0.2mm (32 AWG) KA1 FeCrAl Alloy Wire

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FeCrAl Alloy Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best known and long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality FeCrAl alloy wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times as we use this wire to weave our mesh products.

Our delightful staff are experts in producing our spools of round wire on our 6 rapid action winding machines in which all spools are produced to carry a little extra length to make up for any waste when handling the product.

We specialise in fulfilling high volumes of smaller wire spools to suit every requirement and budget however our master spools weigh between 1kg and 15kgs, so please contact us if you require a larger quantity – sales@wireandstuff.co.uk.

Because we produce our own spools, we are able to offer a wide choice of AWG and lengths and also guarantee the best prices in Europe.

Specification of this FeCrAl Alloy Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.2mm (200 Micron – 32 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 46.11

FeCrAl Alloy Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best known and long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality FeCrAl alloy wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times as we use this wire to weave our mesh products.

0.2mm KA1 wire is a type of heating wire made of an iron-chromium-aluminium alloy known as KA1. The wire has a diameter of 0.2mm, which is quite thin and is commonly used in applications that require a low heating load or in building small heating coils. Kanthal A1 wire is known for its high electrical resistance, high-temperature resistance, and good oxidation resistance, which make it suitable for use in heating elements, resistors, and other high-temperature applications. The wire is also easy to work with and can be easily shaped and bent into different configurations.

Technical Specification:

  • Diameter – 0.2mm (200 Micron – 32 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 46.11
  • C = Min – 0% Max – 0.08%
  • Si = Min – 0% Max – 0.7%
  • Mn = Min – 0% Max – 0.4%
  • Cr = Min – 20.5% Max – 23.5%
  • Al = Nominal Comp – 5.8% – Min – 0% – Max – 0%
  • Fe = Balance

Available KA1 Options:

  • 1.15mm (17 AWG) – 1.35 ohms/m
  • 1.02mm (18 AWG) – 1.77 ohms/m
  • 0.9mm (19 AWG) – 2.15 ohms/m
  • 0.8mm (20 AWG) – 2.84 ohms/m
  • 0.7mm (21 AWG) – 3.58 ohms/m
  • 0.6mm (22 AWG) – 4.94 ohms/m
  • 0.65mm (22 AWG) – 4.26 ohms/m
  • 0.64mm (22 AWG)
  • 0.5mm (24 AWG) – 7.11 ohms/m
  • 0.55mm x 0.1mm – 26.05 ohms/m
  • 0.55mm (23 AWG) – 5.96 ohms/m
  • 0.4mm (26 AWG) – 11.46 ohms/m
  • 0.48mm (25 AWG) – 7.79 ohms/m
  • 0.45mm (25 AWG) – 8.93 ohms/m
  • 0.42mm (26 AWG) – 10.6 ohms/m
  • 0.3mm (29 AWG) -19.89 ohms/m
  • 0.38mm (27 AWG) – 12.79 ohms/m
  • 0.37mm (27 AWG) – 13.26 ohms/m
  • 0.35mm (27 AWG) – 14.69 ohms/m
  • 0.34mm (28 AWG) -15.15 ohms/m
  • 0.32mm (28 AWG) -17.46 ohms/m
  • 0.2mm (32 AWG) – 46.11 ohms/m
  • 0.28mm (30 AWG) – 22.75 ohms/m
  • 0.27mm (30 AWG) – 24.86 ohms/m
  • 0.25mm (30 AWG) – 29.29 ohms/m
  • 0.23mm (31 AWG) – 34.36 ohms/m
  • 0.21mm (32 AWG) – 40.44 ohms/m
  • 0.1mm x 0.2mm – 71.83 ohms/m
  • 0.1mm (38 AWG)
  • 0.18mm (33 AWG) – 56.98 ohms/m
  • 0.17mm (34 AWG) – 62.57 ohms/m
  • 0.15mm (34 AWG) – 82.52 ohms/m
  • 0.13mm (36 AWG) – 107.87 Ohms/m
  • 0.12mm (36 AWG)
  • 0.09mm (39 AWG) – 228.40 ohms/m
  • 0.08mm (40 AWG)
  • 0.07mm (41 AWG)
  • 0.06mm (42 AWG) – 496 ohms/m
  • 0.05mm (44 AWG) – 577 ohms/m

Why Use The Crazy Wire Company

  1. Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always  offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
  2. Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting. 
  3. Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate. 
  4. Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately. 
  5. Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required. 

What Else Is Available?

We do not only offer KA1 round wire. We also have a huge range of stainless steel wire and Ni80 round wire in immediate stock too.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.

 


FAQs About This Wire

Why Can Tungsten Wire Not Be Used In An Electric Heater?

Tungsten wire cannot be used in an electric heater because it has a very high melting point and is brittle at room temperature, which makes it difficult to work with and shape into heating elements. While tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal and can withstand very high temperatures, it is not an ideal material for electric heaters because it is difficult to form into the required shape and can be easily damaged. Additionally, tungsten has a very low electrical resistance, which means that it is not an efficient material for converting electrical energy into heat energy. Other materials, such as nickel-chromium (NiCr) or iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloys, are preferred for electric heating elements because they have a much higher electrical resistance, can be easily shaped into coils, and can withstand high temperatures without degrading.

What Are The Applications Of Resistance Heating?

Resistance heating has many applications in various industries and everyday life. Here are some common applications:

  1. Heating Elements: Resistance heating is used in heating elements in appliances like electric stoves, ovens, toasters, and water heaters.
  2. Industrial Heating: Resistance heating is used in various industrial applications such as annealing, tempering, sintering, and brazing.
  3. Space Heating: Resistance heating is used for space heating in homes and offices, such as baseboard heaters and electric radiators.
  4. Mould Heating: Resistance heating is used in the plastic and rubber industry for mould heating.
  5. Food Industry: Resistance heating is used in the food industry for heating and baking equipment like ovens, grills, and fryers.
  6. Automotive Industry: Resistance heating is used in the automotive industry for preheating diesel engines, curing coatings, and paint drying.
  7. Medical Industry: Resistance heating is used in the medical industry for medical instruments, sterilization, and laboratory equipment.

Can I Use KA1 Wire As A Heating Element?

Yes, KA1 wire can be used as a heating element in various applications. KA1 wire is an alloy made of iron, chromium, and aluminum, and is a common material used in heating elements due to its high electrical resistance, high-temperature resistance, and good oxidation resistance. The wire can be easily shaped and bent into different configurations, making it suitable for use in various heating element designs. KA1 wire is commonly used in applications such as electric ovens, toasters, and electric water heaters, and can also be used in DIY projects to make custom heating elements for specific applications.

Why Is KA1 Wire Not Used In An Electric Heater?

KA1 wire is actually commonly used in electric heaters, particularly in heating elements for high-temperature applications. KA1 wire is an alloy made of iron, chromium, and aluminum, and is known for its high electrical resistance, high-temperature resistance, and good oxidation resistance. These properties make it an ideal material for use in electric heating elements that require high temperatures, such as in industrial furnaces and electric ovens. In fact, KA1 wire is a popular choice for heating elements due to its high temperature capability and long service life.

 


 

The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.

Check out our blog ‘everything that you need to know about wires’   for more information on resistance wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. 

We also offer similar products through our highly popular eBay store, check us out there too.

Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can. 

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10 Metres (33 Feet), 100 Metres (330 Feet), 200 Metres (660 Feet), 25 Metres (82.5 Feet), 50 Metres (166.66 Feet)

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