Discover our extensive range of replacement vape coils - whether you require mouth to lung Sub Ohm coils, Mesh Coils, or Standard Coils. Ecig coils are a replaceable element to most e-cigarettes, and can ultimately shape your vaping experience. Coils are essential to the healing of your e-liquid and creating that awesome vapour we love, but, they are not everlasting so the frequency you'll need to change your coils is dependent on your specific vape - back-ups are recommended!
WHAT IS A VAPE COIL?
A vape coil is an element within the tank that vapourises your e-liquid and creates the vapour that you breathe in. There are a few types and variations which all do different things.
DOES ANY COIL FIT ANY VAPE?
Vape replacement coils do vary between size and brands, therefore they are not all the same, unfortunately. Vape tanks operate differently from one another, especially if we are comparing sub ohm and mouth to lung tanks. We recommend checking your vape kit information and making your replacement purchases accordingly. If unsure, feel free to contact our customer service team, as they will be happy to help you through electronic cigarette kit, pod, or any product concerns you may have.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT A COIL IS?
The coil is your heating element within your tank or atomizer
WHAT IS RESISTANCE AND OHMS AND WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR ME?
Resistance is easy to understand. Ohms is the unit in which resistance is measured. The lower the resistance, the higher the power will be, and the higher the resistance, the lower the power. The higher the power, the more vapour is produced. High resistance coils are generally MTL coils (higher than 1.0ohms) that provide a cigarette-style experience and are used with higher nicotine strengths. Lower resistance coils (below 1.0ohms) are sub-ohm coils that provide you with more power and vapour and should be used with low nicotine strengths.
WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY COIL?
It is time to replace your coil once you can taste burning and/or are not getting as much power and flavour anymore. When changing the coil, have a look at the cotton surrounding it. If the cotton is brown/black, you know you made the right choice to change it. Every coil lasts a different amount of time and this is also influenced by the type of e-liquid you use and your style of vaping.
WHICH COIL IS BEST FOR MY VAPE?
There is a huge selection of coils available in the vape coils UK market nowadays between sub ohm and mouth to lung vaping (like smoking cigarettes). The qualities people are looking into coils are flavour and durability, as those can impact a user vaping experience in the long run. Remember coils are not interchangeable so you cant mix and match brands for your tank, If you are looking to get some sub-ohm coils ideally you should look into these brands:
Freemax: Great quality capable of lasting longer than average, while providing good flavour
Uwell: High powered coils with enhanced cloud production along with flavour
Horizontech: High flavour delivery along with great durability
Innokin: Strong durability providing well a great flavour in the long run for customer satisfaction
Aspire: Smooth heat providing great durability and good vapour
WHAT ARE TEMPERATURE CONTROL COILS?
Temperature control coils are generally made from titanium, nickel or stainless steel. Those are the first indications that your coil is temperature-controlled. They can only be used with kits that have the temperature control feature. They allow you to tailor the vaping experience a little more than wattage control however, nowadays you do not see these as much.
WHY DOES MY VAPE TASTE BURNT WITH NEW COIL?
Your vape may taste burnt because of a few things. One reason could be that you accidentally fired the device before you topped it up with e-liquid which would have caused the dry cotton to just burn. Another reason could be because you didn't prime your coil or you didn't wait long enough for the e-liquid to soak into the coil. Priming is when you paint a few drops of e-liquid onto the cotton of the coil before you install it into your tank/pod. You should generally wait between 5-10mins before vaping after you have filled up your tank/pod that has a new coil in it.
HOW TO CHANGE A VAPE COIL?
Every kit that you use will be slightly different. Generally speaking, changing the coil involves removing the old burnt-out coil and replacing it with a fresh one out of the packet. Some tanks will require you to unscrew the bottom of the tank, therefore exposing the coil which you would either pull out or unscrew, depending on the device. Other tanks/pods are easier in terms of changing the coil. Simply remove the tank/pod from your device and pull out the coil. Once your tank is empty, clean it up with some tissue and install a new coil by either screwing it into place or pushing it into place. Make sure to check your user manual which should tell you exactly what to do.
HOW TO CLEAN A VAPE COIL?
Cleaning your coil can be done however, it is not a great idea. You would need to remove it and wash it in warm water and let it dry for a good week or so until the cotton is FULLY dry. Washed coils will not last long and won't produce a great flavour so it is better to just replace them and throw away the burnt ones.
HOW TO FIX BURNT COIL VAPE?
Fixing a burnt coil is only done by replacing the old burnt coil with a new one. Along with this, you should dispose of any left over-e-liquid in your tank/pod as the liquid will be contaminated and will not perform as it should.
WHAT DOES PRIMING A COIL MEAN?
Priming your coil is a trick that could make your coils last longer and who doesn't want that? Before putting a new coil into your tank/pod, take your e-liquid and gently apply small drops to the exposed cotton on the outside of the coil. Repeat this a few times until you see that the coil is not soaking in any more e-liquid. You can then proceed as normal with re-instaling your new coil. This may take a couple of minutes but you will eliminate the possibility of burning your coil too quickly and it will last you more time in the long run. Have a look at our guide for priming coils.
MTL coils have high resistance. This means that they are generally low powered (under 20 watts) and recommended to be used with e-liquid with a PG content of 50% or more. They give you a cigarette-style vape and are normally used with higher nicotine e-liquids. You would normally use these coils in pen style or pod kits.
Sub-ohm coil basically means that the resistance of the coil is smaller than 1.0ohm. Any coil that is below that resistance is considered a sub-ohm coil. These produce a lot more vapour than MTL coils because they work at much higher wattages. Recommended e-liquids to be used with these coils are 70% VG or higher and lower than 6mg in nicotine. Higher nicotine e-liquids do not work with sub-ohm coils as the throat hit would be too harsh.
Need to be changed every 2-10 days depending on frequency of use-
Requires over 25 watts of power
Produces denser vapor
Ceramic coils are not as popular anymore but they still have a place on the market. They are the in-between coil sitting above MTL coils but below sub-ohm. They produce a good amount of vapour and flavour and can be used with almost any e-liquid. You may find high and low resistance coils and therefore use them at high and low powers so make sure you refer to the packaging for vaping instructions.
Not all coils have a ceramic option
Ceramic used instead of stainless steel wire
Available for both MTL and DTL
Last longer than traditional coils
Rebuildable (DIY) Coils
Rebuildable coils are coils you make yourself. These are for use in rebuildable tanks. All other types of coils are pre-assembled however, these coils consist of 2 main components: wire and cotton. You can find pre-built coils or just wires which you would have to build the coil with. Once you have your coil installed in an RDA/RDTA/RBA, you have to thread a strip of vaping cotton through it to act as the wick. This will soak up the e-liquid and hold it whilst the coil will heat up and burn the e-liquid, creating vapour. These coils need to be topped up often as the cotton will dry out within 4-5 puffs.
Coils you make yourself using wire and cotton
Can only be used with compatible tanks
Best for flavour - Best for value for money
Requires setting up every time coils needs changing