2nd October 2019

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How is AWG measured?

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a system of numerical wire sizes that start with the lowest numbers (6/0) for the largest sizes. The gauge sizes are each 26% apart based on the cross sectional area. AWG is also known as Brown & Sharpe Gage. SWG = Standard or Sterling Wire Gauge, a British wire measurement system.

What is the gauge of the wire?

American wire gauge (AWG), also known as the Brown & Sharpe wire gauge, is a logarithmic stepped standardized wire gauge system used since 1857 predominantly in North America for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The AWG tables are for a single, solid, round conductor.
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