How often should I change my vaporizer coil?
- Depending on the person, an e-cigarette can be used constantly throughout the day, or simply sporadically based on cravings. Those who use their e-cigarette all day will find the wick inside the coil loses its ability to become saturated with e-liquid a lot faster than someone who only vapes occasionally.
- While normal e-cigarette vaporizer coils will last a relatively long time, those who prefer the benefits of sub-ohm vaping will often find themselves needing to replace them a lot more often – mainly because of the high current that runs through them, degrading the metal and burning the wick.
- The same is true for people who prefer to use a battery with the ability to vary its voltage. The more current that passes through your coil, the faster it will wear out.
- Those who prefer high vegetable-glycerin e-liquid mixes for big clouds of vapour will find themselves needing to replace their coils more regularly than a person who uses high propylene-glycol mixes. This is because high-VG e-liquids are generally more viscous than high-PG e-liquids, and gunk-up your wick faster.
So, now I know how often I should replace my vaporizer coil, how do I do it?
Different devices use different methods, but there should always be some documentation provided at the time of purchase that will show you how to do it. The majority of e-cigarettes need you to unscrew the tank from the battery and remove either the mouthpiece or airflow port – although, at this point, it is worth mentioning that it is always easier to replace your coil when the tank has no e-liquid left in it. Most used coils will need to be either unscrewed or simply pulled out and replaced with a new one from your preferred retailer. Once this is done, reassemble the tank and screw it back onto the battery.