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Old 13-02-2012, 04:22   #16
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Re: wire gauge

I regularly "downshift" from a larger conductor size, sized for voltage drop considerations, to a smaller conductor size to connect to the source or load by using ring terminals and a terminal or barrier strip. Just ensure that the over current protection device is sized to meed the ampacity and service of the smaller conductor.

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