|Resistivity:||0.49+-5%||State:||Annealed And Hard|
nickel copper alloy,
copper and nickel alloy
CuNi44 wire/Constantan wire/Eureka wire/6J12 wire copper nickel alloy
Constantan Wire Definition
Resistance alloy with moderate resistivity and low temperature coefficent of resistance with a flat resistance/temperature curve over a wider range than the "manganins". Constantan also shows better corrosion resistance than the man ganins. Uses tend to be restricted to ac circuits. Constantan is also the negative element of the type J thermocouple with Iron being the positive; type J thermocouples are used in heat treating applications. Also, it is the negative element of the type Tthermocouple with OFHC Copper the positive; type T thermocouples are used at cryogenic temperatures.
1. CuNi44, also called Constantan, has a very low temperature coefficient, high electrical resistance, high ductility and non-corroding properties. It is suitable for use at temperatures up to 600° C (1110° F). As a very malleable, very ductile alloy, it has a very good resistance to oxidation.
The alloy is non-magnetic. It is suitable for electrical resistors, potentiometers, heating wires, heating cables and mats. Ribbons are used for heating of bimetals. Another field of application is manufacturing of thermocouples because it develops a high electromotive force (EMF) in association with others metals.
2. Chemical Composition
Alloy Ni% Mn% Fe% Cu%
CuNi44 43 Max 0.5 - Bal.
3. Products and services
1). Pass: ISO9001 certification;
2). Fine after-sale services;
3). Small order accepted;
4). Samples available;
Chemical Content, %
|Max Continuous Service Temp||400ºC|
|Resisivity at 20ºC||0.49±5%ohm mm2/m|
|Tensile Strength,N/mm2 Annealed,Soft||340~535 Mpa|
|Tensile Strength,N/mm3 Cold Rolled||680~1070 Mpa|
|EMF vs Cu, μV/ºC (0~100ºC)||-43|
Due to high tensile strength and increased resistivity values, ELEKTRISOLA copper nickel alloy wires are the first choice for applications as resistance wires. With the different nickel amount in this product range, the characteristics of the wire can be chosen according to your requirements. Copper nickel alloy wires are available as bare wire, or enamelled wire with any insulation and self-bonding enamel. Furthermore, litz wire made of enamelled copper nickel alloy wire are available.
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