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When should you replace your vape coils?

22. Apr. 2023

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  1. Introduction
  2. What are vape coils and how do they work?
  3. Why do vape coils need to be replaced?
  4. How often should you replace your vape coils?
  5. What are some signs that it’s time to replace your vape coils?
  6. How to replace your vape coils?
  7. Tips for prolonging the life of your vape coils
  8. Conclusion

Introduction

If you’re a vaper, then you know that replacing your vape coils is an essential part of maintaining your device. Vape coils need to be replaced every few weeks or so, depending on how often you use your device

But how do you know when it’s time to replace your vape coils?

In this article, we’ll give you a few signs to look out for so you can know when it’s time to get new coils for your device.

What are vape coils and how do they work?

Vape coils are the components of vaporizers that are responsible for heating the e-juice to produce vapor. They are mostly made of metal, such as stainless steel, kanthal, or nichrome. The main purpose of a vape coil is to heat the e-juice to create vapor, which is then inhaled, much like a cigarette.

Vape coils work by passing an electric current through the metal wire, which heats up and vaporizes the liquid. The power of the coil determines how hot it gets, and how quickly it can vaporize the e-juice. Higher wattage means the coil will get hotter and vaporize the liquid faster.

Why do vape coils need to be replaced?

Aspire Atlantis GT And Coils

Replacing your vape coils regularly is important because they can become worn out over time and stop working efficiently. Over time, vape coils can get clogged with gunk and start to produce lower-quality vapors. The metal wires may also become damaged, or the heating element can break down. It is important to replace your vape coils periodically to ensure that your vaporizer is producing clean, flavorful vapors.

In addition, using old coils can lead to an unpleasant flavor, known as “coil gunk”. This is caused by the coil burning the e-juice, and it can be difficult to get rid of this flavor. Replacing your coils regularly will ensure that you get a clean, flavorful experience every time you vape.

How often should you replace your vape coils?

Replacing your vape coils depends on several factors such as what type of coil you are using and how often you vape. Generally, the average user should replace their coils every 5-7 days. If you are an occasional user, you can get away with replacing your coils every 2-3 weeks.

If you’re using a sub-ohm vape coil with a power level above 10W, you will likely need to replace your coils more often, some as often as every 1-2 days. If you use a power level below 10W, you should be able to get away with replacing your coils every 2-3 weeks.

It is also important to remember that when you replace your coils, you should always replace the wicking material as well. The wick will eventually get clogged up with residue and will not produce the same flavour or vapour quality as when it was new.

What are some signs that it’s time to replace your vape coils?

When it is time to replace your vape coils, you will start to notice a number of signs that can indicate that your coils need to be changed.  Here are some of the most common signs that your vape coils need replacing:

  1. Your vape has a burnt taste– If your vape produces a burnt, unpleasant flavour when inhaling, this means your coil is in need of a replacement.
  2. Reduced vapour production– If your vapour production has decreased, this is usually a sign that the coil is worn or past its prime.
  3. Gurgling noises– A gurgling sound when you take a draw from your vape can be an indicator that the coil is clogged up, and needs to be replaced.
  4. E-liquid leaking from your tank– If you notice e-liquid leaking from the airflow holes in your tank, this is a sign that the coil may need to be changed.

If you find that your coils need to be replaced more often than average, it may be a good idea to use coils that have lower resistance and are better made to withstand higher wattage. This will mean you have to replace them less often.

How to replace your vape coils

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Knowing when it is time to replace your vape coils is important, but you may be wondering how to do it. Whether you’re replacing your coils or installing a new one, it is best to always shut off the power to your device, and make sure that it is completely cooled and drained of e-liquid before you do anything.

Once your device is powered off and cooled down, follow these steps to replace your vape coils:

  1. Remove the tank from your device and unscrew the base from the top cap of your tank.
  2. Remove the old coil from the tank, and unscrew it from the base.
  3. Insert your new coil into the base, and screw it in tight.
  4. With your new coil snugly in place, fill your tank with e-liquid and reattach it to your device.
  5. Give your tank a few minutes to allow the cotton surrounding the new coil to soak up the e-liquid.
  6. After the cotton is saturated, it’s time to fire up your device and take a test puff to make sure the new coil is working correctly.

That’s it! Now you are armed with the knowledge of when and how to replace your vape coils. For more information about anything related to vaping, check out our other blog posts.

Tips for prolonging the life of your vape coils

Replacing vape coils is a fact of life for vapers, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your coil and prolong its life.

  1. Prime your coil properly– Priming means soaking your coil with e-liquid before using it. This ensures the cotton-wicking material is saturated and helps to prevent dry hits.
  2. Avoid chain vaping – Chain vaping is when you take multiple consecutive puffs with very little pause in between drags. This can cause your coil to overheat and shorten its life span.
  3. Clean your tank regularly– Regular cleaning helps to keep your device in optimal working condition. Wipe down the tank and replace gaskets as often as recommended.
  4. Reduce the voltage and wattage– Reducing the voltage and wattage can help prevent your coil from burning out too quickly. Aim for the lowest setting that still produces satisfying vapour.
  5. Clean your coil regularly– Clean your coil after every 4-5 tanks of e-liquid to keep it in optimal condition and prevent it from burning out too quickly.

Following these tips can help you get the most out of your coils and extend their lifespan. Remember to always follow safety precautions when handling e-smoking devices, and check the manufacturer’s manual for specific directions.

Conclusion

In conclusion, replacing your vape coils can be a hassle but it doesn’t have to be. With proper maintenance and care, you can get the most out of your coils and extend their lifespan.

Always remember to properly prime your coils, avoid chain vaping, reduce voltage and wattage when possible, and clean the tank and coils regularly. Following steps like these will help ensure your coils last longer and provide improved vapour production.

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