Heater Electric Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are well known as suppliers of top quality resistance heater electric 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.
The heater electric wire in question is a 0.35mm (28 AWG) Ni80 composition, ensuring a combination of nickel and chromium elements. With outstanding electrical resistivity and enhanced durability when exposed to high temperatures, this blend is an ideal choice for many heating applications. Using this wire has the advantage of achieving desired temperatures more quickly and efficiently due to its rapid heating response. In addition, its consistent resistance reduces the likelihood of unexpected temperature spikes as a result of its reliable and steady performance. It is easy to install and adjust this Ni80 heater electric wire because it is soft and malleable.
The material is widely used in household appliances such as toasters, space heaters, and hair dryers. In the industrial sector, it’s great to use in certain molding and casting operations where controlling heat is required. This heater electric wire is also resistant to wear and oxidation due to Ni80’s anticorrosive properties, thanks to its chromium content.
Nichrome electric heater wire is a type of resistance wire made from an alloy of nickel and chromium. It is commonly used in electrical heating elements due to its high resistance and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. When used in heating elements, nichrome wire is typically coiled or wound into a specific shape to maximise surface area and heat output. It is important to use the proper gauge and voltage for the desired application to prevent overloading or melting of the wire.
Key product details:
- Diameter – 0.35mm (350 Micron – 28 AWG)
- Ohms/m – 11.21
- 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
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- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
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- 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.
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FAQs About This Wire
Are Nichrome Wires Used In Electric Heaters?
Yes, nichrome wire is perfect for using in electric heaters. Its high resistance to electrical current and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures make it well-suited for use in heating elements. The wire is wound or coiled into a specific shape to maximise surface area and heat output, and the proper gauge and voltage must be used to prevent overloading or melting of the wire.
What Is The Difference Between Nichrome Wire And Fuse Wire?
Nichrome wire and fuse wire are two different types of wire with distinct properties and uses.
Nichrome wire is a resistance wire made from an alloy of nickel and chromium, which is commonly used in electrical heating elements. It has high resistance to electrical current and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures.
Fuse wire, on the other hand, is a type of low resistance wire used in electrical fuses. The purpose of fuse wire is to safely interrupt the flow of electrical current in the event of an over-current situation, such as a short circuit. Fuse wire is designed to melt and break the circuit when the current exceeds a certain level. This prevents damage to other components or the risk of fire.
In summary, the main difference between nichrome wire and fuse wire is their use: nichrome wire is used as a heating element, while fuse wire is used to interrupt electrical current in a safe manner in the event of an over-current situation.
Is The A Disadvantage To Using Nichrome For Electric Heater Wire?
Yes, there are a few disadvantages to using nichrome wire as an electric heater wire:
- Cost: Nichrome wire can be more expensive than other materials used for heating elements, such as iron or copper wire.
- Temperature limitations: Although nichrome wire can withstand high temperatures, it may start to lose its resistance and break down over time at temperatures above 1000°C.
- Slow heating: Nichrome wire heats up slowly compared to other materials, which can be a disadvantage in some applications.
- Fragility: Nichrome wire is relatively brittle and can break easily, especially when subjected to repeated heating and cooling cycles.
- Possible health concerns: Some studies have suggested that the nickel in nichrome wire may pose a health risk, particularly when inhaled or ingested.
It’s important to consider these disadvantages and choose the right heating wire material based on the specific requirements of the application.
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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