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A 12 gauge wire is rated for 25 amps. NEC only allows for it to be protected at a max of 20 amps (unless following an exception for motor loads). Additionally, can 12 gauge wire handle 20 amps?

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  • How many amps can a 12 gauge wire handle?

  • Aluminum conductors can be used in nearly all of the same applications as copper wire, however, they generally have to be one gauge thicker. 12 gauge wires can handle up to 25 amps but are rated at only 20.

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