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pax216

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I am going to receive some Stainless Steel 20g wire today to build some coils. I'm used to using Kanthal wire. I usually do 5-6 wraps at 3mm. If I did the same with the Stainless Steel, what would be the ideal temperature or wattage to run it on? Should it be a higher wattage or temp with Stainless Steel?

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2 minutes ago, pax216 said:

 

I am going to receive some Stainless Steel 20g wire today to build some coils. I'm used to using Kanthal wire. I usually do 5-6 wraps at 3mm. If I did the same with the Stainless Steel, what would be the ideal temperature or wattage to run it on? Should it be a higher wattage or temp with Stainless Steel?

 

For temp setting see your other post. I think SS316 is easier to work with compared to Kanthal, less springy and holds it shape very well. You will also notice it discolors very quickly, which doesn't affect how it functions. personally I don't use wire thicker than 24g, but we all have our own preferences, and what works for one person might not work for someone else.

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