What Type & Gauge of Wire Should I Use?

Type NM-B (Typical Indoor Applications)*
14/2 with groundLighted Medicine CabinetLighting Fixtures
12/2 with groundWorkshop Power Tools

Wall Light Switches

Combination Switch and Receptacle

Disposals (Must have toggle switch at the unit)
Exhaust Fan

Grounded Receptacles

Lighting Fixtures with Outlets

Dishwashers
Room A/C

Electric Wall Heater – up to 20 amps

Food Freezer (On separate circuit)
12/3 with ground3-way Light Switches
10/3 with groundApartment size Range - up to 30 amps

Built-in Single Ovens - up to 30 amps
Large A/C - up to 30 amps

Other Major Appliances
Electric Dryer - up to 30 amps
10/2 with groundElectric Wall Heater – up to 30 amps
8/3 with groundDouble Oven Range - up to 45 amps
6/3 with groundBuilt-in Double Ovens - up to 55 ampsDouble Oven Range - up to 55 amps
Type UF-B (Typical Outdoor Applications)*
14/2 with groundOutdoor Post Lights
12/2 with groundSwitches and Ground Receptacles

Patio Spot Lights
Swimming Pool Filters/Pumps

Dusk to Dawn Lights
Patio-Pool Water Pump Receptacles

* In all cases, verify the load does not exceed the circuit capacity. Overloading electrical circuits can result in overheating of the wire and other electrical equipment.

Size & AMP Ratings

NM, TW, & UF WIRE
(Copper Conductor)
SE CABLE
(Copper Conductor)
14 AWG - 15 AMPS8 AWG - 50 AMPS
12 AWG - 20 AMPS6 AWG - 65 AMPS
10 AWG - 30 AMPS4 AWG - 85 AMPS
8 AWG - 40 AMPS2 AWG - 115 AMPS
6 AWG - 55 AMPS1 AWG - 130 AMPS

WHERE TO BUY

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