number 10 wire amperage
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How many amps will a 10 gauge wire hold?
How many amps will a 10 gauge wire hold? 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.
How many amps are in a wire?
Wire Use Rated Ampacity Wire Gauge; Low-voltage lighting and lamp cords: 10 amps: 18-gauge: Extension cords (light-duty) 13 amps: 16-gauge: Light fixtures, lamps, lighting circuits: 15 amps: 14-gauge: Kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor receptacles (outlets); 120-volt air conditioners: 20 amps: 12-gauge
Can I use 10awg for 30 amps?
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.
Can I use number 10 on a 30 amp breaker?
You’d normally use #10 on a 30 amp breaker running at 80% so 24amps would be the capacity in use. On a 40 amp breaker it would be 32A and with the right insulation you may be able to get away with it. Similarly, what is number 10 wire rated for?