Long Circuit


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Old 08-15-14, 04:02 PM
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Long Circuit

I have a 15A circuit that is about 75' total. At about 60' there is a junction box and I would like to tap into it for another 40' run to a light fixture.

Currently this 15A circuit hold 3 can lights and 2 convience outlets.

Is the length as I suggest an issue?
Is there a simple way to do the voltage drop calculation?
 
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Old 08-15-14, 04:39 PM
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You have nothing to worry about for that length, wire size, and load.

If you want to do a calculation, just search on google for "voltage drop calculator"
 
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Old 08-15-14, 04:39 PM
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Voltage drop shouldn't be a problem plus lights are very tolerant of minor voltage drops.

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