Starting out, you research and now you have your desired vaporizer, e-liquid and you are all set to go. But things aren’t really as you expected? What did you do wrong? Well, maybe you didn’t pay attention to coils. Vape coils are required for any vaporiser to work. Therefore, if you are vaping or have just started, knowledge will help you get the best experience. There is so much to know about vape coils. With evolution in vaping and vaporisers, there are many types of e-liquids, e-cigarettes, flavours, etc. in the market.
What are Vape Coils?
The vape coils are an essential part of an Atomizer. They are the heating element. Thus, it helps in heating the e-liquid. Vape coils are atomizer heads. Hence, to understand what vape coils are, it is important to know the components of an atomizer. An atomizer has 2 parts, and they are:
- Coils: The coils heat up with the help of the batteries. The wire is made up of a resistive material which heats the wick saturated with e-liquid.
- Wick: The wick is made up of an absorbent material such as cotton. Cotton absorbs the e-liquid and the heat from the coils turns it to vapour. We have talked about resistive wire, now what is that?
Vape Coils Resistive Wire
The wire has an electrical resistance which helps in heating it. The vape coils convert energy into heat. ‘Ohm’ is the unit for electrical resistance value. We have all read about the physicist Georg Simon Ohm and how he discovered Ohm’s Law. According to which the resistance of the wire creates friction in the wire when energy (battery) passes through it. The resulting heat produces vapour. Thus, using a high resistance vape coil will damage your e-liquid. Do not overheat the vape coil. Hence, it is important to keep in mind that you monitor the device resistance. You should replace the coil once it tastes burnt or stale or your e-liquid may lose its flavour.
This is how an atomizer helps you get the best vaping experience. The quality of the coil is an important determinant. There are many different types of metals being used to create coils. The coils could be made of Kanthal or nickel-chrome, stainless steel, etc. The market is evolving by creating personalised atomizers. This ensures that customers only buy from them. In the market, you’ll see different sizes, shapes and material vape coils are available. There is so much to choose from. Vape coils can be replaced, reused or even rebuild, depending on the user.
Types of vape coils
There are different types of vape coils or atomizer heads. Kanthal or nichrome is the major component in most of them. Many use different types of wires to make coils. This is so that the temperature of vaping can be controlled. The various types of coils affect your vape. When deciding which coil to use you need to consider a few things like mods, tanks, e-liquid and batteries. The first thing we need is the coil material. Different wires are used to make coils.
After material used and their resistance, vape coils also come in different forms.
- Braided coils
- Clapton coils
- Fused Clapton coils
- Twisted coils
- Alien coils
And there are many more. Vape coils come in varieties and can achieve denser vapour clouds or more flavour, depending upon your requirement.
Why one should always use genuine coils?
Every pack of coils has a scratch-off code to verify the authenticity of vape coils. The vaping industry is getting popular so there are cheap coils available in the market. These duplicate coils may be cheap but they are disappointing and might damage your vaporizer. You may find many factories producing fake coils. In other industries also, we have seen a cheap mobile charger or batteries which stop working in a few days. A few of these clone vape coils may even be dangerous to use. Therefore, they are not safe and can burn you. This is why it is important that you use only genuine vape coils. Some of the most popular brands are KayFun, Aspire, eLeaf, Smok, etc. just look out for the scratch-off verification code and you’ll be able to tell the difference.
How to choose a coil?
Get a compatible vape coil. Before buying check the resistance, compatibility, type of wire used, etc. Using a different brand just because you want high resistance might damage your atomizer.
When to change a coil?
When you see some black deposit on your coil or if the taste of your e-juice changes like it’s burnt or stale.
How many coils shall I keep it in spare so that I don’t run out of it soon?
Well, a single coil works best for 15 to 25 days depending on the usage. But it is recommended to keep extra coils in your bag so that you do not run out of it anytime soon.