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Vape Coils Explained

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Keep reading to learn more about what a vape coil is and what makes a quality vape coil.

Vuse NZ - Vape Coils Explained

There are many components that make up a vape pen.  The vape coil, however, is one of the most important components for any vaping device. This is because the coil is responsible for heating the eLiquid in your device and turning it into vapour.

What is a vape coil?

A vape coil is a resistive wire, a small spiral-shaped spring that is wrapped around your device’s wicking material. It is held in place by an atomizer head and connected to the battery in your vape pen.  The battery heats the coil, which in turn heats the wick (which is soaked in eLiquid), creating vapour. Once the vapour travels through the clearomizer you have vapour ready to inhale.

Why is it important to use a quality vape coil?

Using a quality vape coil not only helps extend the life of your device but also ensures a smooth-tasting vaping experience every time. In open vape devices, maintaining and replacing your vape coil regularly is essential. Failure to do so can result in flavour issues, a decrease in vapour production and an unpleasant burnt taste.

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Signs that you need to replace your coil

1.  Experiencing a burnt taste

A key sign indicating the need to replace the coil in your open device is if you suddenly experience a burnt taste while you vape. This tells you that your coil needs to be changed immediately. The unpleasant taste can make you cough, feel nauseous and could even make you feel ill.

2.  Your eLiquid tastes weak

Another sign your coil needs replacing is if your eLiquid tastes weak or has a funny flavour. An eLiquid flavour should always taste the same from start to finish - so if you suddenly find that the taste is a bit strange, it’s a good sign that you need to replace your coil.

3.  Your device is producing less vapour than normal

Vapour production decreases as your coil ages. However, when you begin to notice a lot less vapour is being produced it's definitely time to change your coil.

How long do vape coils last?

Coils are not built to last forever. They endure repeated heating and cooling, which means over time they’ll eventually burn out. Vape coils in open devices need replacing regularly, approximately every one to four weeks. Some vapers choose to change their coil on a regular basis, while others choose to change their coil once some of the issues listed above arise. How often you need to replace them depends on various factors, including the type of vape device, how much you use it and the type of eLiquid you use.

Types of vape coils

There are three main types of heating elements used in vape coils: metal, glass and ceramic. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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1.  Metal coils

Metal coils heat very quickly and adapt well to temperature changes. However, there is a risk with some metal coils infusing vapour with metal particles. Inhaling these metal particles could potentially damage your lungs and may be dangerous. As a precaution, most people choose to avoid metal coils entirely.

2.  Glass coils

Glass coils are known for their ability to avoid interfering with eLiquid flavours and they can withstand a very high heat. However, the temperature can fluctuate and they are prone to gunk build-up. However, this is easy to remedy with regular maintenance.

3.  Ceramic coils

Ceramic coils are generally considered the highest quality type of coils on the market. Unlike metal and glass, they offer a low maintenance, clean and safe vaping experience. They can withstand extreme heat without degrading and they don’t alter the flavour of your eLiquid while you vape.

Which vape coil is best?

We choose to use ceramic coils in our devices as they provide purity and durability. This ensures that our vape pens give you the perfect puff every time.

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Get the best device for a satisfying vaping experience

Now that you understand what a vape coil is and the role it plays in your vaping experience, you can make sure you choose the best quality devices in the future. At Vuse, we offer premium vape pens and eLiquid pods in NZ for a smooth and satisfying taste experience .  Visit our online vape shop or a retailer near you today!