AMERICAN WIRE GAUGE
\ɐmˈɛɹɪkən wˈa͡ɪ͡ə ɡˈe͡ɪd͡ʒ], \ɐmˈɛɹɪkən wˈaɪə ɡˈeɪdʒ], \ɐ_m_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_n w_ˈaɪə ɡ_ˈeɪ_dʒ]\
Definitions of AMERICAN WIRE GAUGE
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(AWG, sometimes "Brown and Sharpe WireGauge") A U.S. standard set of non-ferrous wire conductorsizes. Typical household wiring is AWG number 12 or 14.Telephone wire is usually 22, 24, or 26. The higher the gaugenumber, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire.Thicker wire is better for long distances due to its lowerresistance per unit length.
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