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Metric threads are expressed in pitch. Imperial threads are expressed in the number of threads per inch. This is their biggest difference. Metric threads are 60° equilateral thread types, with outer diameter and pitch in millimeters. Imperial threads are 55-degree isosceles thread types, with outer diameter in inches. When reading the outer diameter with a metric caliper, there are usually decimals. Sometimes, the BSW logo will appear, representing the imperial connector.

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When there is no thread gauge to measure the pitch, you can measure the outer diameter of the connector with a vernier caliper. For example, one measured outer diameter is 22mm, and the other is 21mm. Through the query, it can be found that the 22mm is a metric connector with a pitch of 1.5. While the 21mm is an imperial connector with a pitch of 14.

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