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6.0 Cable Conductors (Data Communications Cabling)




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This article is from the Data Communications Cabling FAQ, by Peter Macaulay pmac@fox.nstn.ca with numerous contributions by others.

6.0 Cable Conductors (Data Communications Cabling)

Cable conductor gauge is specified as AWG (American Wire Gauge).
A higher number is a smaller diameter. Telephone cable used indoors
is typically 24 or 26 AWG, whereas household electrical wiring is
typically 12 or 14 AWG.

 

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