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6awg wire amp rating

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Your electrician is correct. 6 AWG NM-B is rated55 [email protected] 60 degree C (most conservative). 55 not being a common breaker allows increase to 60A. Actual load is 48 Amps. From the Paige page:

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  • Common US AWG wire gauges and amps ratings AWG Diameter (mm) Diameter (in) Square (mm2) Resistance Copper (ohm/1000m) 00 (2/0) 9.3 0.37 67.4 0.26 000 (3/0) 10.4 0.41 85.0 0.20 0000 (4/0) 11.7 0.46 107 0.16 250 127 34 more rows …

  • How many amps can a 1 AWG wire handle?

  • Given the 42.4 mm2 thickness, the 1 AWG copper wire has a current-carrying ampacity of 130 amps at 75C. This gives us a pretty good indication of how many amps can a 1 AWG gauge wire handle. With 130 amps capacity, 1 gauge wire can serve as a battery cable, welding cable, or any other power cable that requires a good 100 amps of electric current.

  • What is the AWG number of telephone wire?

  • The higher the number – the thinner the wire. Typical household wiring is AWG number 12 or 14. Telephone wire is typical AWG 22, 24, or 26.

  • What is the thickest AWG wire?

  • It is one of the two AWG wires that have a 10+ mm diameter (4/0 AWG wire to mm equals 11.684 mm). The 0000 AWG gauge wire is also the only one with a 100+ mm2 cross-section. That makes it the thickest AWG wire.

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