Kanthal vs. Clapton Coils

Kanthal vs. Clapton Coils

Coils have something cool about them. You are not required to see them, alter them, or even know what they are. There's a good reason why people love fuss-free Pod Kits, which only require putting an e-liquid pod in.

A little bit of knowledge can make a big difference for anyone who wants to have the best vaping experience possible. While the vaping master may be producing monstrous clouds, coils provide nuclear power.

What exactly are coils and how are they used?
The heart of your vaping device are the coils. They heat the e-liquid in your tank, turn it into vapor, and you're there, boom! Atomizer heads are also referred to as coils.
You drag on the drip tip, let the vapor travel up your vape's chimney, and you're ready to inhale. The wicking material in your tank (the cotton part inside the metal casing) absorbs your juice. Your battery heats the wire in your coil (the small spiral inside the wicking material).
All coils work to heat your device, just like cars, which all run on some kind of fuel and get you from point A to point B. Coils come in a variety of brands, models, sizes, applications, and materials, just like automobiles.

Standard Coils: Sub OHM and Standard A fancy term for less charge and juice passing through them is higher resistance. If you want to vape mouth-to-lung, these should be your options.
Coils for sub-Ohm: A lower resistance of less than 1.0 OhmsAs a result, more current can flow through them. Permission to join the Direct to Lung Sub-Ohm club.
Important Facts to Know: Coils from KANTHAL, CLAPTON, FUSED, and the rest are made of five different materials: Titanium, NiChrome, Stainless Steel, and Kanthal. We'll talk about the most common ones. You can find out more about the Variable Wattage and Temperature Control modes here because we keep talking about them.

In terms of their overall usage, there are two distinct vaping modes: Temperature Control (TC) mode and Wattage Mode The vaping gods have been busy making things like Dinner Lady Lemon Tart and nic salts, so we're still waiting for them to come up with a lot of wires that can be used in both modes.

"Stainless steel coils are the only vape wire that can be used in both wattage and temperature control modes."

an illustration of the diverse behavior of the wires? Even though a nickel wire's resistance may be 0.15 ohms at room temperature, it will increase as soon as you fire it. We don't recommend it because of the potential problems it could cause.
Temperature control vaporization is distinct from pure wattage vaporization. The Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) of a particular wire is used by brainiacs to regulate the delivered current of a coil. As the coil heats up, a temperature control mod uses steady increases to determine resistance. The coil remains temperature-safe while the current is decreased.

A NOTE ON SIZE All coiling wires are measured in gauge, which is the diameter of a wire. Also a good way to stretch your earlobes, even though you don't use your ears to vape. Gauges of single-strand Kanthal range from 24 to 28 grams.
A thinner wire is basically implied by a larger gauge. You can increase the surface area by using a large wire. Because more e-liquid will be in direct contact with the coiling element, this will result in improved flavor. Additionally, larger wires have lower total resistance.

A good guideline is: Typically, a vape with a better flavor comes from a coil with more surface area.

KANTHAL is well-liked, and for good reason. Kanthal coils, officially known as Kanthal A1, are one of the most prevalent coil types and are inexpensive, strong, and simple to work with. Iron, chromium, and aluminum make kanthal coils, which can withstand temperatures up to 1400 degrees before melting. They continue to receive praise for their clean vaping and ability to minimize the addition of flavor profiles to the cloud, making them the industry standard for Variable Wattage vaping.


  • Easy to find in vape shops and online (hi) Holds shape well and is very pliable Easy to wick and build makes it a favorite for beginners. Loved by flavor chasers, no infused metal taste. Only available in variable wattage mode (except for a few, like the Kanthal 52).
  • Due to the wire's high base resistance, most regulated box mods will simply not recognize a Kanthal A1. Flavor can be on the bland side for some vapers. Not suitable for temperature-controlled vaping. The Kanthal 52 and other recent models are made specifically for TC, but if you're using A1, keep the mod set to Variable Wattage.

CLAPTON It is unclear whether these were named after Eric Clapton's guitars. Clapton coils are something that anyone who purchased an Aspire CF Maxx in the past will remember purchasing. The RDA and RTA are well-known to anyone who uses them. A Clapton coil is a small gauge of wire wrapped perpendicularly around a larger gauge of wire. The other wire is tightly wrapped around the first. Wrapping a 24 or 26 gauge vape wire in a 30 or 32 gauge wire produces a thicker coil. The surface area and flavor production both increase.

  • More diversity than regular micro coils, a larger surface area means more vapour, warmer vapour, and a stronger flavor. Quicker vapourization. It just looks so cool.
  • Fused Clapton Wires are not a Vietnamese take on a baguette; they can be purchased pre-made. Heating coils use more power, which can drain batteries, and they can take longer to heat up and cool down. In contrast to a single large Kanthal wire wrapped around something of a higher gauge, fused Clapton wires use two smaller Kanthal wires as their internal foundation. The overall size of fused Clapton wires is larger, and there are gaps between the higher gauge wire that wraps around the outside. The majority of vapers obsess over the extra surface area between the two inner, thicker wires. You're basically using up all the surface area here; you're in heaven chasing clouds.
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