0.5mm (24 AWG) KA1 FeCrAl A1 Wire

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0.5mm FeCrAl A1 wire is a type of heating wire made of an iron-chromium-aluminum alloy. The wire has a diameter of 0.5mm and is commonly used in applications that require a moderate heating load.

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FeCrAl A1 Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best known and long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality FeCrAl A1 wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times as we use this wire to weave our mesh products.

0.5mm FeCrAl A1 wire is a type of heating wire made of an iron-chromium-aluminum alloy. The wire has a diameter of 0.5mm and is commonly used in applications that require a moderate heating load. FeCrAl 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. FeCrAl A1 wire is commonly used in various heating applications, including electric ovens, toasters, water heaters, and industrial furnaces.

Technical Specification:

  • Diameter – 0.5mm (500 Micron – 24 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 7.11
  • 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

Which Wire Works Best For Immersion Heaters?

The choice of wire for an immersion heater will depend on various factors such as the operating temperature, the chemical composition of the liquid being heated, and the power requirements of the heater. However, KA1 wire is a popular choice for immersion heaters because it has high-temperature resistance, good corrosion resistance, and excellent mechanical strength. Other materials that can be used include nickel-chromium (NiCr) and nickel-chromium-iron (NiCrFe) alloys, which also have high-temperature resistance and good corrosion resistance. It is important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications to ensure that the appropriate materials and wire size are used for the specific application.

What Is KA1 Wire?

KA1 wire is a type of high-resistance heating wire that is primarily composed of iron, chromium, and Aluminium. It is commonly used in industrial and commercial heating applications, as well as in some consumer products, such as heating elements for ovens and toasters, and as resistance wire in electronic cigarettes. KA1 wire is known for its high melting point, excellent resistance to oxidation and corrosion, and its ability to maintain its electrical properties even at high temperatures.

How Do I Heat Up KA1 Wire?

KA1 wire is designed to be used as a heating element, so it’s intended to be heated up. Here are the general steps to heat up KA1 wire safely and effectively:

1. Install the KA1 wire in the device or application you’re using it for, such as a heating element in an oven.

2. Ensure that the KA1 wire is properly secured and not touching any other materials that could cause a short circuit.

3. Apply power to the device or application gradually, so that the KA1 wire heats up slowly and evenly.

4. Monitor the KA1 wire’s temperature using a thermometer or other measuring device to avoid overheating it.

5. When the wire reaches the desired temperature, adjust the power as necessary to maintain that temperature, or turn off the power if the wire is no longer needed.

Can I Use KA1 Wire As A Heating Element?

Yes, KA1 wire can be used as a heating element, as it is a type of resistance wire that is specifically designed for high-temperature applications such as heating elements in industrial furnaces, ovens, and other heating devices. However, it is important to choose the appropriate gauge and form of KA1 wire for your specific heating application, and to ensure that it is used safely and within its specified temperature and wattage ratings.

 


 

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. 

Additional information

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

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