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# 2 0 vs 4 0 wire

• ### What is the difference between #2 and 2 0 wire?

• MacNeish: 2/0 (two naught) pronounced “two not” is a larger wire and will carry the 200 amps by your codes. #2 is good for up to 125 A depending its installation, configuration e.g. in open air, in a raceway, in a 3 wire cable, etc. Besides, how many amps can 2 0 gauge wire handle? Secondly, what is bigger 1 0 AWG or 2 0 AWG?

• ### How many amps will a 2 0 wire carry?

• 2/0 — 175 195 135 150 3/0 — 200 225 155 175 4/0 — 230 260 180 205 250 — 255 290 205 230 300 — 285 320 230 255 350 — 310 350 250 280 500 — 380 430 310 350 600 — 420 475 340 385 750 — 475 535 385 435 1000 — 545 615 445 500 WARNING! Installation of electrical wire can be hazardous, if done improperly , can result in personal …

• ### What size is 4 0 aluminum wire?

• As per code the aluminum conductor size for a 200 amp service entrance is 4/0 awg. Recently the code has stated that the size size must be 250 awg unless a demand load calculation can be completed to prove to the local inspection authority that the 4/0 conductor size does not exceed 185 amps of draw. 4/0 awg is actually rated for a maximum of 185 amps but can be used due to its ease of installation.

• ### What are the different gauges of wire?

• Type: Will list the type of cable, such as NM-B or UF.Gauge: The gauge of the individual wires inside the cable, such as 14, 12, 10, etc.Number of wires: This number follows gauge. …Grounding: The word “GROUND” or the letter “G” indicates the presence of a ground wire.More items…

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