FAQ: What Is The Diameter Of 2 0 Aluminum Wire?

Product Details

Cable Type XHHW-2
Type of Structure Residential, Commercial, Industrial
Wire Size 2/0 AWG
# of Conductors 1 Conductor
O.D. (Inches) 0.466


What size is 2/0 aluminum wire?

Size AWG: 2/0. Stranding: 18. Conductor Diameter Inches: 0.376. Insulation Thickness Inches: 0.055.

What is the difference between #2 and 2 0 wire?

2 AWG will handle around 94 Amps, while 2/0 AWG will handle around 190 Amps. The length of the wire must be considered as well as the % voltage drop in order for this to be true. For a 3% drop where the load is less than 20 feet from the battery and you are drawing 100 Amps, you would need 2/0.

What size wire do I need for a 200 amp service?

Wire Sizes For 200 Amp Service Wiring 200 amp service requires either #2/0 copper wiring or #4/0 aluminum or aluminum clad wiring. Which wire used is determined by the voltage drop and length of the wiring. Many electrical contractors opt to use #4/0 aluminum or copper-clad wire.

What is #2 aluminum wire?

#2 Stranded Aluminum XHHW-2 Wire XHHW-2 are primarily used in air duct, conduit or recognized raceways for services, feeders and branch circuit wiring as specified in the National Electrical Code.

Whats bigger 1 0 or 2 0 wire?

1/0 is 0 AWG, 2/0 is 00 AWG, 3/0 is 000 AWG and so on with more zeros being thicker wire. Pure aluminum wire is equivalent in current carrying capacity of a copper wire two gauges smaller, so pure aluminum 1/0 wire is equivalent to 2 AWG copper wire

How much does 1 0 aluminum wire weigh?

Inches: 0.446. New Weight lb/1000FT: 129 lbs.

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Whats bigger 2 0 or #2?

Thanks. 2/ 0 (two naught) pronounced “two not” is a larger wire and will carry the 200 amps by your codes. #2 is good for up to 125 A depending its installation, configuration e.g. in open air, in a raceway, in a 3 wire cable, etc.