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 23 September 2011 08:57 PM jonah71 Posts: 41 Joined: 05 March 2006 A circuit is wired in 2.5mm pvc twin and earth cable and is 25 metres long, the current is 18 amps and the resistance is 0.37 ohms Volt drop = I X R = V 18 x 0.37 = 6.66 volts Where does the 0.37 come from ? Volt drop for 2.5 is 18 mV/a/m So i would work it out at 18 x 18 x 25 = 8.1 1000 Am I missing something ? 24 September 2011 12:27 AM eswnl Posts: 144 Joined: 29 November 2008 Can you repost to say: What is the question, what variables are given and what is it you are asked to calculate?. 24 September 2011 11:25 AM OMS Posts: 20647 Joined: 23 March 2004 The "volt drop" in mV/A/m is 18 at 70 C. The cable has probably been measured at 20C - ie room temp So: Cable resistance at 70C = 18mV/A/m x 25m = 0.45 Ohm Correction for the resistance measurement temperature from 70C to say 20C would be about 0.8 So - 0.45 x 0.8 = 0.36 Ohm (close enough to the stated 0.35 ohm) Poor question really, because with 18A flowing through a 2.5mm2 cable it would be at approx 40C Does that help at all Regards OMS ------------------------- Let the wind blow you, across a big floor.
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