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If the distance to run my electrical power is 100 feet is a #6 wire still good?

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Hi .. That depends on the amperage that you are needing .. if the run is 100 feet or more it is best to increase the wire size to reduce the amount of voltage loss. The voltage loss will mostly effect any motors that you have opperating on this power. So with out the details, I would say that you should use the next size wire . #4 or greater.

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Explain the difference between static electricity and current electricity


Static electricity...

Generally considered a nuisance... can cause serious damage to electronic equipment... (it is STORED power)

Thunder & lightening are STATIC electricity...

Wiki definition included (below)

For commercially available ELECTRICITY...
(usa) "currents" ... All electricity functions because of a DIFFERENCE in potential. When you start adding wires then you are harnessing that potential DIFFERENCE into usable energy.

Direct current & Alternating current... Generally referred to as "AC" & "DC"

Most all of the power grid you are looking at on power poles around your community... have "AC" flowing on the power wires
good for powering residential housing and commercial power applications

Immediately below those wires ... The phone wires
have to run about 10 feet below the "AC" wires...
Phone systems run on "DC" because it is quiet
(communications systems).

Alternating CURRENT can be rectified into Direct...
and Direct CURRENT can be inverted into Alternating.

Generators,
solar panels & BATTERIES output DC
Which can be accumulated and stored.

Alternators
output AC... and because AC is less susceptible to magnetic interference... it can travel great distances with very little loss.

Very interesting topic for further research ... and the principals of both... as argued by no less than Nicola Tesla & Thomas Edison.

Hope this helps

Static electricity

Carnac the Magnificent

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How many inches are in a linear feet


The following should give a good idea what is. HINT: It is 12 linear inches.

Linear feet (often called Lineal feet) are the same as regular feet. No conversion is necessary. If something is 6 linear feet tall, it is 6 feet tall.
It should be noted, that the correct term is Linear, since Lineal refers to a line of ancestry, not to length.
There are times when the term Linear is used, and times when it is not. I'll give some examples of them.
First a definition. Linear means "a straight line" so a straight line from point A to point B is the linear distance.
One example would be... It is 2200 linear miles from Seattle to Washington DC. But if you were to drive from Seattle to Washington DC, you would have to drive 2700 miles. The linear distance is a straight line from point A to point B, and Freeways rarely are straight.
Another good example would be boards, wire fencing, and rolls of cloth, all of which are often sold in linear feet. That just means they are not taking the width into account. If you bought 100 linear feet of lumber, laying them down end to end would stretch for 100 feet, it wouldn't matter how wide the boards were. If you were to multiply the width of the board, or the width of the roll of cloth, times the linear length, you would get the area.
The same applies for linear yards, linear meters, etc

Jan 12, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How many wires does it take to wire a bosch ae125 tankless water heater


You need three #8 wires for AE125. Two #8 wires for AE115.

1) Copy following link for wiring information:http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Tankless-electric-water-heater.html

2) The AE125 has 3 elements, and requires 3 wires.Each wire is sized #8 copper, and is connected to 40 amp breaker, up to 100 feet. Over 100 feet, use 50 amp breaker and #6 wire. Oversizing breaker and wire is smarted and more efficient than undersizing.

3) Often a separate subpanel is installed to provide 3 extra spaces.

http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Main-subpanel-Tankless-600.jpg


4) Makes sure main breaker panel can accept additional 120 amps of draw without overampping panel ... and starving other appliances of full power.... that will damage appliances, overheat motors, and damage main panel and overheat main breaker. You want to oversize, not undersize electric service when installing tankless electric, which is why I do not recommend tankless electric installation, including issues of costing more to operate, and expensive repairs, and general money risk-nuisance of owning tankless vrs tank-type heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-household-electricity.html#stress

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Dayton motor 1tmy6 electrical hookup


You can contact WW Grainger
Dayton manufacturing is owned by WW Grainger
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/search.shtml?searchQuery=1TMY6&op=search&Ntt=1TMY6&N=0&GlobalSearch=true&sst=subset

Contact Grainger 1-800-323-0600
They will have wiring information for each of their products.

The wiring diagram should appear on side of unit.
This 1.5 Hp motor can be wired for 115 or 230 volts

My AO Smith manual would not be specific to your motor.
With AO Smith 115-230V, there are one set of wiring terminals for incoming wires from breaker box. The other wires connect to terminals.
Copy following illustration link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Motor-wiring-500.jpg

Wire and breaker size:
For 120Volt, use 20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire up to 25 feet.
Over 25 feet up to 100 feet, use 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire.
100-150 feet use 8 gauge wire and 40 amp breaker.
150-200 feet use 6 gauge wire and 50 Amp breaker.

Sep 28, 2012 | Dryers

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Pls my linksys switch SD216 looses contact with my internet and it killing my business, pls what should i do to resolve this issue thanks.


Hi,
This problem may be caused by your cabling.
Here are the right distances for your Switch.
From Switch to Swich or Hub you have a maximum distance of100 meters(328 feet)
From Hub to Hub max 5 meters(16,4 feet)
From Switch or Hub to Computer max 100 meters(328 feet)
When you connect your network devices,make sure you don't exceed the maximum cabling distances.
Another problem could be the power adapter,this could be damaged;Note:using a different power adapter may result in damage to the Switch.

Nov 25, 2010 | Linksys SD216 16x10/100 Mbps Networking...

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I want to connect a single phase 24 amp kiln under my waterproved pergola. What electrical work needs to be done and how much would it cost approxmatly?


That kiln requires a 30 amp circuit, minimum. 24 amps x 125%= 30 amps per National Electric Code (NEC).

Without more info, I'll need to make a few assumptions. For the sake of estimating the cost I'll present the following scenario:

1...The distance from your electric panel to the pergola is approximately 100 feet.

2...The circuit will be underground. I'll assume that you will be able to hire someone to dig an 18 inch deep trench from the electric panel to the pergoda for $10 hr. While this should only take 3 or 4 hrs, depending on soil conditions, it could take all day. So I'll assume $80 for this.

3...This will be a 240 volt, 30 amp circuit (see why below).

4...Since you posted under the Intermatic T171, and since that is a 120 volt timer, that the kiln is 120 volts.

5...Unless the pergoda is fully enclosed, NEC still requires a weatherproof installation.

For starters, I don't recommend a 120 volt kiln. Most people I've known who had a kiln always seemed to want a bigger one ;-) Again, I'll do the estimate for a 240 volt, 30 amp kiln, as the price difference compared to a 120 volt circuit is about the same.

Also, I strongly recommend using 3/4 inch PVC conduit as opposed to 1/2 inch PVC or UF (direct burial) cable. 3/4 inch conduit doesn't cost much more than 1/2 conduit and will allow you to install wire up to #6. UF cable, in my opinion, is out of the question because if you ever decide that you want a larger kiln the direct buried UF cable is _not_ easily replaceable. A conduit and wire installation is about the same price as UF anyway.

Here's the breakdown (US dollars):

$ 10 - 30 amp, 2-pole circuit breaker
120 - 300 feet of #10 THWN COPPER wire (40 cents a foot)
20 - 1 bundle (100 feet) 3/4 inch PVC conduit
10 - 3/4 inch PVC elbows, fittings, straps
20 - Weatherproof box and weatherproof cover
+15 - 30 amp receptacle
______
$195
+100 - 2 hrs labor @ $50 hr. (possibly 3 hrs.)
______
$295
+80 - labor for trench
______
$375
+140 - Intermatic T172R (weatherproof) 240 volt timer
______
$515

Other considerations are that, if indeed, the circuit is 100 feet, you should consider using a #8 THWN COPPER wire to account for voltage drop (add $60, @ 60 cents a foot) Using a #10 wire at that distance may not allow the kiln to get to the desired temperature.

If you are anticipating things like lights, 120 volt receptacles, fans and such, the best way to do all that is to install a subpanel at the pergoda.

That should get you in the ball park as far as price. Of course, you can make adjustments accordingly. Remember that prices can vary greatly depending upon geographic location. Also, if you call a contractor for an estimate, _after_ they give you the price, _then_ ask how much they will knock off if you dig the trench.

A contractor price of $600 would not be unreasonable.

Hope this helps.






Jun 02, 2010 | Electric Intermatic T171 24 HOURS 40 AMPS...

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I have 10awg/4 cond will this work for running 220v to my shop. about 110feet


Depends how many amps you plan on using. 10 awg wire can handle about 30 amps at 240 volts and max distance is 80 feet. If you want more power you will need heavier wire, like 6 awg will handle 50 amps at 240 volts and max distance is 125 feet.

If you need more info please contact me.

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Power connection for L365 Fish finder


Fuses and Breakers
Attach the red or positive wire to a 5 amp circuit breaker. If the unit is connected directly to the boat’s battery, include a 2 amp in-line fuse. (In-line fuses are available at most marine supply stores.) The power cable includes a smaller "shield" wire. Connect this to a good ground.

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Extending the Power Cable
If you need to extend the power wiring by more than 10 feet, use a larger wire size. This will allow the wires to deliver the correct voltage in spite of the longer wire distance. For runs of 20 to 35 feet, use #14 AWG cable. If you extend the power wiring, be sure all electrical connections are solid and durable. Soldering is the best way to make these connections. Insulate all connections using heat-shrink tubing or electrical tape. You may also use crimp connectors or a terminal strip, but be sure to use good-quality marine-grade parts.

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