When to use what cable?

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Old 04-27-06, 11:01 AM
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When to use what cable?

In what instances would you use a 3-wire vs. a 2-wire with ground for instance. No specific application, just wondering.

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Old 04-27-06, 11:20 AM
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Two wire (plus ground) for most 120 volt applications and 240 volt applications.

Three wire plus ground for 120 volt multi wire circuits, 120/240 volt circuits, and for special circumstances of 120 volt wiring (three way switches, runs requiring switched and unswitched power, etc.).

There are probably things I missed. I just did this quick.
 
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