All About Vape Coils
Good day, vape fam! As you know, we’re still bringing you the best deals on vape over here at VapeBargains.com. The components and terminology are still something I’m learning despite being in the industry for as long as I have, vape fam. There are so many of them out there! But what we do know is that the coil is an important part of the vaping experience and the vape device you’ll be using.
Each part of the vaping device can make the vaping experience really different. I myself have 12 different setups, but that’s because the boss has me testing all sorts of coils and vape juices. Plus, I like to try something new every day so that you, the vapers, know what vape products are hot! They all vary in flavor production and vapor production. Vape fam, you get what you put into the vaping experience, so you should consider what coil you’re going to buy.
The VapeBargains.com team and I are going to dive straight into vape coils and what you need to know about them. I’ve gotten lots of questions about coils, and let me tell you, not even I, SB, can answer them all myself. So for the next few sections, I’m going to have a good friend of mine give you the low-down on vape coils. The VapeBargains.com team is here to re-introduce Cloud McVape, and he happens to know quite a bit about the science behind vaping. How did we meet? Well, he happened to see me at their local vape shop, and the rest is history. Take it away!
What Are Vape Coils?
Put simply, vape coils are the part of your device that turns vape juice into vapor, but there is a lot more to them than that. Coils are carefully designed to be highly efficient with a small amount of energy. The coil in your vape utilizes energy from the battery to rapidly heat ejuice and turn it from a liquid form to a vapor.
There are a bunch of different types of coils out there, so this isn’t a “one size fits all” situation. Not only will your device require a specific size and type of coil, but within those specifications you can choose from a multitude of different coils that offer their own unique set of advantages.
3 Common Types of Coils
There is nothing more disappointing than getting a fresh pack of coils in the mail just to realize that they don’t provide the experience you’d hoped for. Fortunately, this situation can be avoided with a minimal amount of effort and understanding. Let’s take a look at the three most common types of coils and what unique advantages they provide.
- Stainless Steel
Ceramic coils are right behind stainless steel in regards to popularity. These coils are made of porous ceramic and are a bit more fragile, but have a reputation for enhancing flavor. They also work exceedingly well at high wattages. While these are slightly more expensive and don’t last quite as long as stainless steel coils, many vape enthusiasts prefer ceramic coils and believe they are worth the investment.
Kanthal coils are probably the most sophisticated coil available. These are made with a combination of iron, aluminum, and chromium. The materials used in this coil allow it to heat up very quickly which means you can expect huge clouds of vapor. Many professional vapers utilize Kanthal coils for competitions. If you want a vape coil that provides huge clouds and boasts a minimal heat up time, Kanthal might be the perfect fit.
There is a lot of terminology involved in vaping and some of it is down-right scientific. You may remember hearing about ohms in your physics class, but like so many things we learn in school, its definition probably went as fast as it came. It is important for vapers to know what ohms are but luckily we only need a simple understanding.
Ohms are a unit of measurement used to define the level of resistance between two points of a coil (or any conductor). The higher the ohms, the greater the level of resistance. When a high resistance coil is used with a low voltage, the current is lower. This means smaller, but more flavorful clouds. It also means your battery will last longer. When you use a low resistance coil with a higher voltage, your battery won't last as long, but you'll get to enjoy huge, satisfying clouds.
Using an Appropriate Vape Juice and Coil Combination
It goes without saying, vape fam—not all vape juices are the same, and neither are coils. The two most common types of vape juice are regular vape juice and nicotine salts. Those who are new to vaping or just like the extra nicotine kick start off with nicotine salts. They are both liquid, but nicotine salts have between 20mg to 50mg of nicotine. Therefore, a higher resistance coil is needed for nicotine salt vape juice.
Regular vape juice has between 2mg to 12mg of nicotine, just enough for vapers who are trying to cut back on their nicotine use with that same great flavor, vape fam. These juices can be vaped with sub-ohm or higher resistance coils—it’s really up to you. The type of coil you use is dependent on your device specifications and your own personal preferences.
Vape Coil Maintenance
So you’re wondering how long your coil will last. Well, that’s also up to you! Your vaping habits may vary. They can last as little as two days or even as long as two months. Do you vape daily? You might be changing your coils every two weeks. How do you know when it’s time to change your coil? You might taste some cotton or get harsher puffs. That means it’s time to change your coils, vape fam!
Changing your coil has never been easier. Just follow the instructions included with your device. All devices are different, but you need to empty your vape juice from the tank, remove the old coil, and replace it with a new coil. Then, you fill it back up with your favorite vape juice. In some setups, you may not need to even empty your tank. Soak the coil in your favorite vape juice for about 30 seconds to get the flavor you desire from your vaping experience. Overall, coils are easy to change and simple to maintain, so have fun while vaping, vape fam!
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