3.1: Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table

Size

Diameter

(inches)

Cross-sectional area

(cir. mils)

Cross-sectional area

(sq. inches)

Weight

(lb/1000ft)

4/0 0.4600 211,600 0.1662 640.5
3/0 0.4096 167,800 0.1318 507.9
2/0 0.3648 133,100 0.1045 402.8
1/0 0.3249 105,500 0.08289 319.5
1 0.2893 83,690 0.06573 253.5
2 0.2576 66,370 0.05213 200.9
3 0.2294 52,630 0.04134 159.3
4 0.2043 41,740 0.03278 126.4
5 0.1819 33,100 0.02600 100.2
6 0.1620 26,250 0.02062 79.46
7 0.1443 20,820 0.01635 63.02
8 0.1285 16,510 0.01297 49.97
9 0.1144 13,090 0.01028 39.63
10 0.1019 10,380 0.008155 31.43
11 0.09074 8,234 0.006467 24.92
12 0.08081 6,530 0.005129 19.77
13 0.07196 5,178 0.004067 15.68
14 0.06408 4,107 0.003225 12.43
15 0.05707 3,257 0.002558 9.858
16 0.05082 2,583 0.002028 7.818
17 0.04526 2,048 0.001609 6.200
18 0.04030 1,624 0.001276 4.917
19 0.03589 1,288 0.001012 3.899
20 0.03196 1,022 0.0008023 3.092
21 0.02846 810.1 0.0006363 2.452
22 0.02535 642.5 0.0005046 1.945
23 0.02257 509.5 0.0004001 1.542
24 0.02010 404.0 0.0003173 1.233
25 0.01790 320.4 0.0002517 0.9699
26 0.01594 254.1 0.0001996 0.7692
27 0.01420 201.5 0.0001583 0.6100
28 0.01264 159.8 0.0001255 0.4837
29 0.01126 126.7 0.00009954 0.3836
30 0.01003 100.5 0.00007894 0.3042
31 0.008928 79.70 0.00006260 0.2413
32 0.007950 63.21 0.00004964 0.1913
33 0.007080 50.13 0.00003937 0.1517
34 0.006305 39.75 0.00003122 0.1203
35 0.005615 31.52 0.00002476 0.09542
36 0.005000 25.00 0.00001963 0.07567
37 0.004453 19.83 0.00001557 0.06001
38 0.003965 15.72 0.00001235 0.04759
39 0.003531 12.47 0.000009793 0.03774
40 0.003145 9.888 0.000007766 0.02993
41 0.002800 7.842 0.000006159 0.02374
42 0.002494 6.219 0.000004884 0.01882
43 0.002221 4.932 0.000003873 0.01493
44 0.001978 3.911 0.000003072 0.01184

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