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    Default What is the difference between a nano and a micro?

    Just like the title asks. I'm familiar with what a micro is. What makes a coil a nano coil... How is it different than a micro?

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    Internal diameter. Nano is smaller. Both are wrap- touching coils
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    Well, OP, there's not really any consensus on it methinks.

    I've found that, generally, people tend to call any coil below 1.7mm in diameter a 'micro'.

    I don't know if there's any close consensus on 'nano' - though I consider my 1.2mm coils 'nano'.

    On the other hand, now that RIPTripper is apparently wrapping coils around 28g Kanthal...what are we to call those?!

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    I've seen a couple vids and most nano coils I've seen have the wick wrapped around the coil instead of thru the coil considering the i-d to be much smaller than that of a micro build

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    Default What is the difference between a nano and a micro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragajefe View Post
    I've seen a couple vids and most nano coils I've seen have the wick wrapped around the coil instead of thru the coil considering the i-d to be much smaller than that of a micro build
    That I believe is a dragon build, and yes usually done with a nano
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopherja View Post
    Well, OP, there's not really any consensus on it methinks.

    I've found that, generally, people tend to call any coil below 1.7mm in diameter a 'micro'.

    I don't know if there's any close consensus on 'nano' - though I consider my 1.2mm coils 'nano'.

    On the other hand, now that RIPTripper is apparently wrapping coils around 28g Kanthal...what are we to call those?!
    I think the next move up is a pica
    Considering micro to be one size nano to be the next size and pica to be that above the nano hahaha

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    I believe the Masterofnone has it correct. Nano is very small diameter both have the coils squeezed so they touch each other.
    I have been wrong before- and likely will be again.

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    IMO, micro coils are still big enough to have the cotton wick go through the inside of the coil where as nano coils are so small they sit on top of a cotton bed.
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    I believe the cotton bed ones are called a "la-z coil" build

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    Oh snap! Nano (or dragon?) might be the perfect application of my 2mm Ekowool! Next build, next build... tonight!

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