Needle gauge comparison chart

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Hypodermic needles are available in a wide variety of outer diameters described by gauge numbers. Smaller gauge numbers indicate larger outer diameters.[1] Inner diameter depends on both gauge and wall thickness. The following chart shows nominal inner diameter and wall thickness for regular-wall needles.[1][2] Thin-wall needles (not shown) have identical outer diameters but larger inner diameters for a given gauge.

Needle wire gauge is derived from the Birmingham Wire Gauge. #1 = 18½ B.W.G.; #2 = 19 B.W.G., and so on to #14 = 31 B.W.G.

Needle Nominal Outer Diameter Nominal Inner Diameter Nominal Wall Thickness
Gauge inches mm tol. inches (mm) inches mm tol. inches (mm) inches mm tol. inches (mm)
7 0.180 4.572 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.150 3.810 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.015 0.381 ±0.001 (±0.025)
8 0.165 4.191 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.135 3.429 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.015 0.381 ±0.001 (±0.025)
9 0.148 3.759 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.118 2.997 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.015 0.381 ±0.001 (±0.025)
10 0.134 3.404 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.106 2.692 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.014 0.356 ±0.001 (±0.025)
11 0.120 3.048 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.094 2.388 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.013 0.330 ±0.001 (±0.025)
12 0.109 2.769 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.085 2.159 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.012 0.305 ±0.001 (±0.025)
13 0.095 2.413 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.071 1.803 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.012 0.305 ±0.001 (±0.025)
14 0.083 2.108 ±0.001 (±0.025) 0.063 1.600 ±0.003 (±0.076) 0.01 0.254 ±0.001 (±0.025)
15 0.072 1.829 ±0.0005 (±0.013) 0.054 1.372 ±0.0015 (±0.038) 0.009 0.229 ±0.0005 (±0.013)
16 0.065 1.651 ±0.0005 (±0.013) 0.047 1.194 ±0.0015 (±0.038) 0.009 0.229 ±0.0005 (±0.013)
17 0.058 1.473 ±0.0005 (±0.013) 0.042 1.067 ±0.0015 (±0.038) 0.008 0.203 ±0.0005 (±0.013)
18 0.050 1.270 ±0.0005 (±0.013) 0.033 0.838 ±0.0015 (±0.038) 0.0085 0.216 ±0.0005 (±0.013)
19 0.042 1.067 ±0.0005 (±0.013) 0.027 0.686 ±0.0015 (±0.038) 0.0075 0.191 ±0.0005 (±0.013)
20 0.03575 0.9081 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.02375 0.603 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.006 0.1524 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
21 0.03225 0.8192 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.02025 0.514 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.006 0.1524 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
22 0.02825 0.7176 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.01625 0.413 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.006 0.1524 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
22s 0.02825 0.7176 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.006 0.152 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.0111 0.2826 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
23 0.02525 0.6414 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.01325 0.337 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.006 0.1524 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
24 0.02225 0.5652 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.01225 0.311 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.005 0.1270 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
25 0.02025 0.5144 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.01025 0.260 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.005 0.1270 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
26 0.01825 0.4636 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.01025 0.260 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.004 0.1016 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
26s 0.01865 0.4737 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.005 0.127 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.0068 0.1734 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
27 0.01625 0.4128 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00825 0.210 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.004 0.1016 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
28 0.01425 0.3620 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00725 0.184 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.0035 0.0889 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
29 0.01325 0.3366 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00725 0.184 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.003 0.0762 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
30 0.01225 0.3112 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00625 0.159 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.003 0.0762 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
31 0.01025 0.2604 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00525 0.133 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.0025 0.0635 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
32 0.00925 0.2350 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00425 0.108 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.0025 0.0635 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
33 0.00825 0.2096 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00425 0.108 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.002 0.0508 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)
34 0.00725 0.1842 ±0.00025 (±0.0064) 0.00325 0.0826 ±0.00075 (±0.019) 0.002 0.0508 ±0.00025 (±0.0064)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Syringe Needle Gauge Chart". Sigma Aldrich. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hypodermic Needle Gauge Chart". Medical Tube Technology, Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2012.