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SWG - Standard Wire Gauge

Imperial Standard Wire Gauge used for sheet metal and wire

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Wire Gauge

Standard Wire Gauge
SWG
Diameter
inchesmm
7/0 0.500 12.700
6/0 0.464 11.786
5/0 0.432 10.973
4/0 0.400 10.160
3/0 0.372 9.449
2/0 0.348 8.839
1/0 0.324 8.236
1 0.300 7.620
2 0.276 7.010
3 0.252 6.401
4 0.232 5.893
5 0.212 5.385
6 0.192 4.877
7 0.176 4.470
8 0.160 4.064
9 0.144 3.658
10 0.128 3.251
11 0.116 2.946
12 0.104 2.642
13 0.092 2.337
14 0.080 2.032
15 0.072 1.829
16 0.064 1.626
17 0.056 1.422
18 0.048 1.219
19 0.040 1.016
20 0.036 0.914
21 0.032 0.813
22 0.028 0.711
23 0.024 0.610
24 0.022 0.559
25 0.020 0.508
26 0.018 0.457
27 0.0164 0.417
28 0.0148 0.376
29 0.0136 0.345
30 0.0124 0.315
31 0.0116 0.295
32 0.0108 0.274
33 0.0100 0.254
34 0.0092 0.234
35 0.0084 0.213
36 0.0076 0.193
37 0.0068 0.173
38 0.006 0.152
39 0.0052 0.132
40 0.0048 0.122
41 0.0044 0.112
42 0.004 0.102
43 0.0036 0.091
44 0.0032 0.081
45 0.0028 0.071
46 0.0024 0.061
47 0.002 0.051
48 0.0016 0.041
49 0.0012 0.030
50 0.001 0.025

The Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) series commonly used in Great Britain were given in BS 3737: 1964. The standard is now withdrawn. The basis of the system is the mil, or 0.001 inches.

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