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Do the sizes relate to the AWG or B&S sizes?

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It's in AWG sizes.

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From the color of the wire itself it's assumed by me that it's copper but worth mentioning that if it's aluminum it is not rated at those amperage's but lower. Not sure I've ever seen a breaker in a panel less than 10 amps and very few 10s.
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Just an FYI these books are very helpful I have had Uglys electrical reference and it has been used allot over the years. https://www.uglysbooks.com/
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Thanks lot, Harry.
Few weeks ago I was looking for this info for a set of ceiling lamps I was doing for a new apartment.

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That does go high enough. I am running the wire for a 150A circuit for our new CNC.
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Up here #3 is used for a 100 amp panel and 2/0 is used for 200. I can’t remember what a 150 requires but it would be somewhere between those two. Seems to me the general rule for using aluminum triplex was to go one size larger. I can’t ever remember seeing a breaker under 15. Maybe back when panels used fuses I might have seen less tha 15.

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Up here #3 is used for a 100 amp panel and 2/0 is used for 200. I canít remember what a 150 requires but it would be somewhere between those two. Seems to me the general rule for using aluminum triplex was to go one size larger. I canít ever remember seeing a breaker under 15. Maybe back when panels used fuses I might have seen less tha 15.
We had some on the farm that were just 1Ę

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