Nichrome Flat Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality nichrome flat wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our top quality woven mesh products. Our brilliant staff are experts in producing our spools of flat 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 nichrome flat wire, specifically the 22 AWG Ni80 grade with dimensions of 0.81mm x 0.4mm, is a versatile and high-performance product suitable for a range of applications. The wire is composed of a nickel-chromium alloy. This is highly durable in high-temperature environments and has a high electrical resistance. In addition to its excellent resistance to oxidation, even at temperatures above 1200°C, this nichrome flat wire also offers excellent heat resistance. This means that it’s ideal for use in heating elements, where it needs to provide consistent performance for a long time.
Due to the flat profile of the wire, its surface area is larger than that of round wires, improving its heating efficiency. It is particularly useful in the manufacturing of industrial furnaces and household appliances like toasters and hair dryers, because it ensures efficient and uniform heating. A flat coiling surface is also advantageous in applications with limited space due to its compact structure.
Specification of Wire:
- Diameter – 0.81mm x 0.4mm (22AWG)
- Ohms/m – 3.37
We also offer Ni60 grade as flat wire too if required.
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.
What Else Is Available?
FAQs About This Wire
Can Nichrome Flat Wire Be Used In Electronic Circuits?
The use of nichrome flat wire in electronic circuits is possible. This component’s most important advantage is that it has a consistent and predictable resistance. This is crucial for the stability and accuracy of electronic components. Especially where space is limited or a specific surface area of the conductor is needed for heat dissipation or other purposes, the flat profile of the wire allows for easier integration into circuit designs. As opposed to standard conducting wires, nichrome wire is typically used for its resistance properties rather than for conducting current, making it ideal for resistor elements in circuits. When integrating nichrome flat wire into electronic applications, it is vital to consider the specific requirements of the circuit, such as the desired resistance, current capacity, and thermal characteristics.
What Are The Environmental Impacts Of Using Nichrome Flat Wire?
- Production Impact: The manufacturing process of nichrome (a nickel-chromium alloy) involves mining and refining both nickel and chromium. This can have environmental impacts. Mining operations often lead to land degradation, habitat destruction, and pollution due to the extraction and processing of these metals. Additionally, the energy consumption in the manufacturing process contributes to carbon emissions.
- Usage Phase: During its usage, nichrome flat wire generally has a minimal direct environmental impact, especially compared to other materials. Its high resistance to oxidation and corrosion, along with a high melting point, ensures longevity and reduces the need for frequent replacements, thus lowering the overall environmental footprint over time.
- Energy Efficiency: In applications where energy efficiency is crucial, such as in heating elements, the flat shape of nichrome wire can enhance efficiency by providing a larger surface area for heat transfer compared to round wires. This can potentially lead to lower energy consumption in these applications.
- Waste and Recycling: At the end of its life cycle, the disposal of nichrome wire can be a concern. While nickel and chromium are both recyclable materials, the recycling process requires proper facilities and procedures to recover these metals efficiently and safely. Improper disposal can lead to these metals entering the environment, potentially causing soil and water pollution.
- Chemical Release: If heated to very high temperatures, nichrome wire could potentially release nickel and chromium compounds into the air, which can be harmful if inhaled in significant quantities. This is more of a concern in industrial settings than in consumer applications.
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 ‘Everything That You Need To Know About Wire‘ 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.
We also offer similar products through our highly popular eBay store, check us out there too.
Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.