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3 Tips For Fixing a Coil Connection Problem

Posted by David Nadel on

Vaping is for the most part is easy and convenient, and can still be done practically anywhere. This has made it a huge favorite among vapers. However, like any small piece of equipment that you frequently use, it may give you an issue from time to time. These problems are common and relatively easy to fix, so that you can continue enjoying your vape session. Often times, the problem is with the coil connection and depending on the type of vaping device you have, the repair slightly varies. You’ll be relieved to know that most of the issues you come across with your device can be easily fixed.

Traditional Electronic Cigarettes
You know you've a connection problem when you attempt to turn the e-cigarette on and you’re not getting any vape. The power is coming on, so clearly it’s not a problem with your battery. You’ll want to make sure that the atomizer is making full contact with the battery. If your battery is making full contact with the terminal and you still can’t get any vape, you may have a bad coil. Ensure that it's not loose or has a poor connection. Simply use alcohol and a cotton swab to clean buildup on the terminal.

Portable Vaporizers and Vape Pens
As you continue to use your portable vaporizer or vape pen, you may notice that vape production slows down. This could also cause a burnt taste to emerge. This is caused by e-liquid buildup on your coil. The gunk that accumulates on the coil will prevent you from having a nice, clean vaping experience. Instead of attempting to clean the coil, the easiest solution to ensure that your coil is working would be to get a replacement. If you need a faster solution and you’re not able to run out and get a new coil, you can give the coil a quick cleaning. You do this by soaking the coil in boiling water for a few minutes and then allow it to completely dry before you reinsert it into your device. Keep in mind that this method works but it's not going to be as effective as buying a new coil. If you purchase a higher-end portable vaporizer for instance, you'll be able to build a replacement coil from kanthal wire and cotton.

MODs
The coils on your MOD aren't meant for chain vaping. Simply using your device all day long with no breaks can cause the life of your coil to be significantly shortened. For this reason, many MODs will only allow you to vape for 10 seconds at a time. Using a voltage that's too high on your MOD will cause it to breakdown, which completely degrades the coil, forcing you to get another one. If your coil's leaking, it's likely due to poor attachment. You’ll want to check your coil o-ring and make sure it's finger tight. Beware of very thin e-liquids that can cause leakage but no internal problems. For this type of vape, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t take the coil apart for any reason.

Whether you've a MOD, portable vaporizer, or an e-cigarette, you’ll want to take care of the coil connection for your device. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help ensure that you don’t encounter leaking, bad coils, and many other problems. Don’t burn your coil out prematurely by chain vaping, allowing the device to stay on in your pocket, or using voltage that's too high. If you've a variable voltage battery, start with the lowest range and then gradually increase throughout the day.


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