Welcome back to our series on coil basics! Today we will be diving into part 2 of 3 covering Lower Ohms and Macro coils. Lets dive in!
Lower Ohm Coils and Lower Gauge Wire:
The beauty of lower gauge wire is its effectiveness making lower ohm coils without too much work. In turn, these thicker bodied beauties give you more surface area to work with. Surface area and space/size (besides what was mentioned in the last article) also contributes heavily per the amount of vapor that you are getting. In turn this means a higher level of vapor density per drag. Combine that with the higher wattages and temperatures that are needed, it makes for a warm, tasty vape that vapers have fallen in love with. Lets get into specifics on the wires; their builds; and we'll throw in some examples just for good measure:
1. Using lower gauge wire: Unlike higher gauge wire which is used for micro coils and for higher ohm builds, these wires are going to be your "bread and butter" for macro-coils (higher than a 2mm diameter) and lower ohm builds. These thicker wires have more room for power to run through. Because of this room you are able to experiment with different builds and still stay in a low range. You can use small amounts of wraps (anywhere from 5 and under) and get super low ohms, or play with more wraps (5 and up) and still stay in a lower range than you would normally find with the thinner gauge wire. Types of wire that would be used would include (26g on the higher end of the spectrum, 24g, 22g and 20g for you experienced builders out there).
2. Lower ohm coils and macro-coils: While you can still use smaller diameters and a higher number of wraps in the search of a higher ohm coil. Lower gauge wires these days are more closely related to macro-coils. Macro-coils in essence are the exact opposite of a micro in that you use a higher mm jig to wrap your wire around. Usually this is done with a 2mm jig or higher as mentioned previously. Regardless of the diameter that you use however and, unless you are using a significant amount of wraps, your coils will still be lower in ohms than usual. Because of this it is important that you get familiar with previous article's builds first and ohms law before you move onto these kinds of wires and coils. Knowing just what you are dealing with and what a low build requires is quintessential in keeping you and your vape safe and happy.
Lower ohm coils will require more power than you would normally input per your higher ohm options. While you can utilize lower amounts of wattage/voltage with them you will find the vape to be lackluster and the "ramp-up time" (the time it take the device to heat the coil and vaporize your liquid properly) will increase as you go down. This higher amount of power and lower ohm in combination however means that you will be drawing more "amperage" from the batteries that are in your device. So, battery safety and build knowledge is key. If you are not hip to battery safety and battery specifics, we do have a good variety of articles that you can look through as well as great blog posts that you can utilize to get caught up on the "need-to-know" details:
This concludes this section of our three part series on coil basics. If you did not see an item covered here that you would like to talk about more, feel free to leave a comment and let us know! Join us on our next and last section where we will be covering a special kind of wire, extras and vaping safety! Keep on vaping everyone!