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For branch circuits (receptacles, lighting, etc.) you would use 14 gauge wire if the circuit breaker is rated for 15 amps. For 20 amp circuits, you would use 12 gauge wi…re. For built-in appliances such as stoves, ovens, dryers and air conditioners, the wire size depends on the specific appliance and must be determined on a case-by-case basis. The incoming power to the house (service entrance) likewise must be calculated for each house and depends on the service size.
16 awg can be used for the toaster
What is the correlation between gauge and millimeter size in beading wire - I'm referring to beading wire here not electrical wire?
The general correlation is the lower the gauge number, the heavier the wire diameter gets. For specifics, see related link.
The gauge of wire is determined by load size and distance wire will be run. You have greater loss, or voltage drop, with DC then AC. So a smaller gauge (bigger wire) will be r…un for DC vs. AC. Most wire is rated up to 1000v, its the amp that determine the gauge. so the greater the voltage the less the amp and a bigger gauge can be used. So if you are wiring you well pump that is 15amp 120VAC then you may want to use 12 gauge wire, but the same pump may be 240VAC, which will gut the amps in half making it 7 or 8 amps, so you could use 14 gauge. so to answer your question wire doesnt use electricity the device that the wire is hooked to (load) determine the amount of electricity that is used (a watt)
normally 8 gauge wire is used for electric heat furnaces.
Depends on what you plan to hook up to the outlet, and what fuse you're going to run.
Yes ... the smaller the number, the larger the wire diameter. As a comparison, telephone wires are usually 22 gauge.
To do so LEGALLY, the circuit breaker must not be rated at a capacity (in AMPS) greater than the SMALLEST wire.
yes. The higher the number the smaller the wire.
You can pull 10 #3 wires in a 2 1/2" conduit. I think the question is #8 wire, three conductors.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. It really depends on what type if insulation on the wire you are using and what type of conduit you are u…sing. But, using the most common insulation in use today, THHN, and using the most common conduit in use today, EMT, you need 1 inch trade size (27mm) conduit. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
No - the two have no relationship to each other at all.
12 gauge wire is used for household plugins, and 14 gauge wire is used for lights. So, 12 gauge is the size to use. But since a freezer has an electric motor, it is best to …not plug anything else with a motor into the same circuit.
In North America the code book only recognizes #14 wire and larger for home wiring installations. Many extension cords are 16 gauge. I don't know why. This would seem to be a …fire hazard on a 15 or 20 amp circuit. I recommend you spend a little more and buy a 14 or 12 gauge extension cord. With a 12 gauge cord you never have to question whether or not the size is sufficiently safe.