Vape coils can be made out of various types of wire including kanthal, stainless steel, nickel and titanium. Most Atomisers you purchase will be factory built and the resistance of the wire will be fine tuned and it will have a wicking material wrapped around it which draws the juice to the coil. If someone is building their own atomiser they will also need to wick their coils although this is not recommended unless you really are familiar with how to do it. When you engage the vaporizer battery, the coil will heat up and as you draw on the ecig the eliquid will be drawn onto the wicking material and then the hot coil which in turn heats the e-juice into a warm, tasty vapour.

Different Types of Atomizer


These either push or screw in to your tank or clearomizer and in general if you smoked 20 a day we would recommend that you replaced these every 2 weeks. These are pre built in a factory to very exacting standards and will provide you with a good vaping experience.

All of our ecigs use these types of atomizers from the beginner kits to the cloud chasing kits. These are a simple, cheap, safe and cost effective solution


Rebuilding atomizers and building your own coils does have a learning curve and some people might find rebuildable atomizers to take up too much time, initial investment or effort.

In building your own coil means you can set the resistance to your exact specification and really fine tune your vaping however only experts should attempt to build their own coils and they should have a full working knowledge of ohms law.

Safety is an issue when it comes to building your own coils as you don't want to build a coil that will attempt to draw more amps from your battery than they can give.

Reasons why you cannot use your atomizer with any ecig

Each manufacturer wants you to buy of them again and again so they probably make atomisers kit specific for that reason. There are different types of atomiser. 

Sub ohm and the rebuildable Sub 1 ohm are used for cloud chasing tanks like the Smok TFV12 or for kits like the Aspire Skystar. Regular atomisers are used for devices like the arc 5 for Titanic C14 kits.

Rebuildables are home made atomisers. Sub ohm uses more power and you would use the VG heavy eliquid which produces a lot more vapour and flavour and the nicotine strength strength drops a lot. High VG e-liquids include the Dinner Lady range. In comparison to the balanced PG/VG e-iquids such as the tobacco e-liquid range. 

With a regular atomiser that is above 1 ohm use pg heavy liquid that has a higher nicotine content and most people use this when switching from cigarettes to ecigs.

Sub Ohm vs Regular Tanks:

Any vape higher than 1.0 ohm is considered to be regular resistance vaping. Regular tanks are the most common option that most vapers use or start off with. Regular tanks are perfect for any vaper. These can be easily used by any first time or beginner vaper since they aren’t considered as complex. These tanks have a wick that prevents build up and a clogged atomizer. They are the perfect choice for everyday use.

Regular tanks produce a much smaller quantity of vape clouds than sub ohm tanks. These come in a much smaller size than sub ohms (even the mini sub ohms). When you are coming of cigarettes we would always advise a customer to use a regular tank. Sub Ohm tanks use an atomizer that has a resistance below 1 ohm.

This tank implements a lower coil pressure and bigger wick which allows for a massive amount of airflow. Sub Ohm tanks were previously used by the vaping elite with many years of experience. The main reason that vapers entered the realm of sub ohm is so they can have a higher vapour production with huge, billowy clouds of smoke. That’s the biggest advantage received from this tank. These tanks produce more vapor overall because they get hotter which allows them to vaporize faster. If you are a cloud chaser, these are the tanks for you. These tanks are also preferred by drippers.

Sub ohm tanks usually work best with an e-liquid that has a higher percentage of VG (vegetable glycerin) than the percentage of PG (propylene glycol). VG is known for large cloud production. These tanks are also credited with allowing for a better flavor production when compared to regular tanks. More vapour in each puff equates to more flavor in each hit as well. If you enjoy nicotine, the best options for these tanks are e-liquids under 6mg. Sub ohm is also recognized for lung hits. The hit with this tank allows for an inhale that goes straight to the lung. There’s no mouth to lung hit with this tank. This is what makes sub ohm tanks extremely popular among experienced vapers and vaping enthusiasts. They are also a great choice for anyone looking to master and advance their skills.

Although sub ohm tanks have a great advantage when it comes to vapour production it also has a downside. Since these tanks are credited for their immense vapor production, they also use far more e-liquid when compared to regular tanks. A regular tank when fully filled will last much longer than a sub ohm tank. With a sub ohm, expect to fill your tank more often.

Sub ohms have adjustable airflows but work best with the airflow hole wide-open. Keep in mind that due to the overall warmth produced by the coils, these tanks create a warm vape. So, if you enjoy a cool vape these might not be a match for you. If you are brand new to vaping, please do your research before purchasing and using a sub ohm tanks. These tanks do have more to consider and have safety procedures that must be followed. Also, make sure to read about Ohm’s Law to make sure that a sub ohm is right for you.

How to know the ohm of your atomiser?

What is being referred to here is the ohms for your e cigarette clearomizer or similar vape tank device. Before you delve into the deep dark recesses of the internet in order to be told by fans or so-called experts what the correct ohm is for you, please remember that everyone is different and everyone has individual likes and dislikes when it comes to vaping. It would be a very boring world if we didn't.

What you need to do is to read on and work out what the best ohm is for you in an informed way and with some trial and error.

What Is an Ohm

The ohms level is a way of measuring a level of electrical resistance. The standard or regular level of ohm when it comes to vaping and your clearomizer is between 1.6 and 2.0. This is by far the most common ohm range chosen by those looking for replacement coils, with the most commonly chosen being 1.6. This standard level tends to offer the most consistent level for your e smoke.

What's The Difference between Ohm Levels When Vaping?

The actual difference between a low ohm and a higher one in terms of actual vaping enjoyment and preference is laid out here:

A Lower Ohm Coil

When you use a replacement coil with a lower ohm you may expect:

• A warmer vapour

• Often more vapour (more heat via the coil creates more vapour)

• Your e liquid will be used up more quickly

Higher Ohm Coils

Using a replacement coil with a standard or higher ohm will likely:

• Result in slower battery drainage

• Use less e liquid as compared to a lower ohm level

• Provides the user with a cooler vapour

• Produce less vapour due to there being less heat at the source (the coils).

Clearly both levels have their pros and cons which is why most new e cigarette devices come with the standard 1.6ohm level. This gives a vaper a chance to get to grips with vaping before experimenting in order to find the optimum level for their own enjoyment. The best way forward when looking to perfect your e smoke is to simply try different resistance levels and see how you get on. It really does depend entirely on personal preference and so there is no "best" or "worst" ohm level, it all depends on what you are looking for in your e smoke.

It might be that a standard ohm coil is perfect for you or it might be that you are looking for more vapour. You might want more vapour yet find a burning taste off-putting as this may occur with some low ohm coils, hence the trial and error.


Choosing Your Atomizer

So there is quite a lot of variety in vape atomizers, but thankfully they all share the same key features. Choosing which type of device is best for your needs isn’t always easy, but as a general rule, for a new vaper it’s hard to beat a tank system, sub-ohm or not: they’re easy to use and offer great performance, and some are well-suited to beginner-friendly devices.

For long-term vapers looking for the best performance, sub ohm tanks and rebuildables are hard to beat.