Asked by: Eleodoro Condessaasked in category: General Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
What is the difference between 18 gauge and 20 gauge wire?
Also, which is thicker 18 or 20 gauge wire?
Gauge Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
Gauge Thickness chart & Information:
|Gauge||Dimension (inches) thick||Pounds per Sq. Foot in copper sheet approximately*|
|18||.040||1.60 ( thick copper sheet called "plate" as in "plate steel")|
Subsequently, question is, what size is 20 gauge wire? Share:
|GAUGE||SWG DIAMETER (Inches)||AWG DIAMETER (Millimeters)|
|14 Gauge Wire||0.0800 in||1.626 mm|
|16 Gauge Wire||0.0640 in||1.290 mm|
|18 Gauge Wire||0.0480 in||1.024 mm|
|20 Gauge Wire||0.0360 in||0.8128 mm|
Also know, what is 20 gauge wire used for?
20 Gauge Wire Primary wire is commonly used in automotive and general electrical applications. 20 gauge wire from Del City is the ideal choice for a variety of applications include unique projects, original equipment, or replacements.
Is 16 or 18 gauge wire bigger?
It pertains to the diameter of the wire. The lower the AWG, the more current capacity it can carry. "draws" a current from the supply. The 16 AWG wire can accommodate an appliance with a higher wattage (power) than an 18 AWG wire.