**50**ampere panel, you’ll

**need**at least 8 AWG copper conductors. If you want a 60 ampere panel, you’ll

**need**6 AWG copper conductors.

Similarly, what size wire do I need for 50 amp service?

**Fifty**–**amp** Aluminum **Wire** For a **50**–**amp** aluminum **wire**, use No. 4 AWG. The smaller the number on the **wire**, the larger the **wire** diameter.

Additionally, what size conduit do I need for 100 amp service?

SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS SIZE AND RATING | ||
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Service or Feeder Rating | Copper Conductors | Minimum Conduit Size |

100 Amps | #4 AWG | 1 ¼ inch |

125 Amps | #2 AWG | 1 ¼ inch |

150 Amps | #1 AWG | 1 ¼ inch |

Then, does sub panel wire need to be in conduit?

Re: **Subpanel wire** run Individual THHN conductors must be run in **conduit**–either metallic or non-metallic, flexible or rigid. You could probably use SER instead, as long as it’s sheathed and contains four conductors: one for Leg A, Leg B, neutral, and ground.

What size electrical conduit do I need?

Allowable Conduit Fill Capacities

Size and Type of Conduit | 14 AWG Wire | 10 AWG Wire |
---|---|---|

3/4-inch EMT | 22 | 10 |

1-inch EMT | 35 | 16 |

1 1/2-inch EMT | 84 | 38 |

1/2-inch PVC—Sch 40 | 11 | 5 |

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How many amps will a #8 wire carry?

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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.

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Can 10 gauge wire handle 50 amps?

**10**–

**gauge wire**on a

**50**–

**amp**breaker is OK

CARRIER TAG: A data tag showing a **50**–**amp** max breaker with a 31.4 minimum ampacity, which still allows a No. **WIRE** CONTACTOR: A **wire** and contactor displaying the 90°C rating on the **wire** and 75°C rating on the contactor (when properly torqued).

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Is a 50 amp RV plug 110 or 220?

**volt**with neutral and ground.

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What size wire do I need for a 50 amp range?

**ranges**varies depending on the rating of the appliance, but in most cases, a

**50**–

**amp**240-volt circuit is required, wired with #6-gauge

**wire**. Smaller

**ranges**may require a 40-

**amp**circuit, wired with #8-gauge

**wire**.

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Does stranded wire carry more current?

**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.

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Can I plug my 50 amp RV into my dryer outlet?

**RV 50 amp plug**. That type of

**receptacle can**be used safely. The other 3

**dryer**plugs

**do**not match any

**RV plug**so there is no way to

**plug**your

**RV into**one of the other receptacles.

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How many amps can 8 3 wire carry?

NM, TW, & UF WIRE (Copper Conductor) | SE CABLE (Copper Conductor) |
---|---|

14 AWG – 15 AMPS | 8 AWG – 50 AMPS |

12 AWG – 20 AMPS | 6 AWG – 65 AMPS |

10 AWG – 30 AMPS | 4 AWG – 85 AMPS |

8 AWG – 40 AMPS | 2 AWG – 115 AMPS |

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Does a sub panel require a ground rod?

**sub**–

**panels**in detached buildings

**require**at least one, and sometimes two, grounding electrodes, aka

**ground rods**. Whether or not you

**need**two depends upon the soil conditions and the LOCAL code

**requirements**.

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What size wire goes from meter to panel?

SERVICE PANEL SIZE IN AMPS | REQUIRED MINIMUM SIZE OF ENTRANCE CABLE IN MAST AND METER BASE | |
---|---|---|

COPPER | ALUMINUM | |

200 | 2/0 | 4/0 |

150 | 1/0 | 3/0 |

100 | 1 | 1/0 |

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What is the 6 throw rule?

**rule**of

**six**” refers to how many breakers or

**throws**it takes to disconnect a building from the electrical supply, so if you have more than

**six**breakers in a box at your service entrance there needs to be a disconnect upstream of it, either in the panel or upstream.

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Where is conduit required?

**conduit**is metal or plastic pipe through which electrical wires are run. Either rigid or flexible,

**conduit**protects the wires and is used in exposed locations, such as along the exterior surface of a wall.

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How do you install a subpanel in an attached garage?

**Install sub panel**box (100 amp main lug only panel with 8 spaces/16 breakers max). Pull feeder cable between main and

**sub panel**(#6/3 with ground).

**Attach**feeder cable to

**sub panel**(black

**wire**to main lug #1, red

**wire**to main lug #2, white

**wire**to neutral bus bar, bare/green

**wire**to grounding bar). Turn off main panel.

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How many amps can a 100 amp panel handle?

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How many circuits can be on a 100 amp panel?

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What size wire do I need to run a 60 amp subpanel?

**wire 60**–

**amp**breakers with 6-

**gauge**, 3-conductor

**wire**because an appliance that

**needs**a

**60**–

**amp breaker**seldom draws the full

**60 amps**. If you’re installing a

**60**–

**amp subpanel**, however, it’s best to connect it to the main panel with 4-

**gauge wire**.

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What size breaker do I need for a 125 amp sub panel?

**125 amp breaker**you need

**125 amp wire**. See the table here. You need to use the 75° column since no one makes a 90°

**breaker**just yet. Since this is a single phase dwelling service you can use #2 AWG copper or 1/0 aluminum for a

**125 amp**service or main feeder.

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