What size wire is used on a 15 amp circuit breaker?

Answer You can use either 12 gauge or 14 gauge wire with a 15-amp circuit breaker. However, 14 gauge often is not big enough and best used only with alarm and three-way switch circuits which don't draw mu... Read More »

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What size wire do you use for a 20 amp circuit breaker?

According to the National Electric Code, 12 gauge wire should be used with a 20 amp circuit breaker. If this circuit is very long, a 10 gauge cable should be used to reduce voltage drop.Source:Nojo... Read More »

What size wire do you use for a 20 amp, 240-volt circuit breaker?

In most residential applications a 20 amp circuit, whether 240 or 120 volts, can be wired using 12 gauge wire. The exception to this is when the distance from the circuit breaker to the electrical ... 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 »

How to Wire in a 25A Circuit Breaker?

Protecting any circuit added to a vehicle is not only a smart move, but important for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants. Fortunately this can be done easily with the addition of a circuit... Read More »