As vaping gains popularity, more vapers are opting to build their own coils. Not only can they completely customize their coils, but they will be able to ensure they get the vaping experience they want. We're going to discuss exactly what coil building is and how it's done.
The coil in a device is what connects to the battery to give the vape its power. Without a good coil, you'll likely get very weak power, if any at all. Building a coil is the process of taking out the coil the vape came with and building your own. When building coils, not only can you choose what kind of wire you want, but you can also choose how many wraps you want the coil to have. There is a very specific way that this needs to be done and it will be discussed below.
Coil building takes some practice and you want to make sure you find good directions to follow. The reason is because you can easily mess up your device if you aren't paying attention to what you're doing.
Below are the steps you need to take to build your own coil:
What You'll Need
- A thin wire cutter or pair of fingernail clippers
- A set of precision screwdrivers
- The material you're going to use for wicking, such as cotton
- Scissors to cut the wicking material
- Ohm reader
- Wire of your choice, such as Kanthal
- Needle nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
Now that you know what you need, let's get to the steps so you can start building!
- Step 1: Use the wire cutter or fingernail clippers to cut about 4-5 inches of your wire.
- Step 2: Use the tweezers and start wrapping the wire around the handle of one of the screwdrivers. Make sure you keep the wraps close together and don't let any of them overlap.
- Step 3: Keep wrapping until you get to the number of wraps you want. For a beginner, 8 wraps are a good number to get to.
- Step 4: Once you get to the number of wraps you want, pull on both long pieces to get out any slack in the coil. Don't remove it from the screwdriver handle yet.
- Step 5: Open up your vape and put one lead in the positive hole and the other in the negative hole.
- Step 6: Once you have it in the right position, tighten up any screws attached to it.
- Step 7: Use your ohms reader to make sure there aren't any shorts.
- Step 8: Put the vape back together and fire it once or twice to make the coil glow. Once it's glowing, make sure there aren't any hot spots.
- Step 9: Put the wicking material into the coil and pull it out the other side.
- Step 10: After wicking, double check that everything is where it needs to be.
- Step 11: Fill the vape up with liquid and start vaping!
Practice makes perfect and you'll be able to get a build done within minutes once you get some experience!