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American Wire Gauge (AWG)

The thickness of wires, at least in the United States, is usually communicated in terms of its AWG size, not its circumference or diameter.

AWG, or American wire gauge, is a wire sizing system which is generally used for round, solid-core wiring that is designed to conduct electricity. The system is used in coordination with the ASTM standard B 258.

The gauge sizes are inverse, so a higher gauge number means a smaller diameter wire. That is so that that a 10 gauge wire would be considerably thicker than a 30 gauge wire.

Thicker wires are stronger (more resistant to physical damage) and are able to conduct higher amperage levels.

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