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SENTNATH

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:33 am Reply with quote

What does it mean MCM when you refer to cable size
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:57 am Reply with quote

SENTNATH wrote:
What does it mean MCM when you refer to cable size

MCM means thousand circular
mills. A circular mil is a unit of area equal to that of a circle 1 mil in
diameter. obvious really ! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:10 am Reply with quote

Thanks for your explanation.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:16 am Reply with quote

and dont get mills confused with mm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:31 am Reply with quote

sm1thson wrote:
and dont get mills confused with mm

and don't get a circular mil confused with a square mil icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:36 am Reply with quote

a mil being more usually known (this side of the pond) as a thou - ie. a thousandth of an inch.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:20 pm Reply with quote

the standard unit of size in most cases is the mil foot, a wire will have a unit size if it has a diameter of 1 mil and a length of 1 foot.
its found in American and English wire tables,avoiding decimals.
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