Nichrome (NiCr) filaments are made from ultra thin metallic strips. The metallic strips have a very high surface to volume ratio and thus a very short thermal time constant.

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Key features

  • Filament has uniform emitting area
  • Emissivity is 0.88
  • No window
  • Operates in pulsed or steady state mode
  • Industry standard TO-8 package
  • Operates at peak temperature of 700°C (973°K)
  • Large temperature change during pulsing

Electrical Specifications (2 lead package)

  • Peak voltage = 2.00 Volts DC maximum
  • Peak current = 1.30 Amps
  • Peak power r = 2.60 Watts