To put in layman’s terms, the Alien Clapton coil requires wrapping a outer Clapton coil wire that has been de-cored around two or three thicker wires. This process creates a coil with a wave pattern and increases the surface area of the coil, which produces a more full-body flavor and thicker, more voluminous clouds.
Ever since someone figured out how to wrap Kanthal wire around a screwdriver to create a coil, it has been a race to create more complex and intricate coils that vape at a lower resistance and have better flavor and thicker clouds. Alien coils are one of the more complex coils to build out there, and they are an evolution to old faithful: the Clapton Coil.
Drippers who build their own coils from scratch love the challenge that it presents and the bragging rights as well — this is an expert-level activity that most people don’t have the know-how or patience to do. But for those willing to learn through mistakes and many Youtube videos, building coils is an extremely rewarding experience.
How to Build an Alien Clapton Coil
As always, make sure that you know what you’re doing before you begin, and don’t forget to have the right tools at hand to make the process that much easier. We’ll take a high-level view on how to build Alien Clapton coils, but it’s highly recommended that you watch a few Youtube videos first as they break it down visually, which can be a big help if you’re stuck on a particular step.
Now, let the coil building commence.
- First, you will need some Clapton wire, which you can either buy or build, and you will need to remove the core from inside the wire. You can check out our blog on Clapton coils to set your straight, or you can just buy Clapton wire if you want to skip a few steps.
- Then, instead of using one core, the Alien Clapton coil requires two or three cores that should be thicker than the Clapton wire you’re using. Place the three cores on a drill chuck so that they’re lying flat beside each other, and begin wrapping the Clapton wire around the three cores manually until you get a few wraps. Make sure that there are no gaps between the wraps.
- Turn the drill on slowly and place your thumb and forefinger on the cores and wire to help it along and maintain a consistent wrap. Once you get a good rhythm going, you could speed up the drill, but that may leave some room for error for more inexperienced builders.
- You will notice that instead of the standard Clapton coil look, the Alien Clapton coil has a distinct pattern that resembles overlapping waves — this is the look you want.
- Take your finished Alien Clapton wire and carefully wrap it around a screwdriver to finish building your coil. It’s hard to put a hard number on the number of wraps you should do since it depends a lot on deck size, personal preference and desired resistance, but do some quick research if you’re unsure.
- Now you’re done! Install the coil on your RDA, RTA, or RDTA, and start vaping. You’ll see that the flavor and cloud production is unlike any other coil out there.
The Benefits of Alien Clapton Coils
- An Alien Clapton coil is difficult to master, but it has a huge surface area that delivers some seriously delicious e-juice flavor.
- Expect big clouds on this coil as well.
- Heats up faster than a Clapton coil because of its multi-core build.
- Building this will net you some serious bragging rights.
- Lower resistances than a Clapton coil.
Coils that are Out of this World
With then Alien Clapton coils, you’ll experience a much bigger surface area that will deliver juicy hits of e-juice and enough clouds to blot out of the sun. If you’re a beginner to coils, maybe try your hands at building a Clapton coil. It might take a few tries to get the Alien Clapton coil, but once you get it, it’ll be so worth it.
Posted by Alejandro on May 14th 2019