reply to whizkid3
Re: Voltage drop and upsizing wire @150 feet from breaker panel
said by whizkid3:Thank you everyone for the replies. He is planning on running the circuits in PVC, the current pool pump runs on 120V and he has no plans on replacing it until it dies, the other circuit is a utility circuit for lights radio and occasional tool use.
The answer is yes; the wires should be up-sized. The questions are: what is the load; what type of raceway (i.e. PVC or steel conduit); and what is the power factor of the load? All of these have a bearing on the voltage drop.
Based upon the responses so far I will tell him that he should run 6 gauge wire.