On our previous blog entry, we wrote about Nickel Wires and we hope that some of you vape enthusiasts out there benefits a lot from it!
Welcome back to our fourth Medusa’s Ultimate Vaping Guide For Vape Coils & Vape Wires!
On this time around, we’ll talk about Stainless Steel Wire, the most common vape wires that vapers used worldwide!
Stainless Steel Wire is an alloy composed of various parts of chromium, carbon and nickel which is definitely a pro for people that suffered from nickel allergy.
For your information, Stainless Steel Wire is the only vape wire that can pull a double duty, which means, they can be used with both wattage and TC mode! Stainless Steel Wire is perfect for vapers who are still undecided whether to use wattage or TC mode!
Stainless Steel Wire comes in various grade – such as 304, 316, 316L, 410, 413, 430 and many more. We know, this might add confusion and make it seem like a puzzle to figure which one you should use. But the good news is, some of Stainless Steel Wire grades contain almost no nickel at all.
Stainless Steel Wire has a high melting point, which make it easy to dry burned, relatively easy to build with it and it hold its shape well. With that being said, some grades are more springy than others. Our recommendation is to go with grade 304, 316 and 430. Reason being is that they work well with TC mode, despite the fact that they have a relatively low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) that can make it hard for mods to regulate.
With a high ramp-up time similar to Kanthal, Stainless Steel Wire can produce a clean flavor (which can be subjective) but the biggest downsides of it is that, they are not made readily available in usable gauges.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons;
- Easy to work with
- Holds shape well
- Produce crisp and clean flavor
- High ramp-up time
- Suitable for both wattage and TC mode
- Doesn’t contain any nickel at all in some grades
- Some grades are hard to come by and a bit difficult to work with
- Difficult to find usable gauges for some grades
- Contain high nickel in certain grades
Now you can decide whether Stainless Steel Wire is the right one for you! As of the grades mentioned above, we’ll talk about it in the near future.
Until then, STAY TUNED!