How Many Amps Can 8 AWG Wire Carry?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 12:13:33 AM ET
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An 8 AWG wires can carry 40 to 55 amps of electrical current, depending on the type of wire used. Non-metallic cables can carry 40 A, copper wire can carry 50 to 55 A and aluminum wires can carry 40 to 45 A.