# What Is 22 Gauge Wire?

## What is 22 AWG wire?

American Wire Gauge (AWG) versus square mm cross sectional areaAmerican Wire Gauge (#AWG)Diameter (inches)Diameter (mm)220.02540.65230.02260.57240.02010.51250.01790.4526 more rows.

## What diameter is 22 gauge wire?

Breaking Force for Copper WireAWG gaugeConductor Diameter InchesOhms per 1000 ft.220.025316.14230.022620.36240.020125.67250.017932.3739 more rows•Oct 18, 2019

## What is 22 gauge in MM?

Metal Thickness conversion chartConventional GaugeInchesMetric24.020 -.026″0.5 – 0.6 mm22.027 – .032″0.7 – 0.8 mm20.033 – .037″0.8 – 0.9 mm19.038 – .042″0.9 – 1.1 mm3 more rows

## How many amps can a 22 gauge wire handle?

6.3 ampsMil-Spec ETFE Insulated Electric Wire (MIL-W-22759/16-22)Wire Size (AWG)Current Rating*Insulation Diameter (Inches)22 Gauge6.3 amps0.052″20 Gauge8.9 amps0.060″18 Gauge11.4 amps0.071″16 Gauge13.9 amps0.079″3 more rows

## What is the difference between 22 AWG and 24 AWG?

A 24 AWG wire has a circular mil area of 404; a 22 AWG wire has a circular mil area of 640.4. Since DC resistance is inversely proportional to this area, this makes a big difference–the resistance of the 22 AWG wire is a bit less than 2/3 the resistance of the 24, for any given distance.

## Can I use 22 gauge wire for speakers?

For example: 22 gauge wire can be used for the following ohms/distances: 2 ohms/3 feet; 4 ohms/6 feet; 8 ohms/12 feet 10 gauge wire can be used for the following ohms/distances: 2 ohms/50 feet; 4 ohms/100 feet; 8 ohms/200 feet Keep in mind that there are seven different gauges of speaker wire so the above is only an …