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The atomizer in your unit is responsible for heating and vaporizing your e-liquid – it’s the workhorse of your setup. The mechanics are relatively simple – a coil of wire is wrapped in some type of wicking material, and the e-liquid is absorbed by the wick. When you activate your device, your battery heats your coil and the e-liquid is vaporized. The biggest variable in your replacement coil choice is the resistance, which lets you customize your vaping to your preference. Lower ohms mean more current and a hotter coil, which means warmer and more voluminous vapor. If you prefer a cooler vape, go with a higher resistance coil. We carry coils from Kanger, Tesla, Aspire, and many more.

Replacing the coils in your atomizer is a necessary evil. If you've ever gone too long before replacing them, you know how it can negatively affect the flavor and quality of your vape juice. Fortunately, DIRECTVAPOR carries a massive selection of vape coils for sale to keep your vaping device in tip-top shape.

Signs that You Need New Replacement Coils

In general, vape coils last between 7-14 days in most atomizers. Obviously, the more you vape and the hotter you vape, the more often you will need to replace your coils because they will get burnt out faster. If you have gone significantly longer than this between replacements, you should plan on buying new ones right away. Some of the signs that your coils are going out include a notable burnt flavor and a reduction in the amount of vapor being produced, or inconsistency in the quality of your vapor. This is caused by a coil that has burnt out or accumulated too much residue to heat your juice effectively. If you have tried cleaning your coil without luck, it's time for a replacement.

Tips for Buying Replacement Coils

As you begin to shop, you will need to consider several factors. First, depending on the device you are using, there may be several different wire materials available including Kanthal, Titanium, and Nickel. If you are unsure of what to get, Kanthal is the most common. If you are using a temperature control device, you may choose one of the other materials that offer a lower resistance.

You should also be looking at the resistance ratings of the coils you are shopping for. Higher resistance ratings mean that your coils will not get as hot and may be slower to produce a vapor cloud, while lower resistances tend to produce hotter, denser vapor clouds.

How to Prime Your New Vape Coils

Once you've replaced the vape coils in your atomizer, there are some steps you can take to improve the lifespan of each one. Priming them up front will keep you from getting a dry hit when you first start to use them. You can do this by adding a drop or two of liquid straight onto the coil and allowing it to soak down into the wick. This will keep your wick moist even as it works to bring in new liquid from the vape tank as you vape.

How to Make Replacement Coils Last Longer

Aside from priming your coils, you can also clean them to extend their lifespan. Cleaning your coils will prevent them from heating unevenly and wearing down over time. And fortunately, cleaning them is also pretty easy. Just rinse them in hot water, shake them off gently, and rub away any burnt on gunk with a soft cloth. Then reinstall them into your atomizer and re-prime.

If you don't have time to let your coils dry after cleaning, you may want to do a dry burn instead to get rid of any excess juice. This simple cleaning process takes just a few minutes. All you have to do is remove your tank, pull your wick out and make sure that there is no leftover e-liquid around your coils. Then simply fire your device for a couple of seconds until it burns off any sign of leftover liquid. This will provide you a quick clean, and can give you the chance to examine your coils to see if there are any hotspots.

When it comes to choosing e-liquids you have many options. The truth is that high-VG liquids are thicker than high-PG liquids. While high-VG liquids produce larger, denser clouds, they also tend to leave behind more residue in your atomizer. With that in mind, you should plan on cleaning your coils more often if you are using these liquids. Fruity vape juice flavors that are highly acidic can definitely do a number on your atomizer and its interior parts as well, so keep this in mind as you shop.

This guide should be enough to help you know when to change your coils and ways that you can extend their lifespan. As soon as you begin experiencing a burnt flavor with your vapor, or no flavor at all, you should take the time to clean your coils. If it worsens over time, it is time to go ahead and replace them. If you are a very heavy vaper, you may have to change your coils in your atomizer every week, but many people can get 2-3 weeks out of them with proper maintenance.

DIRECTVAPOR has a huge selection of replacement coils for any style of box mod. Check out our electronic cigarette coils today, or ask one of our team members for a replacement coil recommendation.

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