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Hello, I need to run a #2 awg 3conductor wire from a 200 amp sub-panel to a 75 amp panel the distance is 600 ft. and the wire will be buried in conduit. First of all is the #2 wire big enough and if so where can I purchase 600 ft. all I can find so far is 500 ft. rolls. Thanks
 

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Are you looking at #2 Cu or Al?

For #2 Cu, you'd have a 7% voltage drop @ 600ft @ 240V @ 75A. If you're planning on drawing at or near 75A you'll need larger wire.

I'm getting 4/0 Cu for a <3% drop at 240V/75A and 600ft, but that's on an internet calculator, so hopefully someone will check my numbers.
 

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Not sure where the wire can be purchased in your area specifically, but you should check out electrical supply houses. You can probably get custom lengths online, but shipping will be high.

I saw you opened up another thread about 4/0.. You should wait until someone confirms what I said about sizing the wire before you buy it based on my advice.

Also, I should have said earlier that Al wire will be much less expensive for that run, even though you would need a larger size.

This is the calculator I was using, BTW:

http://www.southwire.com/voltagedropcalculator.jsp
 
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