AWG Chart

AWG
Value
Diameter
[inch]
Diameter
[mm]
Cross Section Area
[mm2]
Copper Resistance
[ohm/km]
Common Metric Equivalent
[mm2]
5 0.1819 4.621 16.8 1.028  
6 0.1620 4.115 13.3 1.296  
7 0.1443 3.665 10.5 1.634  
8 0.1285 3.264 8.37 2.061  
9 0.1144 2.906 6.63 2.599  
10 0.1019 2.588 5.26 3.277  
11 0.0907 2.305 4.17 4.132 4.0
12 0.0808 2.053 3.31 5.211  
13 0.0720 1.828 2.62 6.571 2.5
14 0.0641 1.628 2.08 8.286  
15 0.0571 1.450 1.65 10.45 1.5
16 0.0508 1.291 1.31 13.17  
17 0.0453 1.150 1.04 16.61 1.0
18 0.0403 1.024 0.823 20.95 0.75
19 0.0359 0.912 0.653 26.42  
20 0.0320 0.812 0.518 33.31 0.5
21 0.0285 0.723 0.410 42.00  
22 0.0253 0.644 0.326 52.96  
23 0.0226 0.573 0.258 66.79  
24 0.0201 0.511 0.205 84.22 0.25
25 0.0179 0.455 0.162 106.2  
26 0.0159 0.405 0.129 133.9 0.14
27 0.0142 0.361 0.102 168.9  
28 0.0126 0.321 0.0810 212.9 0.09
29 0.0113 0.286 0.0642 268.5  
30 0.0100 0.255 0.0509 338.6  
31 0.00893 0.227 0.0404 426.9  
32 0.00795 0.202 0.0320 538.3  

Common values:

  • 2.5mm2: Loudspeaker cable, 360V European kitchen stove connection
  • 1.5mm2: European household installation with 230V
  • 0.75mm2: European flexible and light appliance cord with 230V
  • 0.14mm2: AWG26, Hobby electronics, telephone cable
  • 0.09mm2: AWG28, Very fine cable for ear phones
  • AWG 12: Heavy 120V household installation cable
  • AWG 14: Thin 120V household installation cable
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