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Vandy Vape Mesh Wire 5ft

Vandy Vape Mesh Wire 5ft

£4.50
Vandy Vape Mesh Wire comes in a variety of different wire types, including Kanthal (KA1) Stainless Steel (SS316L), and Ni80 :Designed for use with the...

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We are pleased to bring you a comprehensive collection of vape wires from Vapor Tech and Vandy Vape. You will discover Kanthal, NiChrome, Stainless Steel, Titanium and Nickel resistance wires in a variety of gauges together with Clapton wires.

Your flavour and vapour production will be impacted by the nature of the wires you use in your RDA, RTA or RBA. Rebuildables enable you to perfectly tailor your atomiser head to your vaping style. However, it can take time to learn how to build your coils and it is vital that you understand the implications of the choices you make.

Types of resistance wire

When you are just starting out, it is best to learn your art using Kanthal wire. The other types of wire are for use with temperature control mods and they require additional knowledge if you are to utilise them safely.

Kanthal wire

Kanthal is a combination of iron, chromium and aluminium. This delivers fast ramp up times and amazing vapour. Kanthal wires are only suitable for use in conjunction with wattage modes.

Stainless steel wire

Durable and long-lasting, stainless steel wire features chromium, nickel and carbon. This wire is compatible with wattage and temperature control (TC) modes and is notable for delivering pure flavour. But some people are allergic to nickel and so should not use this type of resistance wire in their builds.

Titanium wire

Titanium wires produce clean and crisp vapes. However, titanium is more flammable than other coil materials and is only compatible with temperature control mode.

Nickel wire

A variety of nickel wires are available. The most common type is Ni200. This contains 99.6% nickel alloy. Nickel boasts a low resistance and is compatible only with temperature control mode. Clearly, anyone with an allergy to nickel should steer clear of this material.

Nichrome wire

NiChrome is 80% chromium and 20% nickel. This alloy heats up even quicker than Kanthal, providing good cloud production together with warm vapes. It also protects the heating element from oxidation, which can change the taste of your e-liquid. Nichrome is only suitable for wattage mode and is a good choice for sub ohm vaping.

Clapton Wire

The word Clapton is a term for coils comprised of two or more strands of wire, most often Kanthal, stainless steel, or NiChrome. The increased texture and greater surface area combine to produce intense flavour.

All about wire gauges

Resistance wire is available in various gauges (thicknesses). You may see the gauges expressed as AWG or simply G. These measurements can be confusing because the higher the number is, the thinner the wire! For example, 24AWG wire is 0.5mm think whereas 26AWG wire is 0.4mm thick. For more detailed information on wire gauges, click here. The thicker the wire you use, the less likely it is to snap when you wind it. It is important for safety reasons to remember that thicker wire produces lower resistances than thinner wire.

The resistance of your wire will also be determined by the radius of your coil and the length of wire it contains. Thick wire is the best choice for low resistance coils with a small number of wraps. Too many wraps of thicker wire will require a great deal of power to heat the coil. For this reason, thinner wire is well-suited to higher resistance builds.

Going sub ohm

While you are still learning how to build your atomiser heads, it is best to stick to higher resistance coils. You can then move on to building lower resistance coils when you have gained the knowledge you need to do this safely. Coils with a resistance of less than 1.0ohm are referred to as sub ohm. Most regulated mods feature the safety protections you need to vape sub ohm safely, but it is still wise to acquaint yourself with ohms law before you start building.