Your e-cigarette coil – often also referred to as a burner or an atomizer head – should serve you well for up to a fortnight. However, you may find that you’re getting through them a lot faster than you should. So what might be going wrong, and how can you ensure that your coil lasts for as long as possible without negatively affecting the taste or functionality of your e-cig?
Here, the e-cig experts at Cloudstix explain a little about various coil problems and how they might be avoided.
Coil Isn’t Primed
It’s important to correctly prime your coil before you first use it. To do this, install your coil, then, before filling your tank, ensure that you put a couple of droplets of e liquid into the hole at the top. You can also add drops into the holes around the coil if it is particularly big, making sure they are absorbed into the cotton. This will make it easier for the coil to become saturated with juice.
Usually, you should fill your tank completely upon your coil’s first use (although you should first check whether the manufacturer recommends leaving a small air pocket).
Another option is to start off saturation by taking light draws on a full e cig without pressing the button to activate it.
If you fail to properly prime your coil, it will start to produce an unpleasant burnt taste and will need to be changed.
Too Much Power for Your Coil
You should always check the rating and range of your coil – which will often be written on the side – before installing it into a high wattage battery. If you cannot find this information, play it safe. A standard coil should work perfectly well with most power levels, but we recommend “working your way up” by starting off your e cig on a lower wattage and then, after around an hour, turning it up to the power at which you usually vape.
If you fail to do this, the coil may become damaged and cause your vape to taste burnt.
If you vape too much in a short space of time, you may overload your coil. You should always check that your e cigarette is turned off when you’re not using it to prevent accidental strain being put on the coil.
Vaping with Low Liquid
If the e-liquid in your e cigarette is drying up, your coil may start to taste burnt. You should check juice levels and top up if needed before firing up.
Always check the VG/PG content of your liquid and make sure that it is suitable for the coil you are using before you install it – otherwise it could become damaged by being clogged up.
If your “O” ring is not in the correct position, the e-liquid may leak from your coil. Always check that the ring is in the right place and is not damaged before filling your e-cig. The ring can be damaged by overuse or high temperatures, so it’s a good idea to check it regularly.
For more information about caring for the components of your e cigarette, simply contact CloudStix today.