Kanthal A-1 is a ferritic iron-chromium-aluminium alloy (FeCrAl alloy) rated for use at temperatures up to 1400°C (2550°F). The alloy has high resistivity and great oxidation resistance. It is typically used in furnace applications, such as electrical heating elements in high-temperature furnaces for heat treatment, glass, steel, ceramics, and electronics industries.
- Computerized spooling by weight.
- Clean production environment houses spooling process.
- Proudly Made in the U.S.A. ZERO wire imports policy.
- Perfectly tensioned. Zero elongation, scratches, or other flaws.
- ZERO contaminants. Hands-off feeding eliminates skin salts & oils.
Which resistance wire is right for you?
|Specification||Nichrome 60||Nichrome 80||Kanthal A-1|
|1150°C (2100°F)||1180°C (2150°F)||1400°C (2550°F)|
|Tubular heating elements
as suspended coils
The more wire you have, the greater the resistance. The following factors affect 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.
Current: Determine the current (amperage) you need to heat your wire.
|Wire Size (Thickness x Width)||Resistance (Ohms / ft at 68°F)||Feet Per Lb.|
|0.4 x 0.1 mm||11.4||5618|
|0.5 x 0.1 mm||9.2||4444|
|0.6 x 0.1 mm||7.68||3690|
|0.7 x 0.1 mm||6.58||3236|
|0.8 x 0.1 mm||5.76||2809|
|0.9 x 0.1 mm||5.12||2481|
- Country of Manufacture:
- United States
- Average Wire Diameter in:
- Average Wire Diameter mm:
- Feet per Pound:
- Heat Treatment:
- Annealed (soft)
- Maximum Operating Temperature:
- 1400°C (2550°F)
- 0.256 lbs/cubic inch
- Specific Heat Capacity:
- 0.11 Btu/lb °F
- Kanthal A1
- Wire Gauge AWG:
- 0.5 x 0.1 mm
- Amount of Wire:
- 8 oz
- Wire Shape:
- Flat Ribbon
- Melting Temperature:
- 1500°C (2732°F)
- Specific Gravity:
- Thermal Expansion: