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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?

# Is a 6 gauge wire larger than a 12 gauge wire?

Yes, the smaller gauge number, the larger the wire is.

# Is 10 gauge wire larger than the 12 gauge?

Yes the lower the number the larger the gauge, goes for sheet metal also.

# What gauge size wire to run a freezer?

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.

# Explain wire size as opposed to gauge size?

see American Wire Gauge. The larger the number the small the wire size.

# What is larger 12 gauge wire or 20 gauge wire?

12 Gauge is thicker then the 20 gauge.

# What size conduit is needed for three 4 gauge wires?

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.

# What is the difference in speaker wire gauges?

Heavier wires do not necessarily mean better sound. Typically, 18 or 16 guage wire is sufficient for home audio systems. If you are going to be running extremely long …distances, say 100 feet or more, then increase the gauge size to like 14 or 12 to keep from losing too much audio signal. In a car, 18 guage wire should be quite sufficient.

# What is the maximum breaker size for these gauges wire?

You listed no gauge wire. This is the required breakers. .
14 gauge - 15 amp .
12 gauge - 20 amp .
10 gauge - 30 amp .
8 gauge - 40 amp

# 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 is meant by the gauge of an electrical wire?

Wire gauge refers to the diameter of the copper conductor. This is important because this determines how much current the wire can handle. For example in normal use 14… gauge wire can handle 15 amps, 12 guage wire can handle 20 amps.

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

call an electrician

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# What is the smallest size wire that can be installed in a parallel permitted by the nec?

1/0 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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# Can you use smaller gauge ground wire instead of?

Yes, a smaller ground wire for a ground can be used. There is a rule (table) in the code book that states the size for ground wire to be use for a specific service conductor s…ize.