AWG Copper Wire Table

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American Wire Gauge (AWG)
Used in the United States and other countries as a standard method of denoting wire diameter. The
higher the number the thinner the wire. Thicker wire is generally capable of carrying larger amount of
current over greater distances with less loss (though there are other things that cause current loss in
wire). Sometimes the loss of cables is rated in Ohms per one thousand feet and for a particular type of
wire the lower gauges (larger wires) have less resistance to current flow. (Sweetwater Archive)

AWG American Wire Gauge Table:

AWG

Diameter

Diameter

mm

inch

Square

Resistance

Resistance

mm2

ohm/km

ohm/1000 feet

46

0,04

0,0013

13700

44

0,05

0,0020

8750

42

0,06

0,0028

6070

41

0,07

0,0039

4460

40

0,08

0,0050

3420

39

0,09

0,0064

2700

38

0,10

0,0040

0,0078

2190

37

0,11

0,0045

0,0095

1810

36

0,13

0.005

0,013

1300

35

0,14

0,0056

0,015

1120

34

0,16

0.0063

0,020

844

33

0,18

0,0071

0,026

676

AWG

Diameter

Diameter

Square

Resistance

Resistance

mm

inch

ohm/km

ohm/1000feet

mm2

445
280

32

0,20

0.008

0,031

547

174

30

0,25

0.01

0,049

351

113

28

0,33

0.013

0,08

232.0

70.8

27

0,36

0.018

0,096

178

54.4

26

0,41

0.016

0,13

137

43.6

25

0,45

0,0179

0,16

108

24

0,51

0.02

0,20

87,5

27.3

22

0,64

0.025

0,33

51,7

16.8

20

0,81

0.032

0,50

34,1

10.5

18

1,02

0.04

0,82

21,9

6.6

16

1,29

0.051

1,3

13,0

4.2

14

1,63

0.064

2,0

8,54

2.6

AWG

Diameter

Diameter

Square

Resistance

Resistance

mm

inch

ohm/km

ohm/1000feet

13

1,80

0,0720

2,6

6,76

12

2,05

0.081

3,3

5.4

1.7

10

2.59

0.102

5.26

3.4

1.0

8

3.25

0.128

8..296

2.2

0.67

6

4.115

0.165

13.298

1.5

0.47

4

5.189

0.2043

21.15

0.8

0.24

2

6.543

0.2576

33.62

0.5

0.15

1

7.348

0.2893

42.41

0.4

0.12

0

8.252

0.325

53.49

0.31

0.096

00

9.266

0.365

67.43

0.25

0.077

000

10.40

0.4096

85.01

0.2

0.062

0000

11.684

0.460

107.219

0.16

0.049

Metric Gauge

mm2

Diameter
mm

Square
mm2

Resistance
ohm/m

5

0,5

0,20

0,0838

6

0,6

0,28

0,0582

8

0,8

0,5

0,0328

10

1,0

0,8

0,0210

14

1,4

1,54

0,0107

16

1,6

2,0

0,00819

20

2,0

3,14

0,00524

25

2,5

4,91

0,00335

US National Electrical Code
maximum Amperage
AWG Wire
Size

Two Current Carrying
Conductors

Three Current Carrying
Conductors

Ampere

Ampere

18

7

10

16

10

13

14

15

18

12

20

25

10

25

30

8

35

40

6

45

55

4

60

70

2

80

95

Amperage for Power Extension Cords
(always uncoil the cord completely under oreration)
14 / 3 AWG Cable
Length

Amperage

50'

15 A

100'

13 A

150'

8A

200'

6A

250'

5A

300'

4A

12 / 3 AWG Cable
Length

Amperage

50'

15 A

100'

15 A

150'

13 A

200'

10 A

250'

7A

300'

6A

10 / 3 AWG Cable
Length

Amperage

50'

15 A

100'

15 A

150'

15 A

200'

15 A

250'

13 A

300'

10 A

AWG / Amperage and Connectors
AWG
max. Amperage

Connector

0000 (4/0)

300 A

CamLock

000 (3/0)

260 A

CamLock

00 (2/0)

225 A

CamLock

0 (1/0)

195 A

CamLock

2

125 A

C-Way (50')

4

90 A

C-Way (50')

6

70 A

Joy&Cabtire (25'&50')

8

50 A

Joy&Cabtire (25'&50')

10

30 A

Joy&Cabtire (25'&50')

12

20 A

A.C. Wire (25'&50')

14

15 A

A.C. Wire (25'&50')

16

10 A

A.C. Wire

Amperage that is needed to heat up the insulation to a certain
temperature (Copper Cable / different Insulation Materials) in free air
(30°C)
AWG POLYPROPYLENE,
PVC (irradiated), KAPTON,
POLYETHYLENE,
NYLON at 105°C TEFLON,
(high density) at 90°C
SILICONE at
200°C
30

3A

3A

4A

28

4A

4A

6A

26

5A

5A

7A

24

7A

7A

10 A

22

9A

10 A

13 A

20

12 A

13 A

17 A

18

17 A

18 A

24 A

16

22 A

24 A

32 A

14

30 A

33 A

45 A

12

40 A

45 A

55 A

10

55 A

58 A

75 A

8

70 A

75 A

100 A

6

100 A

105 A

135 A

4

135 A

145 A

180 A

2

180 A

200 A

240 A

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