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# what size wire is rated for 100 amps

#1 AWG wire

• ### What size wire do I need for 100 amps?

• First, check the wire gauge chart here. You have all the AWG copper wires and their ampacities listed (at median 75C or 167C temperature). From that chart, you can see that we have 4 wire sizes with amps in vicinity of 100 amps. These are: Now, it seems that a #3 AWG wire with 100 ampacity is the perfect 100 amp wire size.

• ### 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 ampacity of a 00 gauge wire?

• The ampacity at 75C is 175 amps, and the 00 AWG wire is custom used as a 150 amp wire size (despite the 1/0 gauge wire having 150 amp ampacity at the same temperature). In the cable itself, the 00 gauge wire has 2.74 turns per inch.

• ### What is the size of a 1 gauge wire?

• 1 gauge wire is the first 鈥榥on-negative or 0鈥?wire gauge. 1 gauge wire diameter is 7.348 mm and it has a 42.4 mm2 (1 AWG to mm2) cross-section or area. Given the 42.4 mm2 thickness, the 1 AWG copper wire has a current-carrying ampacity of 130 amps at 75C.

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