Coils are a consumable product that is used in your vape tank and over time they need to be replaced. Their lifespan varies and depends on a number of factors including usage, resistance and materials used. New coils keep your vape producing top flavour.
When Should I Change My Coil?
Is your vape starting to taste a little bit .. off? Perhaps it’s time to change that coil!
There are a few key things to look out for which may be a good indicator that it is time to finally change your coil - taste in flavour can certainly be one of them, as your vape coil is heated over and over again with e-liquid flowing through, over time this eventually burns the wick and materials so that they can no longer be used, this can cause lack of flavour and even browning of your e-liquid - best to change that!
If your vape tank has suddenly started slowly leaking e-liquid or you are finding that it is gurgling, this can also be a sign that your vape coil needs to be changed. A good general rule of thumb that the lifespan of a coil is between 2 and 14 days. If you have been using a coil longer than 14 days, we would definitely recommend changing this!
The lifespan of a coil is dependent on many factors such as your choice of e-liquid, sweet e-liquids that contain a lot of additional sweeteners are nicknamed coil destroying for this very reason, they taste absolutely delicious but will cost you your coil. The lifespan can also become shorter if you are an avid vaper that goes through e-liquid flavours like no tomorrow, try to limit yourself to a couple of flavours instead of running a full range through one coil - this will help you in the long run.
If in doubt - swap it out! You can find our full range of vape coils here, as always if you are unsure which coil is suitable for your device, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
What are Vape Coils?
Vape coils are the heating element which are used and replaced in all different kinds of tanks and pods. The element is made from a ‘coil’ of wire which is normally made of kanthal, nickel-chrome, stainless steel or titanium metals covered in a cotton wick. This cotton wick is what absorbs your e-liquid so that when the coil heats up the e-liquid it is turned into vapour.
The coil sits inside your vape tank and when powered by your device, converts the power into heat which in turn vaporizes the e-liquid held in your cotton wick. The vapour then travels up through the chimney of your coil so that it can then be inhaled.
As there are a wide range of tanks available, each manufacturer tends to make coils which are specific to each tank, the coils can be categorized into two different types MTL (mouth to lung) and DTL (direct to lung).
Subohm (direct to lung) tanks embrace a variety of different coils including each type of metal which increases the number of unique flavours and experiences provided through vaping.By having a vast option of coils this opens options for true customisation with your device. Using the Smok Mag P3 as an example, this comes with the TFV-Mini V2 subohm tank. This tank can use the following coils which offer different ratings so that they may be used at higher and lower wattages to suit your preference:
Smok V2 S1 Coils - 0.15Ω 40-80w / Best 60-70w
Smok V2 A1 Coils - 0.17Ω 90-140w / Best 110-130w
Smok V2 A2 Coils - 0.20Ω 70-120w / Best 85-105w
Each coil has a recommended lifespan of 2 - 14 days, which is dependent on many factors such as which e-liquid is being used and what wattage it is being run at.