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    Anyone has a link for a chart for how many amps each AWG can handle in both Aluminum and copper? i am looking for something that can handle 60amp, 100amp, and 200amp
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    Single wire or 3 wire cable, and what is the length and ambient temperature?

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    Also, what is it being used for? A service gets sized quite differently from a branch circuit. As does an A/C or motor.

    There is NO blanket chart such as as you ask. It would be impossible and inaccurate.

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    well i hired a contractor to run a 200amp and a 100amp into my 2 family house.
    and from what i can tell he is running a #4AWG alum wire for the 100amp main panel from the meter. I thought that wire is only rated for 60amp? The run is only like 4 feet from the meters to the 2 main panels. I just want to make sure he is running the correct wire and i wont have a problem when i start to pull 80 - 90 amps out of that panel because HVAC systems are going in next week. I live in NJ just out side of Manhattan.
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    If it is being inspected like it should be the inspector will not pass it if it does not meet code.

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    yes, the work will be inspected. It is more for my own personal info. If the contractor used a wire that is not up to code I would like to get that fixed while he is still here and i didn't give him the final payment yet. God knows if he will come back once he get all the money.

    This is what I can read from the side of the cable.

    (UL) 2 CDR AWG 2-1 CDR AWG 4 COMPACT ALUMAFLEX TYPE XHHW-2 CDRS 600 VOLTS (TM) AA8176
    Last edited by hids2000; 07-27-2007 at 05:31 AM.

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