Sixteen-gauge wire, measured by the American Wire Gauge standard, carries a current of 22 amperes for chassis wiring and 3.7 amperes for power transmission. This gauge of wire is 0.0508 inches in diameter and features a ... More »

The maximum current capacity of 10 gauge AWG copper wire varies based on the length of the wire. For a 12-volt system, 10 AWG wire safely conducts up to 20 amps for 15 feet or up to 5 amps for 70 feet. More »

Wire a fuel gauge by first disconnecting the old dysfunctional unit to replace it with a new one. Obtain 12-volt power from the fuse box using a standard wire, and connect it to the positive terminal of the fuel gauge. N... More »

A 60-amp load requires a nine-gauge wire or less for chassis wiring and a four-gauge wire or less for power transmission. Safety margins generally dictate using a lesser gauge wire to avoid overloading. These two gauges,... More »

Use a wire gauge amp chart to determine the approximate wire size for an electrical load. There are separate charts for different types of wire. Since the resistance of electricity is dependent on several factors, the ch... More »

The electrical wire size, or gauge, required to complete a particular installation is not calculated, but rather selected from a table. With sizes standardized by the American wire gauge system, this table relates wire g... More »

To read a wire size chart one must examine the column listing various sized gauges of wire, then read across the row to gather the information for that particular gauge of wire. Wire size charts are often designed to sho... More »