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Kanthal A1 Wire 14 Gauge

by Kanthal

Kanthal A-1 Wire can be used as a decorative accent on pottery, to support beads or small objects during firing, attaching ceramic fiber to mesh in kilns and for winding heating elements for kiln, furnaces and even electronic cigarettes and atomizers!

Interior Coil Diameter can wind 13-16 gauge Kanthal A1 wire into coils for a nominal fee. If you want us to wind your wire into a coil select an interior diameter. Please note the interior diameter will be slightly larger than the chosen value because after the wire is wound it will spring back slightly and expand. In order to find the final outside diameter multiply the wire diameter in inches (chart below) x 2.5 and add the interior diameter you choose to that value.

For example: 14 Gauge wire is .064" in diameter so .064 x 2.5 = .16" If you choose and interior size of .2188" you will have an element with an OUTSIDE diameter of .3788"

8" Pigtails
If you choose to have us coil your wire we can also add pigtails to the ends (pigtails are the doubled over and twisted ends that pass through the kiln or furnace wall). If you want pigtails added make sure you add 3' of wire to your total wire order and select "Yes" from the dropdown above and we will add an 8-9" pigtail to your element. If you need a length other than 8" please contact us.

Wire Gauge (B&S) Ohms/Foot Ohms/Inch Diameter - Inches lbs/1000 Feet
13 .1673 .01394 .072 12.6
14 .2123 0.0177 .064 10
15 .2639 0.0292 .057 7.93
16 .3312 0.0276 .0508 6.28
20 .8661 .07215 .03196 2.49
22 1.3817 0.11514 .0253
24 2.1530 0.17942 .0201 .982
26 3.494 .32833 .0159

Download a copy of the Kanthal Appliance Heating Element handbook - VERY USEFUL!!! (PDF 1.6MB)