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TEMCo Kanthal A1 Wire Resistance Resistor Gauge AWG A-1



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Visit Our Store Specifications Alloy: Kanthal A-1 (22% Cr, 5.8% Al, Fe balance) Heat treatment: Annealed (soft) Melting temperature: 1500°C (2730°F) Maximum operating temperature:1400°C (2552°F) Density: 0.256 lbs. per cubic inch Specific heat capacity at 20°C (68°F): 0.46 kJ/kg K (0.11 Btu/lb°F) data sheet Download the full specs. Kanthal A1 Kanthal A-1 is usually used for high temperature furnaces in the heat treating, ceramics, glass, steel, and electronic industries. Other common applications include: heating elements (hair dryers, ovens, toasters, kilns), model and high power rocket motor and recovery ejection charge ignition, heat sealers, poly cutters, foam cutters, resistors, rheostats, current-temperature controls, pyrotechnic ignition, electronic cigarettes, lab inoculating loops, release mechanisms, ceramic support in kilns. 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. 68°F (20°C), Factor 1.00 212°F (100°C), Factor 1.00 392°F (200°C), Factor 1.01 572°F (300°C), Factor 1.01 752°F (400°C), Factor 1.02 932°F (500°C), Factor 1.03 1112°F (600°C), Factor 1.04 1292°F (700°C), Factor 1.04 1472°F (800°C), Factor 1.05 1652°F (900°C), Factor 1.05 1832°F (1000°C), Factor 1.06 2012°F (1100°C), Factor 1.06 2192°F (1200°C), Factor 1.06 2372°F (1300°C), Factor 1.06 Flat ribbon wire "Ribbon" just means that the wire is flat instead of round. The primary difference between flat and round wire is the amount of surface area for a given volume. This is similar to why cooking stoves have flat tops. Why use flat wire? Produces More Vapor Get more vapor from each draw. There is more contact area between the heat source and whatever is being heated. Easier to Wind The flat shape of the wire makes it much easier to wrap around and cover the wick.NOTE: Sharp twists in ribbon Kanthal can cause tears, rips, warping, and other kinds of mechanical damage. Avoid twisting the wire ribbon when winding coils.The only areas where twists are unavoidable are at positive and negative screw terminals. This is because you should have your ribbon wire flat (horizontal) against the screw head, as good electrical connections require good mechanical connections. However, this means you may have to twist the wire in order to wrap it around the wick. Eliminates Hot Spots A common issue that occurs when winding coils on atomizers is areas of uneven heating, or "hot spots." Hot spots can significantly shorten the coil life. They cause parts of the coil to expand and contract at different rates, which wears out the coil much more quickly.It can be frustrating to find a hot spot after taking the time to carefully wind a coil. Flat ribbon wire makes this less likely to happen. Free Shipping To Lower 48 States Features Level wound using computerized machinery. 100% quality guarantee. Properly tensioned. Zero elongation, scratches, or other flaws. American-made quality. Perfectly drawn. Our return policy. If you don't like It, we'll take it back & pay the shipping! As an OEM, we use many of the products we sell. As a result only high quality winding materials are offered to you. Get it FAST. Most orders received in 2 to 5 days. Round Wire Gauge Ft/lb Diameter Ohms/ft @ Room Temp 16 AWG Ft/Lb. 159 Diameter 0.0508 in (1.29032 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 0.324 18 AWG Ft/Lb. 253 Diameter 0.0403 in (1.02362 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 0.515 20 AWG Ft/Lb. 401 Diameter 0.0320 in (0.81280 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 0.817 22 AWG Ft/Lb. 641 Diameter 0.0253 in (0.64262 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 1.31 24 AWG Ft/Lb. 1018 Diameter 0.0201 in (0.51054 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 2.07 26 AWG Ft/Lb. 1626 Diameter 0.0159 in (0.40386 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 3.31 27 AWG Ft/Lb. 2040 Diameter 0.0142 in (0.36068 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 4.15 28 AWG Ft/Lb. 2609 Diameter 0.0126 in (0.32004 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 5.27 29 AWG Ft/Lb. 3226 Diameter 0.0113 in (0.28702 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 6.55 30 AWG Ft/Lb. 4142 Diameter 0.0100 in (0.25400 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 8.36 31 AWG Ft/Lb. 5181 Diameter 0.0089 in (0.22606 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 10.6 32 AWG Ft/Lb. 6473 Diameter 0.0080 in (0.20320 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 13.1 33 AWG Ft/Lb. 8217 Diameter 0.0071 in (0.18034 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 16.6 34 AWG Ft/Lb. 10437 Diameter 0.0063 in (0.16002 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 21.1 36 AWG Ft/Lb. 16447 Diameter 0.0050 in (0.12700 mm) Ohms/Ft at 68°F 33.4 Flat Wire Size (Thickness x Width) Ft/lb Ohms/ft @ Room Temp Approx. Equivalent Round Wire 0.4 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 5618 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 11.4 APPROX. EQUIVALENT ROUND WIRE 32 AWG 0.5 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 4444 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 9.2 APPROX. EQUIVALENT ROUND WIRE 31 AWG 0.6 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 3690 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 7.68 APPROX. EQUIVALENT ROUND WIRE 30 AWG 0.7 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 3236 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 6.58 APPROX. EQUIVALENT ROUND WIRE 29 AWG 0.8 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 2809 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 5.76 APPROX. EQUIVALENT ROUND WIRE 28 AWG 0.9 x 0.1 mm Ft/Lb. 2481 OHMS/FT AT 68°F 5.12 Approx. Equivalent Round Wire 27 AWG Comparison Among Other Alloys Kanthal A1 Composition: 22% Cr 5.8% Al Fe balance Maximum Operating Temperature: 1400°C (2552°F) Features: Higher max temp in air Higher surface load Higher resistivity Higher yield strength Longer life (up to 2-4x that of Nichrome) Better oxidation properties Lower density Better resistance to sulfur Nichrome 60 Composition: 60% Ni 16% Cr 24% Fe Maximum Operating Temperature: 1150°C (2100°F) Features: Higher hot and creep strength Better ductility after use Higher emissivity Non-magnetic Better wet corrosion resistance Nichrome 80 Composition: 80% Ni 19.5% Cr 1.45% Si Maximum Operating Temperature: 1180°C (2156°F) Features: Higher hot and creep strength Better ductility after use Higher emissivity Non-magnetic Better wet corrosion resistance Nickel 200 Composition: Min: 99 Ni Max: 0.15 C, 0.25 Cu 0.4 Fe, 0.35 Mn 0.35 Si, 0.01 S Maximum Operating Temperature:* 649°C (1220°F) Tensile strength and elongation drop significantly above 315°C (600°F). Service temperature is dependent on environment, load and size range. Features: Good mechanical properties Excellent corrosion resistance Ferromagnetic High thermal and electrical conductivities Low gas content vapor pressure View other Alloys Kanthal A1 Nichrome 60 Nichrome 80 Nickel 200 Shipping Domestic Lower 48 States: FREE! Local Pickup Available: FREE!* International Canada & Mexico: $20 Other Destinations:** $25 Orders are usually processed and shipped within 24 to 48 hours of receipt of your payment. Please provide us with a physical shipping address (failing to do so may delay your order). We may ship an order by a different courier at our discretion. If you need to receive an order within a guaranteed time frame, please contact us for rush options and expedited shipping. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. 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  • All returns accepted: Returns Accepted
  • Refund will be given as: Money back or replacement (buyer's choice)
  • Return shipping will be paid by: Seller
  • Item must be returned within: 60 Days
  • Restocking Fee: No
  • Return policy details: Even though it says 60 days on eBay, we offer a 1 Year return policy. Even if it's opened, used or broken, we will still accept your return and pay shipping both ways. No restocking fee!
  • Brand: TEMCo
  • MPN: Kanthal A1