[QUOTE]Originally posted by Road Pilot:
The National Electrical Code says the max. current for 16 guage wire is 10 amps. For a 1500 watt heater, you should look for a minimum of 14 guage wire. Was it UL approved? Are you sure it's 1500 watts max?
First of all the brand is Lasko - my mistake. Yes, high is 1500 watts, low is 900 watts. I'll try to edit the original post. The cord says "(UL) 16AWGX2C VW-1 Heater Cord". Tried the heater in the house, in a known good outlet. It was the same temp. as in the coach. In the 900 watt setting, the cord does not heat up.