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    Wire size.

    There is a need to run copper wires for electric heater. The heater will be three phase, 208 V 37 A.
    Can #8 gauge be used or the distance of 150 feet to the breaker panel would require #6 gauge?

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    My immediate response is to go #6, but, ...... That is without doing any Calculations sigma.
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    wire size

    Quote Originally Posted by sigma View Post
    There is a need to run copper wires for electric heater. The heater will be three phase, 208 V 37 A.
    Can #8 gauge be used or the distance of 150 feet to the breaker panel would require #6 gauge?
    1.73 x 208 = 359.84

    359 x 37 = 13,283 watts

    # 6 for sure

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    Thanks for the help buddy. Even I was looking for help.

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    Wire type (Temp. Rating) and ambient temperature are important as well as the length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Goodman View Post
    Wire type (Temp. Rating) and ambient temperature are important as well as the length.
    Indeed David.
    Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God’s law, I will also forget your children.


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    Mat_15:24 But he answered, “I wasn’t sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

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    1.73 .. ?

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