# What kind of wire do I need for a 200 amp service?

Asked By: Ailene Vitales | Last Updated: 26th March, 2021

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So, for a

**200**-**amp service**, you**would**still be allowed to choose a 4/0 AWG aluminum or 2/0 AWG copper, but you**would**choose it from the 75 degree C column in Table 310.15(B)(16).Similarly one may ask, what size wire do I need for a 200 amp underground service?

You **need** a minimum of #6 ground or #4 aluminum for **200 amps**. I **would** recommend just getting 4/0-4/0-2/0-4 quadplex as it is all rated for direct burial. A conductor is a **wire** that is used to carry electrical power.

Additionally, what size wire do I need for a 225 amp service? With 4 - 4/0s and 4 AWG (the required EGC for **225 amp** feeder) you will be just a touch over.

Furthermore, how much does 200 amp wire cost?

Here's **a** breakdown of **average cost** ranges of break boxes by amperage. 100-**amp** - $50 to $100. **200**-**amp** - $100 to $200.

What size wire do I need for a 250 amp service?

from WireYourOwnHouse.com

Size AWG | Copper Amps | Aluminum Amps |
---|---|---|

3/0 | 200 | 155 |

4/0 | 230 | 180 |

Size kcmil | Copper Amps | Aluminum Amps |

250 | 255 | 205 |