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A wire ampacity table is a chart displaying the electrical amp rating carried by specific wire types and gauge sizes. Amperage is a measure of the electrical current flowing through a circuit, which is measured in amps. ... More »

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The National Electric Code wire ampacity table is used as a guideline for deciding the proper wire type and gauge to safely use for specific current loads in electrical circuits. The code is maintained by the U.S. Fire P... More »

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The National Electrical Code does offer tables of ampacities, including those for insulated conductors or wires and for conductors in air. A version of the tables for copper, aluminum and copper-clad conductors is availa... More »

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The National Electric Code wire ampacity table is used as a guideline for deciding the proper wire type and gauge to safely use for specific current loads in electrical circuits. The code is maintained by the U.S. Fire P... More »

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An electrical wire ampacity chart can be found in the National Electrical Code Handbook, NFPA 70. The NEC Handbook is published by the National Fire Protection Association, an international non-profit organization. The N... More »

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The maximum wire size per amp according to NEC code varies according to the material of the conductor or wire, its temperature rating and the number of current-carrying wires in a cable. The National Electric Code contai... More »

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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 »

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