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wire gauge

1. An instrument for measuring the thickness of wire or sheet metal; usually consists of a steel plate having a series of notches, of standard opening sizes, around the edge.
2. One of several systems for specifying the diameter of a wire.
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The enhanced reliability and wire acceptance features enable the IDC to meet design requirements in a broader range of applications, particularly where finer wire gauges and leaded components are being used, such as sensors, battery packs, speakers, LEDs and switches.
Applicable wire gauges range from 24 to 32 AWC (HPI).
The advanced functionality of the 9286 Series wire-to-wire connector enables it to operate as a junction box as well as providing broad mix-and-match wire gauge capabilities to maximize field serviceability," said Tom Anderson, product manager for AVX.
The connector is rated up to 3A, and the mating connector will handle a range of wire gauges from 22 to 28.
The user interface for the DLS 1100 has been specifically designed to present the system test configuration in a clear dynamically updated graphical display showing, each connected device, wireline length, wire gauges, applied taps and noise impairment details as applicable.
Flat cables are available with wire gauges from 4 AWG to 44 AWG in virtually any configuration required.
HDSL-based products tolerate crosstalk and operate not only on continuous unobstructed pairs of wires, but also on cables with mixed wire gauges and bridge taps.
The series offers wire gauges ranging from 26-16 in the Series 10, down to 30A WG in the Series 12.