Calculator for a.c. Resistance of a Round Straight Wire

Calculates the ac resistance of a round straight wire for common conducting materials using the formula and data referenced below or by manually entered material data.

Calculator for ac Resistance of a Round Straight Wire

The resistance of thesmaller ordinary wire is 6.4 times the resistance of the Monster wire.

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When a cylindrical sensor is placed so that its axis is not perpendicular to the flow direction, there will be a component of velocity that is parallel to the axis of the sensor. If the sensor has infinite length, then the effective cooling velocity that the sensor experiences is that which is perpendicular to the sensor; the parallel component has no effect. Thus, the effective cooling velocity ueff may be obtained from the expression

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In use, errors arise due to changes in ambient temperature and other fluid properties, and due to the deposition of impurities in the flow on the sensor. Standard procedures are available to correct for the effects of changes in temperature. The time for which a calibration is valid depends on the individual situation. In high speed wind tunnels, large particles can remove a wire with annoying frequency.

The resistance R of a conductor of length 'l' and cross section 'a' is given by the formula l R = ρ ---- a

Cyberphysics - Factors that affect the resistance of a wire

So, to illustrate Ohm's law, let's consider a speaker circuit, and we'll suppose, for the sake of this example, that the installer has decided to use a dramatically undersized speaker cable. Each conductor of this cable has a resistance of four ohms, and the speaker has an impedance of eight ohms. Signal coming from one speaker terminal and traveling to the other will go through four ohms of speaker wire resistance, through an eight-ohm speaker, and then through another four ohms of speaker wire resistance. What does this mean? The total circuit resistance is 16 ohms (to simplify matters, we're going to assume a zero ohm "output impedance"; this isn't realistic, but is good enough to illustrate the principles at work here). So, of the energy being burned up in the circuit, one quarter (4 ohms over 16 ohms) is burned up on the way from the "plus" terminal to the speaker; one half (8 ohms over 16 ohms) is delivered to the speaker; and one quarter is burned up on the other side of the speaker cable, between the speaker and the "minus" terminal of the amp.

Principle of operation. Litz wire reduces the increase in resistance of wire that takes place at higher frequencies due to two effects: skin effect and proximity effect.

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What does resistance have to do with signal quality? Well, that depends very much on the application. It's commonly assumed that AWG is a good indicator of cable quality, and this assumption goes back to the earliest days of marketing of "aftermarket" speaker cable; the sales pitch which launched the whole consumer aftermarket cable business was, in essence, "bigger wire is better." And this, as we'll see, is certainly true for speaker cable (within limits), but not necessarily for other applications.

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Second, to understand the following discussion, it's helpful to know a bit about something called Ohm's law. The German physicist Georg Ohm discovered a simple principle about resistances which is a fundamental idea underlying all manner of electrical circuits. If a circuit contains a series of resistances--that is, if current is going to flow through one resistor, then through another, and then another--the energy of the electrical flow will be absorbed by those resistors in proportion to their resistance (which, of course, we measure in Ohms, in honor of Georg Ohm's work). You will also, probably, be familiar with another use of "ohms": impedance. Impedance is a more complicated phenomenon than resistance, and there's a lot to be said about it; but for the purposes of the following examples, we can consider ohms of impedance to be equivalent to ohms of resistance, as though impedance and resistance were exactly the same thing.

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Resistance acts upon both alternating current and direct current. The reason resistance is expressed as "DC resistance" on spec sheets is not that resistance is not applicable to alternating current. Rather, it's because of something called "skin effect." As the frequency of a signal increases, the current flow in a wire concentrates toward the outside, or "skin," of the conductor. This means that for any given wire, if we measure resistance at different frequencies, we'll find that the resistance increases with frequency. Resistance is expressed in spec sheets as "DC resistance" because the resistance value of one wire at DC can be meaningfully compared to the resistance of any other wire at DC. In theory, if one wanted to do so, one could specify the resistance of wires at any frequency; we could make up tables of "1 MHz resistance" instead of DC resistance. This isn't done because (1) there isn't any handy "reference" frequency which is broadly applicable to all uses of wire, and (2) it's harder to measure resistance properly at higher frequencies because it is difficult to separate out losses to other factors which become relevant as frequency increases, like capacitance, inductance, and return loss. But make no mistake: resistance converts electricity to heat in a wire regardless of whether the electricity is DC or AC. And, by the way: in the case of a stranded wire, the "skin" in question is still the outside of the bundle; it is not, as people often assume, the skin of each individual strand.