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john777
 
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 01:15 am
I have 12 lights that use about one-half amp each, they are about 400 feet from the panel, what gauge wire should I use to keep from having a to much of a voltage drop?
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Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 02:22 pm
@john777,
John hope this helps

https://www.google.ca/#q=gage+wire+6+amps+400+ft

It all depends on how much voltage drop you can tolerate. E = IR so looks like 10 ga will give you a drop of 2.4 v
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Reply Thu 1 May, 2014 12:47 am
@dalehileman,
Thanks dalehileman, I truly do appreciate it,
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