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?
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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 gauge= 20 a…mps. 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.
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 wire. Fo…r 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.
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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)
The size of the wire is stated by its gauge under American Wire Gauge. Six gauge wire is size 6 AWG.
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.
Wire sizes are calculated on the amperage that the load draws. For a certain load amps you will need a specific wire size and a breaker to match the amperage flowing through t…hat wire. A few common wire sizes and amperages you would find in your house #14 - 15 amps, #12 - 20 amps, #10 - 30 amps and #8 - 40 amps. These are published in the electrical code book.
Yes, the smaller gauge number, the larger the wire is.
first off. it has to be UF type wire, and is usually 12 gauge or 10, depending what you are using it for.
on a 4000 watt amp the best gauge wire woul be between 2 and 0
You can pull 10 #3 wires in a 2 1/2" conduit. I think the question is #8 wire, three conductors.