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Wire Guages

American Wire Gauge (AWG)

Source: https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

AWG gauge Conductor
Diameter Inches
Conductor
Diameter mm
Conductor cross section in mm2 Ohms per 1000 ft. Ohms per km Maximum amps for chassis wiring Maximum amps for
power transmission
Maximum frequency for
100% skin depth for solid conductor copper
Breaking force Soft Annealed Cu 37000 PSI
0000 0.46 11.684 107 0.049 0.16072 380 302 125 Hz 6120 lbs
000 0.4096 10.40384 84.9 0.0618 0.202704 328 239 160 Hz 4860 lbs
00 0.3648 9.26592 67.4 0.0779 0.255512 283 190 200 Hz 3860 lbs
0 0.3249 8.25246 53.5 0.0983 0.322424 245 150 250 Hz 3060 lbs
1 0.2893 7.34822 42.4 0.1239 0.406392 211 119 325 Hz 2430 lbs
2 0.2576 6.54304 33.6 0.1563 0.512664 181 94 410 Hz 1930 lbs
3 0.2294 5.82676 26.7 0.197 0.64616 158 75 500 Hz 1530 lbs
4 0.2043 5.18922 21.1 0.2485 0.81508 135 60 650 Hz 1210 lbs
5 0.1819 4.62026 16.8 0.3133 1.027624 118 47 810 Hz 960 lbs
6 0.162 4.1148 13.3 0.3951 1.295928 101 37 1100 Hz 760 lbs
7 0.1443 3.66522 10.6 0.4982 1.634096 89 30 1300 Hz 605 lbs
8 0.1285 3.2639 8.37 0.6282 2.060496 73 24 1650 Hz 480 lbs
9 0.1144 2.90576 6.63 0.7921 2.598088 64 19 2050 Hz 380 lbs
10 0.1019 2.58826 5.26 0.9989 3.276392 55 15 2600 Hz 314 lbs
11 0.0907 2.30378 4.17 1.26 4.1328 47 12 3200 Hz 249 lbs
12 0.0808 2.05232 3.31 1.588 5.20864 41 9.3 4150 Hz 197 lbs
13 0.072 1.8288 2.63 2.003 6.56984 35 7.4 5300 Hz 150 lbs
14 0.0641 1.62814 2.08 2.525 8.282 32 5.9 6700 Hz 119 lbs
15 0.0571 1.45034 1.65 3.184 10.44352 28 4.7 8250 Hz 94 lbs
16 0.0508 1.29032 1.31 4.016 13.17248 22 3.7 11 k Hz 75 lbs
17 0.0453 1.15062 1.04 5.064 16.60992 19 2.9 13 k Hz 59 lbs
18 0.0403 1.02362 0.823 6.385 20.9428 16 2.3 17 kHz 47 lbs
19 0.0359 0.91186 0.653 8.051 26.40728 14 1.8 21 kHz 37 lbs
20 0.032 0.8128 0.519 10.15 33.292 11 1.5 27 kHz 29 lbs
21 0.0285 0.7239 0.412 12.8 41.984 9 1.2 33 kHz 23 lbs
22 0.0253 0.64516 0.327 16.14 52.9392 7 0.92 42 kHz 18 lbs
23 0.0226 0.57404 0.259 20.36 66.7808 4.7 0.729 53 kHz 14.5 lbs
24 0.0201 0.51054 0.205 25.67 84.1976 3.5 0.577 68 kHz 11.5 lbs
25 0.0179 0.45466 0.162 32.37 106.1736 2.7 0.457 85 kHz 9 lbs
26 0.0159 0.40386 0.128 40.81 133.8568 2.2 0.361 107 kHz 7.2 lbs
27 0.0142 0.36068 0.102 51.47 168.8216 1.7 0.288 130 kHz 5.5 lbs
28 0.0126 0.32004 0.080 64.9 212.872 1.4 0.226 170 kHz 4.5 lbs
29 0.0113 0.28702 0.0647 81.83 268.4024 1.2 0.182 210 kHz 3.6 lbs
30 0.01 0.254 0.0507 103.2 338.496 0.86 0.142 270 kHz 2.75 lbs
31 0.0089 0.22606 0.0401 130.1 426.728 0.7 0.113 340 kHz 2.25 lbs
32 0.008 0.2032 0.0324 164.1 538.248 0.53 0.091 430 kHz 1.8 lbs
Metric 2.0 0.00787 0.200 0.0314 169.39 555.61 0.51 0.088 440 kHz  
33 0.0071 0.18034 0.0255 206.9 678.632 0.43 0.072 540 kHz 1.3 lbs
Metric 1.8 0.00709 0.180 0.0254 207.5 680.55 0.43 0.072 540 kHz  
34 0.0063 0.16002 0.0201 260.9 855.752 0.33 0.056 690 kHz 1.1 lbs
Metric 1.6 0.0063 0.16002 0.0201 260.9 855.752 0.33 0.056 690 kHz  
35 0.0056 0.14224 0.0159 329 1079.12 0.27 0.044 870 kHz 0.92 lbs
Metric 1.4 .00551 .140 0.0154 339 1114 0.26 0.043 900 kHz  
36 0.005 0.127 0.0127 414.8 1360 0.21 0.035 1100 kHz 0.72 lbs
Metric 1.25 .00492 0.125 0.0123 428.2 1404 0.20 0.034 1150 kHz  
37 0.0045 0.1143 0.0103 523.1 1715 0.17 0.0289 1350 kHz 0.57 lbs
Metric 1.12 .00441 0.112 0.00985 533.8 1750 0.163 0.0277 1400 kHz  
38 0.004 0.1016 0.00811 659.6 2163 0.13 0.0228 1750 kHz 0.45 lbs
Metric 1 .00394 0.1000 0.00785 670.2 2198 0.126 0.0225 1750 kHz  
39 0.0035 0.0889 0.00621 831.8 2728 0.11 0.0175 2250 kHz 0.36 lbs
40 0.0031 0.07874 0.00487 1049 3440 0.09 0.0137 2900 kHz 0.29 lbs
                 

British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG)

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_wire_gauge

British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) diameters
SWG(in)(mm)Step
7/00.50012.7000.036"/gauge
6/00.46411.7860.032"/gauge
5/0 0.432 10.973
4/0 0.400 10.160 0.028"/gauge
3/0 0.372 9.449 0.024"/gauge
2/0 0.348 8.839
0 0.324 8.230
1 0.300 7.620
2 0.276 7.010
3 0.252 6.401 0.020"/gauge
4 0.232 5.893
5 0.212 5.385
6 0.192 4.877 0.016"/gauge
7 0.176 4.470
8 0.160 4.064
9 0.144 3.658
10 0.128 3.251 0.012"/gauge
11 0.116 2.946
12 0.104 2.642
13 0.092 2.337
14 0.080 2.032 0.008"/gauge
15 0.072 1.829
16 0.064 1.626
17 0.056 1.422
18 0.048 1.219
19 0.040 1.016 0.004"/gauge
20 0.036 0.914
21 0.032 0.813
22 0.028 0.711
23 0.024 0.610 0.002"/gauge
24 0.022 0.559
25 0.020 0.5080
26 0.018 0.4572 0.0016"/gauge
27 0.0164 0.4166
28 0.0148 0.3759 0.0012"/gauge
29 0.0136 0.3454
30 0.0124 0.3150 0.0008"/gauge
31 0.0116 0.2946
32 0.0108 0.2743
33 0.0100 0.2540
34 0.0092 0.2337
35 0.0084 0.2134
36 0.0076 0.1930
37 0.0068 0.1727
38 0.0060 0.1524
39 0.0052 0.1321 0.0004"/gauge
40 0.0048 0.1219
41 0.0044 0.1118
42 0.004 0.1016
43 0.0036 0.0914
44 0.0032 0.0813
45 0.0028 0.0711
46 0.0024 0.0610
47 0.0020 0.0508
48 0.0016 0.0406
49 0.0012 0.0305 0.0002"/gauge
50 0.0010 0.0254

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