what is awg in wiring
American Wire Gauge
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What does AWG mean?
What does AWG mean? 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.
What is American Wire Gauge (AWG)?
American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard way to denote wire size in North America. In AWG, the larger the number, the smaller the wire diameter and thickness. The largest standard size is 0000 AWG, and 40 AWG is the smallest standard size. It may also be called Brown Sharpe wire gauge or simply the gauge of the wire.
Can AWG wire be used for networking?
Lower AWG may increase the physical strength of the cable and can be useful in situations where it will be coiled, bent, pulled or otherwise handled to stop the cable from breaking internally. Stranded wire is also more resistant to breakage from bending than solid wire. Careful consideration is needed on what AWG wire to use for networking.
What does the AWG size chart show?
The AWG size chart also shows the current in amperes for chassis wiring and power transfer application. Note: Resistance of wires in 惟/km and 惟/kft are at 20C or 68F. Here is the AWG wire size chart in image format if you need to download it for reference.