Have you ever bought brand-new vape coils just to change them a week later? If so, this blog is for you. In it, we talk about the things that affect how long vape coils last, how to know what coils need replacing, and even how to make coils last longer. So, if you are ready to extend the lifespan of your coils, this blog is a must-read.
Table of Contents:
- How Long Do Vape Coils Last?
- What Wattage Do You Use?
- What Type of Vape Juice Are You Using?
- What Are Your Vaping Habits Like?
- What Type of Coils Do You Use?
- What Type of Vape Device Do You Use?
- How To Make Vape Coils Last Longer
How Long Do Vape Coils Last?
Believe it or not, vape coils can last from one week to a month. But it depends on how you take care of them. Or rather, if you take these five factors into consideration when using your coils:
- The wattage you use
- The type of vape juice you use
- Your vaping habits
- Type of coils you buy
- Type of vape device you use
Let’s start with the wattage.
What Wattage Do You Use?
Vaping using high wattages will accelerate the rate of failure of your coils because the hotter the temperature gets, the more vape juice that will be evaporated and the more the coils will be used. Because there is a limit to how much vape juice can evaporate with a single coil, you are speeding up the process of burning the coil.
What Type of Vape Juice Are You Using?
Next on the list of factors is the type of vape juice you use. Vape juices can affect vape coils in two ways. First, by the ingredients used in the flavorings and by the VG/PG ratio. Let’s start with the ingredients found in the flavorings.
Vape juices that are overtly sweet could have sweeteners in their ingredients which can corrode and use the coils faster. The coils will stop working properly if there are too many sweeteners in the ingredients, which could explain why dessert and candy vape juices tend to use up coils faster, while fruit and menthol flavors don’t have the same impact.
The other reason why the type of vape juice you use could impact your coil lifespan is the VG/PG ratio. A vape juice with too much VG will no doubt be more difficult to evaporate than a vape juice with a 50VG/50PG ratio. This is because VG tends to be sweeter and more viscous, which will immediately impact the coil negatively, corroding it and requiring a higher wattage in order to evaporate the vape juice.
What Are Your Vaping Habits Like?
Thirdly, your vaping habits play a huge role in how long a vape coil lasts. For example, if you tend to vape more frequently, not to the point of chain vaping, but to the point where it is more regular than normal, you will use your coils faster. This is due to the simple fact that the coil will be used more. But even how you vape, for example taking deep and prolonged inhales, can use more vape juice than normal, and with more vape juice used comes an accelerated rate of coil failure.
What Type of Coils Do You Use?
The type of coils you use will also affect how quickly the coils will fail. That’s why mesh coils are a better choice if you are looking for longer-lasting vape coils. Mesh coils are cylindrical in shape but have large holes all around. This special design allows them to burn evenly which means that there are no parts of the coil that get burned earlier than others, as is the case with regular coils. Because of this, they take longer to build carbon which is what gets rid of the flavor and makes the coil and your vape taste burned.
What Type of Vape Device Do You Use?
Finally, if you are using a powerful box mod that reaches high temperatures, your coils will probably not last as long as a coil in a pod mod that reaches normal temperatures. This is because these box mods are designed to generate lots of clouds, heat, and vapor, and all of these put a strain on the vape coils.
How To Make Vape Coils Last Longer
Our advice for longer-lasting coils? Vape and use fruit and menthol vape juices that have a 50VG/50PG ratio, buy a pod mod that is not too powerful, use mesh coils, use the lowest recommended wattage on the coil, and change your vaping habits to be more moderate (in other words vape less frequently). This will ensure that your coils get the longest life possible.
Vape coils last between a week and a month, but by taking our advice, you can have the longest lasting vape coils you have ever had. However, if dessert vape juices, making lots of clouds, and getting the most flavorful hits are essential to your vaping journey, then by all means, vape on and just live with the fact that your vape coils won’t last as long as other vape coils.