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Everything You Need To Know About Electronic Cigarette Coils

Are you having difficulties quitting smoking? Do you have a resolution plan each year that you will finally quit smoking? Then after a couple of months, you fail to go through with your resolution plans. All you need is e-cigarette. It gives you the natural feel of smoking without the actual smoke. E-Cigarette has become the new trend with celebrities like Robert Downey Jr being spotted using it. In this article, I will give you an in-depth insight of e-cigarette. Everything you need to know about electronic cigarette coils, I will discuss it here.

What is an Electronic cigarette? For those who do not have an idea, it is a modern device which gives you the natural smoking feeling, by inhaling vaporized flavored liquid. E-Cigarette incorporates the use of e-cig battery and atomizer coils to produce vapor which the user inhales. The liquid used is called an e-liquid which is composed of propylene, liquid nicotine, vape flavor, glycol, and water. Different e-liquids have different compositions but basically, those are the key elements. You cannot miss finding two or three in any e-liquid.

Electronic Cigarette coil

E-cig coil is a very fundamental component of the e-cigarette. It also referred to as the atomizer coil. Its main function is to heat the e-liquid and thus creating vapor which the user takes in. An in-depth understanding of the atomizer coil will actually help you have a better e-cigarette experience.

  • When to replace e-cigarette coil

In recent years, the e-cigarette has gained much popularity. Companies which are known to manufacture e-cigarette have tapped into the increasing demand by producing replaceable e-cig coils. This is because the initial vape coils were irreplaceable, and one would have to throw away the e-cigarette after finishing it. This made the e-cigarette experience expensive. For you to have the best e-cigarette experience, you need to understand when to replace e-cigarette coil.

A vape coil lifespan is usually 3-4 weeks. There are a number of factors that will cause you to replace your e-cigarette coil. This includes:

  • Burn-out coils

While vaping, it is of great importance that you understand that the e-cigarette coils tend to get burned out. A coil may get burned out if you frequently vape without giving it a break.

  • Leaking e-cig coil

When leaking starts to occur, it’s necessary to replace the e-cigarette coil. If you wish to continue enjoying the use of your electronic cigarette. Most of the leaking problems may start occurring due to improper sealing. This is because with time the sealing tends to wear out.

  • Increase noise production

When you start noticing that there has been increased in noise production. Then it’s an indication that your atomizer needs to be replaced. As atomizer begins to age, it produces irritating sound.

  • Reduction in vapor production

As one continues to use an e-cigarette, there can be a reduction in vapor production. As your vapor reduces, its clear indication that you need to replace your atomizer. In addition, if there is no vapor production, you should first consider replacing your e-cigarette coils.


They offer a wide range of coils for vaping. Depending on your electronic cigarette you can actually get what you are looking for.

How to change an e-cigarette coil

After realizing that your e-cigarette needs coil replacement, you need to understand how to properly change your vape coil. Proper change of the e-cigarette coil will ensure that you continue enjoying the quality of e-cigarette. I will give you a step by step guideline on how to change your e-cigarette coil.

  • Gently and carefully separate the bottom piece from the upper part/headpiece

  • Place the bottom piece in upside down position,

  • Remove the bottom cap.

  • Gently remove the coil from the bottom cap.

  • Then take the new coil, place the head of the new coil onto the bottom cap.

  • Take the e-liquid, then fill the portion of the tank which is empty.

  • After properly adding the e-liquid to the tank. Fix the bottom piece to the top piece.

  • Ensure that it is properly fitted and there are no leaks.

After properly putting it back, you can continue enjoying your e-cigarette. It is advisable to wait for a couple of minutes, ten minutes at most. This is to allow the e-liquid to settle and moisten the inner parts of the coil.

How to properly clean e-cigarette

As a frequent user of an e-cigarette, you need to ensure that it is clean most of the times. A clean e-cigarette will ensure that the vapor you inhale from your equipment is of high quality. Without cleaning, there will be an accumulation of dust or residue from the e-liquid. This will greatly affect the quality of your e-cigarette experience.

In addition, an e-cigarette is prone to leaking. The e-liquid may seep into the circuit system destroying your e-cigarette. For that reason, you need to clean it when the tank is empty. Cleaning e-cigarette is quite easy and I will provide detailed guidelines on how to clean your e-cigarette.

  • Unscrew the various components of your e-cigarette. You can unscrew the top piece from the bottom piece. You need the component to be in a single form.

  • Take a piece of towel, then wipe the whole body of the e-cigarette. The towel will remove the dust.

  • Using alcohol and a piece of dry towel, clean the inside parts of your e-cigarette components.

  • Using soapy water you can clean the inside of the tank.

Before assembling the components back together, give them time to dry up. After the components are completely dried, assemble the components and continue enjoying your e-cigarette.

E-Cigarette Coil electric resistance

E-Cigarette electric resistance in technical terms refers to Ohm level. What exactly is electric resistance? I will try to explain using simple and basic language that you will understand. It refers to the amount of heat the e-cigarette system produces in order to be able to produce vapor. In order to have the ultimate e-cigarette experience. You need to have an understanding on how using high electric resistance and low electric resistance will affect your e-cigarette.

Using a higher resistance coil than the one recommended on your e-cigarette will result in low production of vapor. High resistance means that it can absorb a lot of heat. Leading to less heat being released.

On the other hand using low resistance vape coil will lead to the high production of vapor. This is because the vape coils do not absorb the heat instead emit it. Thus there is more heat to boil the e-liquid for the production of vapor. The vapor will have an off burnt taste and it will be quite thick.

For proper e-cigarette experience, you need to understand the art of balancing both. In that, you should understand your e-cigarette battery voltage and the resistance of the coil. Combining a low resistance coil and high voltage battery will lead to high amount of vapor being produced which has a burnt taste. While high resistance coil and a low voltage battery will lead to low vapor. For maximum efficiency, you should use low resistance with low voltage and vice versa.

In the current market, they are different vape coils with different resistance.

How to check e-cigarette coil resistance

After understanding the effects of using either low resistance or high resistance coil. It is of great importance to know how to check an e-cigarette resistance.

  • Using a multi-meter

To test for any resistance you need a multimeter. A multimeter usually has internal resistance for that reason you need to measure it first.

  • Take the two endings (red and the black ending) of the multimeter. Place them together and take the reading. This reading is basically called the internal resistance.

  • Place the black ending to the outer part of the atomizer while the red ending on the inner part of the atomizer. Then take your reading.

  • Then with both readings in hand, you can use them to calculate the resistance of your e-cigarette coil. The internal resistance or the initial reading should be subtracted from the total resistance reading or the later reading.

It is important to take note that coils with over 2.8 Ohms will produce a smooth vapor, less vapor, low battery usage while coils with low resistance of less than 2.7 will lead to burnt taste, high battery voltage usage, and more vapor



Getting over cigarette smoking is challenging. However, with the introduction of the e-cigarettes, one can actually cope without smoking actual cigarettes.