# Electrical question

 Forum topic by Rxmpo posted 09-29-2015 01:57 AM 967 views 0 times favorited 9 replies
 Rxmpo268 posts in 3741 days 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…

## 9 replies so far

 bigblockyeti5112 posts in 1716 days #1 posted 09-29-2015 01:58 AM How many amps is the receptacle? Rxmpo268 posts in 3741 days #2 posted 09-29-2015 02:12 AM 20 amp David Taylor326 posts in 1083 days #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. -- Learn Relentlessly Rxmpo268 posts in 3741 days #4 posted 09-29-2015 02:36 AM Thank you DYFHID! TheFridge9446 posts in 1482 days #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. -- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior. Rxmpo268 posts in 3741 days #6 posted 09-29-2015 03:01 AM You guys rock… TopamaxSurvivor18268 posts in 3671 days #7 posted 09-29-2015 08:00 AM The acid test is there any noticeable hesitation on start up? -- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence Lenny1593 posts in 3523 days #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 Rxmpo268 posts in 3741 days #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!