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vr6ofpain

06-18-2005, 11:07 AM

Is there a formula to figure out what ~gauge wire you would have, if you have more than one strange of a smaller gauge wire?

Basically I am making some speaker wires, and I have a bunch of 24 gauge wire around. I was wondering if 3 strands of 24 gauge might be equal to like 18 gauge....or if I could actually know what exact gauge it would be equal too?

Thanks

Tony_Montana

06-21-2005, 09:19 PM

Here is Gauge AWG Calculator....

http://home.hiwaay.net/~rgs/awgcalculator.html

JohnMichael

06-22-2005, 06:40 AM

Here is Gauge AWG Calculator....

http://home.hiwaay.net/~rgs/awgcalculator.html

Thank you. This will be handy for many of us.

markw

06-22-2005, 02:46 PM

When you add another wire of the same gauge, the combined gauge is 3 less than it was. i.e two 24 gauge wires = 21 gauge, three is 18, four would be 16, etc...

IOW, your math was right on. ;)

hermanv

06-22-2005, 05:23 PM

When you add another wire of the same gauge, the combined gauge is 3 less than it was. i.e two 24 gauge wires = 21 gauge, three is 18, four would be 16, etc...

Right text, small error in math: 2 #23 would be 21 gauge (correct), four #23 would be 18 gauge and 8 #23would be 15 gauge

vr6ofpain

06-28-2005, 03:41 PM

Here is Gauge AWG Calculator....

http://home.hiwaay.net/~rgs/awgcalculator.html

Sweet, THANKS!

kfalls

08-03-2005, 10:31 AM

What is the equation for the calculation?

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