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Electrical Wire Gauge Comparison Table

This table is the comparison chart for both AWG and metric wire sizes, including the makeup and construction of electrical wire. You can compare AWG to SWG and metric square milimeter cable sizes with the equivalent circular MIL conductor sizes.

Electrical Wire Gauge Comparison Table

Circ. Mils Equivalent
Circ. Mils
Awg.
Size
Metric
Wire
Size
mm2
Stranding/ Wire
Dia. per Strand
Approximate
Overall Diameter
in mm in mm
-
1020
-
1620
1620
-
-
987
-
1480
-
-
1974
1974
-
20
-
18
18
-
-
0.50
-
0.75
-
-
1.0
1.0
1/.032
7/.0121
1/.039
1/.0403
7/.0152
1/.045
7/.017
1/.813
7/.307
1/.991
1/1.02
7/.386
1/1.14
7/.432
.032
.036
.039
.040
.046
.045
.051
0.81
0.91
0.99
1.02
1.16
1.14
1.30
2580
2580
-
-
4110
4110
-
-
2960
2960
-
-
16
16
-
-
14
14
-
-
1.5
1.5
-
-
1/.0508
7/.0192
1/.055
7/.021
1/.0641
7/.0242
1/1.29
7/.488
1/1.40
7/5.33
1/1.63
7/.615
.051
.058
.055
.063
.064
.073
1.29
1.46
1.40
1.60
1.63
1.84
-
-
6530
6530
-
-
4934
4934
-
-
7894
7894
-
-
12
12
-
-
2.5
2.5
-
-
4
4
1/.071
7/.027
1/.0808
7/.0305
1/.089
7/.034
1/1.80
7/.686
1/2.05
7/.775
1/2.26
7/.864
.071
.081
.081
.092
.089
.102
1.80
2.06
2.05
2.32
2.26
2.59
10380
10380
-
-
13090
13090
-
-
11840
11840
-
-
10
10
-
-
9
9
-
-
6
6
-
-
1/.1019
7/.0385
1/.109
7/.042
1/.1144
7/.0432
1/2.59
7/.978
1/2.77
7/1.07
1/2.91
7/1.10
.102
.116
.109
.126
.1144
.130
2.59
2.93
2.77
3.21
2.91
3.30
16510
16510
-
-
20820
20820
-
-
19740
19740
-
-
8
8
-
-
7
7
-
-
10
10
-
-
1/.1285
7/.0486
1/.141
7/.054
1/.1443
7/.0545
1/3.26
7/1.23
1/3.58
7/1.37
1/3.67
7/1.38
.128
.146
.141
.162
.144
.164
3.26
3.70
3.58
4.12
3.67
4.15
26240
26240
-
33090
41740
-
-
31580
-
-
6
6
-
5
4
-
-
16
-
-
1/.162
7/.0612
7/.068
7/.0688
7/.0772
1/4.11
7/1.55
7/1.73
7/1.75
7/1.96
.162
.184
.204
.206
.232
4.11
4.66
5.18
5.24
5.88
-
-
52620
66360
-
-
49340
49340
-
-
69070
69070
-
-
3
2
-
-
25
25
-
-
35
35
7/.085
19/.052
7/.0867
7/.0974
7/.100
19/.061
7/2.16
19/1.32
7/2.20
7/2.47
7/2.54
19/1.55
.255
.260
.260
.292
.300
.305
6.48
6.60
6.61
7.42
7.62
7.75
Circ. Mils Equivalent
Circ. Mils
Awg.
Size
Metric
Wire
Size
mm2
Stranding/ Wire
Dia. per Strand
Approx.
Overall Diameter
in mm in mm
83690
-
105600
133100
-
167800
167800
-
98680
-
-
138100
-
-
1
-
1/0
2/0
-
3/0
3/0
-
50
-
-
70
-
-
19/.0664
19/.073
19/.0745
19/.0837
19/.086
19/.094
37/.0673
19/1.69
19/1.85
19/1.89
19/2.13
19/2.18
19/2.39
37/1.71
.332
.365
.373
.419
.430
.470
.471
9.43
9.27
9.46
10.6
10.9
11.9
12.0
-
-
211600
-
250mcm
300mcm
187500
187500
-
237.8mcm
-
-
-
-
4/0
-
-
-
95
95
-
120
-
150
19/.101
37/.072
19/.1055
37/.081
37/.0822
37/.090
19/2.57
37/1.83
19/2.68
37/2.06
37/2.09
37/2.29
.505
.504
.528
.567
.575
.630
12.8
12.8
13.4
14.4
14.6
16.0
350mcm
-
400mcm
-
-
500mcm
500mcm
-
365.1mcm
-
473.6mcm
473.6mcm
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
185
-
240
240
-
-
37/.0973
37/.100
37/.104
37/.114
61/.089
37/.1162
61/.0905
37/2.47
37/2.54
37/2.64
37/2.90
61/2.26
37/2.95
61/2.30
.681
.700
.728
.798
.801
.813
.814
17.3
17.8
18.5
20.3
20.3
20.7
20.7
-
600mcm
700mcm
750mcm
750mcm
-
592.1mcm
-
-
-
-
789.4mcm
-
-
-
-
-
300
-
-
-
-
400
61/.099
61/.0992
61/.1071
61/.1109
91/.0908
61/.114
61/2.51
61/2.52
61/2.72
61/2.82
91/2.31
61/2.90
.891
.893
.964
.998
.999
1.026
22.6
22.7
24.5
25.4
25.4
26.1
800mcm
800mcm
1000mcm
1000mcm
-
-
-
986.8mcm
-
1233.7mcm
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
500
-
625
61/.1145
61/.0938
61/.1280
91/.1048
91/.117
61/2.91
91/2.38
61/3.25
91/2.66
91/2.97
1.031
1.032
1.152
1.153
1.287
26.2
26.2
29.3
29.3
32.7
1250mcm
1250mcm
1500mcm
1500mcm
-
-
-
-
-
1578.8mcm
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
800
91/.1172
127/.0992
91/.1284
127/.1087
91/.132
91/2.98
127/2.52
91/.1284
127/.1087
91/.132
1.289
1.290
1.412
1.413
1.452
32.7
32.8
35.9
35.9
36.9
-
2000mcm
2000mcm
1973.5mcm
-
-
-
-
-
1000
-
-
91/.147
127/.1255
169/.1088
91/3.73
127/3.19
169/2.76
1.617
1.632
1.632
41.1
41.5
41.5
Updated: 7/28/11


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