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Hardware - Facts and FAQs


My coils are burning out far too quickly, why is this happening?

Coils can burn out for various reasons. This can be due to the coils not being fully saturated with e-liquid when originally primed, or by using the coil at too high a wattage. Most coils have a wattage range displayed on the side, and it is advised that you stay within this range to prolong the life of the coils. Chain vaping is also another factor that can contribute to this as you are not allowing the coil to re-saturate with e-liquid, therefore vaping on a dry coil.

What is a Squonker/squonking mod?

A squonker is a box mod with an inbuilt e-liquid bottle which feeds a small tube allowing eliquid to flow along towards the 510 pin when the bottle is squeezed. A bottom fed (BF) rebuildable dripping atomiser is required with these devices for them to work correctly.

What is a pass through charging, device

This is a type of device which can be charged and used for vaping at the same time. Handy if you use your device while on the go, either at work or in the car.

Do all coils fit all tanks?

No. All tanks will have dedicated coils manufactured by the company that produces the tank. E.g. The Aspire Nautilus Mini Tank will use Aspire Nautilus BVC coils. You can use our Coil Finder to see easily which coil you need.

What are the diameters of tanks?

Tank diameters differ and the most popular sizes currently will be either 18mm or 22mm and for rebuildables either 22mm or 24/25mm. You will however find the odd tank which is larger.

What makes a sub ohm tank?

Sub ohm tanks give out a lot of vapour. Normally the resistance of the coils would be 0.5Ω or below but any tank that has a resistance of 0.99Ω or below is classed as sub ohm.

What is the temperature control range on a device?

Some mods have temperature control modes - the range shows the temperature that the coils will heat up to when the product is in use. This is normally between 200°C- 250°C / 392°F – 480°F

I am a beginner, what is the best kit for me?

The One Kit is our most popular and best performing starter kit, developed to ensure that all starter vapers have a smooth transition between smoking and vaping.

How often do I need to replace my coil?

A coil is recommended to be changed roughly every 1 - 4 weeks depending on usage, but if the eliquid discolours or when the tank used tastes burnt then it is probably time to change the coil within your tank.

How long does my battery last before I need to recharge it?

Depending on the size of your battery and how often you use the device, this can differ from 2 - 3 hours to a full day. The higher the mAh (Milliamphour - measurement of ampage of a battery) the longer your battery will last you - this is also dependant on the power you set your device to fire at.

Why does my coil taste burnt?

The cotton within the coil may not be saturated correctly and therefore has been burnt when used, you should replace the coil as soon as possible. This should return the flavour back to its original state.

Do I need a spare battery for my electronic cigarette and when should I replace them?

Some batteries can last between 6 - 12 months if looked after correctly. If the device has an internal battery you may need to buy a new device after its time. If your device has an external battery then you can always buy spares and use these on a rotation system to prolong the lives of the batteries. It is always handy to have a spare just in case you need it, so next time you're at a our vape shop don't forget to collect your free battery case with every battery purchase.

How do I stop my tank from leaking?

Leaking can be caused by flooding the cotton and coil with too much e-liquid. A way to solve this is to clear away any excess liquid then turn the wattage up by 5 - 10 watts for a few puffs to heat the excess into vapour, then turn it back down again. If this still doesn't work then you may need to change the coil as through usage the cotton within the coil can deteriorate and soak less e-liquid.

Regarding batteries, what does mAh mean?

mAh stands for milliamps per hour. This is a measurement of amperage of a battery. E.g. 3000mAh battery will stay charged for longer time compared to a 2500mAh battery

How do I get more vapour out of my device?

There are two ways of increasing vapour, either you can turn up the power of your device or use a tank with a lower resistance coil. For more information on how to get more vapour from your e-cig, check out our blog on cloud chasing!

What does SSOCC stand for in the phrase, Kanger SSOCC coils?

SSOCC stands for Stainless Steel Organic Cotton Coil, these are manufactured by Kangertech and can be used in a variety of their tanks such as the CL tank 2.0 or the Protank 4 2.0.

What’s the difference between voltage and wattage?

Voltage is the direct current given out by the battery and the wattage is the measure of power distributed to the coil from the battery. Wattage can be changed easily using a variable wattage device.

Why are the batteries wrapped with coloured plastic?

This is a protective casing for your battery, if the plastic is damaged in any way it is advised to replace the battery immediately in the interests of safety. Please refer to our battery safety guidelines.

What is the best temperature to vape at on Temperature control mode?

A good starting point would be at either 240°C or 540°F. From here you will then be able to adjust the temperature of the mod yourself to suit what you need.

Is it safe to charge your device overnight?

It is best to charge the batteries while you are awake and they are in sight. If you have a power surge in your house you want to be able to act quickly to avoid the battery causing damage to your property or person.


If you require any further information or simply have a few questions, why not check out our vape guides page to learn more. We’re always available to assist you in getting the most out of your device so please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team or visit a vape shop near me where our colleagues will be more than happy to assist you.