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Yes as long as you use an approved splice, such as a wire-nut.

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How do you strip insulation off stranded wire?

You would use a set of wire strippers made for stranded wire and proper size. If the strippers are made for stranded and solid make sure you use the size identifications for stranded not solid!


What is the largest solid non stranded conductor listed in the wire tables?

10 awg <<>> #8 hard drawn copper conductor


What is the difference between stranded copper and tinseld copper wire?

Stranded wire is composed of a bundle of small-gauge wires to make a larger conductor. Stranded wire is more flexible than solid wire of the same total cross-sectional area.Tinsel wire is a form of low voltage electrical wire used when maximum mechanical flexibility is desired. It is commonly found in cords used for telephones, especially the handset cords. Because of its extreme flexibility, it is very resistant to failing as a result of metal fatigue. In this way it is different than ordinary stranded wire or, especially, solid wire.Solid wire, also called solid-core or single-strand wire, consists of one piece of metal wire.(from wikipedia.com)


Can you use 12 gauge stranded wire on 20 amp circuit?

It does not matter whether the wire is stranded or solid a #12 conductor is rated at 20 amps. Stranded wire is usually used in conduit systems as the wire is easier to pull around bends in the conduit as compared to solid wire.


Solid wire vs stranded ground wire on a 200 amp service which one do you use on my home?

Stranded wire is the choice as you have tight bends and a short run, solid wire isn't very good in this format.

Related questions

Is stranded copper wire a better conductor than solid copper wire?

no


What is the difference between a joint and a splice?

Splice uses stranded wires while joint uses solid wire.


How do you calculate diameter of a copper wire conductor and how do we calculate resistance of a copper wire conductor of a particaular length?

You go to the NEC and look at the chart for developed length and the ambient temperature and the load factor and if it solid or stranded wire as stranded allows for more voltage


How do you strip insulation off stranded wire?

You would use a set of wire strippers made for stranded wire and proper size. If the strippers are made for stranded and solid make sure you use the size identifications for stranded not solid!


What is the advantage of using a stranded copper conductor over a solid copper conductor?

It would of course depend on the specific application. Current tends to travel on the surface of a conductor and a stranded conductor has more surface area and thus offers less resistance to the current. Stranded wire also bends a bit easier than the corresponding size solid wire.


Is copper wire a plasma?

No. Copper wire is a solid


What is the largest solid non stranded conductor listed in the wire tables?

10 awg <<>> #8 hard drawn copper conductor


What is the most common way of making an electrical connections?

The most common way of making an electrical connection is with a device called a wire nut. Solid wire connections should be twisted together with a pair of pliers before installing the wire nut to hold the splice tight. Twisting stranded wire together with a pair of pliers does not allow the wire nut to grip the wires as tight as it should. Stranded wire should be held together side by side (in parallel) and let the wire nut twist the wires together to make a solid splice connection.


What is the most common way of making electrical connections?

The most common way of making an electrical connection is with a device called a wire nut. Solid wire connections should be twisted together with a pair of pliers before installing the wire nut to hold the splice tight. Twisting stranded wire together with a pair of pliers does not allow the wire nut to grip the wires as tight as it should. Stranded wire should be held together side by side (in parallel) and let the wire nut twist the wires together to make a solid splice connection.


What is the meaning of solid wire?

Wire can be fabricated in two different forms. Solid wire refers to a single wire, while stranded wire is a wire which is made up of more than one single solid wire twisted together. A stranded wire is much more flexible, and less subject to breaking from flexing than a stranded wire of the same size.


What is the amp capability of 12 gauge stranded wire?

# 12 wire stranded or solid is rated at 20 amps.


What is the advantage of stranded wires?

Flexibility is the main advantage of stranded wires; however for high frequency AC (i.e. radio frequencies), stranded wires increase the surface area, minimizing the skin effect (i.e. high frequency current avoiding the core of a wire, increasing its resistance at that frequency). This is not an issue at typical power frequencies (e.g. 60Hz) as the skin effect is still insignificant at those frequencies.

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