1.15mm (17 AWG) Ni80 Nichrome Resistance Thick Wire – 0.98 ohms/m


The 1.15mm (17 AWG) Ni80 nichrome resistance thick wire boasts a resistance of 0.98 ohms/m, offering efficient conductivity for a variety of applications. Crafted from durable nichrome, this thick wire is oxidation-resistant and excels in high-temperature settings. Ideal for electrical heating elements in household appliances and industrial furnaces, it’s also suitable for laboratory tasks and DIY projects requiring top-tier conductive materials. Choose this thick wire for consistent performance and broad applicability.

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Nichrome Thick Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best known as suppliers of top quality nichrome thick 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 1.15mm (17 AWG) Ni80 nichrome resistance thick wire is a versatile and reliable choice for a range of applications. The thick wire offers efficient conductivity by offering a resistance of 0.98 ohms/m. This makes it ideal for tasks requiring consistency and precision. The alloy nichrome is composed of nickel and chromium in a balanced ratio, ensuring enhanced durability, resistance to oxidation, and excellent high-temperature performance.

Electric heating elements, such as those found in toasters and hair dryers, and industrial furnaces are common uses of this thick wire. Due to its durability and resistance, it is also a preferred choice for laboratory work, crafting, and DIY projects that require high-quality conductive materials. With this thick wire, users can take advantage of its long life, high performance standards, and wide range of applications. This makes it a practical and efficient solution for numerous electrical needs.

Key product details:

  • Diameter – 1.15mm (1150 Micron – 17 AWG) 
  • Ohms/m – 0.98
  • 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 Can Thick Ni80 Be Used For?

Ni80 thick wire can be used for various applications beyond vaping, including:

  1. Heating elements: Ni80 wire is commonly used in heating elements, such as electric heaters, ovens, and stoves, due to its high resistance and ability to withstand high temperatures.
  2. Thermocouples: Nichrome wire is great for using as a component in thermocouples, which are used to measure temperature in a variety of industrial and scientific applications.
  3. Electrical conductors: Ni80 wire can be used as an electrical conductor in a range of applications, including electrical heating, resistive heating, and electrical discharge machining (EDM).
  4. Sensors: Nickel chrome wire can be used as a component in sensors, such as temperature sensors and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), due to its high resistance and stability.
  5. Electronics: Ni80 wire can be used as a component in electronic devices, such as heating elements in 3D printers, due to its high resistance and ability to withstand high temperatures.

It is important to note that Ni80 wire may not be suitable for all applications and that other materials, such as KA1 or stainless steel, may be more appropriate in some cases.

Can I Solder Nichrome Wire?

Yes, you can solder nichrome wire. However, it is important to note that nichrome wire has a high resistance to heat and can be difficult to solder. It is recommended to use a high temperature soldering iron and a solder with a high melting temperature. Additionally, it is recommended to pre-tin the nichrome wire with solder before attempting to join it to another component.

How Hot Can Nichrome Wire Get?

The temperature at which nichrome wire can reach depends on several factors, including the type of nichrome alloy used, the wire’s resistance, the current passing through the wire, and the ambient temperature. However, as a rough estimate, nichrome wire can reach temperatures of up to 800-1400°C (1472-2552°F) when heated by electrical current. It is important to note that these temperatures can be extremely dangerous and can cause fires or burn injuries, so proper safety precautions should always be taken when working with nichrome wire.

What Is Nichrome Thick Wire Made Of?

Nichrome wire is an alloy made up of nickel, chromium, and sometimes iron or other metals. The exact composition of nichrome wire can vary depending on the intended use, but it typically contains 80% nickel and 20% chromium by weight. The nickel and chromium work together to provide the wire with high resistance to heat and high melting temperature, making it ideal for use as a heating element in a variety of applications.



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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