GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Abbreviation for American Wire Gauge.
Designation for appliance wiring material.
Electric current that continually reverses
its direction. It is expressed in cycles per second (hertz of Hz).
The temperature of a medium (gas or liquid) surrounding the object.
A standard system for designating wire diameter. Also referred to as the Brown and Sharpe (B&S) wire gauge.
(See Current Carrying Capacity)
The unit of current. One ampere is the current flowing through one ohm of resistance at one volt potential.
Relief of mechanical stress through heat and gradual cooling. Annealing copper renders it less brittle.
the range of frequencies audible to the human ear. Usually 20-20,000 Hz.
A commonly used industry term for partial surge protection, usually a single MOV protecting line-to-neutral (see Full Protection).
A fibrous or metallic group of filaments interwoven in cylindrical form to form a covering over one or more wires.
The voltage at which the insulation
Voltage between conductors breaks down.
A group of wires of the same diameter
twisted together without a predetermined