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## Is number 6 Thhn good for 70 amps?

What is the wiring method? If it's not NM cable then it might be OK. #6 THHN is good for **65 amps at 75° C**. Next standard size OCPD is 70 amps. via

## What size wire do I need for 60 amps?

While it's common to use a **6-gauge wire** for 60-amp breakers in practice, it's best to use a 4-gauge wire if you're installing a 60-amp subpanel. 60-amp breaker panels controlling several circuits can draw a max of 60 amps before the subpanel breaker trips. via

## What wire size do I need to go 100 feet for a 60 amp service to a workshop?

If the circuit is 100 amp or less you have to size the conductors based on the 60-degree celsius column unless the breaker and the equipment terminations are rated for 75 or 90 degrees. You have to use **a #4 conductor** to feed a 60 amp circuit. via

## What size ground wire do I need for a 70 amp sub panel?

You need three THWN wires, and **one ground wire** (copper #10 will suffice for up to 60A). You might as well use aluminum since the lugs are aluminum, and it's 1/4 the cost. Aluminum works fine in feeder like this. via

## Will 8 gauge wire carry 50 amps?

8 AWG may carry a maximum of **70 Amps** in free air, or 50 Amps as part of a 3 conductor cable. via

## What size wire is rated for 50 amps?

50 AMP Wire Size

For a maximum of 50 amps, you'll need a **wire gauge of 6**. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances. However, a kitchen oven can alone require 50 amps. Many electric dryers also require a 50 amp breaker. via

## How many amps can a 60 amp breaker handle?

The amount of power that each circuit can handle is the number of volts (usually 120) times the number of amps. Therefore, that 60 amp circuit can handle **7200 watts**. via

## Will 10 gauge wire carry 50 amps?

RULES OF THUMB. Many techs will repeat these rules of thumb and rely on them in all circumstances: “Twelve-gauge wire is good for 20 amps, 10**-gauge wire is good for 30 amps**, 8-gauge is good for 40 amps, and 6-gauge is good for 55 amps,” and “The circuit breaker or fuse is always sized to protect the conductor [wire].” via

## What size wire do I need to run a 100 amp subpanel?

The cable must have a wire gauge sufficient to the amperage of the subpanel—a 100-amp subpanel requires **#4 copper wires or, more commonly, #2 aluminum wires**, for example. (Aluminum is often used for feeder cables because the cost is typically much lower than that of copper wires.) via

## What size breaker do I need for a 60 amp subpanel?

It is common to wire 60-amp breakers with **6-gauge, 3-conductor wire** because an appliance that needs a 60-amp breaker rarely draws the full 60 Amp. It's a good idea to connect a 60-amp subpanel to the main panel with 4-gauge wire. via

## What size wire do I need for 100 amps?

When it comes to the lines connecting master and secondary panels, where the line will carry as much as a full 100 amps, use a **2-gauge non-metallic sheathed electrical cable**. The cable must contain one or two hot wires depending on your needs, one neutral wire, and one ground wire. Each wire should be 2-gauge in size. via

## What size aluminum wire is good for 70 amps?

There is a mininum wire size which is required based on the circuit breaker rating. That size is #4 copper or **#2 aluminum**. You get this number by using a quality voltage drop calculator by specifying the breaker amperage and a wire length of 1 foot. via

## What size wire do I need for an 80 amp sub panel?

Schedule 80 PVC conduit would need to be **1-1/4" for 3 wire or 1-1/2 for 4 wire**. In your sub Panel the ground and neutral needs to be isolated many times they are tied together at the factory with a large copper wire connecting the 2 grounded / grounding buss bars. Other than that you should bury this a minimum of 18". via

## How many breakers can I put in a 70 amp sub panel?

So in short a **50 amp breaker** can be used in a 70 amp panel but if your breaker feeding the panel or the wiring is not sufficient size it won't work. [sub-panel] has a sticker that says 70A max. via

## What size aluminum wire is good for 50 amps?

Aluminum wires are ranked in a different way than copper wires are. For a 50 amp aluminum wire, you should use the **No.** **4 AWG**. The smaller sized the number on the wire is, the larger the wire size. via

## What wire do I need for 50 amp 220?

So, that being said, what gauge of wire would you use for a 50 amp 220v? You need to use a **wire gauge of 4 for aluminum wire** if you use 50 amps. Copper wire requires that you use a minimum gauge of 6 at 50 amps. Use the correct wire gauge when you run 50 amps or 220 volts so that you don't pull too much current. via

## How many amps can 6 3 wire carry?

The **60A** breaker feeding the 6/3 (I hope it's copper) will limit the current to the subpanel to 60A per 120v leg. The panel must be rated for a minimum of the size of the breaker feeding it. via

## How many amps is 8 AWG Thhn good for?

#8 Gauge THHN Copper Stranded Wire is the most popular single conductor copper wire we carry and is RATED FOR **55 AMPS @ 90°C**. via

## Is a 50 amp RV plug 110 or 220?

Yes, it is possible to plug a 50-amp RV into almost any 120v electrical service and not damage your RV. But **220V service should never** be connected directly to your RV. All RV electrical systems use 120V electrical service. via

## How do you wire a 50 amp breaker? (video)

## Does 8 3 wire have a ground?

Cable. The 8/3 cable (also with ground, meaning **4 wires in total**) will suffice for 40A, the breaker you already have there. If you need to extend the cable, remember you must make splices inside a junction box! via

## How many amps can a 50 amp breaker handle?

A 50 Amp split phase 120/240 VAC service should be capable of 50 Amps per leg for a **total ampacity of 100 Amps**. via

## Can I put a 60 amp breaker in a 100 amp panel?

You can feed a **100 Amp panel** with a 60 Amp breaker. Keep in mind that the sub panel needs to be rated above the breaker size. via

## Does a double 30 amp breaker equal 60 amps?

A main breaker is the same as any double breaker in the box, except that it supplies power to each busbar. The answer is **no** if you want to draw 60 Amps off a 30 Amp double breaker. via

## Does stranded wire carry more current?

Because of the given thickness of stranded wire, i.e., it's thinner, there are more air gaps and a greater surface area in the individual strands of wire. Therefore, it **carries less current than similar** solid wires can. via

## Can you replace a 30 amp breaker with a 50 amp?

The breaker for the circuit **cannot exceed the wire rating**. That is, a 50 amp breaker cannot be used on a wire rated for 30 amperes: doing so would allow the wire to overheat leading to a house fire. via

## Can you use 10 gauge wire 40 amp breaker?

No, 10 gauge wire is not meant to handle 40 amps. For 10 gauge wire, you want to stay around 30 amps, but for 40 amps you will want to use **8 gauge wire**. Furthermore, 12 gauge wire is good for 20 amps, and 6 gauge wire is good for 55 amps. via

## Will 1 0 aluminum wire fit in a 100 amp breaker?

No, Al #**1/0 is good for a maximum of 125A** in a dwelling service; possibly 100A if the distance is longer than 100' or so. A 200A service requires a minimum of #4/0 aluminum or #2/0 copper; upsized accordingly if there is a long distance involved. via

## Can you run a 100 amp sub panel off a 100 amp main panel?

To the best of my understanding, there **is no code issue running** a 100A subpanel off a 100A main panel, so long as the wire size is correct, and the installation is correct. For a subpanel, you need four wire service (two hots, a neutral, and an equipment ground). via

## Can I put a 50 amp breaker in a 100 amp panel?

There is no problem using a sub panel that can take more current than you will ever feed it. Points to note: The cable to your hot tub will be rated for 50A (not 100A); therefore **you must not upgrade the breaker in your main panel to 100A**. via