What is Wire Gauge?
The thickness of a cable or wire is defined by its gauge size. The general rule of thumb is that the smaller the gauge number, the thicker the cable. The standardized method of measuring the thickness of a cable was established in 1857 in the United States. Commonly known as the American Wire Gauge (AWG), this form of measuring cable thickness is used for electrically conducting wire. The important part to consider in determining a cables current-carrying capacity is the cross sectional area of the cable. he diameter of the cable does not include the outer jacket of the wire, but only the copper wire on the inside. A wire that is “True-to-Gauge” will meet and/or exceed the diameter of the copper for its AWG rating.
Correct Gauge Terminology
The term “gauge” is used for wire up to 1 AWG.
The term “aught” is used for wire 1/0 AWG and larger. This number of “0” in the size is the number of “Aught”
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