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  1. NEC Code Forum
    I was wondering if the load on the new device that you are using 14 AWG wire for never exceeds 15 amps, then would that mean it is okay to use 14 AWG wire on a 20 amp circuit? It would never be the case that the current within the new wire would exceed 15 amps, so there is no need for any...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    I am running a new service circuit for a 2HP bandsaw. Saw is pre-wired for 220V, single phase, and spec says it draws 9.5A. The motor pigtail is 14 gauge. The service run will be approximately 36 feet and will be dedicated to ONLY the saw. I already have over 50' of new 12/2 wire. Do I...
  3. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I bought an air com pressor from a reputable tool manufacture. Now everything we know says 30amps = 10 gauge wire right. Well they ran 12 From the switch to the motor, so my question is shouldn't I be able to run 12 from the circuit breaker to switch or is this a length issue? As in they went a...
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