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Nickel Chromium Wire

Need to use a resistance wire in your manufacturing needs? As one of the best providers of specialty wire & cable on the web, Arcor Electronics is a premier manufacturer of nichrome wire. Nickel chromium wire is one of the oldest recorded alloys used for resistance heating. Nichrome is a non-magnetic alloy made from nickel, chromium and iron that sports a high electrical resistivity and superb resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. So whither it’s as a bridgewire in explosives, a support wire use in kilns, or even part of the heating element in a hair dryer, nichrome wire is an outstanding resistance wire to use in your project!

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

Packaging: Take your pick from our various nichrome wire packaging options, including: Coils, spools, reels, stem packs, length

Alloys and Resistance: We stock two resistance types of nichrome wire, Chromel C and Chromel A. We can also provide different alloys and configurations (ribbon) of nichrome wire on request.

Wire Shapes: We can manufacture nickel chromium wire in a variety of shapes to suit the needs of your project or distribution. Common shapes include rounded or square wire lengths.

Special Sizes or Requests: Need a specific request for shape or lengths? Lets us know and we’ll be happy to work with you to find the right nickel chromium wire for your purpose!

Various Uses of Nichrome Wire

Nichrome’s special alloy gives it some very unique properties such as high electrical resistivity, oxidation and corrosion resistance, and a high melting point. This is why nichrome finds use in many applications that involve high heat such as in explosives, household appliances and even in arts and crafts. Due to its high resistance and melting point, nichrome wire is used primarily in electric heating elements. This means everything from hair driers, ovens, toasters and more rely on this special custom wire.

Nickel chromium wire finds use in many explosive and firework application, often as a bridgewire for electrical ignition systems. Many electrical matches and model rocket igniters use nichrome wire for this reason.

Even the art field finds use for nichrome! Many ceramics make use of the high heat resistance of nichrome wire for an internal support in their ceramics as they are fired in a kiln. As nichrome can survive up to 1400 °C it has no trouble getting through the high heat involved in ceramic firing.

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.