wire gauge


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wire gauge

A measurement of the thickness of a cable, which is the inverse of its size. For example, the diameter of an 18 gauge wire is 1.02mm, while the smaller number 12 gauge is 2.05mm, more than twice the diameter. This relationship makes more sense if you think of how many wires fit into a given area. For example, if the thickness of 18 wires fit into the same space as 12 wires, the thickness of the 18 wires has to be smaller.

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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Note: Stranded ("STRD") wire gauges are marked on the left, solid gauges are marked on the right.
Using common wire gauges in cable lengths up to 10 m, FCI's DensiShield I/O links exhibit 10 Gb/s per channel differential performance.
* Applicable wire gauges that range from 22 to 30 AWG (AMP CT & Mini).
Phoenix Contact released its QC (Quick Connect) 1.5 plugs, an insulation displacement connection (IDC)-based plug for use in an expanded range of wire gauges. They offer flexibility in wire selections (24 AWG to 16 AWG), are designed on a 5 mm pitch (centerline) spacing and come with or without mounting flanges.
The connector is rated up to 3 amps and the mating connector can handle wire gauges from 22 to 28.
The connector is rated up to 3A, and the mating connector will handle a range of wire gauges from 22 to 28.
With the release of the new QC (Quick Connect) 1.5 plugs, Phoenix Contact now offers an insulation displacement connection-based plug for use with an expanded range of wire gauges (24 to 16 AWG).
Flat cables are available with wire gauges from 4 AWG to 44 AWG in virtually any configuration required.