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#### saeed M

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In 50 watt pot light fixture how many wires can go I mean if there is one hot wire can I take 2 more wires to give connected two more pot light.In other farm if i have pot light 1 , 2 and 3 . I put the hot wire in no 2 and from there I take one wire to no 1 & one wire to no 3 .please clear me a bit

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#### Jim Port

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The junction box should tell you how many cable or conductors are allowed in them.

#### TarheelTerp

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In 50 watt pot light fixture how many wires can go...
If you mean how many can fit within the connection box...
that is referred to as "box fill" and the answer will vary by maker.
But most will hold more than should ever need to be connected.

...if there is one hot wire can I take 2 more wires to give connected two more pot light.
That would be a total of 3 sets of 2W (romex?) = 6 plus 3 ground wires.
And yeah... they'll fit in most if you're careful.

A better way would be to run the wire around the room:
---> Light ---> Light ---> Light ---> Light ---> (etc)
This way you never have more than 2 sets of wire per light.

hth

#### Julius793

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TarheelTerp said:
But most will hold more than should ever need to be connected.

hth
That's what I used to think! :laughing:

#### Rob1975

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If you mean how many can fit within the connection box...
that is referred to as "box fill" and the answer will vary by maker.
But most will hold more than should ever need to be connected.

That would be a total of 3 sets of 2W (romex?) = 6 plus 3 ground wires.
And yeah... they'll fit in most if you're careful.

A better way would be to run the wire around the room:
---> Light ---> Light ---> Light ---> Light ---> (etc)
This way you never have more than 2 sets of wire per light.

hth

What he said!

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