Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wire colors

This blog is about three wires: 10-2, 12-2 and 14-2 Romex wires. The 10-2 is Orange, the 12-2 is yellow and the 14-2 is white. The first number, i.e. 10, describes the guage of the wire. The second number describes the number of conductors each wire holds. Each wire is 600 volts. The amps differ from wire to wire. The 10-2 wire is 30 amps, the 12-2 is 20 and the 14 is 15 amps.

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