Not entirely happy with your tank ?
Have you tried a different coil?
Most of the tanks on the market have at least 2 or more coils to choose from that can change the performance.
Usually a person will love one and dislike the others.
What do the different coils do ?
As with everything in vaping it’s a case of give and take.
You can have more flavour but you will have less battery life and use more liquid.
You can have more battery life and use a bit less liquid but the flavour may not be as good
Usually there is a coil in the middle with a balance of both or it’s a case of choosing which suits your situation.
A Bit more Detail & Examples
I’ll use the popular Smok V8 Baby Coils as an example.
All of these V8 baby coils are Direct to Lung coils designed for Flavour & Vapour. Each has its perceived strengths and weaknesses.
The 0.4ohm Q2 core is often chosen for the best battery life, good airflow and a balance of flavour and vapour production.
The T8, T12, Strip and Mesh are more recognised for flavour and a warmer vape as the can be run at a higher wattage than the Q4 but as a result more liquid will be used and more battery life.
Why this happens
The higher the resistance or the ohm’s the easier it is for the battery to power that coil so the battery lasts longer
This is why the 0.4 ohm Q2 is best for battery life
The T8, T12 and Mesh coils are 0.15ohm which is very low resistance or ohm’s therefore it will drain the battery more
We will get into Ohms law in a later blog for those interested in the mathematical side.
The lower resistance will also mean it needs more power to get hot and will stay hotter for longer. This leads to a warmer vape and higher juice consumption which some would believe leads to more flavour
This is all very personal so make your own mind up by trying the coils until you find the one for you.
The Nautilus BVC coils are a mouth to Lung coil great for those looking to mimic smoking. Each has its perceived strengths and weaknesses.
1.8ohm – The best for battery life & the overall best selling coil
1.6ohm – Can be turned up a little higher but uses battery slightly quicker. People who burn the 1.8ohm quickly often settle on this coil.
0.7ohm – A warmer vape when turned up to its maximum wattage but with that comes more battery life and liquid consumed
0.4ohm – can take even more wattage but will drain your battery and liquid the quickest out of all of the coils.
Ultimately if you are burning out coils quickly in any device you are expecting too much from the coil. Any time you experience a dry scratchy draw stop and think. The coil isn’t keeping up so take a few draws without power This will prime the coil ready for your next few drags. If it’s happening consistently you need to turn down your device, take shorter draws or slow down a little until you can get a coil or device that fits with what you want it to do.
With all coils for all devices it’s a personal choice Everyday someone says to me that coil is rubbish, they burn out too quick. This one is the best. The next person I speak to will say the exact opposite.
It’s like E-Liquid never trust another Vapers opinion because we all like something different and every liquid tastes different with every coil.
You have to experiment and make your own choice.