Question: Does Thick Or Thin Wire Have More Resistance?

Which has less electrical resistance a thin wire or a thick wire of the same length and same material )?

A thick wire has a greater area of cross-section, whereas a thin wire has a smaller area of cross-section.

This means that a thick wire has lesser resistance than a thin wire..

What type of wire has the least resistance?

SilverSilver has the lowest resistivity. That means for a given length and diameter of wire it will also have the lowest resistance.

Which wire is thickest?

Thick wire from the thickest 2 gauge and the progressively thinner 4, 6 & 8 gauge are more difficult to bend and cut than thinner wire.

Does electricity move better through thick wires or thin ones?

The thin wire will conduct electricity, but there is more electrical resistance. The thicker wire is like the four lane highway. There’s a lot less electrical resistance, and as a result, that light bulb burns brighter because more electricity can reach it.