0.68mm 22 AWG Solid Wire SS316L Marine Grade Stainless


Versatile and resilient, the 0.68mm 22 AWG solid wire made from ss316L marine-grade stainless steel offers robust corrosion resistance across varied marine and industrial applications. Esteemed for its reliable performance in harsh sea conditions, it finds applications in electrical wiring in boat building, durable leader wire in fishing, and creating steadfast marine antennas. With an ability to endure challenging environments, this 22 awg solid wire ensures consistent and durable connections, making it a reliable selection for an array of practical and creative endeavors.

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22 AWG Solid Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 22 AWG solid wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.

The 0.68mm 22 AWG solid wire, constructed from ss316L marine-grade stainless steel, offers a balance of flexibility, durability, and resistance against corrosive environments, notably marine settings. Known for its endurance in saltwater, 22 awg wire provides a reliable solution for a wide range of applications, combining strength with corrosion resistance to produce a dependable wire. There are multiple applications of this material, including but not limited to boat building, where it is used for electrical wiring to ensure safe and robust connections under harsh sea conditions. As a sturdy leader wire in fishing, it provides a corrosion-resistant link that stands up to underwater challenges. In the broader marine industry, it is regarded as a preferred option for creating highly durable marine antennas that can maintain communications even in the most adverse conditions.

As well, this 22 awg solid wire provides an extra layer of security in marine and industrial settings by manufacturing safety lock wires. For more delicate applications, such as crafting jewelry based on marine themes, its resistance to tarnishing is essential. Its ability to withstand varied weather and environmental conditions without succumbing to degradation makes it a sought-after component in electrical projects, repairs, and custom creations. This wire retains its integrity even under the harsh conditions often found at sea and in industrial environments, and delivers consistently under pressure.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.68mm (680 Micron – 22 AWG)

We also offer this grade as ribbon wire and flat wire too if required.

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?

Not only do we offer 304 grade stainless steel wire, but we also stock huge levels of SS316, SS430 (magnetic) and SS317L.

We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.

The choice is virtually endless!


FAQs About This Wire

Can I Safely Use SS316L 22 AWG Solid Wire For DIY Electrical Projects?

DIY electrical projects can be executed safely with ss316L 22 AWG solid wire when specific precautions and guidelines are followed. The inherent robustness and corrosion resistance of this wire make it an ideal choice for a wide range of electrical applications, but engaging with electrical systems requires a thorough understanding and careful application of safe practices. To prevent misapplication, it is important to understand the wire’s specifications, including its current carrying capacity and voltage rating. Make sure the electrical supply is switched off and isolated before working, and wear personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses. It is crucial to use the right tools, such as wire strippers and cutters, and ensure secure connections with the right connectors. Your projects must comply with regional and national electrical codes in order to be safe and legally compliant. Before energising the circuit, thorough tests must be performed to verify the safety and functionality of the connections. Additionally, a professional electrician should be consulted whenever in doubt during the DIY project, ensuring safety and efficacy in the use of 22 AWG solid wire.

Are There Any Special Tools Required For Cutting And Stripping 316L 22 AWG Solid Wire?

  • Wire Cutters: Precise, sharp wire cutters are vital to cleanly cut the 316L 22 AWG solid wire without fraying or damaging it.
  • Wire Strippers: A suitable wire stripper that accommodates 22 AWG size is necessary for safely removing insulation or coating without nicking the wire.
  • Crimping Tools: If you’re connecting the wire to terminals, a crimping tool may be required to secure crimp connectors or terminals.
  • Heat Gun: If using heat shrink tubing for insulation, a heat gun will be required for secure and tight sealing.
  • Soldering Iron: For projects that necessitate soldered connections, a soldering iron and corresponding solder wire are essential.
  • Multimeter: To verify and troubleshoot electrical continuity and resistance within the wire.
  • Wire Bender: To ensure accurate bends without damaging the wire, especially in intricate wiring paths.
  • Safety Gear: While not a tool per se, wearing protective eyewear and gloves is crucial when handling and manipulating wire to protect against potential injury.

What Is The Electrical Conductivity Of SS316L 22 AWG Solid Wire?

The electrical conductivity of SS316L, particularly in a form like a 22 AWG solid wire, isn’t as high as some other materials, like copper, due to its intrinsic material properties. Stainless steel 316L is generally chosen in applications not primarily for its electrical conductivity, but for its remarkable corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments. The exact electrical conductivity of SS316L is approximately 2.5 million Siemens per meter (S/m) at room temperature, which is significantly lower than the conductivity of electrical conductors like copper. However, despite its comparatively lower electrical conductivity, SS316L offers other desirable properties, such as high-temperature resistance and outstanding durability, which make it advantageous in specific applications where these characteristics are crucial, and corrosion resistance is paramount, such as in marine and harsh industrial environments. In applications like these, 22 AWG solid wire made from SS316L becomes a preferred choice due to its ability to maintain integrity and stability in corrosive and challenging conditions over time.



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.

Check out our blog ‘What You Need To Know About: Stainless Steel Wires’   for more information on resistance 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. 

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