arcing electricity between a cut insulated copper wire

Ampacity | Info | Faqs | Sitemap

GaugeWire.Com

 

AWG

Speaker

Copper

Aluminum

Connectors

Brands

 

Ratings

Wire:by Gauge

0000
000
00
0
1
2
4
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
20
21
22
23
24
26
28
30
36
38
40

Properties

Power
Magnet
Stranded

Faqs
Buy
Sitemap

 

We make choosing the right gauge of wire easy!!

This site is purely informational. We aim to create a place where people can find out what wire they need and how to use it. Please consult a qualified electrician before installing wire. Please email comments or suggestions to admin@gaugewire.com

 

braided and stranded copper wire showing the small caps that lead to the current rising to the outer surface

Gauge Wire Information

How to Use This Site

The home page does a good job of showing you hot to find out what size of wire you need. This will be based on amps drawn, the circuit, volts used, etc. There is a chart to make it convenient for you.

Each gauge wire link will have a link to purchase that size of wire. Most of the links are for Nextag because they had the best selection. Each size link will tell a little about that kind of wire.

Don't Get Confused

Wire can be stranded or solid and come with many various insulating types. In addition, it can be rated for different things. For example, some wire can be put into walls and other wire gets too hot for this.

To ease your confusion, it helps a lot to read labels on your appliances. In many cases, you can find out what the manufacturer recommends. For example, you could try and figure out how much power a television signal needs to run to your television (i.e. cable tv) or you could just call the cable company and ask them what should be used. This may sound like a no brainer, but you would be surprised as to what people come up with.

If you are doing high end audio, ask an audio specialist that works with the type of equipment you are using. If you are wiring a home, ask an electrical contractor. If you ask the right person, and then choose an upgrade from there, you are sure to get some adequate wiring.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Home | Contact Us | News Center | Link To Us

copyright © 2008