24 AWG Wire

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by foxhenry, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. foxhenry

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    Mar 27, 2009
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    hi guys, just need your input..about this :

    24 AWG 7/32 tinned copper drain wire

    7/32 is for what is it the number of wires or what?

    sorry if the question seems a bit odd, just need to know.. thanks...
     
  2. The Electrician

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    It means that it's a bundle of 7 strands of 32 gauge wires; such a bundle has the same cross-sectional area as a single strand of 24 gauge.
     
  3. foxhenry

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    Mar 27, 2009
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    thank you... is there any link you can recommend for information like this things...
     
  4. beenthere

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    Wire gauges are easy to check as to diameter and ampacity. The number of strands is up to the manufacturer, and their spec for that particular wire is the source of information.
     
  5. peranders

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    I love AWG. What was the advantage of this "unit"? We from Europe are puzzzled.
     
  6. StayatHomeElectronics

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    There are a few good rules of thumb for the AWG on wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge

    I can freely admit that I did not know any of them.

    I think the main benefit is that it seems to have been around since the 1800's and there is not much here that has been around that long. :)
     
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  7. peranders

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    The problem is that you can't measure AWG nor use it in formulas when calculating. It's very unpractical but I know that you use it over there so it's only for me to use AWGConvert in my iPhone
     
  8. rspuzio

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    > What was the advantage of this "unit"?

    According to the chain mail people,

    http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=10945

     
  9. peranders

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    Interesting article but the big question is why? Advantage? I'll guess I never will have the answer here.
     
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