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A Guide for Basics of Vape Wire - Material, Gauge and Resistance

Vape wires are a must have for RDA users. In this article, we introduce the basics of the vape wires, discuss their usages and characteristics.

Type of Vape Wires - Heating Materials

The function of the vape wires is to heat up and vaporize. For vaping, below are some of the most common used vape wires

  • Kanthal Wire
  • SS316L (Stainless Steel) Wire
  • Nichrome Wire
  • Titanium Wire

Different type of vape wires comes with different metal features, thus they bring you different experience of vaping.

About Guage

In vape industrial, we use American Wire Gauge (AWG) to label the diameter of the RDA wires. Below is a table for your reference.

Table for american guage for vape wires (data comes from Wikipedia)

AWG Diameter Type
In mm
20 0.032 0.812 Thick
21 0.0285 0.723
22 0.0253 0.644
24 0.0201 0.511 Normal Guage
(Most Popular)
26 0.0159 0.405
28 0.0126 0.321
30 0.01 0.255
32 0.00795 0.202 Slim
34 0.0063 0.16
36 0.005 0.127
38 0.00397 0.101 Ultra slim
40 0.00353 0.0897