View Single Post
Old 10-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #26
Beastly Adventurer
Benesesso's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: West of Phoenix, Arizona
Oddometer: 9,898
Originally Posted by Wasser View Post
Benesesso could probably explain the use of different alloys used in making wire that would create resistance and not get so hot as to turn into a toaster oven and melt the loom.

I'm trying to remember back 40 some odd years ago and, nichrome comes to mind as the type of wire GM used.
Good question--I don't know. Nichrome would work, but would be way out of its element. You don't want a red hot heating element inside an insulated wire. I know the white ceramic "dropping resistors" got good and warm, but the resistance wire didn't get red hot.
US out of the UN, UN out of the US.

Benesesso screwed with this post 10-01-2012 at 11:36 PM
Benesesso is offline   Reply With Quote