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As per this resource, a single core 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) copper cable is rated for up to 52 amps, while the same cross section cable of 43 cores and more is only allowed to carry up to 15 amps. Why is th …
asked Apr 28 by Greendrake
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I am about to install a backup generator about 40m away from my house. There is no question what cables to run for the AC current (which will be 230V 50Hz up to 30A) — doubled 10AWG (6mm2) to keep … resistance at acceptable levels at such distance. But I do want to run a data cable along the AC cables: this will be needed for remote control of the generator, surveillance camera and what not …
asked May 22 by Greendrake
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losses. Though it seems pretty obvious that, in terms of losses, six isolated 6 mm² copper cables should perform identically to one 36 mm² cable (to be precise, the closest size existing on the market is … 35 mm² but let's assume 36 mm² for the purpose of this question), I am willing to double-check this with experts. Will DC flow evenly across all the six cables, or are there nuances/pitfalls I am not …
asked May 12 '18 by Greendrake