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CoilsUpdated 2 years ago

One of the most important components in the atomizer that heats the liquid. Broken down it is essentially a wick material core with a spiral shaped wire wrapped around it, and is held within the atomizer and connects the negative and positive parts of the battery. Most commonly made from stainless steel as it is a conductive, heat resistant material.



  • Kanthal: The most common type of coil, and is a combination of 3 different metals. If you don’t see another specifically mentioned, you can assume that the coil is either Kanthal of Nichrome. Extremely consistent and can manage power well.
  • Nichrome: Similar to Kanthal however it is only made of 2 different metals instead of 3. Can be used for sub-ohm coils as the wire is thinner and therefore heats up quicker.
  • Stainless Steel: Usable in straight wattage mode or with temp controlled vaping. Material is very common and can heat up quickly.
  • Nickel: Primarily a temp controlled wire and does not work with wattage modes. It is a very malleable and thin so can be used for DIY coil builders.
  • Titanium (Ti): Similar to Nickel in terms of being malleable and thin, however can only be used in mods with a temp control function, and will not function in straight wattage modes.



  • Vertical: Easily the most popular style of coil. A single wire wrapped from bottom to top. Wick wraps around and air moves through the centre of the coil.
  • Dual: Same as the vertical coil except there are 2 wraps of wire, generally beside each other. The more wraps on a coil, the more surface area, which doubles the heating element giving more vapour.
  • Triple: Just like the dual coil, this is 3 wraps of wire. With much more surface area these will provide large amounts of vapour and are considered sub-ohm.
  • Multiple: The evolution of vertical coils, multiple is more than 3 and produces huge clouds of vapour due to a much larger surface area.
  • Twisted: Multiple wire strands intertwined and wrapped into a coil. Increased surface area over vertical coils and provides increased flavour.
  • Mesh: No longer wrapping wire into a coil, this takes shape of mesh with small holes. With this change there is a much higher surface area which allows higher resistance or sub-ohm.
  • Net: Comparable to mesh coil, however the holes are bigger. Benefits from the large surface area as well.
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