# How many light fixtures can be on 14 gauge wire?

The answer depends on the wattage available and the ratings of the fixtures. Wattage is measured as amperage times voltage. Standard American voltage is 120 volts, and since 14-gauge wire can handl... Read More »

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## How many light fixture can be on 14-gauge wire?

Fourteen-gauge wire is rated for 15 amps and 1,800 watts. Maximum continuous loads are calculated at 80 percent. Eighty percent of 1,800 is 1,440 watts. If you use 100-watt light bulbs, you should ... Read More »

## Is a 14 gauge wire larger than an 8 gauge wire?

A 14-gauge wire is not larger than an eight gauge wire. A 14-gauge wire is 0.064084 inches in diameter and an 8-gauge wire is 0.128496 inches in diameter. The larger the gauge wire, the smaller the... Read More »

## I need to extend a 14 gauge, 600 volt stranded copper wire. Can I use solid wire?

yes you can use solid wire...be sure to get your wire nuts tight

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