20 AWG SS316L Flat Clapton (20/36 AWG) 1.70 Ω/m – 5 Metre Spool (15ft)


The 20 AWG SS316L Flat Clapton wire, available in a 5-meter spool, is a durable and reliable resistive wire made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel 316L. Its Clapton design, featuring a 20 AWG core wrapped by a 36 AWG wire, offers optimal surface area and consistent electrical conductivity. With a resistance of 1.70 Ω/m, it is ideal for crafting heating elements in small appliances and DIY electronics. The spooled presentation ensures easy handling and efficient usage.

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20 AWG SS316L Flat Clapton

The 20 AWG SS316L Flat Clapton wire is a high-quality resistive wire, offered in a 5-meter (15 feet) spool. The stainless steel 316L wire is corrosion-resistant and resistant to high temperatures, meaning that it will last a long time and offer high reliability. Clapton configurations make for optimal surface area and excellent electrical conductivity because they combine 20 AWG cores with 36 AWG wires. In ways such as crafting heating elements for small appliances and electronics made by the DIY, this wire is ideal for applications requiring precise resistance. Designed spooled for easy handling and minimal waste, these spools are extremely useful.

About The Product

The details of this product are as follows:

  • Spool Length – 5 Metre Spool (15ft)
  • Metal – ss316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Resistance – 1.70 Ω/m
  • Coil Type – 20 AWG / 36 AWG Flat Clapton

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What Else Is Available?

We do not only offer SS316L wire. We also have a huge range of KA1 and nichrome wire in immediate stock too.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.


FAQs About This Product

Is 20 AWG SS316L Flat Wire Compatible With Soldering and Welding?

Yes, the SS316L Flat Wire 20 AWG is suitable for both soldering and welding. It is known that stainless steel 316L is excellently weldable and that it can be soldered when used with appropriate fluxes and soldering techniques. It is critical to use compatible filler materials and appropriate welding methods when welding to ensure strong and durable joints. The best results can also be achieved by cleaning and preparing the surfaces properly before soldering or welding.

How Do I Prevent Tangling Of 20 AWG SS316L Flat Clapton Wire?

  1. Store Properly: Ensure that the wire is stored neatly on its spool when not in use. A spool helps to keep the wire organised and minimises the risk of kinks and tangles.
  2. Controlled Unspooling: When you need to use the wire, carefully unspool only the required length without pulling or jerking the wire abruptly. Unwind the wire gently and in a controlled manner to prevent overlapping or coiling.
  3. Use a Spool Holder: Utilising a spool holder or wire dispenser can help manage the wire’s release and prevent it from unraveling too quickly, thereby minimising the chances of tangling.
  4. Regular Checks: Periodically check the wire for any twists or bends as you unspool it. Rectify any minor tangles immediately before they become more complex.
  5. Cutting Lengths: If working on a project that requires multiple lengths of wire, consider cutting and straightening the needed pieces in advance. This helps to avoid unnecessary handling of the spool and potential tangling.
  6. Maintain Tension: Keeping a consistent tension while unspooling can prevent the wire from coiling back and tangling. Ensure that the wire is taut but not overly stretched during use.
  7. Proper Handling: Always handle the wire with clean and dry hands. Oils or residues can cause the wire to slip and tangle more easily.


Check out our blog expanding on the difference between Clapton and Flapton coil wires. This is an extremely detailed article, which we hope will provide much insight into the subject. 

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