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If you were to use two different gauge sizes of wire per leg of a three phase electricity installation would the smaller gauge wire of the parallel set get hotter than the larger size wire of that set?
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.
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)
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.
see American Wire Gauge. The larger the number the small the wire size.
To do so LEGALLY, the circuit breaker must not be rated at a capacity (in AMPS) greater than the SMALLEST wire.
on a 4000 watt amp the best gauge wire woul be between 2 and 0
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.
the size of it
12 Gauge is thicker then the 20 gauge.
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.
What is the difference in electrical wire sizes and can too small gauge wire effect your electric bill?
no it won't, it will only effect your circuit breakers........your bill depends on how much electricity u use................. ------------------ Conductors that are too smal…l will actually reduce your electric bill, but for bad reasons. Smaller conductors have higher resistance which reduce how many amps can flow. But at the same time can produce more heat and provide less voltage than you need to equipment. Smaller conductors consume more power in themselves, limiting how much power gets to equipment.
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.