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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?

# Electrical wire gauge versus amps table?

Look up or Google this: National Electrical Code Table 310.16 This is the table you are looking for. You can find a link by following the related question below….

# How far can you run a 12 gauge electrical wire?

You can run 200 feet and still have 110 v 10 amps. Check to link.

# What wire gauge is used for a toaster?

16 awg can be used for the toaster

# Does a 26 gauge wire have a lower resistive value than a 24 gauge wire?

If the wires are of identical materials, the 26 guage wire has more (higher) resistance.

# What is gauge 8 means in copper electrical wire?

In cooper electrical wire, gauge 8 means the wire size assigned by the American Wire Gauge (AWG) system. That is why you always will hear about AWG WIRE, it's not the type of …wire is the gauge that we are talking about. A gauge 8 wire will be used for connections requiring from 40-45 amps to a maximum of 73 amps. (24 for power transmission). Diameter of an 8 AWG wire is 0.12849 inches. 8 AWG is solid, not stranded.

# What gauge wire is needed when installing a 200amp service?

In the US you need 2/0 ("2 ought") copper for residential and 3/0 copper for commercial.

# What gauge wire is used for electric furnace heating elements?

normally 8 gauge wire is used for electric heat furnaces.

# What wire gauge used for headphones?

The wire gauge in thin headphone cables is quite small. I have read of people rewiring their headphones using 12 Gauge wire. There are commercial cables that use 11 gauge. The… thicker the wire the less the resistance up to a point. Many headphones use 22 or 24 gauge and it seems to work OK.

# What wire gauge is used for an electric range?

For USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service.In a single family dwelling voltage drop calculations are not needed for the appliances as the distances are… short. A maximum distance of 130 feet can be utilized and the voltage drop will still be under 3% using a #8 AWG copper conductor delivering 40 amps on a 240 volt system. Most North American homes use a 40 amp breaker for the range fed with a #8 copper wire. If you had to ask this question here you need to learn more about your local wiring code re all the items you must use for a new household AC power range circuit. Serious home fires can result from incorrectly installed new circuits. So that the new installation is safe and legal - and complies with the terms of your home insurance policy - you must use the correct type and size of cable, the correct type of circuit breaker and the correct type of wall outlet. From the local wiring code, a licensed electrician will know which size of wire to use because the answer depends both on the current to be carried (amps) and on the length of the run from the breakers on the main supply panel to the place where the outlet for the kitchen range is to be fixed. Another answer You probably shouldn't be installing a range cable if you can't calculate the load and cable size. Wire size needed depends on the distance from the breaker panel to the outlet for the the range and the power of the range: 5 kW, 8 kW, 12 kW? Each require a different wire size. There are comments in the Discussion to this question. Click on the Discuss Question button below to see them. 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.

# What is the difference in wire gauge size?

Gauge relates to the diameter of the wire.The larger the wire the more power it can deliver. A basic rule: 6 gauge=50 amps. 8 gauge=40 amps.10 gauge =30 amps. 12 ga…uge= 20 amps. 14 gauge= 15 amps.16 gauge= 13 amps. And so on. These rules are affected by wire lengh, and other factors. Read-up on OHMS LAW. It's worth the time, and it really is interesting when you apply it to your everyday life....Jim.

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# What wire size would you use to wire a house?

call an electrician

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# What size wire to use to wire a garage?

Your question really depends on your local codes and what exactly you are wiring. With out know your local codes, all I can suggest is that you either do some research for you…r city, county, and state codes, which should be similar to the National Electric Code, or hire an electrician to plan it for you.

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# Is 2 gauge wire bigger than 3 gauge?

Yes. In electrical wires, a lower-number "gauge" has thicker wire.

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# Is 30 gauge wire smaller than 26 gauge?

yes. The higher the number the smaller the wire.

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# How far can you run a 10 gauge electrical wire?

10 AWG has a resistance of .1 ohms per 100 feet. As a rule of thumb you want less than a 10% drop in voltage because of wire. You use Ohm's Law to calculate the allowable drop…. Volts = Amps x Resistance. The maximum amps for 10 AWG is 30 for typical household applications. So for example a 120 volt circuit could drop only 12 volts because of wire length (this is worse case) so R = 12/30 = .4 ohms. So dividing the .1 per 100 ft the result is 400 feet. For most applications I would recommend only about 250 ft.