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Can #10 wire handle a 60 amp braker?

Customer Question

Can #10 wire handle a 60 amp braker?
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

Hello,

I can help with you question. 10 gauge wire cannot carry 60 amps. Distance matters however no on 10 to be on a 60amp

Customer: replied 19 days ago.

HHow Manu amps does a single phase 25 amp air compressor, the compressor is 30 feet away from the main electrical box.

Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

How many volts? 110 or 220

Customer: replied 19 days ago.

220

Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

35 ft or less 14 gauge would be fine.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.

So 10gauge is not better?

Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

I meant to say you should use 10...;yes you never know what in the future takes its place either....for the price difference of just 30 feet that is what I would use.

Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

some places will sell it to you by the foot.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.

II'm not sure about that 14 gauge sounds to small for 60 amp

Expert:  Paul the Plumber replied 19 days ago.

no 14 cant carry 60 amps by a long shot