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Term Description
Wall thickness The thickness of the applied insulation or jacket
Water Absorption Water by percent weight absorbed by a material after a given immersion period
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 a DC circuit'
Wavelength The distance, measured in the direction of propagation, of a repetitive electrical pulse or waveform between two successive points
Wicking The longitudinal flow of liquid in a wire or cable due to capillary action
Wire A single conductor, typically with a covering of insulation
Wire Gauge A measure of the diameter of sizes of wires. The sizes are expressed by numbers.
Working Voltage See Voltage Rating