0.08mm (40 AWG) Ni80 Nickel Chromium Alloy Wire


The 0.08mm (40 AWG) Ni80 nickel chromium alloy wire is a durable and versatile solution ideal for various applications. This chromium alloy offers high resistance to oxidation at elevated temperatures and boasts excellent electrical conductivity. With its fine 0.08mm thickness, it’s perfect for detailed electrical tasks, heating elements in appliances, and intricate electronic components. Choose this wire for a reliable, long-lasting, and precise performance across multiple industries.

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Ni80 Nickel-Chromium Alloy

The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality Ni80 nickel-chromium alloy wire. 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 0.08mm (40 AWG) Ni80 nickel chromium alloy wire is a high-quality and versatile product designed for a range of applications. It is a chromium alloy comprised of nickel and chromium in an optimal ratio, giving it exceptional properties. A notable advantage of using this specific chromium alloy wire is that it resists oxidation at high temperatures. This makes it a suitable option for applications requiring prolonged exposure to high temperatures. It also has a high electrical conductivity, making it an ideal material for a range of electronics and electrical applications.

Designed for intricate circuitry and projects requiring fine wirework, its 0.08mm thickness allows for precise work and high levels of detail. Furthermore, this wire exhibits robust mechanical strength and durability, reducing the need for replacements over time. Wire made from nickel chromium alloy is commonly used in appliances, industrial equipment, and electronic components and connectors. A wide range of applications can be supported with Ni80 nickel chromium alloy wire in 0.08mm thickness.

Key product details:

  • Diameter – 0.08mm (80 Micron – 40 AWG) 
  • Ohms/m – 216.70
  • 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 Are The 3 Different Types Of Resistance?

There are three main types of resistance: mechanical resistance, electrical resistance, and resistance to change.

Mechanical resistance refers to the opposition of motion offered by a physical object, such as friction between two surfaces.

Electrical resistance is the measure of how much a material resists the flow of electric current. This property is important in electrical engineering, as it affects the functioning of devices such as resistors, transistors, and diodes.

Resistance to change refers to the opposition or reluctance to change, whether it be in the context of personal behaviour, societal norms, or organizational practices. This type of resistance can be seen as a natural human reaction to new and unfamiliar situations, but can also be seen as a barrier to progress and innovation.

Can You Cut Foam Core With A Hot Wire Cutter?

Yes, foam core can be cut with a hot wire cutter. A hot wire cutter uses a heated wire to melt through the foam material, producing a clean and precise cut. This method of cutting foam is often used for a variety of applications, including model making, foam board signs, and architectural models.

When using a hot wire cutter, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure safe and effective operation. The wire should be heated to the proper temperature, and the cutting speed should be adjusted as needed to achieve the desired results. Additionally, it’s important to wear appropriate safety gear, such as gloves and eye protection, to protect against the heat and flying foam particles.

Is Nichrome Wire Food Safe?

Nichrome wire is made of nickel, chromium, and other metals, and it is not considered food safe due to the potential release of nickel and chromium into food products. These metals can be toxic if ingested in large amounts.

For cooking and food preparation, it’s recommended to use materials that are specifically designated as food safe, such as stainless steel, cast iron, and certain grades of aluminum. These materials are less likely to release harmful substances into food and are generally considered to be safe for food contact.

Why Do We Use A Nichrome Wire To Prove Ohm’s Law?

Nichrome wire is often used to demonstrate Ohm’s law because it has a predictable and consistent electrical resistance. This makes it an ideal material to use in experiments to show the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance, as described by Ohm’s law.

Ohm’s law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points, and inversely proportional to the resistance between them. In other words, the relationship between the current, voltage, and resistance in a conductor can be represented by the equation I = V/R, where I is the current, V is the voltage, and R is the resistance.

By using a Nichrome wire with a known resistance, it is possible to demonstrate the validity of Ohm’s law by measuring the current and voltage across the wire and comparing it to the predicted values based on Ohm’s law. The consistency of the resistance in Nichrome wire also makes it possible to repeat the experiment and verify the results, helping to reinforce the concept of Ohm’s law and its importance in the field of electrical engineering.


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


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