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A Short Guide: Understanding vape wire and coil materials.

Updated: Dec 3, 2019

This short guide is a handbook for understanding all different types of coils and wire.

There are 5 materials which account for the majority of vape coils and wire on the market today. These coils all have their own unique strengths and weaknesses.


Kanthal: [eg: FeCrAl, A1] - The most used and popular material for vape coils. - Wattage mode only. (Not compatible with TC). - A good heat up time for producing vapour.

Stainless Steel: [eg: SS316L, SS904L] - Works with Temperature Control and Wattage modes. - Fast to heat up and produce vapour. - Cleaner, crisper flavour.

Nickel: [eg: Ni200] - Easily sourced. - Only Temperature Control mode. (Not compatible with Wattage mode). - Known allergen. (If you have an allergy to nickel, it's not a great idea to use these coils).

Titanium: [eg: Ti] - Difficult to source. - Temperature Control mode only. - Cleaner, fuller flavour.

NiChrome: [eg: Ni80] - Extremely fast to heat up and produce vapour. - Wattage mode only. (Not compatible with TC). - Known allergen. (If you have an allergy to nickel, it's probably a good idea not to use these). In summary, each vaping wire or coil comes with its own pros and cons. The choice of which to use is now in your hands!

As always, TheCoilMan has you covered for all of your vape replacement coils, wire, prebuilt wire and wire spools. I can happily recommend you on the best material for your individual needs. I love to respond to any vape related questions, discussing vaping and getting the best for you is pure enjoyment for me. I'm Australia's definitive leading provider of the cheapest and most popular vaping coils in the market today. Why not check for yourself? https://www.thecoilman.com

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