Nichrome 60 Wire 24 AWG RW0045 - 25 Ft 0.45 oz Resistance

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Nichrome 60 resistance wire.
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TEMCo ID RW0045
Alloy Nichrome 60
Wire Gauge (AWG) 24
Average Wire Diameter (in) 0.0201
Average Wire Diameter (mm) 0.51054
Amount of Wire 25 ft
Feet Per Pound 885
Wire Shape Round
Heat Treatment Annealed (soft)
Resistance (ohms/ft @ 68° F) 1.671
Melting Temperature 1350°C (2462°F)
Density 0.2979 lbs/cubic inch
Specific Gravity (at 68°F) 8.247
Specific Heat Capacity (at 68°F) 0.11 Btu/lb °F
Thermal Expansion 14 x 10 to the -6 per °C
Weight (lb) 0.03
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Nichrome 60 has a maximum operating temperature of 1150°C (2100°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.

Features

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

Resistance

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 60 wire.


Gauge (AWG) Wire Diameter Resistance (Ohms / ft at 68°F) Feet Per Lb.
Inch mm
16 0.0508 1.29032 0.259 138.89
18 0.0403 1.02362 0.4219 222.6
20 0.032 0.8128 0.6592 347.8
22 0.0253 0.64262 1.055 556.5
24 0.0201 0.51054 1.671 885
26 0.0159 0.40386 2.67 1413
28 0.0126 0.32004 4.21 2257
30 0.01 0.254 6.68 3584
32 0.008 0.2032 10.55 5565
33 0.0071 0.18034 13.2 7092
34 0.0063 0.16002 16.8 9009
36 0.005 0.127 26.7 14347

Gauge 16 18 20 22 24 26
Diameter (in.) 0.0508 0.0400 0.0320 0.0253 0.0201 0.0159
Diameter (mm) 1.29032 1.0160 0.8130 0.6426 0.5105 0.4039
400°F (205°C) 6.13 4.8 3.8 2.9 2.21 1.67
600°F (316°C) 8.31 6.5 5.1 3.7 2.9 2.14
800°F (427°C) 10.5 8.2 6.3 4.5 3.4 2.6
1000°F (538°C) 13.11 10.1 7.6 5.6 4.2 3.2
1200°F (649°C) 16.3 12.2 9.1 6.8 5.1 3.8
1400°F (760°C) 20.1 14.8 11 8.2 6 4.5
1600°F (871°C) 24.1 17.7 13 9.6 7.1 5.3
1800°F (982°C) 28.2 20.7 15.2 11 8.2 6.1
2000°F (1093°C) 32.3 23.7 17.5 12.5 9.4 6.9

Gauge 28 30 32 33 34 36
Diameter (in.) 0.0126 0.01 0.0080 0.0071 0.0063 0.005
Diameter (mm) 0.32004 0.254 0.2032 0.18034 0.16002 0.127
400°F (205°C) 1.24 0.92 0.68 0.59 0.5 0.38
600°F (316°C) 1.61 1.19 0.9 0.79 0.68 0.52
800°F (427°C) 1.95 1.47 1.13 0.97 0.83 0.63
1000°F (538°C) 2.38 1.78 1.36 1.17 1 0.77
1200°F (649°C) 2.85 2.14 1.62 1.4 1.2 0.89
1400°F (760°C) 3.4 2.52 1.89 1.62 1.41 1.04
1600°F (871°C) 3.9 2.9 2.18 1.86 1.6 1.19
1800°F (982°C) 4.5 3.3 2.46 .2.12 1.8 1.33
2000°F (1093°C) 5.1 3.7 2.76 2.35 1.99 1.48
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