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Wire Gauge

Wire gauge dimensions are often needed in designing mechanical parts. The table below is an American wire gauge conversion chart. The first column gives the wire gauge. The second column gives the diameter.

American Wire Gauge (AWG) Diameter
(inches)
0000 0.4600
000 0.4096
00 0.3648
0 0.3249
1 0.2893
2 0.2576
3 0.2294
4 0.2043
5 0.1819
6 0.1620
7 0.1443
8 0.1285
9 0.1144
10 0.1019
11 0.0907
12 0.0808
13 0.0720
14 0.0641
15 0.0571
16 0.0508
17 0.0453
18 0.0403
19 0.0359
20 0.0320
21 0.0285
22 0.0254
23 0.0226
24 0.0201
25 0.0179
26 0.0159