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My speakers say to use 16 guage or thicker and CC has 14 guage at the right length I need. Thanks for your help.
 

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Shotguns are like that too. But my 12 guage wire is no where near the bore of a 12 guage shotgun.
 

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Originally posted by dblloyd
Does anyone know the history behind this choice? It does really seem odd that smaller # -> bigger wire.
I've read that this has to do with the lower numbers representing less resistance in the wire.


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"The American Wire Gauge (AWG) system was originally designed by J. R. Brown in 1857 and was first known as the Brown & Sharp (B&S) Gauge. Wire was formed by drawing it through a series of decreasingly smaller diameter holes. The gauge roughly represented the number of steps involved in drawing the particular size. Thus, for example, a 24 gauge wire was drawn through 4 more steps than was a 20 gauge wire."


source: http://www.ultracad.com/wiregauge.pdf


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