##### Asked by: Tonisha Trespalacios

asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020# How many amps can 20 gauge wire handle?

Why Wire Gauge Is Important

Wire Use | Rated Ampacity | Wire Gauge |
---|---|---|

Low-voltage lighting and lamp cords | 10 amps | 18-gauge |

Extension cords (light-duty) | 13 amps | 16-gauge |

Light fixtures, lamps, lighting circuits | 15 amps | 14-gauge |

Kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor receptacles (outlets); 120-volt air conditioners | 20 amps | 12-gauge |

Besides, how many amps can 20 gauge wire handle at 12 volts?

12 Volt Wiring: Wire Gauge to Amps

Amps @ 13.8 Volts | LENGTH OF WIRE American Wire Gauge (AWG) | |
---|---|---|

15-20 | 12-ga. | 8-ga. |

20-35 | 12-ga. | 8-ga. |

35-50 | 10-ga. | 8-ga. |

50-65 | 10-ga. | 6 or 4-ga. |

One may also ask, how many amps can a 18 gauge wire handle? 16 amps

Similarly, how many amps can 22 gauge wire handle?

92 amps

How many amps can 24 AWG wire handle?

Re: **24AWG** max safe current **24awg** plain copper though, **will** be 3.5 **amps** like the table says. In general I like to go a bit "over" since you'll start to loose some efficiency to heat if you get close to the current limit.