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More current in wires permitted in US than in Europe

More current in wires permitted in US than in Europe

29.Sep 2021
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Comparing the permissible current rating for copper wires, it is evident that the US standard – known as the AWG - American Wire Gauge (or Sizes) – allows for higher currents than the European standards, expressed by the German VDA norm.

For example, a 50 mm2 cable can carry some 170 Amps in Germany and 220 Amps in the US.

Right, as usual, more is allowed in the US! ????

Source: for  AWG (US) and for VDA (EU, Germany)

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