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Contact wires shall have an ampacity not less than that required by Table 610.14(A) for 75°C (167°F) wire, and in no case shall they be smaller than as shown in Table 610.14(D).
Table 610.14(D) Minimum Contact Conductor Size Based on Distance Between Supports
Minimum Size of Wire (AWG) Maximum Distance Between End Strain Insulators or Clamp-Type Intermediate Supports
6 9.0 m (30 ft) or less
4 18 m (60 ft) or less
2 Over 18 m (60 ft)
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