What is American Wire Gauge (AWG)

By Bester PCBA

Last Updated: 2023-08-28

What is American Wire Gauge (AWG)

AWG, or American Wire Gauge, is a standardized system used in the PCB industry to measure the size of wires. It assigns a specific number to each wire size, with smaller numbers indicating larger wire sizes. The gauge of a wire is crucial as it determines the wire’s current-carrying capacity. Thicker wires, denoted by a lower AWG number, can handle more current.

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