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When a wire coil wears out, or a wick burns, you must replace it immediately to ensure you maintain a high level of satisfaction.
What are the Different Types of Vape Coils? - Replacement Coils?
There are different types of vape coils available on the market today. Coils are usually specific to one or a few different tanks so it is important to keep in mind that you want coils that will fit the model of tank or kit that you have. If you aren’t sure which coils will suit the model you have there is always a link to whatever coils your tank or kit will need in the product description. Below are the different types of vapour coils:
Ceramic Vape coils
Ceramic coils are permeable, which is why air passes through it well, offering a smooth draw. The ceramic material allows the flavour to come out compared to other types of coil. It can tolerate high wattage making it a great addition to high-powered mods, plus, it can last longer than cotton coils.
Stainless steel Vape coils
There are different grades of stainless steel available so there has been a debate on what kind of stainless steel is actually stainless steel. The 430-grade wire is popular for its magnetic properties and durability, but most grades are similarly tough.
Kanthal Vape coils
Kanthal coil is popular in both pre-made and home coils. It is made from a combination of chromium, aluminium, and iron that’s why it has super quick ramp-up time creating impressive amounts of vapour. This type of vapour coil is only suitable in wattage mode.
Nichrome Vape coils
Nichrome coil is made of 80% Chromium and 20% Nickel. It heats up much quicker than Kanthal coil, which offers a reliable amount of cloud protection and warm vape. Since it protects the heating element from oxidation, the colour and taste of your e-liquid won’t change. This type of vape coil can only be used in wattage mode.
What Kind of Coil Do I Need for My Vape?
To find out which vapour coil is best for you, ask yourself which of the following is most important to you: clouds or flavour?
If you are a cloud chaser and want maximum cloud production, you need vape coils that are made with lower resistance materials. Vapour coils such as nichrome or stainless are what you need. They often feature multiple coils housed within a single structure, which keeps the resistance of the coil low, making it perfect for high wattages.
Do you want the purest taste possible with your vape? Mesh coils are the one for you. This type of coil has become the new standard for flavour chasing because it provides more surface area than standard coils, producing pure and clean-tasting vapour. It also has longer longevity than vape coils made from standard wire types. You can try Vaporesso coils mesh if you are a flavour chaser.
How Long Does a Vaping Coil Last?
Normally, a new vapour coil can last from 7 to 14 days, but it all depends on how you vape and how well you take care of your coils. The more often and the hotter you vape, the quicker your coils will burn out and the more frequently you will need to replace them. If you want them to last longer, you will need to try to lessen the use of your vape. If you’ve noticed that your vapour tastes slightly burnt, has decreased the volume, or has inconsistent quality, it is probably time to buy replacement coils, or at the very least, clean it thoroughly.
Following simple steps such as correctly breaking in new vape coils and good vaping practices can help extend the lifespan of your coils, which in return will save you money and time in the long run. Apart from a longer coil life, you can also enjoy a tastier, fresher flavour during the coil’s lifespan through these easy steps.
Can You Clean a Burnt Coil?
Replaceable coils that have sub-ohm and clearomizers can technically be cleaned, but it won’t restore them completely. The best you can get is extra few days out of the burnt coil head. This is because of the wicks. If you let dirty coils soak and have water pass through them, some of the residues will be removed but not all of it. Plus, you will need to for the water to fully evaporate, which will take some time. But if you still want to clean your replacement coils, you can follow the old soak and rinse method.
- Soak your coil in vinegar, ethanol, or cheap vodka for at least a couple of hours.
- Place the coil under the tap and rinse it.
- Using distilled water, rinse it one more time.
- Blow some air on the open side of the coil to force the water out of the wicking holes.
- Place it in a safe place until all water has evaporated.
You can speed up the process by using a heater or putting it under the sun, but keep in mind that this will still take some time. After the process, you can see that the wicks will look so much better, but don’t expect too much. You will still need to change the coil head despite how it looks like.
Why is Coil Gunk Dangerous?
There are three reasons why coil gunk is dangerous. Here are them:
- The coating of the oxidized material formed on the coil can be removed during vaping, which can potentially be transferred to the lungs as an aerosol, particulate matter, or in the form of microscopic particles.
- These particulate matters can cause allergies, such as Nickel, which causes rashes, itching, or redness. It is also a carcinogenic compound when mixed with carbon monoxide (CO), which is a product of incomplete carbohydrate combustion.
- Particulate matter can be toxic to organisms. There are some cases that show its toxic effect on different organisms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vapour Coils
Do all Vapes have coils?
Yes, all electronic cigarettes and vapes have coils. It is one of the primary components of all e-cigarettes and vapes.
Is it okay to vape with a burnt coil?
If you vape with a burnt coil, there is a possibility of releasing some undesirable byproducts into your vape. Not only that but it is also not a very pleasant experience.
Which coil is best for flavour?
As mentioned above, if you are a flavour chaser, the best coil to use is mesh coils. It has a larger surface area than standard coils, which can produce pure and tasting vapour.
Why does my vape crackle?
Don’t be alarmed if you hear your vape produce a light crackling or popping noise. It is a completely regular occurrence. This means that your vape juice is being heated by your mod coil, turning it into vapour. This sound simply means that your vape is working properly.
Why did my coil burn so fast?
If you vape too fast or you do not have enough e-liquid in your tank, your coil will burn too fast, This is because the wick does not have time or enough e-liquid available to soak more liquid between each puff. A dry wick is a reason why your coil burns too fast.
How many puffs does a coil last?
Normally, a properly constructed coil for a sub-ohm tank should last you around 4 days to 1 week. This depends on how often and how long you vape. But if you can’t vape during work hours, or you don't vape throughout the day, then your mod coils will last longer.
Does a dry hit ruin a coil?
Yes, very likely, especially if the wick of your coil is cotton. This is because there is insufficient juice in the wick, which overheats the coils. When the cotton singes, the absorption is reduced, affecting the flavour too.
Replacement Coils - Mod coils
Fortunately, changing a coil is very simple, and buying them is too. Here at Vapora, we offer different types of coils, from Vaporesso luxe vape coils, Vaporesso QF coils, Voopoo vape coils, to Uwell vape coils, including Uwell crown 4 coils, and Uwell crown coils, we got you covered. Our wide range of replacement Vapour coils are very affordable and usually come in packs of five to ensure that you never run out when you need them most. If you have any questions on how to replace the coil, search online, or reach out to us.