##### Asked by: Ovidio Viçoso

asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th February, 2020# How many amps can a 6 3 wire carry?

**6**/

**3**is normally protected with a 60-

**amp**breaker. Since there are no 55-

**amp**breakers, code allows you to round up to the next larger standard size.

Correspondingly, how many amps can 6 AWG carry?

Common sizes include 14-, 12-, 10-, 8-, **6**-, and 2-**gauge** wire.

How Wires Are Sized.

Amperage Capacities for Standard Non-Metallic (NM) Cable | |
---|---|

8-gauge wire | 40 amps |

6-gauge wire | 55 amps |

4-gauge wire | 70 amps |

3-gauge wire | 85 amps |

what size wire is good for 50 amps? 4 AWG

Similarly, how many amps can a 3 gauge wire carry?

Wire Size and Amp Ratings

Wire Size | 60°C (140°F) | |
---|---|---|

AWG | (mm²) | Aluminum |

6 | (13.3) | 40 |

4 | (21.2) | 55 |

3 | (26.7) | 65 |

How many wires can go in a 6'3 Romex?

Contains three #6 AWG **conductors**, Black, Red, White and a bare ground.