC C19 ) to plug into the P20.
I have multiple 20 amp dedicated circuits with the PS Audio standard plug in each outlet.
I can find several quality shielded 20 amp power cords with the ( IEC C19 ) connection for the p20 but not with the ( Nema 5-20 plug for the receptacle. They all have the standard plug used for 15 amp connections.
I have been able to locate the cheap molded cord with the correct connections on both ends but not any quality cords with both connection ends.
I have 500 watt mono blocks and want to be sure i don’t run out of power or headroom.
Does any of this really matter since this is a power regenerator? Maybe just purchase the cheap 20 amp molded cord for $ 15.00 on Amazon or buy a quality 20 amp cord with the standard plug connections and leave it be. I will have alot of serious components plugged into this p20 and I want to be sure everything is first rate within reason. Thanks for any help.

Randy


#2

I’ve found significant impact impact of the power cord connecting to the regenerator (P10 in my case). my latest iteration was using the Synergistic Research Level 3 Atmosphere cable that I thought complemented the P10 very nicely. Added more air, musicality, and lower noise floor to the system.

Also, don’t forget to consider some fuse upgrades for the P20… relative to the cost of the unit, it’s a small cost for some really nice icing on the cake! I used the SR Blue Fuses, but have also heard really good stuff about the Audio Magic Beeswax from a friend who has a similar set up.


#3

You could get a decent cord, AC12 or the like, with C13 and convert using C14-C19 adaptor.


#4

Thanks guys for the advice. I went ahead and purchased a 1 meter Pangea AC 9SE mk11 20 amp power cord for my P20. It should more that suffice.

Randy


#5

The Pangea products and price points really appeal to me. So far, I have only purchased their lightning cables for my iStuff (really like their ruggedness by the way). Let us know if this cable turns out to be a great performer, if you don’t mind. Cheers.


#6

I’m getting ready to order from: http://www.nrgcustomcables.ca
Great reviews, solid looking construction, and the owner is super responsive to emails…in fact, he is an absolute Gentleman!
He has a few 20 amp demo’s availablehttp://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649437795-nrg-custom-cables-the-1-v2-w-20-amp-iec-5-length/
http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649433300-nrg-custom-cables-the-1-v2-w-20-amp-iecs-1m-length/ and with the CAD to USD conversion, prices can’t be beat. I would explore this option way before the Pangea IMHO.
And no, I have no vested interest, other than to pass on what seems to be a good avenue to explore.


#7

soundlogic,

Thanks so much for the power cable company contact. His cables look like great quality and price with no BS.
I purchased the Pangea cable used form someone on another forum site for 80.00. I think it retails for 150 to $ 200 . I do like Pangea overall, have several of their PC AND Balanced XLR cables.
I know there are better cables out there, always trying to stay within a budget.
I will keep the link you gave me and possibly do business with them in the future.

Randy