Few tips to prevent your coil from burning
Why does my vape taste burnt? Burnt hits are the result of powering an atomizer when there is no liquid or not enough on the wicks. Without liquid to vaporize, the coils start burning the wick, and the user essentially inhales burnt cotton. Here are some of the ways to prevent your coil from burning.
It is important to prime your coils – If you don’t “prime” your coils before you start vaping, you can burn your coil before you make any use of out of it.
Priming your coil is just manually soaking the wicks before you install it. Coil heads tend to have an opening in the top and some ports around the side where the wick is visible. To prime, the coil, add a few drops of e-juice to the opening in the top (around 3 to 5 is enough) and then soak the exposed wick at the ports around the side. This doesn’t take much for each port, but just ensure the parts you can see are saturated with e-juice. Once you prime your coil, there is enough juice to absorb the heat when you fire up.
Consider using a lower wattage setting – Vaping with a sub-ohm tank can allow you to utilize much-higher wattage, but consistently using high wattage can shorten the life of your coil, not to mention you have to top up your e-liquid more frequently. This is especially true if you tend to “chain vape,” or take several drags right after one another with little time between.
When you vape at high wattage, the liquid absorbed by the coil’s wick could be burning off faster than the wick material can absorb more e-juice. A similar situation occurs when you take long, frequent drags, as the metal coil doesn’t have a chance to properly cool down between hits, and thus the wick isn’t able to re-lubricate itself.
Vaping with high-VG e-liquids
Not all vapes are made the same. Some vape tanks will allow for high-VG juice, while others will often require 50% PG or more to function properly. A good rule of thumb is to check for the size of the wick channels. If the holes are of a small diameter, chances are your tank will not bode well with high-VG juice.
Take advantage of technology
Sometimes, all it takes is some innovation to drastically improve the life of your coil. Temperature control is one of the most effective and proactive ways to protect your coil from premature failure. It monitors the detectable changes in resistance and adjusts accordingly. With most of the TC devices, you simply set the maximum temperature and when the coil hits the temperature, the TC stops power from being delivered to the coil.
Your choice of vape juice
Some vape juices are problems for coils and can cause them to gunk up. This is a problem for juices that have a high VG content and those which contain a lot of sugar. Vape Juice with a higher VG content tends to be more viscous than liquids with a predominantly PG base. This means that high VG vape juice is thicker and harder for coil wicks to absorb, which can cause them to fail. To avoid this, we recommend sticking with lower VG vape juice (below 70%) or upgrading your tank system to one with a more reliable wick. E-liquids that are very sweet can cause similar problems for your coil. When it heats up, the sugary e-liquid can caramelize on the coil blocking it from absorbing more of the juice. This can be bad because the most satisfying flavors sometimes tend to be the big coil destroyers.
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