Q:

# How much does copper wire weigh?

A:

The weight of copper wire can be anywhere between 640.50 and 0.03 pounds per thousand feet. The weight varies widely depending on the gauge, or width of the cross section, of the wire. Since gauges are standardized, all wires of the same gauge and length have the same weight.

Know More

## Keep Learning

Credit: Jeff Smith The Image Bank Getty Images

The widest gauge of wire is labeled 0000 and is 0.46 inches in diameter. At 640.5 pounds, it weighs 132.6 pounds more per thousand feet than the next largest gauge, 000 wire. The smallest gauge is 40, which weighs 0.008 pounds less per thousand feet than the next largest gauge. These weights are for solid, individual strands of copper wire. Wire is often bundled together in cables, especially wires with gauges above 14.

Sources:

## Related Questions

• A:

Electrical transformers connect two different electrical circuits that operate at two different voltage levels. For wiring a transformer, gather black and white gauge wires, wire cutters, wire strippers, an alternating current motor and a power supply.

Filed Under:
• A:

A fuse is a strip of metal or a wire constructed of copper, zinc, silver or aluminum. Some fuses are made of alloys of these metals. Some fuses use two strips with one designed to melt quickly to prevent a short circuit and another designed to fail in the event of a long-term overload.

Filed Under:
• A:

To wire a subpanel, first consult with an inspector to ensure the panel does not overload, then turn off the electricity, mount the subpanel box, clamp and pull the wires to the subpanel and connect the new circuits. Use a larger box than necessary so that future circuits can be added.