Keeping your vape coil, as well as tanks, in good working order can not only keep the cost of vaping down but will also ensure you have a better vaping experience.
Therefore, in this article, we will highlight several tried and tested tips that will make your vape coils and tanks last longer.
The best bit? All of these tips are easy to use and light on the pocket, meaning you don’t have to break your bank to keep your device in good shape. So let’s begin.
Prime Your Coils Before You Start Vaping
If you forget to “prime” your coils before you start vaping, you can easily damage and burn the coil before you’ve even properly used it.
When first installing a new coil, the wick has to go from being completely dry to completely soaked. This may take time, and you might have to wait five minutes or so between filling up your tank and taking your first puff.
Priming your coil basically means manually soak the wicks before you install it. Coil heads tend to have an opening at the top and some ports around the side where the wick is visible. In order to prime the coil, you must add a few drops of e-juice to the opening in the top (3 to 5 is enough), and then soak the wicks that are exposed at the ports around the side.
Now your vape’s coil is ready to go. However, it is still wise to wait for about five minutes or so after you fill up your tank before you start vaping, as an extra precaution.
Stop Chain Vaping
“Chain vaping” means continuously vaping until you can’t see your e-cig because of all the clouds. Thus, this can lead to a burnt wick too. This is because of the balance mentioned above: you need to ensure that your wick can re-saturate with the e-juice before you hit the fire button and start vaping again. This is more crucial if you’re continuously vaping for a long period of time. Therefore, as a result, your wicks will eventually dry out.
The solution to this mishap is simple: stop vaping continuously, take small breaks. Your vape’s wick needs time to get soaked again. Moreover, since the coil will be hot, the best and easiest thing to do is just stop vaping for 5 -10 minutes and let your tank do its job.
Reduce Your Vape’s Power Setting
When your vape is set at a higher wattage, you end up vaporizing more e-juice with each puff. No doubt, it is fun making big clouds. However, this can also negatively impact your coils. Because you’re vaping e-juice at a faster rate, your wick may struggle to soak up the e- juice quickly enough to keep up. Thus, when it fails to keep up, this can result in a burnt wick.
The easiest solution to this is to just reduce your vape’s power setting. If you notice the flavor dying out and diminishing quickly, then your coil is probably getting dry and needs time to soak up the e-juice.
Keep Your Vape Tank Topped Up
If you notice a low amount of e-juice in your tank, it might not be able to soak into your wicks as well. When less of the e-juice is in contact with the wick, it doesn’t get soaked up as quickly. Thus, when your e-juice level is comparatively low, this can cause problems very easily.
The simplest solution to this is to keep your vape tank full whenever you can. When the performance starts to get worse and the flavor starts to diminish quickly, it is probably time for you to give up on the e-juice in the tank and refill it as soon as you possibly can.
Use an E-Liquid with a More PG Ratio
PG is comparatively thinner than VG. This means that it is able to soak into wicks more easily. This characteristic suits well the balance we need in order to strike between the speed of wicking and the speed of vaporization. If you notice the e-juice isn’t soaking into the wick as quickly, you’re more likely to vape dry puffs and even potentially burn your vape’s wicks.
Therefore, a high VG content of 70 % or higher tends to cause problems with wicking and may even ruin your vape’s coils. Thus, if you’re regularly facing issues with dry puffs and burnt coils, the e-liquid you’re using could be the possible cause.
Use E-Juice that have Less Sweetener
E-juices that have a lot of sweeteners added can easily “gunk” up coils. The sugars in the e-liquid can easily caramelize due to the heat, which can easily destroy your coils. Moreover, the gunk-filled wick can also not soak up new e-juice as well. Thus, when you vape, you will end up with a burnt coil.
It is, therefore, advised to use an e-juice with the most minimal sweetener. The best choice would be to go for e-juices with a higher nicotine strength. These e-juices surely won’t gunk up or even damage your coils as quickly as sweetened ones do.
Use Temperature Control Feature
The temperature control (TC) feature in vapes helps solve problems with burning the vape’s wicks more directly. By tracking the detectable changes in resistance that occur when certain coil materials are getting heated up, temperature control allows you to set a maximum temperature for your coil.
When it reaches this certain temperature, the e-cig stops delivering power by itself in order to stop it from getting any hotter and damaging the coils.
Use Auto-Priming Technology
This is the next leap forward in technology, with also increasing demand. There are numerous new vapes that come with ‘auto priming. This helps draw in the new e-liquid at the end of every puff in order to ensure the wick does not dry out easily. It is able to do this by continuing a low power output for a short period of time, even after you have finished inhaling.