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Vape coils are important, but they’re not complicated. Essentially, they’re little lengths of wire wrapped in spirals around the wicking material (usually cotton) in a given device. The ends of the wires are connected to the positive and negative terminals of the device’s battery. When the device is activated, the battery heats up the coil, which in turn heats up the e-liquid in the wicking material until it turns into vapour. Then you inhale it—easy, right?
Okay, but then why are there so many different types of coils—and what’s the difference between them? Not to worry; we’ve got answers to those questions as well.
Look at practically any product description for a vape device, and you’ll probably see something like this in the list of specs and features:
Nope, that’s not Greek—well, technically it is, since that symbol at the end is borrowed from the Greek letter omega. But in this context, it actually stands for ohms, and denotes the amount of resistance a given vape coil provides.
Why does that matter? Easy: the less resistance a coil offers, the more electricity passes through it. As a result, coils with less resistance can be useful for the following:
On the other hand, coils with more resistance can be used to produce milder, less-concentrated vapours and are well-suited to less concentrated e-liquids. Different vape devices are made to be compatible with different coil sizes, depending on their power output, available e-liquids, and other such factors.
Like all good things in life, vape coils just don’t last forever. As they heat up and cool down repeatedly over time, they gradually lose their ability to conduct current. That’s how coils burn out.
If you’ve ever burnt out a vape coil in your device before, you probably know. Here are some of the telltale signs that you’ve burnt out your vape coil:
The frequency with which you need to replace your vape coils will depend on how you use your device, and how often. Coils that undergo heavy use must often be replaced on a weekly basis, whereas coils that are used more gently can sometimes last for up to a month. It is unlikely that a vape coil will last longer than that, unless it is being kept in mint condition or barely being used.
Here are a few things you can do to help your coils last longer: