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HossTheGreat 02-01-2011 02:20 PM

Any problem with the length of this run
I just installed a 240v 30A dryer outlet in my garage. It's 25' from my main panel. From there I'm using a 17' inline gfci cord to my control panel. From the control panel, I plan on a 10' cable to my kettle that will be feeding the 5500w element. In total, the run is a little over 50'. Everything will be 10 gauge wire. Will there be any issues with the length of this run?

Walker 02-01-2011 02:32 PM

you should be fine.

One of the electricians on this board that I talked to when building my system said you really don't need to be worried about the length until you get well over 100'.

IrregularPulse 02-01-2011 02:34 PM

We do 50' maximum runs on our equipment at work and that's low voltage stuff. I don't think you'll have any issues with that with the high voltage/amperes you're working with.

XXXXX 02-01-2011 02:40 PM

As an electrician I'll second that problems only usually arise after 100ft or so. Even then it's not pronounced. 50ft will be fine.

HossTheGreat 02-01-2011 03:04 PM

Thanks for the info guys.

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