I am using 18 gauge nicrome wire having ohm of 17.3 , 220 volt. I want to use 10 gauge wire how to decide the length?
18 gauge corresponds to a diameter of 1.22 mm
Therefore radius r1= 1.22/2=0.61 mm=0.00061m
10 gauge means diameter is 3.25 mm
Radius r2 = 3.25/2=1.625mm=0.001625m
Sine the resistance needs to be the same, we can use the formula
As resistivity is same.
Substitute the values and you will get the answer.