0.6mm (22 AWG) | KA1 FeCrAl Wire


0.6mm KA1 wire is a type of heating wire commonly used in heating elements, as well as in other heating applications such as furnace heating elements and industrial heaters. KA1 is an iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloy that is specifically designed for high-temperature applications. The 0.6mm diameter refers to the thickness of the wire.

✔ Huge Range Available

✔ Produced In Warrington, UK

✔ Shipped Within 24 Hours

✔ 30 Day Returns Accepted

Add to Wishlist
SKU: N/A Categories: ,


0.6mm (22 AWG) KA1 FeCrAl Wire

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

0.6mm KA1 wire is a type of heating wire commonly used in heating elements, as well as in other heating applications such as furnace heating elements and industrial heaters. KA1 is an iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloy that is specifically designed for high-temperature applications. The 0.6mm diameter refers to the thickness of the wire.

Technical Specification:

  • Diameter – 0.6mm (600 Micron – 22 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 4.94
  • 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

Can KA1 Wire Be Used In An Immersion Heater?

Yes, KA1 wire can be used in immersion heaters. KA1 is a type of high-temperature resistant wire commonly used in heating applications, including immersion heaters for heating liquids such as water or oil. However, the specific design and material requirements for an immersion heater will depend on the specific application, so it’s important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications to ensure the appropriate materials are used.

Is KA1 Wire Stainless Steel?

No, KA1 wire is not stainless steel. While it contains some amount of iron and chromium, it also includes other materials like Aluminium and sometimes nickel. KA1 wire is specifically designed for its high-temperature resistance and electrical properties, and it’s a popular material for heating elements, but it has different composition and properties than stainless steel.

How Do I Twist KA1 Wire?

To twist KA1 wire, you can use a few different methods. One common method is to use a drill with a chuck that can hold the KA1 wire securely. Here are the general steps to follow:

  1. Cut two pieces of KA1 wire to your desired length.
  2. Hold one end of each wire together with pliers and attach the other ends to the drill chuck.
  3. Turn on the drill slowly and allow the wires to twist together.
  4. When the wires are twisted to your desired tightness, turn off the drill and detach the wires.

Alternatively, you can twist the wires by hand, but this can take more time and effort. To do this, hold one end of each wire in each hand, and twist them together until they reach the desired level of tightness. Remember to be gentle, so as not to break the wire, and take your time to ensure that the twist is even and consistent.

What Is The Resistance And Melting Point Of A Fuse?

The resistance of a fuse is typically very low (in the milliohm range) when the fuse is intact, and very high (in the megohm range or higher) when the fuse is blown. The specific resistance of a fuse depends on its size, construction, and material.
The melting point of a fuse also depends on its construction and material. Fuses are designed to melt or blow when the current flowing through them exceeds a certain threshold, which is determined by the fuse’s amperage rating. When the fuse blows, it interrupts the circuit and prevents further damage or overheating.
Different types of fuses are designed to melt at different temperatures, depending on the materials used and the specific application. For example, a standard glass tube fuse used in household electrical circuits may have a melting point of around 150-200 degrees Celsius (302-392 degrees Fahrenheit), while a high-temperature ceramic fuse used in industrial applications may have a melting point of over 1000 degrees Celsius (1832 degrees Fahrenheit).



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


10 Metres (33 Feet), 25 Metres (82.5 Feet), 50 Metres (166.66 Feet)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “0.6mm (22 AWG) | KA1 FeCrAl Wire”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *