Whether you’re a newbie vaper or a seasoned cloud chaser, there’s one thing that all vapers hate: the unmistakable taste of a burnt coil. Sometimes you’ll be in the middle of a perfect, relaxing vape sesh. The liquid tastes amazing, the fog is on point, and then it happens. You taste a burnt coil. You get a dry hit. You can’t get the taste out of your mouth. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to prevent burnt vape coils, which are almost always the source of this problem. The reasons for burnt vape coils may vary, but the solutions are usually quick fixes that will bring everything back to normal in no time.
ALWAYS Prime Your Coils
Dry cotton is bound to burn, so if you don’t prime your coils, you’re in for some trouble as soon as you take your first vape. Vape coils must be saturated with liquid before you fire up your mod. No matter if you’re using a traditional cartomizer or a newer atomizer, patience is key. Make sure your coil sits in the tank for at least 10 minutes after you fill the tank with vape juice.
So, you really, really love the juice you’re vaping and you just can’t wait to get the next vape. We know. We’ve been there, but trust us. You want to wait. The harder and faster you vape, the more of a chance you have of burning out your coil even harder and faster. This is especially important if you’re vaping on a high-VG juice because it will take longer for high-VG juices to soak into your coil between drags. It might seem like sheer torture, but pause for about 20-30 seconds before you take your next big vape of higher VG liquid.
Pick Your Potion Carefully
If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still having a problem with burnt vape coils, try switching to an e-liquid with a slightly higher PG content. Remember that the higher the VG content, the thicker the liquid will be, so decreasing the VG content just a little can make a world of difference in making sure your juice properly soaks your coils.
Turn Your Power Down
High wattages can burn through vape juice really quickly, so you may need to adjust your wattage to avoid burnt vape coils. If you’re aiming for big clouds, you may be hesitant to lower your wattage, but it’s a surefire (see what I did there?) way to keep your coil from burning, especially if you’re starting to notice less e-liquid flavor. Lower the wattage within the range recommended for the coil you’re using and you’ll see an increase in flavor and a decrease in coil burn.
Tweak the Temperature
Temperature control functions can also be really helpful in stopping burnt vape coils before they even start to sneak up on you. Sometimes, temperature control is the best option if all else fails. With temp control, you can ensure that your coil never creeps above a certain set temperature. If you haven’t soaked your coil enough, or if your wick runs out of juice, temp control will engage and prevent your coil from firing, thus saving it from a burnt-up fate.