What Size Service Entrance Cable Do I Need for a 200 AMP Service?

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If you are upgrading to a 200 amp service, you will need approximately a 4/0 4/0 2/0 service entrance cable inside 2 inches of pipe, or conduit. This will keep the entrance cable protected.
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