Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section II


Definitions of Terms as Used in The Rules of This Order


24.2     Wire Gage means a standard of measurement used for convenient nomenclature of the various sizes of wire.


A.     American Wire Gage (AWG) otherwise known as Brown and Sharpe (B& S) for copper, aluminum and other conductors.


B.     Birmingham Wire Gage (BWG) for iron and steel conductors (used principally for telephone and telegraph conductors).


C.     New British Standard (NBS), a wire gage for certain copper, bronze or copper–covered steel conductors (a modification of BWG used principally for telephone conductors).