how much current can AWG wire handle

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In theory 20 AWG can handle 11 amps DC. However, there are other factors to consider, such as insulation, distance, load, voltage drop, etc. This page explains it in fairly simple terms, has the wire gauge chart for DC (Maximum amps for chassis wiring) and has a voltage drop calculator at the bottom. http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
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