A plane without a wing is unimaginable and indeed a clearomizer or atomizer without resistors is inconceivable! Essential consumables in the vape, the resistors can be prefabricated and therefore intended for clearomizers or to be built and therefore designed for atomizers. The resistance, also known as the coil, is the keystone of e-cigarette tanks. This consumable known by all vapers allows you to heat the liquid and generate steam! The resistor for the clearomizer and atomizer is an essential element that must be chosen with care to ensure a vape full of flavours and vapour.


However, these two types of resistors (or “coils”, in the jargon) work on the same principle. Around cotton is wrapped a resistive wire. The latter can be made of kanthal, stainless steel (or SS316L for friends), titanium or even nichrome, but in all cases, it is this wire that will allow the heating of your e-liquid. After soaking the cotton, the liquid will be heated up thanks to the thread. It is this heating that will cause the vaporization of the e-liquid and therefore a cloud of vapour. It should be noted that the volume of vapour will directly depend on the value in ohm of the resistance. The lower the coil, the higher the power applied, which will result in dense vapour. Conversely, a resistance for e-cigarettes which display has greater than 1.


It is worth noting that the different resistive wires are not used in the same way. The kanthal will be used in wattage mode, the stainless steel can also support this mode but also the temperature control mode. Titanium and nichrome will only be able to operate in temperature control mode. Be careful to check your settings carefully! And especially to regulate the power well. Because you will not send as much power on resistance of 0.5 ohms as on resistance of 1.8 ohms. The higher the ohm value, the lower the power your mod should be. A moment of inattention, too high watts and it’s a guaranteed dry-hit! 


The other important point to take into account is the design of the resistor itself. A resistor with small liquid inlets will not be able to accept liquids with too high a vegetable glycerin level. This is for example the case of the Nautilus from Aspire which is fully expressed with a juice having a rate of 50/50. On the contrary, other larger resistors will not support excessive propylene glycol levels. A rate that is too high or at least greater than 50% can lead to annoying leaks… To put it simply, the larger the holes and the liquid inlets, the thicker your liquid will have to be and therefore essentially made up of vegetable glycerin. Be careful when you select your liquid and pay attention to its composition: the vape will only be better!


Whether you are making your coils for a  rebuildable atomizer or using pre-made resistors, the operation is the same. Cotton, a wire that heats up and a lot of steam and steam… But be careful and adjusting your box or electro mod according to the value in ohms of your resistance is highly recommended. It would be a shame to start on a bad note…