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Wire gauge is ameasurement of a wire,either its diameter or cross-sectional area. The gauge of a wire determines how much current can flow through the wire. The gauge also determines the resistance of the wire and its weight per unit of length.

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  • What does gauge mean in electrical wiring?

  • The gauge also determines the resistance of the wire and its weight per unit of length. When dealing with wire gauge, the characteristics of a wire usually specified on a chart is the wire’s size (specified in AWG), diameter, area, feet per pound, ohms per 1000ft, and current capacity (in amps). Below is a chart of different wire gauges.

  • How to calculate wire gauge size chart?

  • Wire Gauge Size Chart 1 Wire gauge calculator. ** Diameter and cross sectional area do not include the insulation. 2 AWG chart. An (kcmil) = 1000 dn2 = 0.025 in 2 92 (36-n)/19.5 An (in2) = (蟺/4) dn2 = 0.000019635 in 2 92 (36-n)/19.5 3 See also

  • What is the difference between AWG and wire gauge?

  • The lower the number assigned to a wire the larger its diameter; the higher the number the smaller its diameter. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. AWG is the numerical standard that established wire gauge sizes for measuring wire gauges in the United States.

  • How many amps can a wire gauge handle?

  • Wire Gauge Size Chart. American Wire Gauge standards range from 0000 (which can handle up to 302 amps) to 40 (which can handle up to 0.0137 amps). Most household and commercial wiring demands range from 2 (95 amp maximum) or 3 (85 amp maximum) to 14 (15 amp maximum).

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