||06-03-2011 12:08 AM
Originally Posted by Tigerloose
It depends on what you want to power from that 20 amp outlet. Skill saw, no, reading lamp, no problem.
After reading the manual for the device (dust collector) it recommends at least a dedicated 20 amp circuit. After looking at the Voltage Drop Calculator I get a 6.4% drop at 100 feet. They don't have any other specifications, but for them to recommend at dedicated circuit probably means it takes a lot of juice.
It also says that i can wire it for 230V and the voltage calculator says I'll get a 3.2% drop wiring it for 230V.
I guess I can get away with 12 gauge for a 230V, but in the end I'm probably better off running the 10 gauge.
Copper isn't as cheap as it used to be. :(