# Is #10 wire 35 amps good?

## Is #10 wire 35 amps good?

“Twelve-gauge wire is good for 20 amps, 10-gauge wire is good for 30 amps, 8-gauge is good for 40 amps, and 6-gauge is good for 55 amps,” and “The circuit breaker or fuse is always sized to protect the conductor [wire].”

## Do they make a 35 amp breaker?

The Square D by Schneider Electric Homeline 35 Amp Two-Pole Circuit Breaker is used for overload and short-circuit protection of your electrical system. This breaker is compatible with Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The ANSI-certified and UL-listed unit is rated for 120/240 VAC and 10,000 AIR.

**What size wire do you need for a 30 amp breaker?**

For a maximum of 30 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 10. The most common household item that requires a 30 amp circuit is a central air conditioner.

**Can I use 12-gauge wire on a 30amp breaker?**

Can You Use a 30-Amp Breaker on 12-Gauge Wire? You should not use a 30-amp circuit breaker on a 12-gauge wire. The circuit breaker installed on a circuit is of a specific size to protect a certain wire gauge. A larger breaker on a thinner wire will allow more current over the wire before tripping.

### Will 10 gauge wire carry 30 amps?

1. A 10-gauge wire. If you look into a 30 Amp wire size chart online, the recommended size is a minimum of 10-gauge wire. A 10-gauge wire can safely carry the amount of current loads supplied by a 30-amp circuit.

### Can I replace a 30 amp breaker with a 35 amp breaker?

The technician recommended using a 30amp breaker. The electrical panel we have at the moment has a 35 amp breaker where the ac’s wire comes in. After a lot of searching we have concluded that the 30amp breaker is smaller as a result won’t fit into the bigger 35amp unit.

**Can I use a 30 amp breaker instead of 35?**

Yes if the max over current protective device is 25 amp and you have a 30 it is ok to down size. it is always ok to reduce the breaker size if the wiring is legal or compliant with the larger breaker.

**HOW FAR CAN 8 gauge wire carry 30 amps?**

You can use the #8 AWG wire for sub panel 50 feet, 100 feet, and even 150 feet away. If, however, the sub panel is 200 feet away, you have to boost the amps by 40% to counter the voltage drop.

#### What size wire do I need for a 30 amp 220v circuit?

Any circuit fused for 30 amps must use a minimum of 10 ga copper or 8 ga alu. Longer runs may require an upgrade of wire size.

#### Can you use 8 gauge wire on a 30-amp breaker?

For 30 amp service 100 feet away you would need a wire that can handle at least 45 amps. Luckily, the #8 AWG wire has a 50A ampacity. You can use the #8 AWG wire for sub panel 50 feet, 100 feet, and even 150 feet away.

**What size wire is needed for a 40 amp breaker?**

The size wire you need to operate with a 40-amp breaker safely is an 8-AWG wire. It is possible to install a 40-amp circuit breaker on a larger gauge wire such as a 6-AWG wire, but installing it on a smaller gauge wire will violate the code.

**Will a 40 amp breaker work in place of a 30 amp?**

A 30-amp circuit uses wiring that can only handle 30 Amps of electricity, which means anything over 30 Amps flowing through that circuit will cause the wires to heat up. A 40-amp breaker could potentially allow unsafe levels of electricity to travel through that circuit and never trip until the flow reaches 40 Amps.

## Does a 30 amp double pole breaker have 30 amps on each leg?

Question: Isn’t a 30 amp double pole breaker is same as two 30 amp single pole breakers stuck together, so I can put 30 amps on each leg? Answer: Yes, because the breaker draws 30 amps from each leg 1 leg per each busbar.

## Will a 40-amp breaker work in place of a 30 amp?

**How many outlets and lights can I put on a 30 amp breaker?**

The NEC states that you can only have 30-amp receptacles on a 30-amp circuit. If it’s a multi-outlet circuit, you can have a 20-amp breaker protecting the #10 conductors and use 15amp and 20amp receptacles on the circuit.

**Can you use 8 gauge wire on a 30 amp breaker?**

### What size wire is needed for 30 amp 240 volt?

10-gauge

Use 12-gauge wire for a 20-amp circuit, 10-gauge for 30 amps, 8-gauge for 40 amps, and 6-gauge for 50 amps. Check local codes for requirements.

### How Far Will 8 gauge wire carry 30 amps?

**How far can you run 10 gauge wire on a 30 amp circuit?**

How far can you run 10 gauge wire for 30 amps? 10-gauge wire is usually used for short 30 amp runs. If you plan on going over 150 feet, 8-gauge wire or thicker will be needed.