Ampacity is the maximum current that a conductor can carry continuously under the conditions of use without exceeding its temperature rating (measured in amps). Wire gauge and insulation will affect the ampacity rating, as well as the application conditions the wire will see in service. These environmental or application factors include: ambient temperatures, duty cycle, cooling, and other forms of heat dissipation. As such, Radix Wire & Cable does not recommend ampacity for its products; rather, we refer our customers to the appropriate ampacity reference, typically the National Electrical Code Handbook.
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