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1850°F Max 60 Nickel 16 Chromium Resistance Heating Wire

Resistance Heating Wire, Nickel-Chromium Alloy


Item# NI60-012-50

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Resistance Heating Wire, Nickel-Chromium Alloy NI60-012-50 NI60-012-50
  • Used to Make Straight or Helical Coil Resistance Heaters
  • Quick Heating, Long Life
  • High Temperature, 1000°C (1850°F)
  • Corrosion Resistant

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Nickel-Chrome 60 is the world’s standard of comparison in the electrical trade for metallic resistance wire. It is an alloy of 60% nickel and 16% chromium, and is the accepted material for heating devices operating up to 1000°C (1850°F). This encompasses most pluggable power cord domestic heating appliances and those heating units of medium temperatures which do not require the unsurpassed quality of NI/CR-80/20, the 80-20 alloy.

In addition to being commonly used in electrical heating, Nickel-Chrome 60 is used extensively in industrial applications for rheostats and resistance units. It makes for compact units capable of withstanding severe overloads and short circuits without damage or circuit impairment.

The excellent corrosion resistance of Nickel-Chrome 60 makes it very useful for purposes other than electrical heating. Acid dipping baskets, cyanide hardening and pickling containers, filter cloth, wire mesh, bolts and nuts are a few representative uses.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product!!! Yes its good product to buy . Great!!!!! Can recommend this product
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good wire, delay in shipping Reliable quality NiCr wire. Just wish the shipping wasn't so slow, but that is UPS' fault.
Date published: 2021-04-09
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Would this heat wire work right out of the box without any added insulation or would you need to avoid contact with other metals to avoid a short. I would like to distribute heat across a metal surface and I am wondering if I would need insulating resin.

Asked by: joshbiers
Thank you for connecting with Omega. Our Nickel-Chromium heating wire is not insulated. The wire would need to be isolated from any electrically conductive surface.
Answered by: RD Engineer
Date published: 2020-06-16

What gauge is this wire?

Asked by: AaronT
Thank you for contacting Omega Engineering. Wire gage is determined by end user under 'dimension' field. Check below for nominal size vs AWG 18 AWG = 1.0 mm (0.040") 20 AWG = 0.81 mm (0.032") 22 AWG = 0.64 mm (0.0253") 24 AWG = 0.51 mm (0.0201") 26 AWG = 0.40 mm (0.0159") 28 AWG = 0.32 mm (0.0126") 30 AWG = 0.25 mm (0.010")
Answered by: Applications Engineer RD
Date published: 2021-12-10
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