# What is number 8 wire NZ?

## What is number 8 wire NZ?

Number 8 wire is a 0.16-inch-diameter (4.064 mm) gauge of wire on the British Standard Wire Gauge that has entered into the cultural lexicon of New Zealand.

## What was No 8 wire used for?

What is number 8 wire? Number 8 wire is a gauge of wire often used in fencing on New Zealand farms. Remote farms would stock up on supplies, including wire, to see them through to when more farm supplies were available.

Where was the number 8 wire invented?

New Zealand
Best-known New Zealand invention.

What is No 8 wire made of?

steel wire
In case you didn’t know, Number 8 Wire is quite literally, a gauge of steel wire, commonly used in rural fencing.

### What is No 8 wire syndrome?

The Number 8 Wire mentality on the other hand describes a Kiwi’s ability, borne out of isolation, to improvise and adapt in order to solve problems often using more readily available resources such as the (then) ubiquitous Number 8 fencing wire.

### How many mm is Number 8 Wire?

Wire Gauge Conversion

Wire Number (Gauge) A.W.G. or B&S (Inches) A.W.G. Metric (MM)
7 0.1443″ 3.665mm
8 0.1285″ 3.264mm
9 0.1144″ 2.906mm
10 0.1019″ 2.588mm

How many mm is number 8 wire?

What size is 8 gauge wire?

Breaking Force for Copper Wire

AWG gauge Conductor Diameter Inches Ohms per 1000 ft.
7 0.1443 0.4982
8 0.1285 0.6282
9 0.1144 0.7921
10 0.1019 0.9989

## What size breaker do I need for 8 wire?

Since 8 gauge wires can capably carry 40 amperes, we can determine that the proper size breaker is at 50 A.

## What is 8-gauge wire?

American Wire Gauge (AWG) vs. cross sectional area converter.

American Wire Gauge (#AWG) Diameter (inches) Diameter (mm)
6 0.162 4.11
7 0.144 3.67
8 0.129 3.26
9 0.114 2.91

What size is 8-gauge wire?