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AWG and Circular Mils

David A. Snyder, PE

This course explains the American Wire Gage (AWG) wire size designations and the concept of circular mils with regard to wire sizes. How are the various AWG sizes related to each other? Why is the term circular mils used? What does KCMIL mean is it the same as MCM? How are stranded conductors arranged and what determines the number and size of the strands? How does one determine the equivalent size of bus bar for a given KCMIL requirement? How far into the conductor is the AC signal present? All of these questions are answered in this course.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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