The load-wiring-calculator will give you a very simple and quick solution to the problem of calculating the size of wires and maximum load for LED power transmission.

Calculate how much wire you can use before your maximum voltage drop is reached.

Voltage Drop Limit

0 to 99 volts

What's this?

volts

Wire Gauge

AWG 0000/000/00/0/1 to 40

What's this?

AWG

Load Current

0 to 99 amps

What's this?

amps

Max. Wire Length

0.00 m

(in one direction)

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How we calculate

This is a calculator for the estimation of the voltage drop of an electrical circuit based on the wire size, distance, and anticipated load current.

Voltage Drop = (WL x 2) x R x LC / 1000

Voltage Drop % = (Voltage Drop / SV) x 100

Where:
WL = Wire Length
R = Resistance
LC = Load Current
SV = Source Voltage

Calculates the maximum wire length of a single round wire of common conducting materials using the formula below.

Wire Length = ( VD x 1000) / (LC x 2 x R)

Where:
VD = Voltage Drop
LC = Load Current
R = Resistance

The resistance is then matched to the corresponding wire gauge value as per the American Wire Gauge standard (AWG).

Calculates the Resistance of a single round wire of common conducting materials using the formula below.

Resistance = (VD x 1000) / (2 x WL x LC)

Where:
VD = Voltage Drop
WL = Wire Length
LC = Load Current

The resistance is then matched to the corresponding wire gauge value as per the American Wire Gauge standard (AWG).

Calculate how much wire you can use before your maximum voltage drop is reached.

Voltage Drop Limit

0 to 99 volts

What's this?

volts

Wire Gauge

AWG 0000/000/00/0/1 to 40

What's this?

AWG

Load Current

0 to 99 amps

What's this?

amps

Max. Wire Length

0.00 m

(in one direction)

Invalid Input