AWG to MM cable cross-section in mm2 Inches, maximum current (correspondence table)

To convert the cable section from the American marking system to the usual metric, use the table below.
It shows the correspondence of the AWG cable cross-section to millimeters (square) or Inches, as well as the maximum allowable current in the copper conductor of the cable.

Cable area conversion table
from AWG to MM² Inches

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The cross section of the cable and wire cores is selected taking into account the maximum allowable cable load. And it’s not a constant. It may depend on the number of cores in the cable, the method and place of cable laying, as well as the type of its insulation.