A Guide to Your Vape Coils

Make your vape coils last longer

What Does It All Mean?

The cornerstone of any vape device is the coil. The Coil is a small circuit inside your device that causes your e-Liquid to evaporate and create Vape! Pre Built coils come in lots of shapes and sizes and different devices require different size coils. For example, a Geek Vape MeshMellow Coil will not fit into a Geek Vape Cerberus Tank as it is simply too large.   

How a Coil Cause Vape?

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A coil as mentioned is the part that brings it all together. When cotton wet with e-liquid is against a coil that is being fired the e-liquid is heated rapidly against the metal which causes the evaporation process. The size, type of metal used and airflow are all factors in the vaping process!

It’s Not The Size That Counts

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Its how you use it! Just because you have a bigger coil doesn’t mean you’re going to have a better vaping experience. A bigger coil will require a higher voltage to produce enough heat to cause the evaporation to happen as the electricity from your mod has to travel further around the circuit depending on the physical length and metal used in your coil. The more wraps a coil has the furter the electricty must travel.
A smaller coil will heat faster which can be better for more instant flavor; while a larger coil will take longer to heat but will produce larger thicker clouds.

If you’re still not sure try thinking about the different sized hotplates on a stovetop. A smaller hotplate will supply  less heat and will cook at a different speed to a larger one.

A Touch of Ohms Law

Ohms law can be summed up as your Input (usually measured in AMPs) should be equal to the volts divided by the Resistance (I = V/R).
For example, a coil build of 0.2ohms  that is run at 80 watts will have 3.95 volts of electricity which causes 19 amps to be pumped into the coil.  
( 3.95w divided by 0.2ohms = 19.75amps)
Different coils will have different resistance ( ohms ) depending on the number of wraps the coil has, the number of coils in the build and the metal used to make the coil.
Kanthal and Stainless Steel and Nichrom will all heat at different temperatures and will have different resistances when making coils.

So What Else Do You Need To Know?

A coil doesn’t always refer to a singular coil but instead may refer to the build which can consist of multiple coils. When a build has multiple coils the electricity is divided amongst them. Therefore a build with more coils will require a larger amount of electricity to produce the same amount of heat.
In the example used earlier we are using a Dual Coil Build in a Blotto RTA Each Coil has a resistance of 0.4 ohms. The ohms is then calculated as the ohms of each coil divided by the number of coils used.
((0.4ohms / two coils) = (0.4/2 = 0.2ohms)).

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