Nichrome Round Wire
The Crazy Wire Company is best know as suppliers of top-quality Nichrome round wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our specialist-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 0.32mm (28 AWG) nichrome round wire, composed of Ni90 resistance, stands out for its versatile and dependable applications across various industries. It is primarily recognised for its superior electrical properties, but is also chosen for its ability to withstand high temperatures without compromising structural integrity. This makes it particularly suitable for use in toasters, hairdryers, and industrial furnaces. Its balanced composition prevents oxidation at elevated temperatures, which prolongs the wire’s life. Aside from its durability, the wire has found a place in aerospace and automobile manufacturing. Those demanding precise temperature control in laboratories prefer it because it consistently performs well. The nichrome round wire is also useful for small-scale projects and intricate craftwork. Due to its stable resistive properties, wire has proved useful in electronic circuits as a resistor.
Key product details:
- Diameter – 0.32mm (320 Micron – 28 AWG)
- Ohms/m – 8.684
- Technical Specification:
- Ni – Rest
- Cr – 10.0
- Fe – <1.0
- Magnetic Properties – Nonmagnetic
- Electrical resistance is high
- Corrosion resistance is high
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.
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FAQs About This Wire
How Do I Clean And Maintain Nichrome Round Wire?
Cleaning and maintaining nichrome round wire is essential to ensure its longevity and optimal performance.
- Safety First: Before cleaning, ensure that the wire is not connected to any power source. It’s crucial to avoid any risk of electrocution or short circuit.
- Visual Inspection: Begin by doing a visual inspection of the wire. Look for any visible signs of damage, such as breaks, kinks, or corrosion. If there are signs of wear or damage, consider replacing the wire.
- Gentle Cleaning: For general dirt and grime, use a soft cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Gently rub the wire to remove any surface contaminants. The alcohol acts as a solvent to break down oils and grime without being too harsh on the wire.
- Avoid Abrasives: Do not use abrasive pads or scouring agents, as they might damage the wire’s surface or remove its protective oxide layer.
- Check for Oxidation: Over time, nichrome wire can develop a thin oxide layer. While this layer can protect the wire from further oxidation, if you notice a thick or uneven layer, it might impact the wire’s performance.
- Dry Thoroughly: After cleaning, ensure the wire is thoroughly dry before using it again. Any moisture can affect its resistive properties and can also be a potential hazard if the wire is powered.
- Storage: If you’re storing the wire for an extended period, keep it in a cool, dry place. It’s best to keep it coiled loosely and stored in a plastic or cloth bag to prevent contamination and tangling.
- Regular Check-ups: Periodically inspect the wire for any signs of wear, damage, or oxidation. Regular checks will help in early identification of any potential issues.
Can Nichrome Round Wire Be Recycled?
Yes,round wire can be Because nickel and chromium are alloyed, nickel valuable and recyclable. A wide range of metal scrapyards and recycling centers accept nichrome and other specialty alloys. Recyclable nichrome can be melted down and reused to produce new metal products, minimising raw material extraction and impact. As a result of recycling, we not only conserve resources but also reduce the energy consumption associated with mining and processing fresh materials. Contact local scrapyards or specialised metal recycling facilities to ensure they accept and properly process nichrome wire if you’re planning to it.
Is Nichrome Round Wire Waterproof?
Nichrome round wire itself is not affected by water in the sense that it doesn’t dissolve or degrade upon contact. However, it’s crucial to differentiate between the wire’s material properties and its function when exposed to water. While nichrome, as a material, can withstand water exposure, its electrical properties can be affected. If the nichrome wire is part of an electrical circuit, introducing water could cause short circuits, reduce its resistive properties due to mineral content in the water, or even pose safety hazards. Additionally, prolonged exposure to water, especially in certain environments, may lead to increased oxidation or corrosion over time.
Is It Safe To Use Nichrome Round Wire In Food-Related Applications?
Nichrome round wire is often used in various appliances and equipment, including some that come into contact with food. In general, nichrome is considered safe for indirect food-related applications, such as in the heating elements of toasters, ovens, and hot plates. The wire itself does not typically leach or release harmful substances when heated. However, there are some considerations to bear in mind:
- Direct Food Contact: While nichrome is typically safe in indirect food applications, it’s not commonly used for direct food contact. There are other materials better suited for direct interaction with food, especially when the food is acidic or can cause corrosion.
- Oxidation: Over time, nichrome can develop an oxide layer. While this layer can act as a protective barrier, it’s essential to ensure that any oxidation or degradation doesn’t lead to particles entering the food.
- Cleaning: If the nichrome wire comes into contact with food residues or is located in an area where food particles might accumulate, it’s crucial to ensure regular cleaning to avoid contamination.
- Certifications: For any food-related application, it’s always a good idea to look for wires or components that have been certified for food safety by relevant authorities or standards organisations.
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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