The Staggered Fused Clapton coil uses a lot of the same techniques as the Clapton and Fused Clapton coils, but it does step it up a notch. Basically, this coil begins like a regular Clapton, but instead of wrapping one thin wire around a thicker wire, this coil requires wrapping two parallel thin wires around a thicker wire. Once this double-wire Clapton is complete, one of the wires is removed. The finished Clapton wire is left with even gaps throughout and is then cut in half. The two halves of this wire, which are now the cores, are then wrapped, or fused, by another wire that fills in the gaps previously left by removing one of earlier wires from before. It’s a lot… I know.
By going through this complicated and time-consuming process, the finished coil has staggered gaps in between that exponentially improve flavor and cloud thickness. The intricacies involved with this coil cannot be explained by words alone, so check out this excellent video and use it as a visual aid.
How to Build a Staggered Fused Clapton Coil
- Start by building a Clapton coil, but wrap two wires, instead of one, around the core.
- Remove one of the wires from your finished Clapton wire. You should have a Clapton wire with even gaps in between.
- Fold this wire in half evenly, and then cut it.
- You should have two pieces of gapped-Clapton wire. Place these two wires inside the chuck of your drill. Handle them carefully; you don’t want to mess up the gaps.
- Start wrapping another wire around these two cores to fuse them together. The wire should fit in between the gaps evenly.
- Go slow with the drill, and correct any mistakes by reversing the drill and placing the wire in the correct place. This will be an extremely time-consuming process.
- Remove the finished Staggered Fused Clapton wire and wrap it around your coil jig. The wraps will depend on your desired resistance and deck size.
- Install the coil, wick it, and enjoy your work. You’ve just built one of the trickiest coils out there. Congrats!
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Posted by Alejandro on May 28th 2019