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Wire diameter MM to AWG

On : 19. Apr 2024 / In : All

The conversion between metric wire diameters (measured in millimeters) and the American Wire Gauge (AWG) is not directly linear, as AWG is a logarithmic scale. However, there are rough approximations that are often used. Please note that these are estimates and actual values may vary slightly. For example, a wire diameter of 1 mm corresponds approximately to AWG 18. It is important to note that the exact mapping of metric diameters to AWG values may vary depending on manufacturers and standards. Therefore, it is advisable to refer to the specific conversion tables or industry standards if a precise specification is required.

The wire cross-section is often more important than the diameter, especially when it comes to electrical conductivity and current carrying capacity. The wire cross-section is measured in square millimeters (mm²) and indicates It is important to select the appropriate wire cross-section according to the requirements of the application.

Intertechnik Tritec coils consist of braided strands with seven individual strands and therefore effectively have a larger wire cross-section compared to a single solid wire of the same diameter. This is because the twisted strands take up more space and therefore cover a larger area, and

the wire cross-section is crucial for electrical conductivity and the ability to transport electricity. In addition, the flexibility of the wire can be improved by using Tritec strands. A 7x0.6 Tritec stranded wire corresponds to approx. a 4mm single wire. Tritec coils can also help to reduce the so-called skin effect due to the larger wire surface.

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