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Old 19-07-2012, 17:45   #1
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AWG Confusion

Hi there,

I'm not used to AWG and I checked Wikipedia
American wire gauge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This says there is AWG 2 and AWG 2/0. My Cable says AWG 2/0 (its a 10 year old boat). I assume AWG 2/0 is replaced with AWG 00 - ist this correct before I run into any mistakes?

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Re: AWG Confusion

*,6,4,2,1,0, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0 > increasing in size.
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2/0 (two aught) is a valid wire size... Just shorthand for 00 (double aught) wire. If the is any question in your mind as to the cable ( and whether it is really 2 AWG, which is a smaller gauge wire ) check the diameter of the wire. 2/0 is roughly 3/8 inch or 9mm in diameter. This is usually used on the house bank batteries and associated wiring (battery switches, bus bars, etc.)
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Re: AWG Confusion

When expressing the wire gauge size of verbally it's a little more understandable if you say "three aught" instead of "zero, zero, zero". It's the same wire. When people ask me for large wire they will say something like "I need ten feet of three aught red and six feet of three aught black." I know they want ten feet of AWG 000 red wire and six feet of AWG 000 Black wire. When written "three aught" is abreviated 3/0.
Any shooters out there? Is there a relationship between buckshot size and wire gauge?
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Re: AWG Confusion

Yes, 2/0 = 00 = two aught.
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Any shooters out there? Is there a relationship between buckshot size and wire gauge?
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