How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
© Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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American and British Wire Gauges

Data originally posted by Enginering Zones.

Gauge   Washburn  & Moen British Imperial Standard (S.W.G.) Birmingham or Stubs American (A.W.G.) or Brown & Sharpe
7/0 .4900" .500" --- ---
6/0 .4615" .464" --- .5800"
5/0 .4305" .432" .500" .5165"
4/0 .3938" .400" .454" .4600"
3/0 .3625" .372" .425" .4096"
2/0 .3310" .348" .380" .3648"
1/0 .3065" .324" .340" .3249"
1 .2830" .300" .300" .2893"
2 .2625" .276" .284" .2576"
3 .2437" .252" .259" .2294"
4 .2253" .232" .238" .2043"
5 .2070" .212" .220" .1819"
6 .1920" .192" .203" .1620"
7 .1770" .176" .180" .1442"
8 .1620" .160" .165" .1284"
9 .1483" .144" .148" .1144"
10 .1350" .128" .134" .1018"
11 .1205" .116" .120" .0907"
12 .1055" .104" .109" .0808"
13 .0915" .092" .095" .0719"
14 .0800" .080" .083" .0640"
15 .0720" .072" .072" .0570"
16 .0625" .064" .065" .0508"
17 .0540" .056" .058" .0452"
18 .0475" .048" .049" .0403"
19 .0410" .040" .042" .0358"
20 .0348" .036" .035" .0319"
Gauge Number   Washburn  & Moen British Imperial Standard (S.W.G.) Birmingham or Stubs American (A.W.G.) or Brown & Sharpe
21 .0317" .032" .032" .0284"
22 .0286" .028" .028" .0253"
23 .0258" .024" .025" .0225"
24 .0230" .022" .022" .0201"
25 .0204" .020" .020" .0179"
26 .0181" .018" .018" .0159"
27 .0173" .0164" .016" .0141"
28 .0162" .0148" .014" .0126"
29 .0150" .0136" .013" .0112"
30 .0140" .0124" .012" .0100"
31 .0132" .0116" .010" .0089"
32 .0128" .0108" .009" .0079"
33 .0118" .0100" .008" .0070"
34 .0104" .0092" .007" .0063"
35 .0095" .0084" .005" .0056"
36 .0090" .0076" .004" .0050"
37 .0085" .0068" --- .0044"
38 .0080" .0060" --- .0039"
39 .0075" .0052" --- .0035"
40 .0070" .0048" --- .0031"
41 .0066" .0044" --- .00280"
42 .0062" .0040" --- .00249"
43 .0060" .0036" --- .00222"
44 .0058" .0032" --- .00198"
45 .0055" .0028" -- .00176"
46 .0052" .0024" --- .00157"
47 .0050" .0020" --- .00140"
48 .0048" .0016" --- .00124"
49 .0046" .0012" -- .00111"
50 .0044" .0010" -- .00099"

 

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March 2, 2001