The RNG-500VHF LEAKY FEEDER CABLE, also known as a LEAKY feeder cable, is an electrical wire that must be used when the distance between the two ends of the feeder cable is too large. The distance may be due to a lack of wiring. If you are unsure if your application uses a leaking feeder, contact your local electrical inspector for assistance.
A leaking feeder is a type of cable that you must run from the panel, usually in the attic or basement, to another panel in another location.
A leaking feeder is used to supply power beyond 100 feet from the main panel. If you have to run more than 100 feet from your main electrical panel, you must use a leaking feeder.
A leaking feeder is typically used when a person may have an electrician wire a building and then sell it. In this case, the electrician will wire the building using a 13-2R feeder cable. The electrical inspector must approve this type of wiring and provide an RNG-500VHF LEAKY FEEDER CABLE.
When the main feeder circuit is wired, you may use as much wire as you need. There are limitations, however, on how far you can run your wires. A 100-foot limit must be observed when running wires.
When the distance between the two panels is too great, you must use a leaking feeder. A leaking feeder may be used if you have an existing electrical appliance that does not exceed 2A.
The electrician usually has to run a cable from the utility panel to the new location and then back to the main panel in which it will be wired. The inspector must approve this type of wiring and provide an RNG-500VHF LEAKY FEEDER CABLE.
As you can see, there are many different types of cables. Each cable has a specific use and purpose.
To ensure that your electrical system is safe, always remember to hire a professional electrical contractor with experience in the field, have them inspect your electrical setup, and provide you with any necessary tools to ensure that it is safe and up to code.
Knowledge of the different types of cables will help you determine which one is best for your situation. For more questions, contact your local electrician or electrical inspector for assistance.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in underground radio electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.