When your coil burns out, your pleasant vaping experience will be replaced by an unpleasant burnt taste, because of this, you want to stop your coils from burning. Left unchecked, a burnt wick can produce harmful chemicals and damage your vape kit if left without changing. Coils will never last forever and are designed as a replaceable item, you can however extend the life of your coil by following a few simple rules. If you need a replacement coil for your vape kit, CLICK HERE to shop our extensive range of replacement vape kit coils.
Extend the life of your coil
Burning is eventually inevitable but by ensuring your coil always has juice on the wick this will stop the coil from dry burning. When you hit the fire button, you deplete the juice in the wick, and we need to make sure our devices are set up so that the flow of new e-liquid can keep up with the rate we’re vaporizing it.
1: Prime your coil
Priming your new coil will help prevent burning and extend the life of your coil. This is simply manually pre-soaking your coil before you first use it. For a full priming guide CLICK HERE
2: Reduce the power setting
When chasing those bigger clouds, most users will instinctively set the power as high as they can and this can cause the wick to dry out quicker than intended. If you notice the flavour dying out, then your coil is probably dry and needs more time to soak up juice.
You should have some indication of the range of wattage the coil should be operated at, however its best to start low and work your way up. If you start to experience the loss of flavour your setting is probably to high and needs to be reduced.
3: Keep your tank topped up
Running your tank low may result in your wick not being able to absorb the juice quick enough. Simply keep your tank topped up to prevent this. If you do not wish to mix your flavours ensure you empty out the old liquid first before refilling.
4: Use an e-liquid with a higher PG rating
PG is thinner than VG, and that means it soaks into wicks more easily. juices with a high VG content (70 % or higher) can cause problems with wicking and may ruin your coils. So if you’re regularly running into issues with dry puffs and burnt coils, it could be the e-liquid you’re using. Try changing your high-VG e-liquid for one with around a 50/50 mix or primarily PG.
5: Avoid juices and flavours that gunk your coil
This can be a problem with juices with a high sweetener content as this can caramelise and gunk up the wick. Although this is mostly related to sweetener, there are other juices that are prone to gunk up coils. Coffee and heavy, dessert-inspired e-liquids are common culprits, but there are others too. In general, darker-coloured juices are more likely to impact your wicks and coils than clearer juices.
Once your coil is gunked up it can be cleaned with water or strong grain alcohol (not rubbing alcohol). However, you must leave your coil 24 hours to completely dry out and it will need to be primed. It may be best just to replace the coil.
6: Invest in a Temperature Control Vaping Device
Temperature control devices allow you to set a maximum temperature for your coil. When it reaches this temperature, the e-cig stops delivering power and stops it from getting any hotter. In effect, when you try to vape from a wick without enough juice in it, the device doesn’t let you.