How to Wire a Breaker Box in an RV?

Answer RVs generally run off of two types of power, 120-volt AC and 12-volt DC. 12-volt AC power uses fuses much like house electricity. These fuses are located in a metal panel located near where the pow... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Wire a Breaker Box in an RV

Can i use a 20 amp breaker with 14/2 wire?

The 14/2 wire is not the preferred size for a 20 amp breaker. According to the 2008 National Electrical Code, the overcurrent protection for a general purpose branch circuit shall not exceed 15 amp... Read More »

What size wire do i use for a 60 amp breaker?

A breaker rated at 60 amps should have 6 gauge aluminum or copper wire. Choosing the right gauge wire to connect to the breaker will prevent electrical issues such as fuse burnouts in your home or ... Read More »

What size wire is used for a 50 amp breaker?

A 50-amp breaker uses a #6 copper wire that is 12-gauge in thickness, which is the standard gauge of home electrical wiring. A #6 copper wire can be used with breakers rated up to, but not exceedin... Read More »

What size wire for an RV 30-amp breaker?

When installing 30-amp service for use with an RV, use 10-gauge two-conductor wire with separate ground for cable runs up to 25 feet. For runs 25 to 50 feet, use eight-gauge wire; and for distance... Read More »