|07-21-2012 01:29 PM|
You can use a larger wire size greater than #10 AWG on a 30 amp breaker. You cannot go smaller than #10 AWG on a 30 amp breaker. Going smaller would make the wire the fuse (so to speak).
#8AWG is larger than #10AWG
|07-21-2012 06:26 AM|
wire'n the compressor
short answer is Nooooo problem... 30a use a 10ga wire and your going bigger.. go'n smaller is where the problem is.. skinny wire has a higher number, fat wire is a lower number... your more then ok...
|07-21-2012 05:00 AM|
I just purchased this Quincy 5 horse, 60 gallon compressor from Norther Tool. It's being delivered this week so I don't have any paperwork yet. There is a FAQ section in the description of the compressor and one of the answers is that it takes #10 wire along with a 30 amp fuse.
I have a lot of #8 wire with a #10 ground in the shop. Can I use that wire along with the 30 amp fuse safely?
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