Nichrome 200 Alloy Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are well known as suppliers of top quality Nichrome 200 alloy wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our high specification 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.
The200 alloy wire, with a specific measurement of 0.2mm (32 AWG), is celebrated for its remarkable resistance and durability amidst high-temperature operations. Nichrome wire, composed of approximately 99.6% nickel, offers a stable, reliable material that can be used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications. The high melting point and tough resistance to oxidation and corrosive environments make this wire valuable in numerous applications. As the main component of heating elements for electric heaters, furnaces, and toasters, it ensures efficient and consistent heat distribution over extended periods of time, thereby prolonging the lifespan of these devices.
Nichrome 200 alloy wire is employed in resistors for its stable resistivity and ability to withstand elevated temperatures without altering its structural integrity. In sensor technology, where stable resistive properties are important, the aerospace and automotive industries benefit from its robustness and reliability as well. Further, the material’s non-magnetic properties and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures are exploited for the creation of durable lab furnaces and supporting equipment in laboratories.
Key product details:
- Diameter – 0.2mm (200 Micron – 32 AWG)
- Ohms/m – 3.06
- Ni+Co – Max 99.6% / Min 99.0%
Fe – 0.4%
C – 0.15%
Mn – 0.35%
Si – 0.35%
Cu – 0.25%
S – 0.01%Density – 8.89 g/cm3
Melting Point – 1435 – 1446 oC
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately.
- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
What Else Is Available?
We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.
The choice is virtually endless!
FAQs About This Wire
How Does Nichrome 200 Alloy Wire Perform In Corrosive Environments?
Nichrome 200 alloy wire, primarily composed of approximately 99.6% nickel, exhibits a noteworthy resistance to corrosion, particularly in environments that are exposed to high temperatures. The nickel composition inherently provides a protective oxide layer when the wire is heated, making it resilient against oxidative corrosion. This means that even when utilised in conditions where corrosive elements are present, especially at elevated temperatures, the nichrome 200 alloy wire tends to maintain its integrity and does not degrade as rapidly as some other metals might.
It is resistant to most alkalis and acids under normal conditions. However, in certain harsh, corrosive environments, particularly those involving concentrated, aggressive acids, its resistance might be compromised to some extent. It’s always crucial to assess the specific environmental conditions and consult relevant data sheets or a specialist to ensure that the nichrome 200 wire is the optimal choice for the intended application. This careful selection is paramount to ensuring longevity and reliable performance in any application involving corrosive substances.
Can Nichrome 200 Alloy Wire Be Soldered?
Yes, Nichrome 200 alloy wire can be soldered, but it requires specific procedures and materials to ensure a successful bond, as Nichrome inherently does not solder easily due to its oxide layer. Here are some general steps and considerations when soldering Nichrome 200 alloy wire:
- Surface Preparation: Before soldering, it’s essential to clean the Nichrome wire thoroughly to remove any contaminants or oxidation. This can be done using abrasive methods like sandpaper or a wire brush.
- Flux: Special fluxes, often referred to as “high-temperature” or “nickel-specific” fluxes, are needed for Nichrome soldering. This flux helps in breaking down the oxide layer, allowing the solder to bond with the Nichrome wire.
- Solder: It’s best to use a solder alloy that’s designed for high-temperature applications or for soldering nickel-based materials.
- Heat: Because Nichrome wire is designed to resist high temperatures, a higher heat source than usual may be required to ensure proper solder flow and bonding.
- Tinning: It can be beneficial to first “tin” the Nichrome wire by applying a small amount of solder to the wire’s end. This prepares the wire for joining with other components.
- Joining: Once the Nichrome wire is prepared and tinned, it can be soldered to another component. Ensure both parts are heated evenly for a strong bond.
- Cooling and Cleaning: After soldering, allow the joint to cool naturally without sudden temperature changes. Once cooled, clean off any residual flux to prevent potential corrosion.
It’s worth noting that while soldering is possible, welding or using mechanical connections like crimping or clamping can sometimes provide a stronger and more durable connection for Nichrome wires, especially in high-temperature applications. If soldering is the chosen method, it’s essential to ensure all steps are meticulously followed for a secure bond.
Is Nichrome 200 Alloy Wire Resistant To Wear And Tear?
This Nichrome 200 alloy wire demonstrates a commendable ability to withstand wear and tear, especially in its most common applications, including as a heating element in a variety of devices. As a result of its 99.6% nickel composition, it is highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion, particularly at elevated temperatures, enhancing its lifespan in a wide range of applications. Moreover, nichrome wire maintains its structural integrity and resistivity over a wide range of temperatures, showing commendable resistance to thermal and cyclic stresses, which are repeated heating and cooling cycles.
As with all materials, nichrome wire will eventually show wear signs after prolonged use or when subjected to extreme conditions, such as constantly high temperatures or mechanical stress. Various factors can affect its durability and resistance to wear, such as the operating environment, temperature, and application. Thus, in order to maximise the lifespan of the nichrome 200 alloy wire and ensure optimal performance throughout its useful life, it is essential to understand the conditions under which it will be used.
The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.
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