Types of Cord | Gauge Size Range | Ampacity of Current-Carrying Conductors (amperes) |
---|---|---|

0 - 50 ft. (0 - 15.2 m) | ||

SVT - Service Vacuum Thermoplastic | 17 AWG | 12 Amps |

16 AWG | 13 Amps | |

^{1}A conductor that is used to carry an unbalanced current from the other conductors is not considered to be a current carrying conductor. |

Also, what is 2 aluminum wire rated for?

Wire Size and Amp Ratings

Copper | Aluminum | |
---|---|---|

60°C (140°F) | 75°C (167°F) | |

4 | 70 | 65 |

3 | 85 | 75 |

2 | 95 | 90 |

What size wire do I need for a 150 amp service?

SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS SIZE AND RATING | ||
---|---|---|

Service or Feeder Rating | Copper Conductors | Aluminum or Copper-Clad Aluminum |

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

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

200 Amps | #2/0 AWG | #4/0 AWG |