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Resistance Wire


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Argus Heating stock a large range of Resistance Wires, including Nichrome N80. The most common of the four sizes of N80 we sell, are available in a range of conveniently pre-packed bags in 5m, 10m, 20m & 30m lengths. We can cut and re-reel to your requirements if you require longer lengths (over 30m). Kanthal A1 and D Resistance Wires are also available on request.


  • N80 mechanically stronger and better wet corrosion resistance than Kanthal A1 or D.
  • High emissivity - lower element temperature for same surface load.
  • Non-magnetic ideal for low temperature applications.
  • Ductile after continued use, approximately 30% elongation when hot.
  • 1200ºC maximum continuous operating temperature.
  • 1400ºC melting point. 


Alloy - 80 % Nickel and 20% Chromium.


                                                                             Stock Codes for Packs of N80 Resistance Wire cut to length
Wire Size (B&S) Diameter (mm) Resistance (ohms/m) Maximum Current @ 1110ºC 5m 10m 20m 30m
18 1.016 1.33 22.4 RWN80P18G5M RWN80P18G10M RWN80P18G20M RWN80P18G30M
20 0.813 2.08 16.1 RWN80P20G5M RWN80P20G10M RWN80P20G20M RWN80P20G30M
22 0.643 3.32 11.5 RWN80P22G5M RWN80P22G10M RWN80P22G20M RWN80P22G30M
24 0.511 5.26 8.2 RWN80P24G5M RWN80P24G10M RWN80P24G20M RWN80P24G30M


Photos[ click on the thumbnails below to view large images ]

Sample of Nicrome N80 Resistance Wire on reels

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