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SAE & Metric Wire Size vs. Amps

Recommendedámaximum continuous amperage @ 50░C
for Metric and SAE wire sizes.
Go up 1 gauge for 105/125░C,
Go up 1 gauge for more than 10 feet
.

Max Amps, DIN&VDE 0298, amps

áSAE Wire gauge Number

SAE Wire Areas (Min cma**)

Nominal Metric Equivalent size, mm▓

Standard DIN Sizes, ISO6722, mm▓

10*

18

1537

0.8231

 

14

 

 1973

 

1

16

16

2336

1.309

 

17

 

2960

 

1.5

20*

14

3702

2.081

 

23

 

4933

 

2.5

25*

12

5833

3.309

 

30

 

 7892

 

4

34*

10

9343

5.261

 

38

 

 11838

 

6

45*

8

14810

8.366

 

52

 

 19730

 

10

61*

6

24538

13.3

 

70

 

 

 

16

77*

4

37360

21.15

 

92

 

 

 

25

106*

2

62450

33.63

 

112

 

 

 

35

140

0

98980

53.48

50

160*

00

125100

67.43

 

174

 

 

 

70

207

 

 

 

95

219*

0000

205500

107.2

 

244

 

 

 

120

* Currents are extrapolated

 

 

 

**1mm▓=.00155 sq in=1973circ mils

 

 

 

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