## What is the amp rating of 8 gauge wire?

#8 Gauge THHN Copper Stranded Wire is the most popular single conductor copper wire we carry and is RATED FOR 55 AMPS @ 90°C.

**Is 8 gauge wire enough for AMP?**

8 gauge wire is recommended to be used with amps that produce 200 – 400 watts RMS. So for example, let’s say you have a 4 channel amp, putting out 50 watts RMS per channel. 4 x 50 = 200, so you’ll want to use 8 gauge wire with this amp.

**What gauge wire is good for 50 amps?**

6

For a maximum of 50 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 6. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances. However, a kitchen oven can alone require 50 amps. Many electric dryers also require a 50 amp breaker.

### What is the size of American Wire Gauge?

American Wire Gauge Conductor Size Table. American wire gauge (AWG) is a standardized wire gauge system for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The larger the AWG number or wire guage, the smaller the physical size of the wire. The smallest AWG size is 40 and the largest is 0000 (4/0).

**What does AWG mean in wire gauge?**

American wire gauge (AWG) is a standardized wire gauge system for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The larger the AWG number or wire guage, the smaller the physical size of the wire.

**Where can I find information about DC wire size selection?**

The Circuit Wizard, at circuitwizard.bluesea.com, is a resource for a more detailed treatment of wire size selection for DC circuits. It allows you to input detailed information including wire insulation temperature rating and other derating factors. The Circuit Wizard is easy to use, and is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection.

## What is the difference between 6 gauge and 3 gauge wire?

The general rule of thumb is for every 6 gauge decrease the wire diameter doubles and every 3 gauge decrease doubles the cross sectional area. Diameter Notes: A mil is a unit of length equal to 0.001 inch (a “milli-inch” or a “thousandth of one inch”) ie. 1 mil = 0.001″.

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