What size wire and breaker?


Old 01-14-05, 06:23 PM
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What size wire and breaker?

I have to run a 220 volt, 50 amp dedicated circuit for a new oven. It will be 60 feet long. What size wire should I use and should I use a 30 amp or a 60 amp breaker on each 110 volt leg?
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Old 01-14-05, 06:43 PM
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I would run 6-3 with ground and protect it on a 2 pole 50 amp breaker.
Old 01-14-05, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Navy Blue
each 110 volt leg?
Not relavent. This is a 120/240 circuit. It needs a two pole breaker so you do not have two 120 volt circuits. You have a 240 volt circuit with a neutral which gives the appliance the ability to utilize a 120 volt load, such as a light bulb.

TRS is correct, 6/3 w/ground on a two pole 50.

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