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# 6/3 wire rating

• ### What is the difference between 6 gauge and 3 gauge wire?

• For the 00, 000, 0000 etc. gauges you use -1, -2, -3, which makes more sense mathematically than double nought. This means that in American wire gage every 6 gauge decrease gives a doubling of the wire diameter, and every 3 gauge decrease doubles the wire cross sectional area. Similar to dB in signal and power levels.

• ### How many amps can a 6 3 wire carry?

• How many amps can a 6 3 wire carry? 6/3 is normally protected with a 60-amp breaker. Since there are no 55-amp breakers, code allows you to round up to the next larger standard size. Click to see full answer.

• ### What size wire do I need for 60 amp?

• For 60 amp, the correct wire size is 4. The right wire size for 50 amp is a 6 for both your breaker circuit. However, there are certain essential assumptions that that rule of thumb relies on. We will expand on those in the rest of this article.

• ### What size wire do I need for a 30 amp breaker?

• The rule of thumb that techs will usually go by is that for a 30 amp circuit breaker, 10-gauge wire is the right size to go with. For a 40 amp you need a 8-gauge wire size and for a 20 amp, you will need a 12-gauge wire size. The corresponding size for 60 amp is a wire gauge size 4, however there are certain important assumptions that that rule …

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