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    AGP electrical question. Stranded vs solid THHN #12

    I have a electrical question, does anyone know if one is better to use than the other? I have a 50 foot run and getting ready to pull it through the conduit, but have not bought the wire yet. Can I use either one? I know stranded is easier to pull, but that is not an issue. Any do's or dont's? I will be pulling 12 g THHN/THWN

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    Re: AGP electrical question. Stranded vs solid THHN #12

    I would personally use stranded, but it really doesn't make a difference. Either will work fine.
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    Re: AGP electrical question. Stranded vs solid THHN #12

    You should always use stranded when connecting to vibration sources like motors, generators, etc.
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    Re: AGP electrical question. Stranded vs solid THHN #12

    Thanks,

    There should be no vibration, It does not get connected directly to the motor.

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    Re: AGP electrical question. Stranded vs solid THHN #12

    If you are running a supply line to a service panel, then you should use solid, and I would recommend going with #10 instead.

    You get a voltage drop over distance, and 50' is not a short span, and if you are going underground with your conduit then there will be even more loss.

    #12 will work, but if you ever decide to add other loads, or increase motor size, ect. ect, then pulling heavier wire now will save you down the road.

    Stranded wire from the breaker/service panel to the equipment will be fine, just make sure you size your wire properly.
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