Safety First!

Building coils seems to be all the rage lately as vapers try to get the best experience possible.  Rebuildable atomizers allow the user to build from scratch what is otherwise hidden from view in the typical electronic cigarette.  The result is that the user can tailor the wick and coil assembly to his or her preferences and often create something that performs far better than a retail version.

The concern is that building your own atomizer is not without a little bit of risk, particularly when users try to achieve a very low resistance coil.  It is not very difficult to create a short circuit that can be damaging to an electronic cigarette battery and even dangerous should that battery overheat and possibly explode.

The most important thing to remember is that you must test each coil assembly you build.  And I’m not talking about putting it on the battery to see if it works.  The only safe way to test is with a multimeter to verify that there is proper resistance.  It doesn’t have to be a fancy multimeter, models for less than $20 at Walmart and Harbor Freight will do the job just fine.

So please, if you are going to try building your own coils, take the time to properly test them.  In addition to being safer, you will also be more knowledgeable about what you are actually creating and using.

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