VapoWire Kanthal A-1 Resistance Wire

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Kanthal A1 has a higher maximum operating temperature of 1400°C compared to 1300°C for Kanthal D. It also has a slightly higher tensile strength. Kanthal A1 has high resistivity, better wet corrosion resistance, and higher hot and creep strength. One of the main advantages of Kanthal A1 over Kanthal D is the fact that it does not easily oxidize. It is excellent for making your own coils.

22% chromium (Cr), 5.8% aluminum (Al), Iron (Fe) balance


Density 7.1 g/cubic cm
Tensile strength 680 n/mm²
Melting Temperature 1500°C (2732°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature 1400°C (2550°F)
Density 0.256 lbs/cubic in
Specific heat capacity @ 68°F 0.11 Btu/lb°F



  • 24 GA - 2.07
  • 26 GA - 3.31

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