# SWG to mm conversion

SWG is shot form of Standard Wire Gauge. SWG is also British Standard Gauge (BSG) or Imperial Wire Gauge (IWG). This was 1884 when the British Board of Trade modified the Bermingham Wire Gauge into Standard Wire Gauge and it is used as a standard to compare different types of wires since then.

Though SWG faced a prominent decline in popularity it is still used as a standard for measurement of wire gauges of different types of wires. The quality of wires is judged by the wire gauge, diameter of wire & their cross-section area. On this page, you can calculate the diameter in millimetres & inches and the cross-sectional area of the wire in mm2.

Select SWG and press calculate button:

 Select gauge #: -- select SWG -- 7/0 6/0 5/0 4/0 3/0 2/0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Diameter in millimeters: mm Diameter in inches: in Cross sectional area in square millimeters: mm2

## Wire cross sectional area calculation

The n gauge wire's cross sercional area An in square millimeters (mm2) is equal to pi divided by 4 times the square wire diameter d in millimeters (mm):

An (mm2) = (π/4)×dn2

## SWG to mm conversion chart

SWG # Diameter
(mm)
Area
(mm2)
7/0 12.700 126.6769
6/0 11.786 109.0921
5/0 10.973 94.5638
4/0 10.160 81.0732
3/0 9.449 70.1202
2/0 8.839 61.3643
0 8.230 53.1921
1 7.620 45.6037
2 7.010 38.5989
3 6.401 32.1780
4 5.893 27.2730
5 5.385 22.7735
6 4.877 18.6793
7 4.470 15.6958
8 4.064 12.9717
9 3.658 10.5071
10 3.251 8.3019
11 2.946 6.8183
12 2.642 5.4805
13 2.337 4.2888
14 2.032 3.2429
15 1.829 2.6268
16 1.626 2.0755
17 1.422 1.5890
18 1.219 1.1675
19 1.016 0.8107
20 0.914 0.6567
21 0.813 0.5189
22 0.711 0.3973
23 0.610 0.2919
24 0.559 0.2452
25 0.5080 0.2027
26 0.4572 0.1642
27 0.4166 0.1363
28 0.3759 0.1110
29 0.3454 0.0937
30 0.3150 0.0779
31 0.2946 0.0682
32 0.2743 0.0591
33 0.2540 0.0507
34 0.2337 0.0429
35 0.2134 0.0358
36 0.1930 0.0293
37 0.1727 0.0234
38 0.1524 0.0182
39 0.1321 0.0137
40 0.1219 0.0117
41 0.1118 0.0098
42 0.1016 0.0081
43 0.0914 0.0066
44 0.0813 0.0052
45 0.0711 0.0040
46 0.0610 0.0029
47 0.0508 0.0020
48 0.0406 0.0013
49 0.0305 0.0007
50 0.0254 0.0005

How do you calculate SWG wire?

Abandoned wire checks ought to be estimated by computing the same cross sectional copper region. To start with, measure the exposed breadth of a solitary strand and find the round mils esteem in the column that matches your estimation. Second, duplicate the round mils by the quantity of strands in the link.