Re: how much battery cable in conduit?
The cable in question is 4/0 or 0000 cable, or four ought.
The recommended twisting in a drill will make it fatter, and the drill would probably need to have a five HP gas motor. Kids, do not try this at home!
vic, I ran four 4/0 cables in two inch EMT, but the thickness of insulation is critical. Recently ran four 4/0 cables in 2.5 inch conduit, as it is closer to code. These cables were standard UL listed 105 degree insulated battery cable wiring, with lugs on the end. Altho, if was fine stranded cable, perhaps about 200-ish wires per cable.
In pulling into two inch EMT, did stagger the lugs, and the cables were only five and one half feet in length X four cables.
In my case, the derating may have been fudged for two inch EMT, as the two negative cables are in parallel. Whatta I know? Vic
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