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Q & A: Thick wire versus thin wire?

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Most recent answer: 10/18/2009
Is a thick or thin wire a better conductor?
- Rocket
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The resistance of a wire decreases as the square of the diameter.  So thick is better. 
On the other hand thick wire costs more.  You pays your money, you takes your choice.


(published on 10/18/2009)

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