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What are the articles for these answers? Can not seem to find them.


-The common method to measure conductors larger than 4/0 is?

-In the US, the standard for measuring wires is designated by
 

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In the US, the standard of measurement is based on the body parts of an ancient British monarch.
 

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I am asking you how you are looking to measure the conductors. The width? Length? Weight? circular mils?
I don't know. I am not looking to measure them, it is a code prep question. I guess it has to be in the NEC pretty close to word for word as most questions are.
 

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What a bs test question ! not enough info. Look around Article 310 for most conductor tables, and info
 

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110.6 Conductor Sizes. Conductor sizes are expressed in American Wire Gage (AWG) or in circular mils.

MCM is the same as kcmil.





 

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Chapter 9 Table 5 will give wire sizes and their dimensions-- terrible question
 
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Does the question say "method to measure" or "unit of measure" - either you confused it when you copied it, or the instructor fumbled when they wrote the question.
 

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Does the question say "method to measure" or "unit of measure" - either you confused it when you copied it, or the instructor fumbled when they wrote the question.
Method.

I found a similar question in another packet and the choices are:

MCM
KC MILS
AWG
C MILS

it then ask for the article.
 

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The standard method to measure wire size is to read the label on the wire.
That’s the first thing that came to me when I read the question.

Th3 bad thing about that question is that its possible to have the correct answer and still be wrong.
 

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In T5 & T8 headings it says AWG or kcmil.
 

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Method.

I found a similar question in another packet and the choices are:

MCM
KC MILS
AWG
C MILS

it then ask for the article.
MCM was used for years but later got revised to KCM because that was the proper terminology-- the sizes stayed the same...

For example
You used to say 250 mcm and that became 250 kcm

Again Chapter 9 Tables gives this info
 

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What are the articles for these answers? Can not seem to find them.


-The common method to measure conductors larger than 4/0 is?
kcm

-In the US, the standard for measuring wires is designated by
AWG

answers in blue


I'm not NEC, but the tables and refs they guys gave you should be good.
 
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