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Examples and Tables
Engineered Approach to Conductor Ampacity
The inside front cover of your 2014 National Electrical Code Handbook outlines the process of using the Neher-McGrath formula to determine conductor ampacity. The full formula, however, is too complex to contain in the space allotted. Get more detailed information on the Neher-McGrath formula.