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wire gauge ampacity chart

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  • 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 ampacity of a wire?

  • Definition: ampacity is the current carrying capability of a wire. In other words, how many amps can it transmit? The following chart is a guideline of ampacity or copper wire current carrying capacity following the Handbook of Electronic Tables and Formulas for American Wire Gauge.

  • What is American Wire Gauge (AWG)?

  • American Wire Gauge Conductor Size Table American wire gauge (AWG) is a standardized wire gauge system for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The larger the AWG number or wire guage, the smaller the physical size of the wire.

  • What is the difference between AWG and ampacity?

  • In the United States, we use the AWG, otherwise known as the American Wire Gauge system. It defines the diameter, commonly known as the solid round wires. On the other hand, the ampacity defines the highest current a certain type can handle. When looking at the below table, the AWG value is opposite to the diameter.

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