No matter the type of tank or vaping device you are using, all coils will need replacing eventually.
What is a Vaping Coil?
A vapes coil is a metal shell that wraps around a wick, which is typically organic cotton. The wick absorbs the e-liquid and when heated and inhaled it creates the vapour and successfully delivers a flavour and nicotine hit.
E-cigarettes are designed to be vaped regularly throughout the day, which means the cotton is heated multiple times per day. Doing this naturally causes the cotton to burn, and when this occurs, you could either experience a burnt taste or your device could stop performing to the same quality it did when first purchased.
When to Change your Vape Coil?
We recommend changing the vapes coil every 1-2 weeks to retain flavour and performance. However, this is entirely down to how much you vape. If you are a frequent vaper, you may need to change the coil more often. Likewise, if you do not vape as much, your coil may last longer than two weeks.
For the most part, you will be able to tell when the coil needs changing. For instance, the e-liquid flavour may become less prominent and taste differently, or you may not get the same hit you did previously, or you may have reduced vapour production.
Most kits have a simple coil replacement method that will be indicated in the user manual. When changing the vapes coil, remember to prime it by dripping e-liquid directly on the cotton holes that are visible on the coil.
For more information on coils, check out our blog, how to take care of your coils.
Are there different types of coils?
Yes. Each device is likely to have a specific coil that fits and works with the device. On occasion e-cigarette brands will make devices that work with a range of coils, giving you more options.
Vaping Starter kits typically come with coils that are rated 1.0ohm or higher. This relates to the resistance of the coil. Higher resistance is best suited to the usage of 10ml e-liquid with a PG/VG ratio of either 50PG/50VG or 60PG/40VG. The PG makes the mixture thinner and more compatible with the smaller juice holes, ultimately offering a more satisfying vaping experience.
Coils that have a resistance of below 1.0ohm are mainly compatible with advanced vaping kits but can be an option for certain intermediate kits. These coils have larger juice holes which are more fitting to high VG e-liquid such as our Shortz or our Koncept range. The VG is the vapour element, with these coils enhancing the taste and vapour production. The majority of vapers that use higher VG e-liquid, typically vape a lower concentration of nicotine, with some not using any at all.
The vape coil choices will depend on the device you are using, and your own vaping preferences. Certain kits will have limited resistances, favouring higher ohms due to the size and design of the e-cigarette or pod. Whereas more advanced e-cigarettes will have more options that suit specific vaping styles, e.g. cloud chasers.
Please note that we do not recommend using higher VG e-liquid in starter kits as the thicker juice will cause your coil to burn out faster. Likewise, higher PG juice in advanced kits may cause the device to leak.