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Can I use 16 AWG cable to a motor? 

Question asked by jmyhre on Oct 26, 2018

Can I use 16 AWG cable to a motor?  

Overview of motor circuit

Details:   NEC 430.22(G) (2)    This suggests that for the wiring from the VFD to the motor, with a smaller motor (FLC < 5.5A) that the circuit breaker must be specially marked 10A suitable for 16 AWG copper wire.   Is there any way to use 16 AWG wiring from the motor to the VFD using a normal 15A breaker?  Thanks very much.

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