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If manufacturers made all different sizes and classifications of wire for each wire gauge, it would make ordering extremely difficult for consumers. Fortunately, there is a standard for wire gauges.  It is called American Wire Gauge.  It has been in effect since 1857.  Now that’s a long time.

Here is a link to the awg gauge charts.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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