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# awg in wiring

AWG is forsingle-strand, solid, round, electrically conductive wire. It was first introduced in 1857 as a standard to replace the various measurements used by different manufacturers. Use of larger numbers denoting smaller wires is similar to Standard Wire Gauge, which is used in Britain.

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• ### What does AWG mean on wire?

• What does AWG mean? Image courtesy of General Cable. Simply stated, AWG or American wire gauge is the standard system that determines a cross section of a wire using a gauge for solid, round electrical wires. The higher the AWG number, the thinner or smaller the wire.

• ### How do you calculate AWG wire size?

• AWG Wire Sizes (see table below) AWG: In the American Wire Gauge (AWG), diameters can be calculated by applying the formula: D(AWG) = 0.005 * 92 ((36-AWG)/39) inch.

• ### What is the largest diameter of AWG wire?

• In the list of standard sizes as integers, 4/0 (0000) is the largest diameter and 40AWG is the smallest diameter printed on AWG. In addition, there are some special gauges such as 0000 (4/0), 000 (3/0), 00 (2/0) used for wire diameter and thickness larger than 0AWG.

• ### What is the difference between AWG and stranded wire?

• When multiple conductors, or stranded wire, use AWG, it gives the equivalent single-strand cross-section in AWG of all the strands cross-sections added together. Stranded wire typically has three numbers to define it. These numbers include the AWG equivalent size, the number of strands and the AWG size of each strand.

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