What does AWG mean and why does it matter?


What does AWG mean and why does it matter?

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a standard for the width of electrical wire used predominately in North America. The standard specifies the width of the diameter of the wire, ranging from 0000 to 40. The diameter decreases as the wire gauge number get larger.    

It is an important factor to evaluate when purchasing a power supply unit because the thicker the cable used the higher the temperature it can endure without problems.