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# How many amps will 10-2 wire carry at 100 feet?

Updated: 8/9/2023

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10y ago

A #16 copper conductor is not a wiring size that is used in homes. This is because the smallest breaker for residential use is rated for 15 amps. A #16 copper conductor is only rated at 13 amps. For a load of 13 amps over 100 feet a #12 copper would be required.

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9y ago
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10y ago

This is a voltage drop question. A voltage must be stated to answer this question.

I do not disagree with the previous answer but wanted to add that, generally, 14 gauge wire will carry 15 amps. If distance seems to be a problem and you don't have enough information to do an actual calculation, up-size the wire to 12 gauge.

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13y ago

A #2 copper wire with an insulation factor of 75 and 90 degrees C is rated at 115 and 120 amps respectively.

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10y ago

A #10 copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 30 amps.

As for the 100 feed, this is a voltage drop question and a voltage needs to be stated.

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13y ago

#6 wire stranded

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11y ago

45 Amps

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11y ago

50 amps.