A Brief In-Depth Look at Center and Micro Build Coils

A Brief In-Depth Look at Center and Micro Build Coils

Posted by Vaporizer Chief on 28th Jul 2021

The world of rebuildable atomizers can be fun and involve some risks as well if the prescribed procedures or tools are not used appropriately. At the end, the aim should be centering the coil without any hitches of a hot spot.

About Center and Micro Coil Building

Micro building coils are the most common and earliest forms of coils. It has a bore of less than 1/16 diameter and additional touching loops. A center coil is also common and is used when you want more space on either side of the coil for easy wicking. Building the coils help save costs especially if you are a regular vaper since the wicking materials and wire are inexpensive.

Use of Center and Micro Coil Building

Center and micro building customize your vaping experience to suit your needs. These coils produce bigger vapor clouds, superior flavor, and a remarkable TH. There are various methods used to achieve the desired results in coil building. One of them is sliding the coil off the drill and grabbing it at the one using one of the legs then taking old regular lighters and holding the coil until. The atomizers you use can either be RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) or RTA (rebuildable tank atomizer).

Level of Experience a Vaper Need to Use These Coils

Building your own coils do not have to sound like a daunting experience and with a simple procedural guide, even the inexperienced can effectively build a coil. For an intermediate beginner who has used the pre-made coils, this process should help you improve the vaping knowledge.

Materials for Center and Micro Vape Coil Builds

To build a coil that will ensure safe vaping, some tools are essential to have such as:

  • 1.Resistance wire
  • 2.2mm screwdriver, blue in color
  • 3.Scissors to trim the cotton.
  • 4.Ohms Reader, very essential in detecting resistance.
  • 5.Ceramic tipped tweezers, forceps and needle nose pliers to pinch the coils while pulsing.
  • 6.Oil/Wax
  • 7.Your choice of RDA
  • 8.Small screwdrivers to fit RDA screws or Allen Key
  • 9.Small propane or butane torch
  • 10.28” gauge Kanthal or Nichrome resistance wire
  • 11.Wicking materials such as organic cotton and eco-wool


For a beginner, cotton is the best for wicking since it's cheap, easier to thread in the coils, and does not have its own flavor. It can also swell and easily absorb the oil. The cotton you use should be unbleached to avoid traces of bleach as well as chlorine. Once you saturate your wicks, replace your cap and enjoy your vaping experience.

Final Things

It's important to ensure that the screws are well-tightened, and that the resistance is checked properly so that you enjoy the ultimate experience.

So, the more wraps, the greater the oil or wax encounters the coil. As more oil does this, the lower the heat of the coil. And, when the coil’s heat gets lower, the slower the oil atomizes. This results in an increase of flavor. Macro coil builds mainly produce this effect a bit better than micro or center coil builds by using fewer wraps due to the longer length of wire, to put it simply. However, when it comes to better cloud production, and just an overall easier coil building process, center or micro are the best options.