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#67640 - 07/10/06 04:33 PM Pole Lighting Questions
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Pole mounted lighting questions (like in a parking lot):
I always thought that to connect HID lights to a 3 phase circuit that a fuse was required at the light, but I now think I am wrong. Am I?
What is a practical limit to wire size. I usually say #6 for a 30A circuit, but sometimes the voltage drop is too great, but larger wire is not as practical. What do you usually see?

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#67641 - 07/10/06 04:54 PM Re: Pole Lighting Questions
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Sounds like you're describing this mornings' job....

HID pole lights, 30 amp circuit.

Larger wires / feed wires joined to #10 wires in the pole base, with NSI type connectors. I was there adding fuses to these 480v. lights.

While not require, AFIK, they are a good idea. One reason is to make it so much easier to locate problems later on- and reduce the chances of a dying bulb tripping the breaker.

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