Copper cable

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Cable Diameter Standards

Area (metric) Diameter American Wire Gauge Ampacity Typical Use !
0.08 mm² 0.32 mm AWG28 0.8 A
0.10 mm² 0.36 mm AWG27 1 A
0.14 mm² 0.40 mm AWG26 1.3 A
0.25 mm² 0.50 mm AWG23 / AWG24 3 A
0.50 mm² 0.75 mm AWG20 / AWG21 5 A
0.75 mm² AWG18 / AWG19 10 A
1.5 mm² AWG16 12 A
2.5 mm² AWG14 15 A
6.0 mm² AWG10 30 A

The metric area is the advertised area, equivalent of mm² copper. The actual diameter, when translated from AWG specification may differ.

The Ampacity is the maximum current that can be transported through the wire without exceeding its temperature rating. In this case, the Ampacity at 60°C is given. For higher temperatures, multiply by 1.5. Given the power and voltage of a device, this allows you to determine the required amperage, and thus the required cable diameter.

Other considerations

Core
solid or flexible.
Material
copper of CCA (copper cladded aluminium). Copper is considered slightly better. CCA is cheaper and is consider good enough.

Network Cabling

Further Reading

For UTP cabling

https://www.utp-kabel.nl/blog/welke-kabel-moet-ik-kiezen.html https://planetechusa.com/blog/ethernet-different-ethernet-categories-cat3-vs-cat5e-vs-cat6-vs-cat6a-vs-cat7-vs-cat8/