Hi Rickc2662, thanks for reaching out! The InSinkErator Power Cord is 16" gauge.
Likely. It’s a pig tail you wire in with wire nuts. Not sure what your old unit has. In my case, I reused what I had - it was a 5 year old cord in excellent condition. I used a professional installer because the sink drain routing was being reconfigured.
You can test it out with a meter to be sure which is what I did.
I called the company and they confirmed 16gauge wire which is rated for 13amps.
I'm assuming you already have a disposal with a switch somewhere. No, you do not have to buy this cord but see below: 1. If you have wiring coming out of the wall under the sink then you can wire that direct to the disposal. You will have a switch on the wall above your sink or counter-top to turn it off or on. That is the most common installation in the past. 2. Or, You could install an "old-work" wall box on the wall under the sink with a plug outlet that the wire would go into (need to be connected to). Then you would need to buy this cord, wire it to the disposal, install the disposal, and then just plug it into the new wall outlet. Depends on your wiring expertise/experience level. Again the wall switch turns it on/off. Note that the plug may need to be a GFCI since it's near water fixtures. I will say I've also seen the switch mounted in the cabinet under the sink. But there has to be a switch somewhere. Most disposals come with-out the cord but I see a lot of no-name brands on the internet that include the cord with disposal purchase.
Yes... if the cord is not damaged and the appliance is not asking for a different cord. It's all according to the manufacturer and what it is asking for.
110v 15 amps
There are (2) wire nuts and they are are orange in color
The connector fitting is 1/2
I called the company today and this is 16gauge wire is rated for 13amps.