#### Houston714

##### Member

- Location
- Nashville Tn

**126/242 volts at panel**

Gate 324 feet away.

**I figured 330 feet.**

Need 7 amps at gate and call box: (2 amp 120 volt Trickle Charger for gate) and (5 amps 240 volt for Call Box).

**I just figured 10 total.**

I'm running UF 6/3 with ground.

Voltage Drop = I x R

“I” is equal to 10 amperes

“R” is equal to 0.324 ohms (Chapter 9, Table 8 for a 6 AWG wire: (.491/1,000 feet) x 660 feet

Voltage Drop = 10 amperes x 0.324 ohms

Voltage Drop = 3.24 volts, (3.24 volts/126 volts = 2.57% volts drop)

Voltage Drop = 3.24 volts, (3.24 volts/242 volts = 1.33% volts drop)

**Operating Voltage = 126 volts – 3.24 volts = 122.76**

Operating Voltage = 242 volts - 3.24 volts = 238.76

Operating Voltage = 242 volts - 3.24 volts = 238.76

Your help is appreciated!