Imperial Standard Wire Gauge (SWG)

Tubes like as wires are manufactured to standard sizes. The reel of wire may be labelled with the type of wire and the SWG. As the SWG increases the diameter decreases.

Notes

The Imperial Standard Wire Gauge (S.W.G.) is used in the UK. In the USA a different set of values known as American Wire Gauge (A.W.G.) are used.

A numbering system for standard wire diameters, often abbreviated as SWG.

Wire Number Imperial Standard
Wire Gauge
Metric dimension
SWG gauge no. Inside Diameter Inches Diameter mm
0000000 7/0 0.500 12.7
000000 6/0 0.464 11.786
00000 5/0 0.432 10.973
0000 4/0 0.400 10.160
000 3/0 0.372 9.449
00 2/0 0.348 8.839
0 1/0 0.324 8.230
1 0.300 7.620
2 0.276 7.010
3 0.252 6.401
4 0.232 5.893
5 0.212 5.385
6 0.192 4.877
7 0.176 4.470
8 0.160 4.064
9 0.144 3.658
10 0.128 3.251
11 0.116 2.946
12 0.104 2.642
13 0.092 2.337
14 0.080 2.032
15 0.072 1.8288
16 0.064 1.6256
17 0.056 1.4224
18 0.048 1.2192
19 0.040 1.0160
20 0.036 0.9144
21 0.032 0.8128
22 0.028 0.7112
23 0.024 0.6096
24 0.022 0.5588
25 0.020 0.5080
26 0.018 0.4572
27 0.0164 0.4166
28 0.0148 0.3759
29 0.0136 0.3454
30 0.0124 0.3150
31 0.0116 0.2946
32 0.0108 0.2743
33 0.0100 0.2540
34 0.0092 0.2337
35 0.0084 0.2134
36 0.0076 0.1930
37 0.0068 0.1727
38 0.0060 0.1524
39 0.0052 0.1321
40 0.0048 0.1219
41 0.0044 0.1118
42 0.0040 0.1016
43 0.0036 0.0914
44 0.0032 0.0813
45 0.0028 0.0711
46 0.0024 0.0610
47 0.0020 0.0508
48 0.0016 0.0406
49 0.0012 0.0305
50 0.0010 0.0254

sources:     http://www.8886.co.uk/ref/standard_wire_gauge.htm

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