American Wire Gauge (AWG)

What is American Wire Gauge (AWG)?
American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a standard for the width of electrical wires used primarily in North America. The standard specifies the width of the wire diameter from 0000 to 40. The diameter decreases with increasing wire thickness.

American Wire Gauge is also known as Brown & Sharpe wire gauge.

American wire gauge is a common standard for the diameter of electrical wires. As the name suggests, the standard is most commonly used in North America as a non-metric measuring device.

The standard defines the width of the wire diameter using a series of numbers. 0000 is the smallest dimension at 0.46 inches (11.684 mm) and the largest is 40 at 0.00314 inches (0.0799 mm). The larger the number, the smaller the diameter of the wire. The smallest sizes are 0000, 000, 00 and 0.

The wire gauge is typically n AWG, e.g. B. 1 AWG. '1 measuring device' is also read. The teachings with zeros are read as 'something', consistent with British usage. For example, 000 is read as 'three aught' and 0 is simply 'aught'.

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