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4 TYPES OF WIRES USED FOR VAPING
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hello guys i know lots of user here is new in the world of vaping and what wires should they iuse for this and that. so this might help you guys in


If you are a novice coil builder who wants to try your hand at rebuildables, knowing the difference between these 4 types of commonly used wires for vaping will give you an idea of how to achieve what you want whether its more vapor and/or flavor.

Having a basic understanding of how these wires work will help you in choosing the right one for your builds. Whether it’s for more vapor or better flavor, my intention in posting this article is to show you what type of wire to use.

Most importantly, I’d like to emphasize on the basic safety measures when using each wire for the sake of your mod. Honestly, I don’t believe using these wires will cause your mod to “explode” in your face. I posted a story about an e-cigarette blowing up in a man’s face, but I highly doubt it’s authenticity due to the lack of details in its story.

As of this date, these are the 4 most commonly used wires for vaping. It’s very possible that another wire product could become available after I post this, but as for now I will focus on the 4 wires below:













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  • 1. Kanthal – Ahhh… Kanthal! This is the Honda Civic of coilbuilding in my opinion: cheap, easy to use, and gets the job done. This is the starter vape wire. It’s easy to work with and can withstand high temperatures.

    Almost everyone has started off with Kanthal. It’s durable so you won’t have to keep replacing coils as often compared to the other wires.

    It’s also great to use for for coil building because of its elasticity as you can easily twist and braid. Kanthal is also the cheapest wire on this list, especially when you buy them by the spool.

    This gives a lot of wire for many beginner builders out there to practice with, and trust me when you are learning how to build coils you will need to go through a couple feet of wire before you can start getting a nice build.

    The only downside with Kanthal is it would probably be considered the “dullest” of the 4. Don’t get me wrong, your e-juice will still taste great, its just that the other wires enhance certain flavor notes. Many users notice a difference in taste compared to Kanthal. It might not be the most flavor enhancing, but it sure is the most user-friendly and inexpensive of the group.


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  • 2. Nichrome – If you want to step up from Kanthal, then Nichrome would be your choice. The “advantage” Nichrome has over Kanthal is that it heats up faster giving you more vapor and flavor at a shorter amount of time you press your firing button.

    The nickel-chromium substance of this wire let’s it heat up at lower levels than Kanthal. With the absence of Iron, some people claim Nichrome to be cleaner to the taste.

    It is also a lot easier to twist and wrap, but less elastic. Nichrome is not to be played with an should only be handled by someone who has a good foundation and understanding of coil building.

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  • 3. Nickel – So we now know that Nichrome heats up faster than Kanthal, but Nickel takes the gold when it comes to the race of which wire heats up the fastest.

    Nickel has near zero resistance when it comes to heating making it super sensitive when heated up. This is blessing and its curse. Since its so pliable, it is also very vulnerable to melt when fired at a high wattage.

    This is why Nickel is more commonly used with Kanthal or Nichrome or requires more wraps than usual to prevent it from heating too much.


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  • 4. Titanium – Probably the most popular and advanced type of wire here on this list, Titanium works wonderful with the newer Temperature Control mods coming out.

    Titanium has the best of both worlds where it heats up fast, and cools down quick as well. Vapers also claim this to be the best wire for flavor. Fans of Titanium coil builds note that the taste of their e-juice “comes out” which is another reason why these wires are gaining popularity.

    I did a more detailed post on how to properly and safely use Titanium wires for those of you who are interested.

    So I hope this little list gave you a better understanding of wires used for vaping. Remember to always be on the safe side when dealing with coil building.
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#2
There is one more: Stainless Steel.

The temperature ramp-up is comparably slow so it's not so suited with thicker wires, but it has good temperature stability. That means it is suitable for TC, TCR and as well as for Power Mode. Don't worry much if you set your mod wrong, SS can take it. Working with it, it is in between Kanthal and Ti.

I personally don't use Kanthal anymore, but I agree it's a beginner material because it is easiest to work with.
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(07-03-2016, 11:47 AM)peter-k Wrote:  There is one more: Stainless Steel.

The temperature ramp-up is comparably slow so it's not so suited with thicker wires, but it has good temperature stability. That means it is suitable for TC, TCR and as well as for Power Mode. Don't worry much if you set your mod wrong, SS can take it. Working with it, it is in between Kanthal and Ti.

I personally don't use Kanthal anymore, but I agree it's a beginner material because it is easiest to work with.

i domt use kanthal any more too.. hehe..

i feel more vapor in other wires than kanthal..
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My experience is Kanthal can get rusty ansd when that happens it may have metallic taste, of course diminishing flavour.
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@Peter-k, I'm surprised you didn't mention Stainless Steel is the ONLY wire that can safely be used in both power mode, and Temperature Control mode.

And, how could SS have been initially overlooked?
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#6
Good information, but don't forget to cite the source of your post https://mrlongdrag.com/2015/11/02/4-types-of-wires-used-for-vaping/

someone needs to discuss wire gauge too.
I see welding wire for a mig welder in SS316 comes in huge rolls for about $8.00, wondering if this is more economical than vaping wire? its mig solid wire 0.30" and comes in a 2LB roll.
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(07-03-2016, 12:57 PM)peter-k Wrote:  My experience is Kanthal can get rusty ansd when that happens it may have metallic taste, of course sizegenetics on https://www.scottmcadams.org/sizegenetics-review-and-results/ has diminishing flavour.

How often would you recommend replacing them to avoid the rust ruining the flavor?
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#8
I would replace or at least dry burn latest after 3 weeks, even the coil still vapes. I would take a look inside with a torch and see how, and then decide. I do not like to vape rubbish.
If you re talking about OEM coils, some modern coils can vape pretty long. Depending on your e-liquid may be longer than 3 weeks, especially if they use ceramic material and SS wire.
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#9
i replace coils every week.. i dont know but the rotten taste like when rewicking after 5hrs it vapes like so ew hahaha.. thats why i change my coild every week...
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