cable help please

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Old 02-01-05, 09:13 PM
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cable help please

can i use 300volt cable to wire a electric power outlet? i have some
leftoever cable and i dont wanna go buy some lower volt, it just to
plug a computer.
 
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Old 02-01-05, 09:42 PM
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How long has this cable been "left over"? And exactly what kind of cable is it? The only thing you told us is the voltage rating of the insulation, but that doesn't tell us the type of cable. There should be some writing on the cable.
 
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Old 02-01-05, 10:03 PM
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it write: 10/2 nmd90 nylon ft1 red/black 300v (-25c) csa cables pti cables inc 03/12/03 13:04
 
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Old 02-02-05, 05:32 PM
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That is good cable for Canada. It is 10 guage and good a 30 amp circuit. Use a 15 amp breaker for receptacles and pigtail #14 wire to it to connect to the receptalces. #10 is too large for receptacle connections. If you use a 20 amp breaker you must use 20 amp receptacles and #12 pigtail.
I would personally not use this for receptacles circuits. It's too heavy and stiff to work with. Buy some new cable.

For our US friends NMD90 is non metalic dry(indoor use) cable equivalent to NM-B.
 
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Old 02-03-05, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by joed
#10 is too large for receptacle connections.
most of the higher grade receptacles will accept #10
 
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Old 02-03-05, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by joed
That is good cable for Canada. It is 10 guage and good a 30 amp circuit. Use a 15 amp breaker for receptacles and pigtail #14 wire to it to connect to the receptalces. #10 is too large for receptacle connections. If you use a 20 amp breaker you must use 20 amp receptacles and #12 pigtail.
I would personally not use this for receptacles circuits. It's too heavy and stiff to work with. Buy some new cable.

For our US friends NMD90 is non metalic dry(indoor use) cable equivalent to NM-B.
Thanks for the info, I haven't seen NM cable rated 300v before.
 
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