I've purchased some heavy power cord which matches the cord coming from the ballast (I needed a longer wire to run from the ballast to the socket cos the new terrarium is so large the 5 ft cord was useless). The new cord matches in every way (600volts, water resistant etc) except instead of being 18 gauge this new cord is 10 gauge.
Before I accidentally start up Dr. Frankensteins lab will I have any fire problems by attaching this new cord (which is the same except it's just thicker)? I'm using 600V rated wire connectors to connect the two.
Thanks for any thoughts!