The coil is the most important part of an e-cigarette. This is what creates the vapour you inhale. It does this by drawing power from the battery while absorbing liquid from the tank. There are a variety of atomizers available, which range from high resistance MTL to sub-ohm DL coils. We have a wide variety of Joyetech coils to suit most vapers.
What is a vape coil?
A coil is a small metal part that goes into the tank of an e-cig. It has a layer of cotton inside which is designed to absorb the e-liquid. This surrounds the part of the atomiser that heats up the liquid to create the vapour. There are two types available, traditional and mesh.
Traditional coils are a spring-shaped element made of kanthal, nickel or stainless steel. Mesh and net coils appear more like a chain link fence, and are usually preferred by vapers due to the increased surface area covered. This leads to improved flavour from the coils.
The amount of vapour produced is caused by two main factors: the power setting of the mod and the resistance.
Sub-ohm coils have a resistance of less than 1.0ohm, hence the name. They provide a restricted DL or direct to lung experience, depending on resistance. The lower the resistance, the more vapour it produces. RDL atomisers are usually around 0.8ohm and pair with kits such as the EVIO C or EVIO BOX.
Which coil should I choose?
Coils have a lifespan of around 2 weeks, depending on how much you vape. Here are some of the signs your coil needs to be changed.
- If it tastes burnt then it should be replaced. However, with some it is hard to tell.
- If the flavour doesn’t taste as nice as it did at first.
- The device may no longer read the coil and display an error or simply not fire.
When do I change my coil?
Coils have a lifespan of around 2 weeks, depending on how much you vape. When the coil needs to be changed several things may happen. Firstly, the coil may taste burnt, this is a clear indication of a coil needing to be changed. But with newer style coils this doesn’t always happen. Secondly, the coil may lose flavour and not taste as well as it did when first installed. Lastly, the device may no longer read the coil and display an error or simply not fire.
How to Improve Coil Lifespan
There are several steps you can take to maximise your coils lifespan.
The first step is to properly prime the coil. This is simple and requires adding a few drops of liquid to the inside of the coil. Make sure to wait 5-10 minutes to allow it to be fully primed.
The next step is to make sure the liquid level doesn’t drop below the wicking holes of the coil. Doing so will result in dry hits and eventually burning.
Lastly, use the correct e-liquid for the coil in use. To check which liquid is most appropriate, see the e-liquid category.
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