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09-29-2015 01:57 AM

I have been updating my shop and moving my tablesaw to the other side of my basement shop. I have a 50amp subpannel in the basement and had a 220 outlet installed just a foot from the panel for my SawStop. Now the outlet is being moved to about 50 ft from the panel. I had originally had 12 gauge wire for the short run, but I want to know if I should be using 10 gauge wire for the longer run or if 12 gauge is fine. Any help would be appreciated…

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 01:58 AM

How many amps is the receptacle?

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 02:12 AM

20 amp

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 02:31 AM

According to this site, Voltage Drop Calculator, the voltage will drop by 1.33% to 236.82V over 50 feet with 12 AWG. With 10 it will drop 0.83% to 238. Your call, seems to me.

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 02:36 AM

Thank you DYFHID!

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 02:37 AM

#12 is plenty.

5% is the max including to the sub panel.

I don’t do calculations for anything less than 100-150 ’ depending on load.

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 03:01 AM

You guys rock…

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 08:00 AM

The acid test is there any noticeable hesitation on start up?

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 11:28 AM

I was going to refer your question to Bob (TopamaxSurvivor) but he already chimed in. Good luck on the shop rehab Mike. Have fun doing it!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 10-01-2015 05:10 AM

Thanks all! TS I will be on the lookout once everything is completed.

Thanks Lenny. This has been a labor of love and just getting everything in its new home has been interesting to say the least!

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