What is #3 copper wire?

What is #3 copper wire?

3 AWG THHN/THWN-2 Specifications*:

Size: 3 AWG
Number of Strands: 19
Cross Section Area: 26.7 mm2
PVC Insulation Thickness (Conductor): 1.020 mm / 0.040 inches
Nylon Jacket Thickness: 0.150 mm / 0.006 inches

What is #3 copper rated for?

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Size Temperature Rating of Copper Conductor
(AWG or kcmil) 60°C (140°F) 75°C (167°F)
4 AWG 70 85
3 AWG 85 100
2 AWG 95 115

What is the diameter of 4 AWG copper wire?

Breaking Force for Copper Wire

AWG gauge Conductor Diameter Inches Ohms per 1000 ft.
3 0.2294 0.197
4 0.2043 0.2485
5 0.1819 0.3133
6 0.162 0.3951

What is THWN vs Thhn?

THWN stands for Thermoplastic Heat and Water-resistant Nylon-coated. THHN stands for “Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon-coated”. THWN-THHN-2 wire is one of the most common single conductor wires used in the United States.

What is number 6 copper rated for?

55 65
Wire Size & Amp Ratings

8 40 50
6 55 65
4 70 85
3 85 100

What is the best copper to scrap?

Bare bright copper
Bare bright copper is by far the first among the types a scrap dealer would like to find. Also referred to as “bright & shiny copper,” it is the most valuable and high-paying grade around.

Should I use stranded or solid wire in conduit?

Stranded is flexible, solid is not; It does not need to be flexible in conduit so stranded is not necessary. Stranded is used for appliances, extension cords, etc, where flexibility is needed. The finer the wire, the more flexible.

How many amps can a #6 wire carry?

60 amps
6 Gauge Wire Amps Chart As you can see, the maximum number of amps a 6 gauge wire can handle is 60 amps. This is the 6 AWG copper wire at 90°C (194°F).

How far can you run 30 amp?

As long as it’s rated for 30 amps, there is no maximum distance. The question should not be how many feet, but how many cords. For example, two 50 foot, 30 Amp extension cords should be considered to have less capacity than one 100 foot extension cord.