# Can 6 gauge aluminum wire handle 50 amps?

## Can 6 gauge aluminum wire handle 50 amps?

6-gauge wire is rated to handle up to 55 amps, which means it has ample capacity to handle a 50-amp current or a 50-amp circuit breaker without issue. For this reason, the Amerian Wire Gauge system stipulates a 6-gauge wire for use on a 50-amp circuit.

### What is the max amps for 6 gauge wire?

55
Wire Size & Amp Ratings

Copper Aluminum
8 40 40
6 55 50
4 70 65
3 85 75

#### How many amps can 6 gauge handle?

RULES OF THUMB “Twelve-gauge wire is good for 20 amps, 10-gauge wire is good for 30 amps, 8-gauge is good for 40 amps, and 6-gauge is good for 55 amps,” and “The circuit breaker or fuse is always sized to protect the conductor [wire].”

How far can you run 6 gauge wire for 50 amps?

For every 100 feet, voltage drops by 20%. Example: 50 amp wire is usually the 6 AWG (we require at least 62.5A and 6 AWG can handle 65A). If you have to power an electric device 100 feet away, you need 20% amps more.

What size aluminum wire is good for 50 amps?

No. 4 AWG
50 amp Aluminum Wire Aluminum wires are ranked in a different way than copper wires are. For a 50 amp aluminum wire, you should use the No. 4 AWG. The smaller sized the number on the wire is, the larger the wire size.

## What size aluminum wire is rated for 50 amps?

For a 50 amp aluminum wire, you should use the No. 4 AWG. The smaller sized the number on the wire is, the larger the wire size.

### What size wire do I need for 100 amp sub panel 100 feet away?

If you check the wire size chart (you have the link in the introduction), the #0 AWG wire (also known as 1/0 AWG wire) has 150 ampacity. That means that #0 AWG wire is the perfect size wire for 100 amp service 100 feet away.