How to tell when your coil needs changing
Coils have a limited lifetime and when a coil is done the vaping community regard it as being “burnt”. There are some tips to know when your coil is burnt:
- You may find that the taste of your vape is very light or perhaps non-existent when compared to previous vaping experiences.
- Your vape may not produce as much cloud/vapour, but this is also a symptom of a low battery, therefore it is possible that it is not your coil (but it is still a sign of a burnt coil).
- When you vape, you will get a burnt taste.
- Your device may begin to leak as a result of your coil getting oversaturated, which means it is now flooded and unable to maintain the necessary barrier to prevent liquid leakage.
- In sub-ohm vapes, if you remove the coil and see that the cotton within is pitch black, replace it immediately; fresh coils have pure white cotton.
Ways to maximise your vaping experience (regular vaping)
- Replace the coil as needed.
- Keep your tank full at all times, preferably above the refill line.
- Check that you're storing your device correctly, with nothing on top applying pressure to it; excessive pressure can damage your device and cause leaks.
Ways to maximise your vaping experience (sub-ohm)
- As needed, replace your coils.
- When vaping, make sure all air flow holes are entirely open for optimum cloud production.
- For the best flavour and thickest clouds, use a high or even maximum VG juice.
- Always make sure the wick (cotton) in your coil is totally wet.
- Always lower the power for the first 10-20 draws when utilising a new coil.
Battery life and charging
- To ensure a long battery life, let your device's battery completely drain before charging it. Batteries can be "trained" to perform optimally using this method.
- Do not charge your device for more than 4 hours; additionally, overnight charging is widely discouraged in the vaping industry.
- It is advised that you charge the batteries of your gadgets using a laptop/PC, but if all of your laptop/USB PC's ports are in use, a portable charger will work. You should not charge your device with a wall plug since these plugs can send excessive power through your battery, causing it to briefly shut down.
- Before removing your tank, make sure the connection points are clean and dry. A clogged connection point will prevent a proper connection between your tank and device, resulting in the device not firing when activated.
- It is highly recommended that you switch off your device when charging it. This will protect your battery and circuitry during the charging procedure.