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AWG (American Wire Gauge)

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AWG is a measurement system for wire that specifies its thickness. As the thickness of the wire increases, the AWG number decreases. Some common cable conductor gauges are listed here:

Cable Type


RS-232 serial cable

22 AWG and 24 AWG

Telephone cable

22 AWG, 24 AWG, and 28 AWG

Coaxial thick Ethernet cable

12 AWG

Coaxial thin Ethernet cable

20 AWG

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