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Old 02-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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Can any one tell me what size wire this is?
I found it when I lived in Belgium, it was being used as an extension cord on a construction site.
I used it as the main cord from the wall to my 220v electric boil kettle controller I bought from High Gravity brewing.

I now want to use it as the cable out of my HERMS Panel to the 5500w heating elements in my kettles.


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Datasheet for your wire

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Datasheet for your wire
"page not found"

I looked on the webs with zero luck....

ETA: Got the page to open, and I see all the numbers, but not sure on the AWG of the wire, or if it would be safe to use as I intend.

http://www.conrad.com/ce/en/product/...m-Black-Sheath
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This cable has 2.5mm2 wires and it is similar to 13 AWG. So it's highly not recommended for 5500 Watt load.
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If I'm reading this right the 3G2,5 refers to 3 strands of 2,5mm^2 equivalent wire.
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So if i looked it all up correctly

2.5mm is = 13awg
13 AWG is rated for up to 35amps
my 5500w element will draw no more that 25 amps, so this wire should work, right?

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm


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This cable has 2.5mm2 wires and it is similar to 13 AWG. So it's highly not recommended for 5500 Watt load.
I am not disputing this, only asking questions because I do not want to burn the house down.

your reply was posted while I was researching, so I am confused as to why it is not recommended?

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I think the cable will have more info on it than your pictures show. Not sure if it has the AWG or mm on it or not but the cable comes in sizes from 17 AWG to 500 MCM

Here is a link that may help you.

http://www.muellergroup.net/har-cord...%20H07RN-F.pdf
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Bigarcherynut, it does have the ratings on it. 3G2,5 where 2,5 = 2.5mm^2 .
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hers what i found, there looks like there's some inconsistencies between the rating of wires for US standards and Europe standards but front what i can tell 21Apms should be ok according to how it was made (can't tell what wire it is). but this doesn't look like it would pass in the US 12g can only handal 20amps max in the US. maybe someone can read the chart better and determine the exact rating.

http://www.miccomcables.com/Webrochu...l%20Tables.pdf


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