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AWG
Author: Cássio Lima Last Updated: October 20, 2010
Category: Other

American Wire Gauge

A North-American standard for measuring the thickness of copper and aluminum wires used in electrical and communication installations. The gauge is related to the diameter of the wire. As the gauge number increases, the diameter reduces. So, a 12 AWG wire is thinner than a 4 AWG wire. 

     AWG    

     Diameter    

 

 

 inch

 mm

0000 (4/0)

0.4600

11.684

000 (3/0)

0.4096

10.404

00 (2/0)

0.3648

9.266

0 (1/0)

0.3249

8.252

1

0.2893

7.348

2

0.2576

6.544

3

0.2294

5.827

4

0.2043

5.189

5

0.1819

4.621

6

0.1620

4.115

7

0.1443

3.665

8

0.1285

3.264

9

0.1144

2.906

10

0.1019

2.588

11

0.0907

2.305

12

0.0808

2.053

13

0.0720

1.828

14

0.0641

1.628

15

0.0571

1.450

16

0.0508

1.291

17

0.0453

1.150

18

0.0403

1.024

19

0.0359

0.912

20

0.0320

0.812

21

0.0285

0.723

22

0.0253

0.644

23

0.0226

0.573

24

0.0201

0.511

25

0.0179

0.455

26

0.0159

0.405

27

0.0142

0.361

28

0.0126

0.321

29

0.0113

0.286

30

0.0100

0.255

31

0.00893

0.227

32

0.00795

0.202

33

0.00708

0.180

34

0.00630

0.160

35

0.00561

0.143

36

0.00500

0.127

37

0.00445

0.113

38

0.00397

0.101

39

0.00353

0.0897

40

0.00314

0.0799

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