Nichrome 80 Wire 22 AWG RW0404 - 1.5 lb 819ft Resistance

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Nichrome 80 resistance wire.
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AlloyNichrome 80
Wire Gauge (AWG)22
Average Wire Diameter (in)0.0253
Average Wire Diameter (mm)0.64262
Amount of Wire1.5 lb
Feet Per Pound546
Wire ShapeRound
Heat TreatmentAnnealed (soft)
Resistance (ohms/ft @ 68° F)1.0155
Melting Temperature1400°C (2550°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature1180°C (2150°F)
Density0.304 lbs/cubic inch
Specific Gravity (at 68°F)8.41
Specific Heat Capacity (at 68°F)0.11 Btu/lb °F
Thermal Expansion14 x 10 to the -6 per °C
Weight (lb)1.5
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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.

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 1.6089 546
24 0.0201 0.51054 1.0155 865
26 0.0159 0.40386 2.5711 1383
28 0.0126 0.32004 4.0942 2202
30 0.01 0.254 6.5 3496
32 0.008 0.2032 10.1563 5463
33 0.0071 0.18034 12.8943 6936
34 0.0063 0.16002 16.3769 8809
36 0.005 0.127 26 13986
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