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What does AWG mean and why does it matter?
Unfortunately, size does matter. The most basic explanation on why wire gauge matters is because the thinner a wire is (higher gauge) the more resistance there will be to the flow of current. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge – the thicker a conductor is the lower its gauge number will be.
What are the most common uses for AWG?
The most common sizes and their amperage (amp) ratings are:14-gauge (15-amp circuits)12-gauge (20-amp circuits)10-gauge (30-amp circuits)8-gauge (40-amp circuits)6-gauge (55-amp circuits)
What does AWG stand for in Army?
The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) was charged with identifying Army and joint force capability gaps to DOTMLPF-P, and developing solutions to those gaps. It further seeks to identify enemy threats and develop methods to defeat those threats. 2016 marks the group’s 10th anniversary. In January, 2006, the AWG was established as a Field …
What does the AWG acronym stand for?
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. Dimensions of the wires are given in ASTM standard B 258. The cross-sectional area of each gauge is an important factor for determining its …