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phupper
01-07-2009, 12:30 PM
I've read that 2 strands of any same-gauge wire = 1 strand 3 sizes larger.

Example:
2 strands of AWG 30 = 1 strand of AWG 27

If that's true, then:
4 strands of AWG 30 = 1 strand of AWG 24.

Does it work that way?

Thanks!

Phil

Mike Parsons
01-07-2009, 08:45 PM
From what I learned, "When you combine two wires of the same size, the result is equal to subtracting 3 from the gauge".

So yes 4 strands would = AWG 24.

CHELLIE
01-08-2009, 04:19 AM
Hi Phil :) Lots of great info on this thread, hope it helps you, Take care, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38232

http://www.southernsoaringclub.org.za/

ron_van_sommeren
01-08-2009, 02:10 PM
Multistranded is easier to wind but single stranded will/can give better copper packing/density.

Methods for packing more copper:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lrk-torquemax/message/11644

Vriendelijke groeten ;) Ron

Vriendelijke groeten ;) Ron