Is the wire gauge the same for solid and stranded wire? I need to check the wire gauge of some stranded wire. Can I use standard wire strippers to check the gauge of stranded wire?
There is a slight difference but strippers will get you there.– Ed BealAug 18, 2016 at 23:01
Just read the insulation - it's typically marked every 2-3 feet with all the information you need.– EcnerwalAug 19, 2016 at 20:27
I found the size difference is ~5% larger with stranded than solid depending on the strand count. The sizes are far enough apart that the strippers if in good shape are a great tool for measuring.