## What is American Standard wire gauge?

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard way to denote wire size in North America. In AWG, the larger the number, the smaller the wire diameter and thickness. The largest standard size is 0000 AWG, and 40 AWG is the smallest standard size.

## What size cables are amps?

Wire Size & Amp Ratings

Copper | ||
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Wire Gauge Size | 60°C (140°F) NM-B, UF-B | 90°C (194°F) THWN-2, THHN, XHHW-2, USE-2 |

14 | 15 | 25 |

12 | 20 | 30 |

10 | 30 | 40 |

**How do you determine the amperage of a wire?**

To calculate the amperage for a circuit, first add up the wattage of all the electrical devices that will be on the circuit. Then, divide the total wattage by the voltage of the system, 110 or 220, and that will give you the expected current or amps.

### How many amps can 16 gauge wire handle?

13 Amps 10 Amps

Types of Cord | Gauge Size Range | Ampacity of Current-Carrying Conductors (amperes) |
---|---|---|

0 – 50 ft. (0 – 15.2 m) | ||

SOOW – Service Oil Resistant Insulation/ Jacket Weather-resistant | 16 AWG | 13 Amps 10 Amps |

14 AWG | 18 Amps 15 Amps | |

12 AWG | 25 Amps 20 Amps |

### Can I use 10 2 wire 220V?

A 30 Amp circuit is needed for most 220V tools. You will need to run a 10-2 to the outlet. 10-2 copper wire is usually good for up to 40 Amps on start loads and 35 Amps on constant load.

**What wire do I use for a 40 amp breaker?**

8

40 AMP Wire Size For a maximum of 40 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 8. Many electric cooking appliances require 40 amps such as electric cooktops.

## How many amps can a 1.5 mm cable take?

1.5mm Twin And Earth Current Carrying Capacity

NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA mm2 | REFERENCE METHOD A* (IN CONDUIT IN WALL) Amps | REFERENCE METHOD C* (CLIPPED DIRECT) Amps |
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1.5mm | 1.5mm twin and earth rating 14.5 Amps | 1.5mm twin and earth rating 20 Amps |

## How many amps can a 2.5 mm cable take?

A 2.5mm cable is capable of supplying around 23-25 amps depending on the method of installation, so is fine, safe and compliant on a 20amp circuit breaker.