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Safely Wicking Your Vape Coil is Key

Posted by David Nadel on


Before wicking your vape coil, the most important thing to consider is safety. Moreover, you should also know that all MODs and other vaping devices work on the same principle. For them to generate heat, electricity runs from the batteries to the atomizer where it runs the coils. Therefore, the e-liquid is vaporized in the wicking material to produce clouds from the infused nicotine that we love puffing. To this end, this is what vaping is all about. 

For any pre-built atomizer head, there are one or two perpendicular or parallel coils which're surrounded by an organic cotton layer. The wicking material, usually cotton, is in contact with the drilled feeding holes on the exterior headshells. For this reason, the juice will slowly reach the resistances each time you fill your tank. The pre-built coils are designed to offer a great amount of vapor and good flavor. However, they should be tossed after two weeks because they can’t last forever. While it depends on your vaping style, the manufacturing technique also has an impact on their lifespan. Moreover, there are ways in which you can re-build these capsule coils through invention.

Therefore, the DIY alternatives of wicking and coiling can save you additional money. However, you need the proper tools, knowledge, and device to make personalized builds. For you to use the user-made coils, there are three types of devices that work best. The RTAs (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers) and the RDAs (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers) that come with RBA bases.

Acquaint yourself with the wires used in vaping. Kanthal is the most common wire. It’s the best alternative to Nichrome, which's easier to find. For you to control the MOD's temperature, wires like Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel can be used. In the case where you have RBA base tanks, you can make a quad coil configuration on some models. For you to make it faster, it is recommended that you use a Subtank Mini.

Any RTA or RBA bases have tubes that wind around posts together with small curved channels through which the e-liquid flows to the coil. It takes more practice, in this case, to cut the cut the wicking material to the exact channel size. For you to get it right, you should mark the wick and cut the right size. Next, saturate the cotton with some e-liquid carefully and place it right above the channel. It's now time to test your skills. Assemble the tank and start vaping.

When you start vaping, tiny bubbles must appear forming at the base reservoir. If this is the case, be sure that your wicking process is fruitful and safe. If you start feeling a constant burnt taste, then you must re-do the wicking process afresh. For this time, you should try using less cotton so that you don’t cover the feeding-juice channels.

These tips above cover the basics of safe wicking.

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