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Ohms on Your Coil Explained
Everyone at some point in vaping will have to or already has bought a coil or coils. What a lot of people often don't pay attention to is the ohms of a coil. While that might sound odd to the experienced vapor many people simply aren't explained what the ohm on their coil means and how it can effect your vape mod. Without getting to technical we're going to give a short simple explanation on Ohm's Law and how the ohm of your coil can effect you vaping experience.
So what exactly is a coil? The coil or wick as they use to be called and still sometimes are is basically what is heated up by the battery. The actual coil itself is just small wire wrapped around a wick. That wire is heated up which in turn heats up the wick and the ejuice absorbed by the wick. That eliquid is turned into vapor which after travelling through the tank is what you inhale when you vape. There typically two types of coils, single coil and double coil. The single coil is basically what was described above, a double coil is simply two coils and two wicks. Almost all new tanks and really any tank made within the last 2 or so years are bottom coils meaning the coil is at the bottom of the tank. You may also start to see the acronym BVC which stands for bottom vertical coil meaning that the coil is built vertically instead of horizontally. BVC was made very common from Aspire first with the Nautilus tank and then with their regular tanks. For the most part whether using a single, dual, or BVC coil will depend on what the tank requires. Kanger protank 1 and 2 are single coil, Protank 3 and aerotanks are dual coils. ASpire Nautilus is now a single BVC. Which is better? There really is no better or worse as it really depends on what you like and what gives you the best flavor and vape. Generaly speaking the Aspire Nautilus and Nautilus Mini with their BVC coils are considered some of the best vaping and flavor tanks out, ubt it's god to try a couple different options to see what you like if you can.
Where do you find the ohm of your coil? Most of the time it will be on the side of the coil, probably in very fine print. Some of the more common ohms are 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.5 ohms. What do those numbers mean for you the vapor? General rule of thumb is the lower the ohm(lower the number) the harder the hit, more vapor, warmer the vape, and shorter the battery life before recharging. You will have just the opposite with a higher home(higher number) which will result in less of a hit, not as much amount of vapor, and a cooler vape, and longer battery life before rechargin. Neither of these is better than the other as it is mostly personal preference as to what you may like. If you have a variable voltage or variable wattage battery you will be able to personalize your vape experience even more. If you are unsure of what ohm to use try something around 1.8ohms and adjust from there
Next time when buying coils be sure to check out what ohms are available and if possible try a few different as you may find that you get a better vape out of an ohm you haven't use yet.