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SWG vs AWG ready reckoner.

Luxman Amplifiers India


Well-Known Member
Dec 8, 2008
People selling cables in india mostly use the word guage and no qualifier (AWG or SWG).
Technically, we in india should be using the SWG as the guage. Here is the table depicting the difference between the two.

Metric and Imperial Wire Gauge AWG / SWG

I couldn't access the link. Anyways it just 2 standards and one is way popular than the other. Till such time you know what you are doing and use the matching cables to your components, you shoudl be alright. Dont get too strung up on standards as many have lost popularity in our own lifetime!

I used to drive a US model jeep in Canada so the odometer was in miles instead of KM. Till such time I ensured sanity in recognizing which dial scale to consider, I was fine...