AWG Wire Gauge and Volt Calculator

Submitted: Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:43
ThreadID: 14948 Views:7742 Replies:5 FollowUps:6
This Thread has been Archived
Hi All,

Just found this neat site that provides conversion of AWG numbers as well as providing a neat voltage drop calculator for use in wiring calculations.

I will be adding it to the collection on my home page as well as using it, and the collective Forum wisdom naturally, in re-doing the wiring to the Camper Trailer battery before it's inaugural trip in October or there abouts.

Why convert AWG numbers.??? There is heaps of stuff on vehicle/camper/trailer home etc electrics on USA web sites, all discussed in AWG sizes.

Cheers

Magnus
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:44

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:44
and ........ whats the site hahahahahaah
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

AnswerID: 69285

Follow Up By: Magnus - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:50

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:50
Bonz,

See follow up or try this

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

or this

The Site

Magnus
0
FollowupID: 329620

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54
I beat the followup Mag, thanx for the site details
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 329623

Reply By: Magnus - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:47

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:47
Oh Dear,

In my excitement I forgot.

Site

Age must be catching up with me

Cheers Magnus
AnswerID: 69288

Follow Up By: Magnus - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:49

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:49
Aaaagh

try this

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

or this

The Site

Magnus

Grrrrr
0
FollowupID: 329619

Follow Up By: V8troopie - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 00:29

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 00:29
I never heard of a "metric wire gauge", must be something the yanks dreamed up to make their silly gauges look more superior :-0

Metric wires are usually referred by their cross sectional area, since it is the area that's important to the current. Why? think of multistrand wires. Many insulated wires, other than coil or some house wiring are multi strand anyway. So, instead of saying 19 strand x whatever gauge , the total cross sectional area is given in sq mm and this is easy referred to a current carrying table.
Common metric wire area sizes are:
0.5 sq mm
1
1.5
2.5
4
6
10
16
25.......

the larger the area, the bigger the current capacity, sounds logical and simple, does it not?
Now compare that to gauge sizes :-0

Klaus
0
FollowupID: 329695

Follow Up By: Magnus - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:32

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:32
Hi Klaus (or do you prefer V8 troopie),

Check out this site. It is probably a better one for the purposes I was wanting it for

AWG Metric

or if that didn't work

http://www.ilsco.com/IlscoHome/ilscoweb.nsf/htmlmedia/wire.html

Cheers

Magnus
0
FollowupID: 329708

Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:26

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:26
Neat, thanks!
AnswerID: 69310

Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:34

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:34
Great sites !! oooooooh those yanks their fliud measures are differant too, why ??
AnswerID: 69401

Follow Up By: Magnus - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:34

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:34
Baz

Check out this site for the explanation of why the US gallon is smaller. The answer is correct. The site is not having a lend of you.

Why is it so

or

http://www.miketodd.net/lexicon/lex_g.htm

Useful stuff! I am sure you now feel fully informed for the day!!!!

Cheers

Magnus
0
FollowupID: 329729

Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 18:02

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 18:02
Thanks Magnus, saved straight to favorites. You can never have too much knowledge.

Baz.
AnswerID: 69426

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)