Wire Gauge : A Detail Description

A wire gauge is the diameter of a wire. It is usually a circular disc that can be used to measure different sizes of wires. It comes in two types: AWG, which is the American gauge, and MWG (the metric gauge). 

The gauge number determines the measurement. The gauge number determines how thin the wire is. 

While a thin electric cable gauge is commonly used in many devices, thicker gauges are used to prevent melting due to overheating. Sometimes, improper usage can lead to short circuits and electric fires.

electric wire gauge

These are used to carry the electrical current, transport it, or connect the stereo speakers and main stereo unit. 

They are used to supply grounding wires for equipment. It is possible for an individual to use the wrong gauge in equipment. This can lead to melting and fire. These types of accidents can be avoided by having inspectors or other authorities verify the gauges for each device.

U.S. buildings also use wire gauges. The minimum safety standard in the United States is #14 gauge wire. But, qualified electricians can use #12 gauge wires. 

A thicker gauge wire will provide greater resistance and reduce heat loss. A thicker gauge will have the additional advantage of being more stable than the rest, and the light flicker will be negligible or absent.

However, consumers might need to be aware of the type of wire gauge they should use to power their speakers or televisions.