Using The Correct Wire & Cable Gauge Sizes
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The Difference Between Cables, Wires & Conductors
Wire: A wire is defined as a single rod of metal with a small ratio of diameter to length.
Conductor: A Conductor is an uninsulated piece of metal suitable for carrying an electric current. There are different types of conductors, and they're known as solid conductors and stranded conductors. The stranded wires are made up of a group of smaller solid strands. These wires are twisted together to create a more flexible stranded conductor. For example, cables may be referred to as 7/36 wire in 26 AWG. The conductors have seven strands of 36 gauge wire, all twisted together to make the 28 AWG conductor.
Cable: A cable is either a single-stranded conductor or a combination of conductors insulated from one another (multi-conductor cable).