How many amps will #6 wire carry?

Size & AMP Ratings

NM, TW, & UF WIRE (Copper Conductor) SE CABLE (Copper Conductor)
12 AWG - 20 AMPS 6 AWG - 65 AMPS
10 AWG - 30 AMPS 4 AWG - 85 AMPS
8 AWG - 40 AMPS 2 AWG - 115 AMPS
6 AWG - 55 AMPS 1 AWG - 130 AMPS

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Also asked, what size wire is rated for 60 amps?

A kiln has a full load amp rating of 48 amps. 48 x 1.25 = 60 amps. A 60 amp breaker is a standard size.

For these older kilns.

20 amps 12 gauge copper
60 amps 6 gauge copper
70 amps 4 gauge copper
80 amps 3 gauge copper
90 amps 2 gauge copper

Secondly, how much amps can a wire handle? The Maximum Amps for Power Transmission uses the 700 circular mils per amp rule, which is very very conservative. The Maximum Amps for Chassis Wiring is also a conservative rating, but is meant for wiring in air, and not in a bundle.

Herein, how many amps can number 6 copper wire carry?

Ampacities of Wire Types (w/ Temp Rating) @ 0-2000 Volts

Wire Size AWG TW, UF (140°) FEPW, RH, RHW, THHW, ZW, THWN, XHHW, THW, USE (167°)
3 85 100
4 70 85
6 55 65
8 40 50

Will 8 gauge wire carry 50 amps?

8 AWG may carry a maximum of 70 Amps in free air, or 50 Amps as part of a 3 conductor cable. David, if that cable is NM (Romex) then it actually cannot carry 50 amps.

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