Any serious vaper knows that changing your coils is a necessary part of any good vaping routine. However, if you're new to vaping, you may be disappointed or put off the first time you go to vape and realize that your coil has worn out, leaving you with an unpleasant taste. To prevent instances like this, it's important to know how to identify the signs of a bad coil so you can stay ahead of the problem and change your coils at the exact right moment.
How To Know Your Coil's Going Bad
The most significant signs of a bad coil are bad taste. In some cases, you may start to notice a burnt flavor under all of your e-liquids. This is caused by built-up residue on the coil that keeps getting reheated. Otherwise, you may simply find that your e-juice tastes off or isn't as strong as you would expect. If you notice that your device is making a gurgling sound or has sprung a leak near the base of your tank, it could be that your coil is not efficiently vaporizing the liquid, so the liquid is hanging out on the build deck. This is a sign that it needs to be changed.
How Long Do Vape Coils Last?
This number can vary for everyone, but most full-time vapers replace their coils about once a week. If you are a light vaper, you may be able to stretch a coil for up to two weeks. This will also depend on how you care for your coils. If you routinely run your device at the hottest settings with very acidic e-liquids, your replacement coils will burn out faster, but if you keep your device at a mid-range setting and clean your coils from time to time, you can extend their life. If you change e-liquids frequently, you may also want to replace coils.
How to Change Coils
The process for changing your coils will vary slightly from one device to the next, but generally, it starts by removing your tank from the device. Once you have removed the tank you should find the coil exposed underneath. In some devices, the coil can just be unscrewed and a fresh one screwed in. In other cases, there may be a clamp or other device holding the coils in place. Once you get the coil loose, make sure you clean around the base to get rid of any burnt liquid that's left over, and then replace the coil. The whole process should only take a minute or two.
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