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kt82 02-05-2013 08:51 AM

AWG question
I have some wire that reads on the jacket
-6 AWG or THHN-2 -
Why the different numbers on the jacket?
is it rated at #6 or #2 ?

Stubbie 02-05-2013 09:10 AM

6 awg is the wire guage. thhn is the insulation type as is thwn-2. This wire is copper and needs to be placed in a raceway/conduit between termination points.. the insulation rating thwn-2 allows the wire to be in a wet location inside conduit. One word of caution do not use the 90C ampacity rating only 75C or 60C.

kt82 02-05-2013 09:14 AM

thank you

Stubbie 02-05-2013 09:16 AM

I went back and placed a pdf file for you to read - see previous post

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