Changing the coil: our advice

The atomizer head or coil is an element that needs to be regularly replaced. But don’t worry, it’s easy to perform and everyone can do it. 

The atomizer head or coil is an element that needs to be regularly replaced. But don’t worry, it’s easy to perform and everyone can do it.

If you’re a regular vaper, it’s important to know how to replace your coil when it’s not working perfectly anymore. The first thing to check is whether your coil can be replaced. If you have a disposable e-cigarette, you won’t be able to change it. But if you have a reusable e-cigarette, you’ll be able to keep your e-cigarette and change your coil.

The life expectancy of a coil is hard to assess because it depends a lot on your frequency of use. On average, and with no guarantee whatsoever, you’ll need to change your coil every 30ml of e-liquid or every 15 to 30 days. The higher the power settings, the more often you’ll need to change your coil. And if you use high VG liquids, you’ll also need to change it more regularly because VG will clog your material.

How do I know if I need to change my coil?

If you feel that your e-liquid tastes funny, that it has a sour, or even burnt taste, if you feel that the vapor production is going down, if you have e-liquids leaks or if you don’t hear your coil crackle anymore when you press the fire button, this is most likely because you need to change your coil.

Once you’ve determined the need for a change, you’ll need to choose the coil based on the model you’re using. Coils are not interchangeable and you need to make sure that the coil you purchase is compatible with your model.

How do I change my coil?

You’ll need to identify how to open your atomizer. Some models require to open the top lid, some require to unscrew the ring at the bottom of the tank. Once you access the coil, unscrew it and replace it with the new one. Make sure that the screw thread is aligned to be able to screw the new coil. If you don’t manage to screw the coil totally, remove it and make sure there’s nothing blocking. Screw tightly but not too much: don’t forget you’ll need to unscrew it to replace it in the future! Put the lid or the ring back on.

Before using your coil for the first time, we suggest you to prime it with e-liquid. If you don’t do this, you might heat your coil against dry cotton, which will burn it and will create a nasty taste. To prime your coil, fill the tank with liquid and close the air supplies. Without starting your e-cigarette, inhale through the mouthpiece 5 to 6 times. This will pump the liquid in your coil. You can also put a few drops of e-liquid directly on the coil. But make sure first that it’s possible to put liquid directly on the cotton.

Our final recommendation: if you want to increase the life expectancy of your coils, clean thoroughly your e-cigarette before filling.

Category: Technical advice

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