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The voltage has nothing to do with the gauge of wire needed to supply a given circuit. The size wire is determined by the amperage of the overcurrent protection device (circuit breaker, etc.) being used to supply power to the circuit.

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The gauge of cable depends on the amount of current to be carried, and it could also depend on its length if it is more than about 100 ft.

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Q: What gauge cable to run 240 volts?
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Depends on the amperage of the Jacuzzi and if it is 120 or 240 volts.

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