# What size wire do I need to run 150 feet?

**Author: Destany Aufderhar IV**| Last update: Saturday, November 20, 2021

150 Foot Run – A 120-volt circuit on a 20 amp breaker will require 6/2 AWG wire for 150 feet.

## What size wire do I need for a 200 foot run?

8 gauge wire to 30 amp circuit.

## What size wire do I need to run 100 Amp Service 100 feet?

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.

## How far can you run 10 gauge wire for 30 amps?

How far can 10 gauge wire carry 30 amps? 30 amps carried over a 10 gauge wire is not meant to be run over far distances. If you plan on going over 150 feet, you should upgrade the wire size from 10 gauge to 8 gauge.

## Will a 12 2 wire carry 30 amps?

No. 12 gauge wire is rated for a maximum of 20 amps. You need a minimum of 10AWG wire for 30 amps.

## Wire Gauge - AWG, Amperage, Diameter Size, & Resistance Per Unit Length

## What size wire do I need to run 300 feet?

for 300 feet for 100 amp rated service I would use Aluminum direct burial 1/0-1/0-1/0-1/0, the forth can be as low as #4 for the ground (but also in conduit, even if in conduit must still be rated underground wire and required by code also) Also note the size wire the breaker can handle, cannot cut strands to make fit, ...

## What size wire do I need to run a 100 amp service 200 feet?

For a 100 ampere circuit, the conductors will likely be required to be 3 AWG copper or 1 AWG aluminum. However, if you care about power quality, you're going to want to increase the size of the conductors to reduce voltage drop.

## Can you use 6 gauge wire for 100 amp service?

You can feed as many 100A subpanels as you want with #6 wire, as long as the wire is supplied from 60A breakers. Breakers protect wires.

## How far can I run 12 2 underground wire?

The total circuit would be about 60 -70 feet in length. It would only be supplying about 5 outlets and one light. It would be a light load, running small things, no heaters or med/large equipment. #12 provides reasonable performance up to about 100' with general loads like you describe.

## What gauge wire do I need?

To determine what gauge wire you need, consider the carrying capacity and the amount of current the wire needs to conduct (measured in amperage or amps). Wire gauge is directly related to how many amps you need to run through it. The distance you need the wire to go can also impact the gauge of wire you need.

## What size wire do I need to run 220?

A 30 Amp circuit is needed for most 220V tools. You will need to run a 10-2 to the outlet. 10-2 copper wire is usually good for up to 40 Amps on start loads and 35 Amps on constant load.

## What size copper wire do you need for 100 amp service?

A 100 amp sub panel wiring size requirement is #4 for copper wires and #2 for aluminum wires.

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

For 60 ampere breakers, electricians and professionals suggest using a wire size gauge ranging from 6 AWG to 4 AWG. All household wires have a rating of at least 600V, so only amperage really matters when it comes to determining wire gauge.

## What size wire do I need to run 60 amps 100 feet?

What size wire should I use for a 60 amp subpanel? You can get away with 6 AWG when you have a short run of wire, however, due to voltage drop, if you ever decide you want to go more than 100 feet then a 4 AWG is the size you should choose.

## How many amps can 6 3 wire carry?

6/3 is normally protected with a 60-amp breaker. Since there are no 55-amp breakers, code allows you to round up to the next larger standard size.

## Can a 60 amp breaker feed a 100 amp sub 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.

## How far can you run #2 aluminum wire?

Example calcuation 2 - Aluminum Wire, 3 Phase power

Cable run: 400 ft. 1 conductor per phase utilizing a 750 kcmil Aluminum conductor installed Direct Buried will limit the voltage drop to 2.64% or less when supplying 194 amps for 400.0 feet on a 240 volt 3 phase system.

## What size wire is required for a 100-amp sub panel?

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.

## Can you run 220 on 100 amps?

You'll be fine. Like was said above, double check the wiring leading to the sub panel, make sure the [house] breaker feeding that sub-panel is sized right for the wiring.

## 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).

## How far can you run 12 2 wire on a 20 amp breaker?

Originally Answered: How far can you run 12 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit? About 400 feet. After that voltage drop is a factor and the gauge will have to be increased or the voltage increased.

## What happens if you put a 30 amp breaker on 12 gauge wire?

12 gauge wire is capable of conducting about 20 amps. If you would use 30amp breaker, your wire will get hot long before breaker with cut off the current, what may lead to overheat, melt the isolation and make short circuit (and even fire).