size of cable

Ainsley Whyte

Senior Member
Location
Jamaica
Occupation
Senior Electrical Engineer
if I have a 14 AWG six pair cable and I double all six pairs I would have - three cores cable my question is doubling two of the 14AWG cable would equals what size cable?
 

Frank DuVal

Senior Member
Location
Fredericksburg, VA 21 Hours from Winged Horses wi
Occupation
Electrical Contractor, Electrical Engineer
The answer about paralleling to get an equivalent size is, two conductors in parallel in changes three AWG sizes.

i.e. two #18 conductors in parallel is the same ampacity of a single #15 AWG wire. We used this a lot in the motor rewinding shop. Yes, in "magnet" wire we had all the sizes, including the odd numbers. (y)
 
Top