Vaping 101: How to Build a Coil
December 21, 2019
If you are using rebuildable atomizers, then you need to know how to build a coil, or you can buy pre-built coils. Buying coils is easy and convenient. However, the cost adds up over time. This is why building your own coil is a much more attractive idea.
It is important to note that building coils are only something that you need to concern yourself with if you are using rebuildable atomizers. Most newbies do not use rebuildables. Therefore, building a coil is something that will most likely be reserved for seasoned vapers. With that said, coil building is quite simple. You do not have to be an experienced vaper to be able to build a coil provided you follow the instructions below step-by-step.
The first step for coil building is getting your supplies. The things you will need include wire, wire cutter, tweezer, screwdriver, or something to roll the wire around, scissors, and cotton (for wicking).
Before you begin making your coil, you need to determine the type of build that your device will support – not only the length of the coil, but also the thickness of the wire. The most common types of coils are Kanthal, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Nichrome, and Clapton. Most rebuildable atomizers are compatible with 3mm thick coils. However, for the length of the coil build, you need to assess the size of the build deck and check the manufacturer’s instructions. Once you have that figured out, the next step is to roll your coil around the screwdriver or coiling tool. This should be easy. When you get the desired coil length, you can snip off the edges. You need to measure properly and ensure that you are snipping it off at the right length. Once you have built your coil, you can fix it on your build deck and wick it.
This is the basic procedure for coil building. Apart from this, there are a few things that you need to consider. For example, you need to know the resistance of your coil. To some extent, the resistance of your coil depends on whether it is a micro or macro build. It is important to understand Ohm’s law to appreciate how coil resistance works.
It will take some time to perfect your coil building skills. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get it on your first try. There are many tools out there that can make building a coil easier.