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Nickel Chromium Resistance Wire

If you’re in need of resistance wire for your manufacturing needs, you’ll appreciate Arcor Electronics’ selection of nickel chromium wire. Nickel chromium wire, commonly called nichrome wire, is one of the oldest recorded alloys used for resistance heating.  This non-magnetic alloy, comprised of nickel, iron, and chromium, is highly resistant to electricity and is also resistance to oxidation at high temperatures, making it an ideal choice for applications such as in kilns as support wire or in hair dryer heating elements. Whether you need to use it as bridgewire, support wire, or as a heating element, it will be responsive and efficient.

CHROMEL-C
16.0% CHROMIUM
59.2% NICKEL
23.5% IRON
1.3% SILICONE
MAX WORKING TEMP 1850 °F
CHROMEL-A
20.0% CHROMIUM
78.4% NICKEL
1.00% SILICONE
0.05% IRON
MAX WORKING TEMP 2150 °F
AWG OHMS PER FT FT PER 4 OZ SPOOL ARORITEM # OHMS PER FT ARORITEM # FT PER 16 OZ SPOOL
10 AWG .0649 4 Dc10 .06248 Da10 16
12 AWG .1029 12 Dc12 .09907 Da12 48
14 AWG .1648 20 Dc14 .15870 Da14 80
16 AWG .2595 32 Dc16 .24990 Da16 128
17 AWG .3333 40 Dc17 .32100 Da17 160
18 AWG .4219 50 Dc18 .40630 Da18 200
19 AWG .5208 64 Dc19 .50150 Da19 256
20 AWG .6592 79 Dc20 .63480 Da20 316
22 AWG 1.055 125 Dc22 1.0150 Da22 500
24 AWG 1.671 198 Dc24 1.6090 Da24 792
26 AWG 2.670 315 Dc26 2.5710 Da26 1,260
28 AWG 4.252 498 Dc28 4.0940 Da28 1,992
30 AWG 6.75 807 Dc30 6.500 Da30 3,228
32 AWG 10.55 1,250 Dc32 10.16 Da32 5,000
34 AWG 17.01 2,030 Dc34 16.38 Da34 8,120
36 AWG 27.00 3,200 Dc36 26.00 Da36 12,800
38 AWG 42.19 4,800 Dc38 40.63 Da38 19,200
40 AWG 70.24 13,300 Dc40 67.64 Da40 53,200

Nickel Chromium Wire Options

Different Alloys and Resistance: At Arcor Electronics, we stock two resistance types of nichrome wire—Chromel A and Chromel C. We can also supply different alloys and configurations (ribbon) of nichrome wire with special request.

Special Shapes, Sizes, Custom Requests: We manufacture nichrome wire in many different shapes to suit exactly what you need them more – some of our common shapes are square or rounded wires. We can manufacture wires in specific sizes and lengths as well—we will work with you to construct the perfect wire for your needs.

Packaging: We offer various nichrome wire packaging options, such as spools, reels, stem packs, and coils.

Nichrome Wire’s Versatility

Because nichrome wire offers high electrical resistivity, and is resistant to corrosion, oxidation, and melting, it is usable in many different settings – from explosives to household appliances to arts and crafts. However, it is primarily used in electric heating elements, such as in ovens and toasters. It is also used in fireworks and explosives as a bridgewire, and many ceramics use nichrome wire for internal support systems, as it can withstand up to 1400 degrees Celsius.

Contact Arcor Electronics today and we’ll help you find the perfect nichrome wire for your needs.

Contact Arcor for Nickel Chromium Wire

Not sure what is the best alloy for your nichrome wire applications? Let us know! At Arcor Electronics, we’ll work with you to ensure you are using what’s best for your business’ needs!

To inquire about pricing, specific sizes and design specifications of your nichrome wire needs, you can contact Arcor or get in touch with us by phone at (847) 588-0088.