## How many amps can 16mm2 cable handle?

16mm cable is rated for 70 amps, but it can safely carry more current than that. The maximum current rating does not mean that you must never go above that limit, because it’s not a question of “can” but “will it work?” The answer to the second question is yes, 16 sq mm cable will work with more than 70 amps.

**How much current can a aluminum wire carry?**

Maximum current in copper and aluminum wire.

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

### What is the current carrying capacity of 240 sq mm aluminium cable?

402 Amp

Product specification

Brand | Polycab |
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Conductor Material | Aluminium |

Colour | Black |

Overall Diameter (Strip/Wire) | 55.4 mm / 51.7 mm |

Current Rating (A) | 402 Amp |

**How many kW can a 16mm cable carry?**

Dave. “Using the TLC volt-drop calculator, it gives a max of 21Kw for 17metres of 16.0mm XLPE SWA Hope this helps, Dave.” 21 kW divided by 230 V gives ~91.3 A which exceeds the rating of 89 A given for Method C in table 4D4A….

#### How many amps can 16mm tails carry?

16mm is fine on 80 amp if clipped direct or buried in masonry (method C). In duct, trunking or conduit, it would need to be on a 60amp.

**What is 16mm cable used for?**

16mm Armoured Cable is a power and auxiliary control cable, designed for use in mains supply electricity. Used for underground systems, cable networks, power networks, outdoor and indoor applications, and cable ducting.

## How many amps is number for aluminum good for?

Allowable Ampacities of Insulated Aluminum or CopperClad Aluminum Conductors

Conductor Size (AWG/KCMIL) | 60°C (140°F) TW, UF | 75°C (167°F) RHW, THHW, THW, THWN, XHHW, USE, ZW |
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4 | 55 | 65 |

3 | 65 | 75 |

2 | 75 | 90 |

1 | 85 | 100 |

**What size aluminum wire is good for 100 amps?**

For 100 AMP service, you’ll need a #4 AWG copper wire or #2 AWG aluminum or copper-clad wire. Make sure to limit your voltage drop to 3% regardless of distance.

### What is the current carrying capacity of 300 sq mm aluminium cable?

Product specification

Brand | Polycab |
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Conductor Material | Aluminium |

Colour | Black |

Overall Diameter (Strip/Wire) | 59.3 mm / 55.6 mm |

Current Rating (A) | 461 Amp |

**How do you calculate current carrying capacity?**

How is current carrying capacity calculated?

- The formula for calculating current carrying capacity is:
- I = permissible current rating.
- ∆Φ = Conductor temperature rise in (K)
- R= Alternating current resistance per unit length of the conductor at maximum operating temperature (Ω/m)

#### Can 16mm tails carry 80a?

**What rating is 16mm tails?**

16mm tails are rated at 87amps.

## What is 16mm wire used for?

**What is the current capacity of 16 ampere cable?**

Amperes

Insulation Materials: | Polyethylene Neoprene Polyurethane Polyvinylchloride (Semi-Rigid) | Kapton PTFE FEP PFA Silicone |
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16 AWG | 19 | 32 |

14 AWG | 27 | 45 |

12 AWG | 36 | 55 |

10 AWG | 47 | 75 |

### How many amps will number 2 aluminum carry?

Just check the chart, and you will see that 2 AWG gauge aluminum wire has a 90A ampacity at a median 75°C (167°F) temperature.

**What size wire is good for 200 amps?**

The Short Answer: For a 200 amp service, you’ll need a #4/0 aluminum wire.

#### What size wire is good for 150 amps?

SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS SIZE AND RATING | ||
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Service or Feeder Rating | Copper Conductors | Aluminum or Copper-Clad Aluminum |

100 Amps | #4 AWG | #2 AWG |

125 Amps | #2 AWG | #1/0 AWG |

150 Amps | #1 AWG | #2/0 AWG |

**What is the current carrying capacity of 185 sq mm cable?**

339 Amp

Product specification

Brand | Polycab |
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Conductor Material | Aluminium |

Colour | Black |

Overall Diameter (Strip/Wire) | 49.7 mm / 46 mm |

Current Rating (A) | 339 Amp |

## How much current can a 1 mm wire carry?

1mm Twin And Earth Current Carrying Capacity

NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA mm2 | REFERENCE METHOD A* (IN CONDUIT IN WALL) Amps | REFERENCE METHOD C* (CLIPPED DIRECT) Amps |
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1mm | 1mm Cable Rating 11.5 Amps | 1mm Cable Rating 16 Amps |

**What current can 16mm tails carry?**

16mm Twin And Earth Current Carrying Capacity

NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA mm2 | REFERENCE METHOD A* (IN CONDUIT IN WALL) Amps | REFERENCE METHOD C* (CLIPPED DIRECT) Amps |
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16mm | 57 Amps | 85 Amps |

### What size tails for 100A supply?

25mm tails are required for 100A main supply fuses.

**Can 16mm tails carry 80A?**

#### How many amps can 25mm tails carry?

The Main incoming Tails, to carry 137.2 Amps, is 35mm isn’t it? Not 25mm as it says in the book.

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**What gauge is 16mm cable?**

6 awg

A Simple Guide on Cable AWG to Metric Conversions

Metric MM2 (Diameter) | AWG | Approx Strading |
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4mm | 12 awg | 56/0.3 |

6mm | 10 awg | 84/0.3 |

10mm | 8 awg | 80/0.4 |

16mm | 6 awg | 126/0.4 |

## How many amps can 16mm twin and earth carry?

57 Amps

16mm Twin And Earth Current Carrying Capacity

NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA mm2 | REFERENCE METHOD A* (IN CONDUIT IN WALL) Amps | REFERENCE METHOD C* (CLIPPED DIRECT) Amps |
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16mm | 57 Amps | 85 Amps |