A measure of the thickness of copper, aluminum and other wiring in the U.S. and elsewhere. Copper cabling typically varies from 18 to 26 AWG. The higher the number, the thinner the wire. The thicker the wire, the less susceptible it is to interference. In general, thin wire cannot carry the same amount of electrical current the same distance that thicker wire can.

(AWG) A wire diameter specification. The smaller the AWG number,. the larger the wire diameter

A system of measuring the size of wire. The smaller the wire the larger the gauge. For Example: 1-4 gauge wire is very thick and commonly used for high-current battery cables, while 14-18 gauge wire is very thin and commonly used for low-current wiring harnesses.

The standards adopted in the United States for the measurement of wire sizes. AWG table

A standard system for designating wire diameter. Also referred to as the Brown and Sharpe (B&S) wire gauge.

A standard used for identifying the size of electrical conductors. Gauge numbers have an inverse relationship to size: larger numbers have a smaller cross-sectional area.

AWG - System of numerical designations for wire size, based on specified ranges of circular mil area. American Wire Gauge starts with 4/0 (0000) at the largest size, going to 3/0 (000), 2/0 (00), 1/0 (0), 1, 2, and up to 40 and beyond for the smallest sizes.

A U.S. standard set of non-ferrous wire conductor sizes. Typical data wiring is AWG number 24, 26 or 28. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire.

A standard for expressing wire diameter.(See Table)

A standard system for designing wire diameter. Also referred to as the Brown and Sharpe (B & S) wire guard.

(AWG) - A system for measuring the thickness of wire. The lower the AWG number, the greater the thickness. Also see: Gauge.

Standard gauge for measuring diameter of copper, alluminum and other conductors.

(AWG) : A standard system for designating wire diameter. Primarily used in the United States.

Measurement of thickness for copper wiring. The lower the AWG, the longer is the distance that the wire can support. Telephone lines are typically 26 gauge (1/26" in diameter), or 24 gauge (1/24" in diameter). 24 gauge is thicker and conducts electricity better than 26 gauge (for like materials and conditions).

A standard used to measure the diameter of a wire conductor. The greater the number , the smaller the wire diameter. House wiring typically contains 12-gauge or 14-gauge solid wire. Digital circuit boards are sometimes modified using small 22-gauge or 28-gauge wires.

Standard method of denoting wire diameter. The smaller the number the larger the wire diameter.

The North American standardized wire and cable-sizing system for identifying wire diameter of copper conductors. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the cable.

A standard for expressing wire diameter. As the AWG number gets smaller, the wire diameter gets larger.

A standard of the dimensional characteristics of wire used to conduct electrical current or signals. AWG is identical to the Brown and Sharpe (B & S) wire gauge.

A standard measure of wire size. The larger the number, the smaller the wire.

Identification of the diameters of electrical wire made in the U.S. is made by this series of numbers. Gauge designations range from 46 to 4/0 (0000), 46 smallest and 4/0 largest. Larger sized wires (4 though 4/0), are stranded to be flexible. Larger sizes than 4/0 are marked by cross-sectional area in circular mils. 250MCM, then 300MCM are the sizes following 4/0, with the larger sized designated by larger numbers as the sizes increase since the numbers now equal the cross sectional area of the wire.

American wire gauge (AWG), also known as the "Brown and Sharpe" wire gauge, is used in the United States and other countries as a standard method of denoting wire diameter, especially for nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. The steel industry uses a different numbering system for their wire thickness gauges (for example, W&M Wire Gauge or US Steel Wire Gauge or the different Music Wire Gauge) so data below does not apply to steel wire.