Selection of Portable Cord
Table 400-5(a). Allowable Ampacity for Flexible Cords and
Cables. [Based on Ambient Temperature of 30oC (86oF) See
Source: NFPA70 - The National Electric Code
* Tinsel Cord.
** Elevator Cables Only
*** 7 amperes for elevator cables only, 2 amperes for other types
+ The allowable currents under sub-heading A apply to 3 conductor cords and other multiconductor cords connected to utilization equipment so that only 3 conductors are current carrying.
† The allowable currents under sub-heading B apply to 2 conductor cords connected to utilization equipment so that only 2 conductors are current carrying.
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