What Is American Wire Gauge (AWG)?

American Wire Gauge is a standard wire check framework utilized in the United States for the estimation of width of non-ferrous, electrically directing wires. “Measure” here implies the distance across. It is the American standard approach to arranging wires and links. Non-ferrous metals incorporates aluminum, copper and numerous different metals, but it is generally considered normal used to copper family wiring and telephone wiring.

Common family wiring AWG number would be 12 or 14. A phone wire is typically 22, 24 or 26. As the check number goes higher, the measurement of the wire becomes more streamlined. As denser wire conveys more flow, since it has less electrical impedance past a given length, thick wires are the most ideal for significant distances.

Taking into account this explanation, where the distance is definitive, and 12 gauge sabot slugs an organization placing in an organization could favor telephone wire with a lower measure that is thicker wire of AWG 24 to 26. AWG is otherwise called Brown and Sharpe (B&S) Wire Gauge. AWG not set in stone by estimating the measurement of an exposed wire which implies with no protection. While picking the measurement of a wire, the basic variables to be thought of and decided are the ongoing it will convey and the all out distance over which it ought to convey the amperage.

By and large individuals utilize thicker wires than what is recommended. The American Wire Gauge is a logarithmic scale, so on the off chance that you know the width or opposition for a specific measure, you can figure out the obstruction and breadth of another check number easily, by simply doing a fundamental summation and deduction.


• AWG 15 is 10 mohm/m.
• Adding three builds the obstruction by two overlap and taking away three diminishes opposition significantly.
• Also, adding 10 increases the opposition by ten, and taking away 10 partitions a similar by 10.


• AWG 18 has a strong check of around 1mm
• Adding 6 diminishes the measurement precisely significantly and deducting 6 pairs the width
• Adding 20 partitions the check thickness by 10 and taking away 20 manifolds the breadth by 10.


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