Nichrome C Wire, 30 foot Spool

Nichrome C Wire, 30 foot Spool

  • Product Code: NICR
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Price:$6.00

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Nichrome Wire 26 Gauge (Chromel C)

26 gauge .01594" (0.408mm) 02.67 ohms per foot resistance

- for Hot Wire Foam Cutting and Resistance Elements

Nichrome alloy perfect for all Hot Wire applications. Great for poly bag sealers.

Better yet, impress her with a Homemade Heater this Christmas!

(see also 25 gauge Constantan for hot wire applications

Nichrome Wire 34 Gauge (Chromel C)

34 Gauge .0063" Diam. (0.16mm)  17.01 ohms per foot resistance

This high quality new stock 34 gauge nichrome wire is perfect for making your own electric matches.

Make an endless supply of matches in an evening in front of the tube.
Useful for small heating applications, light bulb experiments, resistance type gauges,
electric train smokers,cigarette lighters, caving applications, and many more.

- whadda deal! -
Enough for 300 matches, assuming you use 1" per match.

If you are making hot wire style igniters see this terrific tutorial on making them using 34 gauge Nichrome, our 22 ga Shooter Wire, and our wire wrapping tool.

Hot Wire Igniter tutorial - opens in new window

Here's a link to a unique site for cavers who use our products to put inaccessible areas underground within reach of enthusiasts!

Nichrome Wire 40 Gauge (Chromel C)

Very fine nichrome wire, approximately 40 gauge and .0032" diameter (.079mm)

This material is perfect for low amperage applications.

Bridge wires, electric train smoker elements, sensors, magic tricks.

40 Gauge .00314" Diam. (0.079mm) 70.24 ohms per foot resistance

Nichrome is a name for a nickel-chromium resistance wire, a non-magnetic alloy of nickel and chromium.

A common alloy is 60% nickel, 15% chromium, and 25% iron by weight, but there are many others to accommodate various applications.

It is silvery-grey in colour, is corrosion resistant, and has a high melting point of about 1400 °C (2552 °F). For heating, resistance wire must be stable in air when hot which is where nichrome excels. Typically, Nichrome is wound in wire coils to a certain electrical resistance, and current passed through to produce heat.

Due to its relatively high resistivity and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures, it is widely used in heating elements, such as in hair dryers, electric ovens and toasters.

Nichrome is used in the explosives and fireworks industry as a bridgewire in reliable electric ignition system, such as electric matches and model rocket igniters. Other areas of usage include motorcycle silencers, and in certain microbiological lab apparatus.

Nichrome wire is commonly used in ceramics as an internal support structure to help some elements of clay sculptures hold their shape while they are still soft.

Nichrome wire is used because of its ability to withstand the high temperatures that occur when a clay work is fired in a kiln.  Nichrome wire forms a protective layer of chromium oxide. [1]

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