22 AWG Hook Up Wire in stranded or solid wire is used across industries and projects. With 10 different colors to choose from, the hook up wire is customizable to the organization of your project. Spool sizes range from 25 feet up to 5,000 feet in length. Our 22 AWG Hook Up Wire meets UL and MIL-spec specifications. This hook up wire is versatile and of the highest quality to fit your needs.
Our 22-gauge, stranded copper hook-up wire has many uses. Ideal for various hobby and electronics projects, hook-up wire also works great with our protoboards and breadboards. Insulated with a PVC coating, this hook-up consists of multiple conductors (stranded wire).
Stranded wire is more flexible than solid wire and is good for projects where you need the wire to be able to bend. The strands are made of copper, and they might be tinned, which makes them look silver. The pictures to the right show untinned and tinned strands.
Standard 22 AWG stranded black wire. Use this for soldering wire or any project in which you need flexible wire. Stranded wire is recommended for projects where the wire has a bend or stress point. Comes in small spools of 25'.
Another alternative is to dumpster dive for telco cross-connect wire. Telco techs toss that stuff by the mile. It's 24AWG solid, but it solders well to all but the smallest or most tightly packed SMDs. I have hundreds of feet of the stuff. You can buy it for about $50 per thousand feet (for two conductors.)
Wire used for Heat Penetration or Temperature Distribution testing. Wire is made from specially selected, oxygen-free, copper-constantan \"type T\" alloys. See options for different gauges/overwraps. Wire is sold by the foot. Please enter the amount of feet you would like in the \"Quantity\" Box below.
Bulk pack with seven different colors of high quality 22 gauge stranded copper circuit wire with low noise PVC insulation. 6 Feet of each color (Black, White, red, Blue, Green, Yellow & Gray) 42 feet total. Typical wire type used by top guitar builders. Recommended for most wiring projects. Pre-tinned for easy soldering.
You should have a good wire stripping and cutting tool handy if you are going to get a spool of wire like this. If you want to make your own cables, you can crimp connectors to the ends, such as Pololu's male and female crimp pins for 0.1\" housings (please make sure your crimping tool and crimp pins work with the gauge of wire you select).
When it comes to de-rating stranded cable per industry standards, the overall gauge is a factor: higher-gauge (thinner) cables have a higher de-rating factor. The de-rating for 26 AWG stranded cable is 0.5, while 24 AWG is only 0.2, and 22 AWG stranded cables require no de-rating at all.
Solid and stranded wires see frequent use in electrical equipment, such as cable assemblies and wire harnesses. Solid wires consist of a solid core, whereas stranded wire consists of several thinner wires twisted into a bundle. Each has distinct advantages, with the right choice for an application depending on the specific project details. Some of the factors that may influence the choice between stranded vs. solid wire include:
Learning more about the difference between the two types of wires will make it easier to determine the best choice for your needs. The following information should help to inform the selection process.
Solid metal core wire is a much heavier, thicker product than stranded wire. It is ideal for outdoor use where more durability and higher currents are required. This rugged, low-cost wire is resistant to weather, extreme environmental conditions, and frequent movement. It is often used for carrying high currents throughout building infrastructure, vehicle controls, and various outdoor applications.
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American wire gauge (AWG), also known as the Brown & Sharpe wire gauge, is a logarithmic stepped standardized wire gauge system used since 1857, predominantly in North America, for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. Dimensions of the wires are given in ASTM standard B 258. The cross-sectional area of each gauge is an important factor for determining its current-carrying ampacity.
Increasing gauge numbers denote decreasing wire diameters, which is similar to many other non-metric gauging systems such as British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG), but unlike IEC 60228, the metric wire-size standard used in most parts of the world. This gauge system originated in the number of drawing operations used to produce a given gauge of wire. Very fine wire (for example, 30 gauge) required more passes through the drawing dies than 0 gauge wire did. Manufacturers of wire formerly had proprietary wire gauge systems; the development of standardized wire gauges rationalized selection of wire for a particular purpose.
The AWG tables are for a single, solid and round conductor. The AWG of a stranded wire is determined by the cross-sectional area of the equivalent solid conductor. Because there are also small gaps between the strands, a stranded wire will always have a slightly larger overall diameter than a solid wire with the same AWG.
The standard ASTM B258-02 defines the ratio between successive sizes to be the 39th root of 92, or approximately 1.1229322. ASTM B258-02 also dictates that wire diameters should be tabulated with no more than 4 significant figures, with a resolution of no more than 0.0001 inches (0.1 mils) for wires larger than Nr. 44 AWG, and 0.00001 inches (0.01 mils) for wires Nr. 45 AWG and smaller.
A decrease of ten gauge numbers, for example from nr. 12 to nr. 2, multiplies the area and weight by approximately 10, and reduces the electrical resistance (and increases the conductance) by a factor of approximately 10.
For the same cross section, aluminum wire has a conductivity of approximately 61% of copper, so an aluminum wire has nearly the same resistance as a copper wire smaller by 2 AWG sizes, which has 62.9% of the area.
The table below shows various data including both the resistance of the various wire gauges and the allowable current (ampacity) based on a copper conductor with plastic insulation. The diameter information in the table applies to solid wires. Stranded wires are calculated by calculating the equivalent cross sectional copper area. Fusing current (melting wire) is estimated based on 25 C (77 F) ambient temperature. The table below assumes DC, or AC frequencies equal to or less than 60 Hz, and does not take skin effect into account. \"Turns of wire per unit length\" is the reciprocal of the conductor diameter; it is therefore an upper limit for wire wound in the form of a helix (see solenoid), based on uninsulated wire.
In the North American electrical industry, conductors larger than 4/0 AWG are generally identified by the area in thousands of circular mils (kcmil), where 1 kcmil = 0.5067 mm2. The next wire size larger than 4/0 has a cross section of 250 kcmil. A circular mil is the area of a wire one mil in diameter. One million circular mils is the area of a circle with 1,000 mil (1 inch) diameter. An older abbreviation for one thousand circular mils is MCM.
AWG gauges are also used to describe stranded wire. The AWG gauge of a stranded wire represents the sum of the cross-sectional areas of the individual strands; the gaps between strands are not counted. When made with circular strands, these gaps occupy about 25% of the wire area, thus requiring the overall bundle diameter to be about 13% larger than a solid wire of equal gauge.
Stranded wires are specified with three numbers, the overall AWG size, the number of strands, and the AWG size of a strand. The number of strands and the AWG of a strand are separated by a slash. For example, a 22 AWG 7/30 stranded wire is a 22 AWG wire made from seven strands of 30 AWG wire.
As indicated in the Formulas and Rules of Thumb sections above, differences in AWG translate directly into ratios of diameter or area. This property can be employed to easily find the AWG of a stranded bundle by measuring the diameter and count of its strands. (This only applies to bundles with circular strands of identical size.) To find the AWG of 7-strand wire with equal strands, subtract 8.4 from the AWG of a strand. Similarly, for 19-strand subtract 12.7, and for 37 subtract 15.6. See the Mathcad worksheet illustration of this straightforward application of the formula.
Understanding wire gauge (thickness) is important when buying craft wire or beading wire, or items made from wire such as jump rings, head pins, earring hooks, and other findings. When comparing gauges, the lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire.
Unless otherwise stated, the gauge for products on our site is calculated using the Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) system (also known as British or Imperial Wire Gauge). Some of our manufacturers use the American Wire Gauge (AWG) system of labeling (also known as the Brown & Sharpe Wire Gauge) and this will be noted in the product's description. The difference between SWG and AWG is most noticeable at thicker gauges (16 and thicker). 59ce067264