Data Sheet: Lamp Components And Alloys


Learn more about each nickel speciality alloy

  • Nickel Plated Copper Wire Alloys

Nickel Plated Copper: Wire

Pure electrolytic copper wire uniformly electroplated with nickel. This wire is used for inner-lead part in Lead-in-Wires of incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tube, halogen, HID, automotive, and other lamps. It is also used in cable industry for automotive and other electronics applications.

Nominal Chemical Composition (%)

Wire Cu Others
Cu core 99.90 min 0.10 max
Nickel layer High purity Nickel

Thickness of Nickel layer

2-4% by weight or minimum of 2% by weight in thickness. Higher Nickel plating thickness (like 4% or 8%) can be manufactured as per customer requirement. The nickel coating has uniform adhesion over the full length of the copper core wire.

Diameter of wire Thickness of Nickel plating Application
mm % by weight
0.20 - 0.60 2.0 - 4.0 For Lead-in-Wires / Cables
0.70 - 0.90 2.0 - 3.0 For Lead-in-Wires
0.80 - 1.50 8.0 - 12.0 For redraw

Mechanical Properties

Wire Type Tensile strength (N/mm²) Elongation
% at L0=100 mm
Min Max
Annealed (soft) 200 300 ≥ 20
As drawn 350 500 ≤ 5
Size in mm 0.2 - 0.3 0.4 - 0.9 1.0 - 2.0
Tolerance (+/-) 0.005 0.01 0.02

The ovality (the difference between the largest and smallest diameter in a section) is less than half the tolerance in diameter.

Stranded wires are also available. Please contact JLC for more information.

Packaging

In standard DIN spools or corrugated drums / barrels (14" outer dia x 10" height)

Diameter of wire Recommneded
Spool Type
Weight per spool
mm kg
0.20 - 0.60 DIN 160 5 - 7
DIN 200 6 - 8
DIN 250 12 - 20
Corrugated Drum 12 - 20
0.70 - 0.90 DIN 200 6 - 8
DIN 250 15 - 22
Corrugated Drum 15 - 25
0.8 - 1.50 DIN 355 50 - 75
K 400 ∼100

Each spool is individually shrink wrapped and put in carboard box for maximum protection against oxidation. It is advisable to use the wire within six months from the date of manufacturing for best performance.

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Extension and Compensating Grade Alloys:

Automotive Alloys

Alloys for Earth and Central Electrodes:

  • NiSi
  • NiCr15Fe
  • NiCr5SiMn
  • NiCr2SiMn
  • NiSi1Al1Y
Soft Magnetic Alloys

Temperature Compensating Alloys:

  • Ni30Fe
  • Ni31Fe
  • Ni32Fe

High Permeability Alloys:

  • SMA 48 (Ni48Fe)
  • SMA 50 (Ni50Fe)
  • SMA 80 (Ni80Mo5Fe)
Controlled Expansion Alloys
Dumet Wires
Clad Wires
  • Copper-Clad FeNi42
  • Copper-Clad FeNi60
  • Iron-Clad Nickel
  • Nickel-Clad Iron