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Old 05-06-08, 07:24 AM   #1
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Difference between #1/0 gauge and #2/0 gauge wiring?

I'm thinking #2/0 gauge is thicker cause its more expensive, am I correct? I really have no idea.
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More copper means more money. However you difference is more in the application, how much voltage and the distance of the run.
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More copper means more money. However you difference is more in the application, how much voltage and the distance of the run.
Yeah, but which is thicker? #1/0 or #2/0?

I'm familiar with typical AWG wire gauge system, but they've thrown in #1 and #2.
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#1 is thicker I believe.. This is one of those ass-backwards thing about wires.
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Wait, apparently after 0 gauge wire the *second* number gets bigger as the wire gets bigger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America...AWG_wire_sizes

0000 (4/0) - 0.4600"
000 (3/0) - 0.4096"
00 (2/0) - 0.3648"
0 (1/0) - 0.3249"
1 - 0.2893"
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Usually when the term "gauge" is used, a smaller number means larger.
There are some instances when that isn't true, i.e. guitar strings.
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There is a difference between a #1 awg and 1/0. This table should help

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Wait, apparently after 0 gauge wire the *second* number gets bigger as the wire gets bigger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America...AWG_wire_sizes

0000 (4/0) - 0.4600"
000 (3/0) - 0.4096"
00 (2/0) - 0.3648"
0 (1/0) - 0.3249"
1 - 0.2893"
Correct, once the 0/ or /0 gets added it is pronounce 1 aught, or aught 1.
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