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# awg of wire

American wire gauge (AWG) is a standardized wire gauge system for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The larger the AWG number or wire guage, the smaller the physical size of the wire. The smallest AWG size is 40 and the largest is 0000 (4/0).

## People also ask

• ### What does 14 AWG wire mean?

• The numbers are often referred to as just “gauge,” so 14AWG wire is the same as 14-gauge wire. The scale for wire thickness ascends in reverse order by two. In the case of speaker wires you’ll normally see choices of 12-gauge, 14-gauge, 16-gauge and 18-gauge, with the smaller numbers thicker than the larger numbers.

• ### What is #8 AWG wire used for?

• The rule of thumb that techs will usually go by is that for a 30 amp circuit breaker, 10-gauge wire is the right one to go with. For a 40 amp you need a 8-gauge wire. For a 20 amp, you will need a 12-gauge wire. For 60 amp, the right wire size is 4, however there are certain important assumptions that that rule of thumb relies on – we will expand on those in the rest of this article.

• ### How many amps will 6 AWG carry?

• The 6/3 wire is the dimensional and number of conductors, categorization of the wire. The wire can be of any material which will vary the current capacity of the wire. If the wire is of copper, the 6/3 AWG will carry a current of 55 Amps whereas if the wire is of aluminum, then the capacity of the wire is 40 Amps.

• ### What is the diameter of 8 AWG wire?

• dn (in) = 0.005 in 92 (36-n)/39. The n gauge wire diameter d n in millimeters (mm) is equal to …

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