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3 Ways To Prevent Sub-Ohm Coil Burnouts

Posted by David Nadel on

Whether you are new to the world of vaping or an old pro, you have no doubt suffered the reduced performance and bitter taste of a burned out coil. Coils don't last forever, and they are meant to be changed, but there are a few things you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your coils.

Prime Your Coil

One of the quickest ways to burn out your coil when sub-ohm vaping is to replace the coil and start vaping immediately. Coils need to be primed for maximum efficiency. To start with, soak the new coil directly rather than just placing e-juice into your tank. Once the coil is soaked and the tank is filled, let them sit for a few minutes to ensure the coil is no longer dry.

After you have let the coil soak for a few minutes, you can begin vaping. Start at a lower wattage than you generally use and slowly increase it over the next hour or so. This helps in the priming process as it lets the coil get used to the wattage. If you start at a high wattage immediately, you will burn out the coil. Like athletes, most mechanical devices require a period of time to warm up for maximum performance.

Check Your Wattage Limits and Settings

All coil materials come with their wattage limits listed. Do not vape at a wattage that exceeds the maximum limit for the materials you are using. This will burn the coil out quickly and result in burnt tasting juice. If you want to vape at a higher wattage, purchase coils that can handle the stress. Be sure to check your wattage, Ohm levels, and voltage regularly as they can adjust themselves if you keep your MOD in your pocket or bump it. 

Avoid chain vaping to maximize the life of your coils. The coils are designed in a way that allows for quick heating but requires a cool off period between hits. If you are using your MOD more than 2-3 times a minute, the coil does not have time to adequately cool before use. This not only burns out coils at a rapid pace, it also affects your battery life and even the life of the mechanical components in the MOD. If you find yourself chain vaping, you may want to consider a higher nicotine level, or switching to a higher wattage coil to ensure more satisfaction with each hit.

Check Your E-Liquid

With the rise in popularity of vaping, there are a ton of e-juices available at Fuggin Vapor. Almost any flavor you can think of is out there, but not all juices are equal. E-juice that contains a higher level of VG will burn out a coil quicker, as it the denser fluid that results in voluminous clouds of vapor. By choosing an e-juice that contains a 50/50 blend of VG/PG or even less VG, you can ensure the life of your coils.

Some e-juices require higher levels of natural sugars to achieve the taste of a particular flavor. Juices with these higher sugar levels are notoriously hard on coils as the heated sugars tend to caramelize and coat the coil. By avoiding juices with high sugar contents, you can maximize the vaping time between coil changes.

Whether you like your e-juice fruity and fun, or creamy and robust, following these tips will help make your coils last longer and protect the flavor of your e-juice. Protecting your coils will maximize your vaping enjoyment and save you money in the long run.


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