How Much Current Can a 10 AWG Wire Safely Carry?


It is believed that a 10 AWG Wire carries thirty amperes. AWG dimensions could be decided by calculating the length of the bare wire with the insulation removed.
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the magnetic field produced by a long, straight wire carrying current i is B = (μ/4π)2i/r. so. 1.0 = 10^7)2*i/0.49. i = 2.5 x 10^6 A, much larger than 20,000 A.
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A 10 AWG wire can safely carry a current of up to 40 Amperes in free air. As part of a three conductor cable it may carry a maximum of 30 Amperes. AWG is an abbreviation for American wire gauge.
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