Glossary

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There are 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Wall Thickness
The thickness of the applied insulation or jacket.

Water Absorption Test
A test to determine the water absorbed by a material after a given immersion period.

Waterblocked Cable
A cable constructed with no internal voids in order to allow no longitudinal water passage under a given pressure.

Watt
A unit of electrical power. One watt is equivalent to the power represented by one ampere of current under a pressure of one volt in DC circuit.

Wetting
The ability of a material to absorb moisture.

Wicking
The longitudinal flow of a liquid in a wire or cable due to capillary action.

Wire
A conductor, either insulated or bare.

Wire Gauge
A system of numerical designations of wire sizes. See American Wire Gauge (AWG)