Coils on any vaping device are without a doubt one of the most fundamental components. They are fully accountable for warming up the liquid(what is in vaping juice anyway?) in your device’s tank and turning it into vapor. Whether you buy them ready-made, or enjoy investing the time working on it yourself, let’s take a look at 4 proven methods of how you can avoid burning those much-needed coils.
Tip #1: Watch the Juice Level
If the amount of juice in your tank is low, the performance will start to get worse and the flavor will slowly but surely diminish, of course, the effect it’ll have on your coils is something you don’t want either. E-liquid/Vapor Liquid generally contain some form of sugar, and of course, when sugar touches anything too hot, it will instantly caramelize. This will usually happen on the coils or wick. The simplest solution to this is to make sure that your tank is always filled up. Chain vaping can, of course, affect your juice level as well. It’s always fun blowing massive clouds of smoke one after another, but this can dramatically affect the coil by drying up the wick too quickly. Normally your wick would have time to recover and soak up more of the juice, but if it’s not given the needed amount to re-saturate before pressing the fire button again, it will burn your coils and wick in one go. So try to avoid chain vaping by just giving it a short break to basically re-prime itself. Assuming you always keep your juice level at the optimal amount.
Tip #2: Use the Temperature Control
If it’s available, by all means, use it! Temperature control works by tracking the detectable changes in resistance that occur when certain coil materials are heated up. When it reaches this temperature, the vape will stop delivering power to stop it from heating up any further and potentially burning up your wick and coils. There are also a lot of super helpful temperature control mods with titanium, nickel, or stainless steel coils that will allow you to limit the exact temperature of your vape. Common vaping temperatures generally range from 392F to 480F, with the fluctuation increments in temperature of about 10F. With this precise control over the temperature of your coil, you can drastically lessen the chance of burning it up. However, you will need to make sure you have a compatible e-cigarette and a tank that support these material types.
Tip #3: Take it Easy on the Voltage
Always be mindful of your wattage! Vaping at a high wattage can have great consequences on your coils. Due to the fact that you’re vaping juice at an accelerated rate, the wick is barely capable of soaking it up in time. If it is unable to keep up it will burn. Often times this can also lead to a misunderstanding. Whoever is vaping may assume that the coil was just a dud, when actually they’re the one who burned it. This why it is always important to reduce your power setting if you start to notice the flavor fading out. Start at the bottom and gradually work your way up. If any problems persist and you continue experiencing that flavor loss and burning, dropping the power a few notches is the easiest/quickest solution. Know your device and vape batteries limits.
Tip #4: Always Prime Your Coil
It comes highly recommended that you prime your coil. While it’s not strictly necessary, it can save you a lot of future headaches just by doing this one simple additional task. The problem generally stems from the wick not having enough time to completely soak up the juice before it is ignited, thus causing the quick burn up of the coils and wick. Simply trickle a few drops of juice in the wick holes and wait three to five minutes. It’s always worth being absolutely sure! Starting at the lowest setting and working your way up is a good idea as well. Eventually, you will find a perfectly balanced heat to flavor ratio. Another method often used is taking couple sips on the vape without holding the button to ignite it. This essentially just forces the juice into the wick a little bit faster. Always be cautious when you use this method though, there is the possibility it can flood your coil if it’s done too often.
Additional Tip: Science is Fun!
To appease any vaper yearning for additional knowledge is to look into Ohm’s law. Yes, that same thing you learned in your math or physics class, and most likely forgot all about. It actually has a lot to do with vaping and can be the difference between getting a continuously pleasurable vaping experience, and blowing up your coils; possibly even your entire piece of equipment. Ohms control everything from the voltage contained in your vape, to the maximum temperature level of the coils.
If you keep having this problem, perhaps delving deeper into the actual science of why your coils continue to burn out can certainly be beneficial. If you can tweak even just two variables such as, power and resistance – you can figure out exactly what to use for your third variable to achieve the proper balance. This will also greatly assist with the priming technique mentioned above. Using Ohm’s Law and its equations to your advantage will help you to be more informed on how to properly set up your coil resistance, the wattage, and the voltage, all while impressing your friends with your vast, practical, and infinite knowledge!