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    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    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

    Wire Table
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
    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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