How many amps can 8 AWG wire carry?

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Wires are sized by the American Wire Gauge (AWG) based on the gauge of the wire, the wire capacity, and what the wire is going to feed. The smaller the wire the more amps it can take without getting hot. An eight AWG wire can carry forty five amps in it. The maximum amount of amps it can take is seventy three. This particularly sized wire is used for cook tops for an example in the home.
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The maximum amount of amps an 8 American Wire Gauge wire can carry is 70 in free air. It can carry a maximum of 50 as part of a 3 conductor cable. You can find more information at www.interfacebus.com
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