How Long Do Vape Coils Last?
Vape coils typically last between 1-3 weeks. However, this depends on how often you use your device. If you’re constantly cloud-chasing, expect to clean or replace your vape more regularly.
You may not know, but coil plays a crucial role in the performance of your vape. It is in charge of heating your delicious E-Liquid and transforming it into vapour. Without a high-quality, regularly maintained coil, you won’t be able to reap the full benefits of your vape.
Stick with Juicemate as we tell you more about how long vape coils should last, how often you should change them and four tell-tale signs that your coil needs replacing.
How long should a coil last?
A coil should last between seven to twenty-one days.
Once the coil of a disposable vape breaks, it’ll be time to throw your device away and pick up a new one. However, if you’re using a rechargeable Vape Starter Kit, you’ll need to clean or replace your coil each time it shows signs of damage.
The lifespan of your coil depends on a lot of factors, including but not limited to:
- The PG/VG ratio of the E-Liquid you most regularly use
- The quality of your starter kit
- The resistance of your coil
- How often you vape
- The type of coil your device is compatible with
Plus, if you’re engaging in sub-ohm vaping, you’ll need to use a coil with a lower resistance than standard coils. Otherwise, your coil will not be able to tolerate the thicker E-Liquid and deplete quickly.
How often should I change my vape coil?
While you should change your vape coil every 1 to 3 weeks, cleaning it every couple of days can significantly extend its lifespan.
All E-Liquids will leave a sticky residue after the evaporation process is complete: your coil and possibly your wick could quickly become clogged if this is not removed. Maintaining your tank can make your whole device last longer,
If residue enters your atomiser, your vape can overheat, deliver dry hits and even sour the taste of your new E-Liquid. To prevent this and get the most out of your products, learn how to clean your vape coil.
How to clean your vape coil:
Before you follow our steps, you must determine if your vape has a replaceable coil. Disposable vapes are a closed system, meaning that once the coil dies, you will have to replace the whole device.
However, reusable E-Cigarettes can contain two different types of coils. In a replaceable vape, you will see a metal chamber that houses your wick and coil. The second is a rebuildable vape, where you purchase and install the coil and wick separately.
Once you know which type of coil your vape chooses, consult the following instructions:
- Let your coil soak for 2-3 hours in vinegar or ethanol
- Take your coil out of the solution, place it under a tap and rinse it off
- Repeat the rinsing process with distilled water
- Remove water from the wicking holes by blowing air on the open side of your coil
- Set aside to allow the water to evaporate
- Separate the wick from the coil
- Activate your vape with no wick or liquid inside to dry-burn any residue off the coil (do this lightly, do not allow it to glow)
- Take out your vape atomizer
- Rinse under running water
- Use a brush to remove any residue
- Rinse again
- Repeat dry burn before replacing the wick to remove any water
How do I know when my coil needs replacing?
Now that you know how to change and clean your coil, how can you tell when it’s on its way out? Juicemate has compiled four of the tell-tale signs your coil is on its last legs:
1. Poor Taste / Burning Taste
Has your brand-new coffee E-Liquid turned to ashes in your mouth? If you notice your favourite E-Liquid has begun to taste burnt, this is a classic sign that your coil is ready to quit.
2. Leaking Vape
Does your vape tank feel sticky, even though it’s completely sealed? Your coil may not be at its full potential, allowing non-vaporized E-Liquid to escape through your tank. While this may not always be because of a faulty coil, give your device a full inspection just to be sure.
3. Poor Cloud Production
Thin cloud production may signal that your vape can take no more. Replacing your vape will be the best course of action if you want to get back to your typically thick clouds.
4. Crackling / Gurgling Sound
If your vape sounds like it has a cough, your coil may be incorrectly placed or experiencing tank flooding. When your vape’s cotton wick is less absorbent, it can cause the E-Liquid to flood over your coil, severely damaging it.