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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: BigDave-AR
(I’ll try to forget you said the current carrying of 1/0 is 150 whether it’s 10’ or 100’)
I said ampacity, NOT current. The ampacity of a wire doesn't change based on it's length, it's rated a certain amount of amps at 1", 1', or 1 mile. The ampacity of a wire DOESN'T vary.
Ampacity is a portmanteau for ampere capacity defined by National Electrical Codes, in some North American countries. Ampacity is defined as the maximum current, in amperes, that a conductor can carry continuously under the conditions of use without exceeding its temperature rating. Also described as current-carrying capacity.