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Calculating Voltage Drop for an Electrical Circuit

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I need a 20amp feed 700 feet away from the service. What size wire should I use…

Calculating Voltage Drop for an Electrical Circuit
Background: Frank, a Homeowner from Sarasota Florida

Question: Per my friends farm. He needs a 20amp feed 700 feet away from the service. What size wire should he use?

Or, should he use a boost up transform then a drop down transformer at the load (oh it’s 120voltage.
If you think the transformer, what size, and what size wire. Thanks

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Frank.

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