26 AWG 500 ft Nichrome 80 Resistance Wire

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TEMCo Direct: $17.10
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Wire is spooled to order. Handling time is aproximatly 5 business days.
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Nichrome 80 has a maximum operating temperature of 1180°C (2150°F). It has good corrosion resistance, good oxidation properties, and very good form stability. The corrosion resistance is good except in sulphur containing atmospheres. It is ideal for lower temperature applications such as: heating elements (hair dryers, ovens, toasters, kilns), model and high power rocket motor and recovery ejection charge ignition, heat sealers, polly cutters, foam cutters, resistors, rheostats, current-temperature controls, pyrotechnic ignition, electronic cigarettes, lab inoculating loops, release mechanisms, and ceramic support in kilns.


  • Computerized spooling by weight.
  • Clean production environment houses spooling process.
  • Proudly Made in the U.S.A. ZERO wire imports policy.
  • Perfectly tensioned. Zero elongation, scratches, or other flaws.
  • ZERO contaminants. Hands-off feeding eliminates skin salts & oils.


Which resistance wire is right for you?

Specification Nichrome 60 Nichrome 80 Kanthal A-1
Maximum Operating
1150°C (2100°F) 1180°C (2150°F) 1400°C (2550°F)
Tubular heating elements
as suspended coils
Furnace applications
  • Higher hot and
    creep strength
  • Better ductility
    after use
  • Higher emissivity
  • Non-magnetic
  • Better wet corrosion
  • Higher max temperature
    in air
  • Higher surface load
  • Higher resistivity
  • Higher yield strength
  • 2-4x longer life than
  • Better oxidation properties
  • Lower density
  • Better resistance to sulfur



The more wire you have, the greater the resistance. The following factors affect resistance.

Diameter: The thinner the wire (higher gauge number), the higher the resistance per foot. The thicker the wire (lower gauge number), the lower the resistance.

Length: The longer the wire, the higher the overall resistance. The shorter the wire, the lower the overall resistance.

Temperature: The more heat the wire generates, the more resistance it will create.

Current: Determine the current (amperage) you need to heat your Nichrome wire.


Country of Manufacture:
United States
Average Wire Diameter in:
Average Wire Diameter mm:
Feet per Pound:
Heat Treatment:
Annealed (soft)
Maximum Operating Temperature:
1180°C (2150°F)
0.304 lbs/cubic inch
Specific Heat Capacity:
0.11 Btu/lb °F
Nichrome 80
Wire Gauge AWG:
Amount of Wire:
500 ft
Wire Shape:
Melting Temperature:
1400°C (2550°F)
Specific Gravity:
Thermal Expansion:
14 x 10 to the -6 per °C
1 Year

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Best wire

    Posted by Jeremy on Jan 23rd 2021

    Best pure clean wire I've been able to find on a regular basis. Never a funky taste .

  • 5
    Still waiting on USPS

    Posted by James on Nov 24th 2020

    Temco wire is always quality! USPS on the other hand lately has been a shit show... Still waiting for delivery. No updates from them in 3 days.

Gauge (AWG) Wire Diameter Resistance (Ohms / ft at 68°F) Feet Per Lb.
Inch mm
16 0.0508 1.29032 0.2519 135
18 0.0403 1.02362 0.4002 215
20 0.032 0.8128 0.6348 641
22 0.0253 0.64262 1.0155 546
24 0.0201 0.51054 1.6089 865
26 0.0159 0.40386 2.5711 1383