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# how many amps is 4/0 copper good for

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• ### How many amps can an 8 gauge copper wire carry?

• In millimeters, 8 gauge copper wire has a diameter of 3.264 mm. That brings the cross-section to 8.37 mm2. With this information, we can determine how many amps will an 80 gauge carry. For everybody wondering if the 8 AWG wire can handle 50 amps, here is the answer: The ampacity of the 8 gauge wire is exactly 50 amps at 75C.

• ### Is 4/0cu good for 400 amps?

• Even so, 4/0cu is not good for 400A. Chances are in your residential setting (yes, that is till residential, until you zone your house commercial) you will have a 320A service, not a true 400, which is fine. For that you would need 350mcm CU or 500mcm AL. A true 400 amp service is pretty rare in a residential setting.

• ### Is 8 AWG wire good for 40 amps?

• 8 AWG wire has a rated ampacity of 50 amps. That is a perfect wire size for a 40 amp circuit. If you want to have an even safer circuit, you can use 6 AWG wire as the 40 amps wire size. Note: Do inform yourself about the specific characteristics of these wires before you buy one.

• ### What is the maximum ampacity for copper wire?

• For reference, the National Electrical Code (NEC) notes the following ampacity for copper wire at 30 Celsius: 14 AWG – maximum of 20 Amps in free air, maximum of 15 Amps as part of a 3 conductor cable; 12 AWG – maximum of 25 Amps in free air, maximum of 20 Amps as part of a 3 conductor cable; 10 AWG – maximum of 40

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