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Anyone knows what type of wire is used inside?
Anyone knows what type of wire is used inside?

Because is very easy to rebuild I want to try to make a coil.
I have seen on internet that someone use 0.26 gauge kanthal, 5 wraps, fire at 1 ohm.
In the pictures I have seen only 4 wraps.
Can be 0.4 wire?

Any ideas?

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yes you can use 26g wire but the wire in there is 28g kanthal a1

if you use 26g it will look like this for 1ohm
this is 1ohm coil 26g 8 wraps, 3mm inner diameter of the coil.
26g is 0.4mm wire and 28g is 0.32mm wire...


this is 0.5 ohm 26g 4 wraps, 3mm inner diameter of the coil.



so 26g wire to get to 1ohm is going to be too many wraps
if you want 1 ohm it got to be this

28g wire 5 wraps 3mm inner diameter of the coil. 1.02ohm coil


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yes you can use 26g wire but the wire in there is 28g kanthal a1

if you use 26g it will look like this for 1ohm
this is 1ohm coil 26g 8 wraps, 3mm inner diameter of the coil.
26g is 0.4mm wire and 28g is 0.32mm wire...


this is 0.5 ohm 26g 4 wraps, 3mm inner diameter of the coil.



so 26g wire to get to 1ohm is going to be too many wraps
if you want 1 ohm it got to be this

28g wire 5 wraps 3mm inner diameter of the coil. 1.02ohm coil


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Migweld - thank you for the info, very useful!

I have in the house 0.15 and 0.20 nichrom, 0.16 and 0.32 kanthal but no 0.26 or 0.28.

I have ordered an FeCrAl KAN-A1 0.28, hope will do the trick.
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this is Authentic Kanthal A1 28g SKU 2076000 0.32mm

just look for this in the drop down menu
without Nichrome or FeCrAl

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I have bought both of them, I want to see the difference, if there's one.

FeCrAl KAN-A1 and Kanthal A1 0.28
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dont order .28mm order 28 gauge!!!!! 28 gauge is. 32 mm