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Maximum Current in Copper and Aluminum Wire

Max current in copper and aluminum wire

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Maximum currents in aluminum and copper wire are indicated in the figure below.

maximum current copper aluminum wire

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Example - Maximum Current in a 6 mm2 Aluminum Wire

A 6 mm2 aluminum wire is somewhere between AWG #9 and #10.  To be on the safe side we use AWG #10 in the figure above and estimates the maximum current in a 6 mm2 aluminum wire to be approximately 30 amps.

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