Where in the UK can I buy 8 gauge stranded copper wire for high current applications (so not rly thin wire) relatively cheaply.

I've had a look around and couldn't find anywhere -



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    \$\begingroup\$ this is not the shopping forum \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Mar 9 '17 at 0:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Shopping questions are off topic here, rephrase your qeustion. \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Mar 9 '17 at 4:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Convert (from whichever of SWG or AWG you're using - they are different!) to mm^2, round up to next standard size, and buy that. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Mar 9 '17 at 11:49

I assume "8 guage" is AWG (North American size). That is 0.1285 inch or 3.2639 mm diameter, so you might look for 3.25 or 3.5 mm wire in the UK. I don't know what the standard metric wire sizes are...

  • \$\begingroup\$ Since he's in the UK he might want SWG rather than AWG. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Mar 9 '17 at 11:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Metric wire sizes are given in sqaure millimeters, not millimeters diameter. Confusingly people often don't bother to write the superscript 2. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Green Jan 19 '18 at 15:47

4mm D is 16sqmm is approximately AWG 8 £2.39/m



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