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600 watts

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The gauge depends on how the maximum current supplied through the wire.


The larger in diameter the wire is, the larger the current carrying capacity the wire has.


Voltage rating is dependent on the insulation, not the wire gauge. An AWG 6 wire is rated at 50 Amps.


A #8 wire with an insulation rating of 75 or 90 degrees C is rated at 45 amps.


Any voltage you want. The wire itself would be rated for current (amps). The insulation on the wire would be rated for volts (e.g., 1000 volts or less) as well as the limit of the temperature expected to be generated by the amps in the wire (e.g., 90 C).


The circuit will have to be rewired with a different gauge wire.


A #10 copper wire with an insulation factor of 90 degree C and a voltage rating of 300 volts has an ampacity of 30 amps.


the gauge of the wire determines how much amperage a wire can carry the insulation determines how much voltage the wire can handle


14 gauge wire is for 15 amp circuits. At 220 volts that would be enough for 2.4 kw.At 120 volts it would need 12 gauge wire which is rated for 20 amps.


If your light bulb voltage rating is under 300 volts then yes it can use 300 volt wire. The voltage rating of the wire is the maximum voltage that the wire can safely carry. The three common insulation groups is 300 volts, 600 volts and 1000 volts.


Wire with an insulation rating factor of 300 volts.


The ampacity or amp rating of all wire is rated by the size of the wire. NM (non-metallic sheathing) wire is no different. In household wiring 14 gauge wire must go on a 15 amp breaker/ 12 gauge goes on a 20 A and 10 gauge goes on a 30 Amp.



The voltage that a wire can have suppressed upon it is governed by the rating of the insulation that surrounds the wire. Common insulation voltages are 300, 600 and 1000 volts.


Yes. Check to see if the wire rating printed on the outside covering of the wire in question. Most 12AWG wire is rated for 20 amps. Wire insulation is rated 300, 600 and 1000 volts. In case you are having trouble with the math for calculating amps x volts (120, 240V etc) = watts, watts divided by volts = amps Code will let you load up a conductor up to 80%. Full load on a # 12 wire is 16 amps. 12 Gauge copper can be used for 20A or less


The ampere rating of wire would depend on the diameter, length and usage of wire for specific purpose. Without additional input to the question. it will be hard to give an accurate answer.


The amperage rating of any wire or conductor is determined by its size or gauge. It has nothing to do with whether it is a two, three or four conductor wire. For example, in basic residential wiring, a 14 gauge wire is rated at 15 amps, a 12 gauge wire is rated at 20 amps, a # 10 is rated for 30A and so forth.


For your typical residential application American Wire Gauge 12, or 12 AWG is rated for 20 amps.


16 gauge wire is rated:chassis wiring - 22 amperespower wiring - 3.7 amperes


The gauge of wire is referenced to the capacity of a wire to carry amperage and has nothing to do with the voltage. The voltage of a wire is determined by the type of insulation that surrounds the wire. The size of the wire is determined by the amperage of the load and the distance from the supply.


The first thing we have to do is clarify between the two items. 120 volt wire rating is an insulation rating of the wire. Like wire with ratings of 300 volts, 600 volts and 1000 volts these are the highest allowable voltages that can be applied. A wire that is rated for 300 volts is good for 120 volts, 240 volts and 277 volts. At test research facilities, equipment is tested to destruction. The label that is given to wire as a result of the tests is the highest safest voltages that can be applied to that particular wire. So when you see a wire that has a label stating that it is rated for 300 volts it means that any voltage under and up to 300 volts is safe to apply. The ability of a wire to carry current (amps) is related to the size of the wire. Now, watts is the product of amps x volts. To answer this question, assuming the supply voltage is 110 volts, an amperage needs to be stated as per the formula above.


A #12 copper wire with an insulation rating of 60, 75 or 90 degrees C is rated at 20 amps.


A #12 copper wire with an insulation rating of 60, 75 or 90 degrees C is rated at 20 amps.


The first thing we have to do is clarify the question. A cable rating of 125 volts is an insulation rating of the wire. Like wire with ratings of 300 volts, 600 volts and 1000 volts these are the highest allowable voltages that can be applied. A wire that is rated for 300 volts is good for 120 volts, 240 volts and 277 volts. At test research facilities, equipment is tested to destruction. The label that is given to wire as a result of the tests is the highest safest voltages that can be applied to that particular wire. So when you see a wire that has a label stating that it is rated for 300 volts it means that any voltage under and up to 300 volts is safe to apply. So to answer the question yes, the 125 volt insulation rating on the cable can be used to supply a source of 120 volts to a 120 volt rated piece of equipment.



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