0.05mm (44 AWG) Nichrome 80 Resistance Wire


The 0.05mm (44 AWG) nichrome 80 resistance wire is a blend of 80% nickel and 20% chromium, known for its superior conductivity and durability. Ideal for precision heating elements, electronic resistors, and specific electrical circuits, its high oxidation resistance ensures longevity. With consistent resistivity and a fine diameter, it offers reliability and precision for professionals and hobbyists.

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Nichrome 80

The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality nichrome 80 (Ni80) wires. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products. Our brilliant staff are experts in producing our spools of round wire on our 6 rapid action winding machines. All spools are produced to carry a little extra length to make up for any waste when handling the product.

The 0.05mm (44 AWG) nichrome 80 resistance wire stands as a testament to efficiency and consistency in the world of electrical and heating applications. Despite its impeccable balance between durability and conductivity, Nichrome 80 is the material of choice for many professionals due to its composition of 80% nickel and 20% chromium. Its resistance characteristics make it well suited to a variety of applications, including precision heating elements, electronics resistors, and certain types of specialised electrical circuits. As a result of its high resistance to oxidation at elevated temperatures, nichrome 80 wire ensures longevity and reliable performance.

The consistent resistivity of its material ensures that its results will be predictable and reliable for industries and professionals that require precision. Its tiny 0.05mm diameter makes it suitable for applications demanding minute detail and delicacy. Combined with its versatility and dependability, Nichrome 80 wire is a valuable tool for engineers, technicians, and hobbyists.

Key product details:

  • Diameter – 0.05mm (50 Micron – 44 AWG) 
  • Ohms/m – 578.00
  • Technical Specification:
  • Ni – Rest
  • Cr – 20.0 – 23.0
  • Fe – <1.0
  • Max Continuous Service Temp Of Element – 1200
  • Micrographic Structure – Austenite
  • Magnetic Properties – Nonmagnetic
  • Electrical resistance is high
  • Corrosion resistance is high

Why Use The Crazy Wire Company

  1. Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always  offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
  2. Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting. 
  3. Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate. 
  4. Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately. 
  5. Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required. 

What Else Is Available?

We do not only offer Ni80 round wire. We also have a huge range of KA1 and stainless steel round wire in immediate stock too.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.


FAQs About This Wire

What Is Metal Wire?

Metal wire is a thin, cylindrical piece of metal that is often used in electrical wiring, construction, and jewellery making. It can be made from a variety of metals, including copper, aluminum, and steel. Metal wire is often coated with insulating materials to protect it from electrical currents or to prevent it from corroding. Our metal wire is uncoated.

What Is Superfine Nichrome Wire Used For?

Superfine nichrome wire, also known as nichrome 80 wire, is a type of resistance wire that is often used for heating applications. It is made of nickel and chromium alloy, which gives it a high resistance to corrosion and high-temperature strength. Some common uses for superfine nichrome wire include:

  • Heating elements in electric heaters, toasters, and other appliances
  • Heating wires for vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other vaping devices
  • Ignition coils in gas grills and other outdoor equipment
  • Temperature sensors and thermocouples
  • In jewellery making for wire wrapping

It’s also common to use it in electric heating elements for industrial and laboratory equipment, as well as for heat treating and annealing in manufacturing processes.

Please note that It’s very important to make sure that the wire is rated for the temperature and current you will use it for.

About 44 AWG

44 AWG (American Wire Gauge) is a standardised wire gauge system that is used to measure the diameter of a wire. In this system, the lower the number, the thicker the wire. Therefore, 44 AWG wire is relatively thin compared to other sizes. It’s commonly used in electrical wiring, hobby projects, and crafts. It’s also used in some jewellery making applications. The wire is flexible and easy to bend. Please note that the amperage rating for 44 AWG wire is low and it’s not recommended for high current applications.

Why Is Nichrome Preferred For Heating Coil?

Nichrome is a popular material for use in heating coils because it has several desirable properties that make it well-suited for this application. Some of the reasons why nichrome is preferred for heating coils include:

  1. High resistance: Nichrome has a high resistance to electrical current, which makes it a good material for use in heating elements. When an electric current is passed through nichrome, it generates heat due to its resistance to the flow of current.
  2. High melting point: Nichrome has a high melting point of around 1400°C, which makes it suitable for use in high-temperature applications. This high melting point means that nichrome can withstand high temperatures without melting or becoming damaged, making it a reliable material for use in heating elements.
  3. Consistent resistance: Nichrome has a consistent resistance over a wide range of temperatures, which makes it well-suited for use in heating elements. This consistency ensures that the heating element will maintain its performance and efficiency even as the temperature changes.
  4. Good thermal conductivity: Nichrome has good thermal conductivity, which means that it efficiently transfers heat from the heating element to the surrounding environment. This is important in heating elements, where the goal is to efficiently generate and transfer heat.
  5. Long life: Nichrome is a durable material that is resistant to corrosion and oxidation. This means that it has a long life and can be used for many years without needing to be replaced.


Check out our blog ‘what is nichrome‘ for more information on ni80 wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. 

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Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can. 

Additional information


50 Metres (166.66 Feet), 100 Metres (330 Feet), 200 Metres (660 Feet)


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