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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Vape Coils - Part 1

The article below is the first part of a two-part article. Be sure to check out part two when you are done reading below.

Vape coils are one of the most important components of any vaping device. They are responsible for heating the e-liquid inside the device and producing the vapor that a user inhales. Vape coils come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and each type has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. 

What Is a Vape Coil?

The vape coil is typically made out of metal wire, typically kanthal or nickel. The wire is then wrapped around a wick which could be made of cotton, silica, ceramic or various other materials. The wick is then saturated with e-liquid and heated up by the coil. It is important that the wick is saturated with e-liquid before it is heated up otherwise it will burn the wick. 

The vape coil is an important part of the vaping device and it is important to replace it regularly in order to maintain the best possible vaping experience. The lifespan of a coil can vary depending on the type of coil, the wattage it is used at and the type of e-liquid that is used. 

What Are the Different Types of Vape Coils?

Vape coils come in different forms, each one with its own pro and con. Check out the different types of coils below.

Kanthal Coils

The most popular type of vape coils are Kanthal coils. These are made from a type of steel wire and are the most common type of coil. They are known for their durability and easy installation. Kanthal coils provide a great flavor and are generally used in wattage mode.

Stainless Steel Coils

Stainless steel coils are another type of vape coils. They are made from a type of steel and are known for being able to handle higher temperatures than Kanthal coils. Stainless steel coils also provide great flavor and are often used in temperature control mode.

Ni200 Coils

Ni200 coils are made from a type of nickel and are used in temperature control mode. Ni200 coils heat up quickly, providing a smooth flavor and great vapor production. However, they are more delicate than other types of coils and should be handled with care.

Ceramic Coils

Ceramic coils are becoming increasingly popular in the vaping world. They are made from a type of ceramic material and are known for their superior flavor production. Ceramic coils are also more durable than other types of coils and are often used in wattage mode.

Clapton Coils

Clapton coils are a type of coil that uses a core of one type of wire, wrapped with another. This type of coil is known for providing excellent flavor and great vapor production. Clapton coils are generally used in wattage mode, but can also be used in temperature control mode.

Rebuildable Atomizers (RBAs)

Finally, there are rebuildable atomizers (RBAs) or rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDAs). These are a type of coils that allow users to customize their coils as they see fit. RBAs and RDAs are more complex than other types of coils, but they allow users to customize their vaping experience.


Now that you know what a vape coil is and its different kinds, you have begun your journey into the vaping world. However, there is more to learn about vape coils, which you can read about in the second part of this article.

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