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Articles about Wire Ampacity Table 310-16


Rated Capacity of Electrical Wire

By Dave Rongey

Safe Amperage Ratings for Electrical Wire: The amperage rating will depend on the insulation type of the #12 AWG wire, Surpassing the amperage rating of any electrical wire is highly dangerous and not safe and can cause the wire to become over heated which could lead to a fire.