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  • Wotofo Tri Core Fused Clapton N80 3mm - 0.17ohm
    £5.99

    Wotofo Tri Core Fused Clapton N80 3mm - 0.17ohm

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Tri Core Fused N80 0.17ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering remarkable flavo...

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    £5.99
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    Wotofo 20ft Wires
    £6.99

    Wotofo 20ft Wires

    By WOTOFO

    Introducing Wotofo's new line of wires. High in quality, able to be configured to the most complex coil builds, perfect for delivering massive vapo...

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    £6.99
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  • FLAPTON by FlatwireUK
    £8.99

    FLAPTON by FlatwireUK

    By Flatwire

    Flatwire UK wire is a uniquely drawn flattened wire, which provides users with an unbeatable surface area and improvement in flavour. Features: B...

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    £8.99
  • Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 3mm - 0.62ohm
    £5.50

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 3mm - 0.62ohm

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 0.62ohm 3mm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering rem...

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    £5.50
  • Coilology MTL Wire
    from £3.99

    Coilology MTL Wire

    By Coilology

    from £3.99
  • Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 Wire 3mm - 0.28ohm
    £5.50

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 Wire 3mm - 0.28ohm

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton N80 Wire 0.28ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering re...

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    £5.50
  • Coilology Prebuilt Wire
    from £2.99

    Coilology Prebuilt Wire

    By Coilology

    from £2.99
  • Mad rabbit Nichrome80 wire 25ft.
    £7.99

    Mad Rabbit Nichrome 80 Wire

    By Mad Rabbit

    Nichrome 80 will heat up noticeably faster than kanthal wire and is great for Clapton building due to the heat and the color it produces. Available...

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    £7.99
  • Flatwire Nichrome 80
    £6.99

    Flatwire Nichrome 80

    By Flatwire

    Flatwire UK is a uniquely drawn flattened wire that provides users with unbeatable surface area and an improvement in flavour.

    £6.99
  • Anarchist Competition Wire - Flawless Vape Shop
    £10.99

    Anarchist Competition Wire

    By Anarchist

    Anarchist Competition Wire is an extremely high-grade form of Nichrome. This product has very low electrical resistance. Please only purchase...

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    £10.99
  • Wotofo Braided N80 wire 3mm - 0.24ohm
    £8.50

    Wotofo Braided N80 wire 3mm - 0.24ohm

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Braided N80 wire 0.24ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering remarkable flavor ...

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    £8.50
  • Mad Rabbit Low Resistance Wire SS316L (20ft)
    £6.99

    Mad Rabbit Low Resistance Wire SS316L (20ft)

    By Mad Rabbit

    Low Resistance wire is perfect for rebuilding your atomizer and especially good for sub ohm coil builds. It has lower resistance per length than ka...

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    £6.99
  • Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.38ohm 5pcs
    £3.99

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.38ohm 5pcs

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.38ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering ...

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    £3.99
  • Wotofo 5 Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.33ohm 5pcs
    £4.99

    Wotofo 5 Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.33ohm 5pcs

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo 5 Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.33ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering rem...

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    £4.99
  • FLAT-SS316L by FlatwireUK
    £6.99

    FLAT-SS316L by FlatwireUK

    By Flatwire

    Flatwire UK wire is a uniquely drawn flattened wire, which provides users with an unbeatable surface area and improvement in flavour. This is the ...

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    £6.99
  • Wotofo Alien Wires Ni80 3mm 0.50ohm 5 Pack
    £8.99

    Wotofo Alien Wires Ni80 3mm 0.50ohm 5 Pack

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Alien Wires Ni80 3mm 0.50ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering remarkable fla...

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    £8.99
  • Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.90ohm 10pcs
    £3.99

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 3mm - 0.90ohm 10pcs

    By WOTOFO

    Wotofo Dual Core Fused Clapton Ni80 0.90ohm Pre-built Coils eliminate the coil building hassle with its machine-accurate fine work, offering remark...

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    £3.99
  • FLAT-SIXTY by flatwireUK
    £6.99

    FLAT-SIXTY by flatwireUK

    By Flatwire

    Flatwire UK wire is a uniquely drawn flattened wire, which provides users with an unbeatable surface area and improvement in flavour. HW6015 is 62...

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    £6.99

Vape Wire

Choosing the right vaping device and the right e-juice are the first steps to creating an amazing vaping experience. On top of that, you also need to select a good coil. One of the factors you need to consider when choosing coils (whether ready-made or making at home) is the vape wire.

Different types of vape wires exhibit varying features and quality. That's why it's imperative that you choose the right one based on your device and your vaping style. Unfortunately, there's no single wire that is a definite best, so you have to take time to weigh the pros and cons of each option to determine the best.

What to Consider When Choosing a Vape Wire

There are several fundamental characteristics you need to consider when choosing a vape wire. These traits will affect how the wire performs when subjected to heat and ultimately how you vape.

  • Wire gauge – This refers to the diameter of the wire and is often expressed as a numerical value. The most crucial factor to remember when assessing the wire gauge is, as the wire gauge number increases, the diameter of the wire gets smaller.
  • Resistance – Wire resistance plays a crucial role in your vaping experience. As the diameter of a vape wire increases, the wire resistance decreases, especially when considering vape wires made from the same material, with the same number of wraps and the same ID. It's important to note that the resistance of a wire is affected by various factors, including the length of wire used and the number of wraps that affect the internal resistance.
  • Ramp-up time – It is the time it takes your coils to reach the ideal temperature for vaping. The ramp-up time differs depending on the material, wraps, and gauge of the wire. Lower gauge wires will typically take more time to heat because they have a larger mass.
  • TCR – The Temperature, Coefficient of Resistance is the ability of the wire to detect when to regulate the current and wattage delivered to the coil. This feature is vital in temperature control mods.

Types of Vape Wire

There are different types of vape wire used to make coils. Each of them offers unique benefits and is often preferred in varying vaping situations. At Flawless Vape, we stock vape wires and coils made from all these types of vape wires.

Kanthal

Kanthal is a ferritic alloy made from iron, chromium and aluminium. Its good features include commendable resistance to oxidation, holds its shape when formed into coils, and is ideal for straight wattage mods.

Kanthal is inexpensive and widely available. It’s perfect for vapers that are getting started with rebuilding and dripping.

Nichrome

Nichrome is like Kanthal in many ways. It is an alloy of nickel and chromium but contains other metals like iron as well. Nichrome comes in a variety of grades, but the most popular in vaping circles is Ni80. It has lower resistance than Kanthal, heats faster, is easy to coil and holds its shape when wicking. It has a lower melting point than Kanthal, so you should be cautious when dry burning your coils. If you have known nickel allergies, you shouldn’t use coils made from nichrome.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a unique vape wire used for temperature control vaping and straight wattage vaping. It's made from an alloy of nickel, chromium and carbon. Like nichrome, there are various grades of stainless steel. The most common for coil building is SS316L.

Stainless steel is also easy to form and holds its shape well. It has a shorter ramp-up time than Kanthal and has lower resistance for the same gauge. When using the stainless steel vape wire, you should avoid dry burning your coil.

Nickel

Often referred to as ni200, this vape wire is made from pure nickel. It was the first wire in the industry to use temperature control, and it cannot be used in straight wattage mode. Unlike the previous types of wires, nickel is soft, hard to form and easily deforms when wicking. Regardless, nickel wire is still very popular among TC enthusiasts and easy to find.

Titanium

Titanium is another TC-only wire. It is not the most common wire because of apparent reasons for its potential to ignite when it reaches certain temperatures, although it's difficult to reach those temperatures when vaping. Some vapers still use titanium vape wire. If you choose to give it a try as well, it goes without saying that you shouldn't attempt to dry burn the coil.

While titanium is easy to work into coils and doesn’t deform when wicking, it’s often hard to find because most vape shops don’t stock it.

Mesh

Lastly, there are mesh coils. These have evolved to become the most popular choice for vaping among all levels of vapers. These coils are often constructed from stainless steel or Kanthal materials. They are commonly used in RDAs and are preferred for their rich flavour production because of the larger heating surface area. Mesh coils have a longer lifespan, are extremely power-efficient, and have a faster ramp-up time.