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, supplier and distributor 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!
MAX WORKING TEMP 1850° F
MAX WORKING TEMP 2150° F
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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.