how many amps through 10 gauge wire
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How many AMPS is a 10 gauge copper wire?
NEC 10-gauge copper wire has a rating of 30 amps. 10-gauge solid copper wire in general has a resistance of almost exactly 1 ohm per 1000 feet. The rating is limited by how much heat the insulation was designed to withstand. NEC 60/75/90 deg C rated insulated wire is rated for 30/35/40 amps respectfully. Click to see full answer
What gauge wire do I need for a 20 amp circuit?
For the 20 amp circuit, on the other hand, the 12 gauge wire would be an optimal choice. 10 gauge wire is rather cheap per foot. iGreely, for example, offers 8 gauge wires for $1 to $5 per foot (longer 10 gauge wires are cheaper per foot):
What size wire do I need for 10awg?
The official rating for 10AWG is 15 amps (for copper) and the short answer is 鈥淣o鈥? What size wire do I need for 30 amps? Any circuit fused for 30 amps must use a minimum of 10 ga copper or 8 ga alu.
Is 8 gauge wire better than 10 gauge wire?
10 AWG copper wire is regularly used for short runs of 30 amps. If you are running them 100 feet, it would be best to go with 8gauge. What Color is 10-gauge Wire? 10-Gauge wire has an orange-colored sheathing.