Minimum Size Fixture Wire Allowed by Code

The smallest size fixture wire permitted by the NEC is _____ AWG.

a) 22
b) 20
c) 18
d) 16

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) 18

Article 402 covers the general requirements and construction specifications for fixture wires. As noted in Sec. 402.6, "Fixture wires shall not be smaller than 18 AWG."

 

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish