Hello,

Does anyone know where I can find out how much current specific gauges of wire can handle? I've looked up web pages on it, but can't figure
out what they mean... for example at

http://www.interfacebus.com/Copper_Wire_AWG_SIze.html

There's a column that says: Current Carrying, and another that says Fusing Current

I'm interested in figuring out if 20 AWG wire can handle steady DC of 7.25 Amps, for 20 AWG is says Current Carrying: 1.46 Fusing Current: 58.4

? I don't get what they're saying.... other websites have been similarly confusing..

Much Thanks

Does anyone know where I can find out how much current specific gauges of wire can handle? I've looked up web pages on it, but can't figure

http://www.interfacebus.com/Copper_Wire_AWG_SIze.html

There's a column that says: Current Carrying, and another that says Fusing Current

I'm interested in figuring out if 20 AWG wire can handle steady DC of 7.25 Amps, for 20 AWG is says Current Carrying: 1.46 Fusing Current: 58.4

? I don't get what they're saying.... other websites have been similarly confusing..

Much Thanks