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Old 04-05-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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I am wiring for a residential purpose a 240V AC line that has a max continuous load of 46A. The breaker is 60A service. I am looking for the best cable to use in my application. The application will be in a garage-type setting. I am looking at using Multi-Conductor Type W Portable Power Cable. For my current rating, I am looking at using 3x8AWG. I need the cable to have 3 conductors and to have a sleeve encapsulating all three (multiconductor). I am looking at using this cable: http://www.awcwire.com/part.aspx?partname=w-8-3c It states that this wire is rated at 74A on this link: http://www.awcwire.com/productspec.a...or-power-cable

Any thoughts or advice? Thanks in advance!!
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Sorry zephier, but this site is intended for electricians only. Consider hiring
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Use speaker wire, it is the same copper but much cheaper. You'll thank me later.
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Hello,

I am wiring for a residential purpose a 240V AC line that has a max continuous load of 46A. The breaker is 60A service. I am looking for the best cable to use in my application. The application will be in a garage-type setting. I am looking at using Multi-Conductor Type W Portable Power Cable. For my current rating, I am looking at using 3x8AWG. I need the cable to have 3 conductors and to have a sleeve encapsulating all three (multiconductor). I am looking at using this cable: http://www.awcwire.com/part.aspx?partname=w-8-3c It states that this wire is rated at 74A on this link: http://www.awcwire.com/productspec.a...or-power-cable

Any thoughts or advice? Thanks in advance!!
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Toss the job to a licensed electrical contractor.

For him, this project is a breeze.

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