5 Types of Wire for Coil Building

May 15, 2017 3 min read

5 Types of Wire for Coil Building

5 Types of Wire for Coil Building: NiChrome vs. Ni-200 vs. Titanium vs. Kanthal vs. Stainless Steel Vape Wire

By Elena Ognivtseva

In this guide, we will explore the 5 Types of Wire for Coil Building. Once you get deeper into the vaping world you may start thinking about how to improve and find the most satisfying way for you to vape. One of the ways you may find is using different types of coils. If you do not know what your coil is, it is simply put what the atomizer heats up to send the vapour through your device and to you so that you can enjoy your hit. The different coils have varying prices and varying effects on how they will affect your e-liquid.

NiChrome Wire for Coil Building

NiChrome is a more advanced wire to set up due to being relatively easy to coil but not very elastic. Its biggest advantage is that it has a very short ramp up time for heating up the e-liquid. It is sometimes noted to give a clean taste to your vape. This makes it a great option for those who like using their vape for short amounts of time on short notice.

Ni-200 Wire for Coil Building

Nickel coil is highly noted as the fastest wire to heat up due to having 0 resistance. Being extremely sensitive to heat is both a positive and a negative for this coil however. The positive is again that it heats up incredibly fast. The negative is that it is capable of heating up to fast and may end up melting. To counter the melting issue it is recommended to use a temperature control mod. This also makes it an excellent option for sub-ohm vaping, should you want to put together your own coils for a sub ohm vape.

This coil is great for those who understand what they’re doing with their vape and coils. In particular Ni-200 is good for the extremes of vaping being both temperature control and sub ohm vaping. However when used for more average vaping this makes them slightly worse.

This makes it a better coil material for experts rather than anyone new.

Titanium Wire for Coil Building

Titanium is easily the best wire for temperature control users with its ability to both heat up fast and cool down quickly as well. Although this wire is rather difficult to use it is one of the best for bringing out the flavours of e-juice. It is important to note that titanium is for more experienced builders and should be worked on with care. Titanium is generally the most durable and versatile coil types. However this also makes it the most expensive. Make sure to watch your wallet if you want to get titanium coils.

If you have a fairly thick wallet and want to try the highest quality materials in your vape I’d highly recommend using titanium. It is generally reputed to be the best material for coils for its durability and strength.

Kanthal Wire for Coil Building

Kanthal is the cheapest and most popular wire for coil building, and is also rather easy to use in comparison to the others. Even with its price Kanthal is still a capable wire though it is noted that it tends to delve the flavour duller in comparison to the other wires. This wire is much better for those starting out as it’s likely the coil type you’ll end up with in a starter kit.

Kanthal is probably the best general material. It’s middling on all fields while generally being quality enough to last without ruining too much flavour. You’ve likely already used it many times.

Stainless Steel Wire for Coil Building

Stainless steel is not very popular, but it is very good at bringing out flavour. The biggest advantage of stainless steel is that it can typically last the longest of any wire. However stainless steel coils are very hard to find and there are very little information on them so make sure you ask an expert about these.

The coil is one of the more important parts of your vape. Especially for advanced vapers this makes the choice of what material your coil should be made out of very important. Your coils can affect maintenance, flavour and choosing the wrongs ones can potentially damage your vape so be careful. Remember to purchase coils from a reliable source or if you’re making your own its in your best interests to have a basic understanding of circuitry. Remember to check on your coils every now and then as being the part that heats up can put them into very risky positions. Remember to have fun and stay safe!

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