Glossary Definition for AWG

Glossary Term: AWG 

Definition

1. Arbitrary waveform generator

2. American Wire Gauge: A measure of wire thickness (which also dictates cross-sectional area, and for a given material, ampacity). Example: 24 AWG wire has a nominal diameter of 0.0201in or 0.511mm. Also called the Brown and Sharpe Wire Gauge.

Note that steel wire is measured by a different gauge. AWG only applies to wire used to conduct electricity.
Synonyms
  • American Wire Gauge
  • Brown and Sharpe wire gauge
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