Concerned that 50 amp charging cable is only #8 Gauge, not #6. The 8.37mm confirms it’s #8

I had to read up on all the electrical codes to change out my receptacle to NEMA 14-50r to use this cable. Everything indicates #6 gauge is called for in home use codes.
#8 gauge copper wire can only do 50 amps at 90 degrees Celsius, but of course then the insulation will start to melt. Therefore, #8 is rated for 60 degrees Celsius at 40 amps, not 50.
Are you sure about this cable, as charging times will be in hours?

The AC500 can only charge at 5000w max so that’s about 42 amps at 120v. I don’t know how much input current that would be though.

Well, there’s a reason ALL 50 amp cables listed on Amazon for RVs and EVs are 6-3 (#6 gauge, 3 wires + ground).
The 40 amp cables are 8-3 (#8 gauge).
Companies should not ignore set standands so that consumers who don’t know any better stay within established codes.
I’ll have to manually set amps at 40 to safely use this 50 amp cable with my 50 amp 6-3 extention cord.

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@St8kout Here is the specification of the charging cable: NEMA14-50P+SP2910/S3,black, SJT,8AWGX3C,105°C,UL,L=1500±25mm. It has passed UL UL certification and you can use it.

I’m not trying to give you a hard time, but can you show me what spec rates it for 50 amps? Building codes would never allow you to wire up a 50 amp house outlet with #8 gauge copper wire, and if it was Aluminum it would have to be #4 gauge.

I’m still waiting on parts to wire up my 16-50 outlet to try it out but I suspect that cable will get pretty hot. The boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius. The cable is marked “105 degree Celsius.”

@St8kout The 50A charging cable is 8 AWG. If you need a cable with 4 AWG, you may need to customize it.

You kinda missed my point.
For 50 amps, if using copper wire it should be #6.
For 50 amps, if using aluminum wire it should be #4.

But anyway, tech support emailed me about it. In essense they agreed that the #8 wire will get hot but that the cable can take it.
Of course, you wouldn’t be able to get away with that in house wiring, as it would not pass building codes.

@St8kout Sorry for my misunderstanding and thanks for the explaination.