6/3 wire rating
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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 …