3/3 for 100A

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3/3 for 100A

I currently have 3/3 nmd 7 for my 100A service. Is this enough? I think I saw it was only rated for 85A?
 
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Are you in Canada? .
 
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In the USA the NEC doesn't allow NM cables to be used as service entrance wiring. This is a question joed should answer since you are in Canada.
 
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NMD7 is an older cable. The ground might be undersized by current codes, but would be grandfathered if currently installed. Non Metalic Dry. It is only allowed in dry locations. The current equivalent would be NMD90 or for USA peeps NM-B.
I don't know the service entrance codes that well but the table for #3 copper says for 60C #3 is only good for 85 amps. The 75C column says it is good for 100 amps.
 
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This is an old installation so it's grandfathered in anyway. The cable is rated 90 degrees.
The service entrance cable goes to a disconnect and then this nmd wire.
 
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The cable might be rated 90 but are the connection points?
Assuming it was inspected when installed I would just leave as is.
 
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Isn't nmd7 exactly the same as the current nmd90 - in terms of specs?
 
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Isn't nmd7 exactly the same as the current nmd90 - in terms of specs?
I'm not 100% sure. If it is not exactly the same it is very close.
 
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