2000V #6-3 SOW Cable feeding a 200A panel for a dining hall. This hall will be used for the upcoming music festival. I removed the panel cover so I could check voltage drop and amperage concerns after seeing this feed.
With the fryer, lights and oven and cooler running, the current reads about 88 amps per leg... The voltage? 108V and 109V ... That doesn't include coffee pots, beer coolers, heat lamps, etc. etc.
I'm told the feed is fed from a 70A Breaker. (?) It comes from across the road (through rigid pipe not buried) from a dwelling about 250' away, but there is 500' of cable looped back and forth... (the owner didn't want to cut the cable...)
I asked a maintenance man about the dining hall and "no one has had any trouble..." He also said "It's mining wire, it'll handle that building..."
If you look closely, the White Conductor (Hot) and Red Conductor (Neutral) have a small green companion... it appears to be steel cable with a non-dielectric green covering. (Like clothes line wire!)
I will be typing up a disclaimer to cover myself here...
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I had assumed the greens were "messenger" wire, for strength, marked green to hopefully insure bonding.(?)
They appeared to be steel inside a translucent green sheath, not unlike clothes-line...
Dspark... You ain't seen nuthin' yet!
I see this stuff almost every day... no exaggeration! I'll keep posting the good ones like this... Once again, a macro lens type camera would be more useful for most that I run into... (Due to lack of working clearances and the minimum 3' focus on my current camera, well, you get the idea!)
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-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
What is is that gives this cable a 2000V rating? The part in the pic doesn't appear to be any different than 600v (or 300V, for that matter) I've never seen mining cable. Is the 70A C/B an FPE? This is scary.