Noticed that in some projects a wire has an AWG number ? For example = 'the loop is made of #17 stranded wire...' AWG is short for American Wire Gauge and is a standard for the wire diameter. It is not in use here in Europe, we use a metric standard. But to help you out I compiled the following table. The second and third column are the cross section diameters.

AWG

mm²

mm² (nearest standard)

30

0.05

 

29

0.064

 

28

0.08

0.1

27

0.102

 

26

0.128

 

25

0.163

 

24

0.205

0.25

23

0.259

 

22

0.325

 

21

0.412

0.5

20

0.519

 

19

0.653

 

18

0.823

0.75

17

1.04

1

16

1.31

1.5

15

1.65

 

14

2.08

 

13

2.62

2.5

12

3.31

4

11

4.17

 

10

5.26

6

9

6.63

 

8

8.37

10

7

10.50

 

6

13.30

16

5

16.80

 

4

21.20

25

3

26.70

 

2

33.60

35

1

42.40

 

One Response to “AWG to metric conversion table”

  1. metric conversion table says:

    Hi,
    You can use this free online tool fort unit converting.
    Hope this helps you out!