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What gauge wire do I need for various different amps? The rule of thumb that techs will usually go by is that for a 30 amp circuit breaker,10-gauge wireis 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.

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  • What gauge wire do I need for an inverter?

  • The type of gauge wire requires depending on the size of the inverter. If you have an inverter below the size of 3 feet and 400 watts power supply, then 8 AWG cable is sufficient.

  • What gauge wire do I need for a 220V outlet?

  • What gauge wire do I need for 220 volts? If you’re wiring a 220v, 20-amp outlet to run power tools, you can use the same 12-gauge wire you would use for a 110-volt, 20-amp circuit. Remember that the cable must have an extra hot wire.

  • What size wire do I need for 30 amps?

  • If the appliance draws 30 amps, you need a different type of receptacle, and the cable needs to be 10-gauge. Keeping this in view, what size wire do I need for 240 volts? Use 12-gauge wire for a 20-amp circuit, 10-gauge for 30 amps, 8-gauge for 40 amps, and 6-gauge for 50 amps.

  • Do I need a different wire gauge for each component?

  • Wire gauge depends on CURRENT and LENGTH of the wire. This means even if your friend installed the same components (e.g. inverter, fridge, etc.) as you, you most likely need different wire gauge.

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