How To Prime a Vape Coil

How To Prime a Vape Coil: A Short Guide

Knowing how to prime a coil is essential for your success as a vaper. In today’s blog we breakdown how to prime a coil for both replaceable and rebuildable vape coils, and tell you why it's important to prime your coil and for how long you should prime your coils. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Why It’s Important To Prime Your Coils
  2. How To Prime a Replaceable Vape Coil
  3. How To Prime a Rebuildable Vape Coil
  4. How Long To Prime a Vape Coil For?
  5. Conclusion

Why It’s Important To Prime Your Coils

If you have ever taken a hit of your vape only to get an awful burned taste in your mouth, or a dry hit, then you have experienced what can happen when a vape coil is not primed. Not only will this burn your coil, but it will also shorten its lifespan. That’s why priming your coil is so important to get the most out of it. 

How To Prime a Replaceable Vape Coil

Priming a replaceable coil is fairly simple; take out your coil and, using the vape juice you plan on vaping, place a few drops on the opening where the cotton (or wick) is exposed. Every time you place a drop, let the cotton saturate, and a few seconds later, place another drop. After this happens, place a few drops in the center of the vape coil. Next, place the coil back into the tank and fill the vape tank with vape juice. Stand the mod up with the tank and wait at least 10 minutes so the coil can saturate even more. After this, your coil should be primed and ready to go. 

How To Prime a Rebuildable Vape Coil

After you have installed your handmade or prebuilt coils on your RDA deck and have put the wicks through the coils, to prime it all you need to do is apply a few drops of vape juice, three or more should do the trick. Next, press the firing button a few times until the vape juice you dropped directly into the coil evaporates. Keep doing this process until you notice that little bubbles are appearing on the cotton. This means it is saturating. Next, drip more drops discreetly into the cotton or wick and press the firing button. The coil should be creating vapor clouds and a spark of vapor should appear. Assemble your RDA and your rebuildable coil should be primed and ready. 

How Long To Prime A Vape Coil For?

The question of how long to prime a vape coil depends on a lot of things. For one, if it is a replaceable coil, or a coil head, then you should leave it in vape juice after you prime it for at least ten minutes. If it is an RDA coil or rebuildable coil, you should prime it until it generates vapor which can take a few minutes. It all depends on the type of coil you plan on priming. 


We hope that with this short but to-the-point guide you are able to understand exactly how to prime a coil. If you want a more in-depth guide to priming vape coils, click here. As always, we invite you to check out all of our other content and to check out the eJuiceDB homepage to see the latest deals and discounts on vape goods. 

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