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What does nmd90 indicate?

'NMD' stands for 'non-metallic dry'. It means the jacket, or the sheathing, around the wire is not a metallic material and it's for dry locations. Other types of wiring may have a metal sheathing or be rated for exterior and/or wet conditions.

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Keeping this in consideration, what does nmd90 mean?

The most common type of cable used in houses is technically known as NMD 90 (Non-Metallic Dry service cable rated at maximum of 90 degrees Celsius). It is usually a plastic white covered cable. This cable comes with two or more conductors and includes a ground wire (bare wire).

Furthermore, what do electrical wire colors mean? US, AC:The US National Electrical Code only mandates white (or grey) for the neutral power conductor and bare copper, green, or green with yellow stripe for the protective ground. The neutral is white, the hot (live or active) single phase wires are black , and red in the case of a second active.

Herein, what is 3 wire used for?

Three-conductor wire can be used to power a single circuit that would otherwise require two 2-wire circuits. For example, the black might feed a line of receptacles, while the red feeds a line of recessed light fixtures in the same area.

What is the difference between 12 2 and 12 3 wire?

The designation 12/2 indicates AWG 12 wire with two conductors (AC hot and AC neutral), 12/3 indicates AWG 12 wire with three conductors (two AC hot and AC neutral). The load at the other end of the wiring connects between the black and white wires, and uses 120V to operate.

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