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Rebuildable Coils for Beginners: Part 2

September 29, 2014

Building Your Own Coil

Building your own coil seems like a daunting task at first - requiring the careful touch of a surgeon, with the knowledge of a mathematician. Well fear not! This is definitely not the case. Sure, rebuildable coils need time and a little bit of practice to master, but once you learn the basics you can become a rebuilding pro yourself. From drippers to rebuildable tanks, rebuildable coils are all based on the same core concepts. If you like working with your hands, and don't mind putting some time into a new hobby, you will love building your own coils. Rebuildable atomizers (RBAs) allow you to get more flavor, vapor, and satisfaction from your vaping experience. Impress your friends, get that attractive coworker to finally notice you, or perhaps just scare some people! With Rebuildable coil setups, you can do it all.

Silver VooPoo Drag

Now at first it can be a little difficult, and your first few coils may not be the best, but that's all a part of practice.There are a few rules to follow so as to not injure yourself and get the best working rebuildable coil you can. There are two power source types that are best for rebuildable coil setups: Mechanical mods and high wattage box mods. I would stay away from using regular batteries, such as a normal ego style battery Those batteries don't have the power level you will need, and you risk the chance of shorting out the battery and ruining it. Mechanical mods are exactly that - mechanical. The only electronics involved are the 18mm batteries you put in them. They function by completing the battery circuit, causing the power to flow to your RBA. In most mechanical mods they allow you to shorten the device to accommodate a shorter battery such as a 18350. Most will accept an 18350, 18500, or 18650. To get the most life and power it is best to get an 18650, running at at least 30 amps.

Lithicore 18650 BatteriesI'm sure most of you reading this may have heard of ohms at some point in your life. Your ohm level indicates what resistance your rebuildable coil is running at. The lower the resistance, the more power will flow through the coil. With mechanical mods your resistance level usually should be below 1 ohm, which is called sub-ohming. You will get better performance because the battery in your mod will be ale to produce more power with less resistance. Beware of going too low, if your resistance gets below .1 ohms you may risk battery venting or overheating, due to the battery itself not being able to keep up with the resistance. This is fairly dangerous, as most experienced builders and I will tell you. For safety purposes it's best to stick above .2 ohms for your mechanical. Going below that usually requires a more powerful mechanical mod, using a 26650 battery. But stick above that level and you will still get the results you want without risking the health of your hands and mouth. The next best bet for rebuildable coil setups is high wattage mods. Most will come in the form of a box, called box mods. Pretty creative, eh? Alot of box mods will be variable, which means you can control the amount of power it is putting out. This is great for rebuilding, because you have more leeway with how you build your coils. I find I like high ohm builds, which is pretty much anything above 1 ohm. You can get great flavor and vapor production out of it. The reason higher ohm builds work so well with these mods is because instead of the resistance controlling power production, the mod itself controls it. There are many box mods out there, and with a little practice you can even make your own, but that's a lesson for another time.

You're almost ready for rebuilding! Feel free to watch the video above to get an
Wotofo prebuilt caterpillar coils on a Goon RDA
in depth look into how the coil is actually built, and how it performs. Make sure to do your research, as the online vaping world has lots of information and forums dedicated to the rebuildable realm. It's definitely the way to go if you're looking to improve and revamp your vaping experience, and it can be a lot of fun. Remember always follow the law of ohms, because if it seems like it could cause a problem, it probably will. Keep up with our blog for more information on rebuildable coils and other tips and tricks!   Happy vaping!

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