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Factors That Will Determine an Awesome Vape Coil

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Most vapers are aware of the fact that the coil that they use has a lot to do with whether or not they’ll be satisfied with their vaping experience. The coil is one of the most important factors of the vaping setup as it serves as the middleman between the mod and the e-liquid. Therefore, choosing the right coil requires that a person takes a lot of things into consideration.

If you’re not particularly technologically savvy, the world of coils can be complicated and intimidating. After all, there is so much technical jargon involved, and not everyone fully understands what all of those terms really mean. The problem is that if you end up choosing the wrong coil for your vaping setup, you won’t get the satisfying experience that you crave, and you may even end up ruining your e-liquid or damaging your device.

We’re gonna break down all of the factors that must be considered when selecting a vape coil. This way, you can be able to make the most informed purchase for your setup so that your vaping needs can truly be satisfied.

What’s a Vape Coil?

A vape coil is the heating element that allows the e-liquid to turn into vapor that can be easily and comfortably inhaled. A vaping setup generally consists of three components: the mod, the atomizer and the coil. The atomizer is the vessel that contains the e-liquid, and the coil sits somewhere inside of it. The atomizer is attached to the mod that contains the battery.

When we fire a device, we tell the mod’s battery to provide power to the coil. This allows the coil to heat up, and that increase in temperature changes the e-liquid into vapor. Therefore, you can understand why the coil is so important. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to vape at all.

A vape coil consists of a coiled wire that conducts heat. It also contains a wick that absorbs e-juice This allows the heat of the wire to vaporize the juice that’s absorbed into the wick, and what produces each hit when a device is fired.

A Quick Word on Vape Coils for Tanks vs. Vape Coils for Cartridges

Today, there are two main types of coils out there, and each one corresponds with a specific type of atomizer. Vape tanks are used with conventional mod setups, while cartridges are used with pod systems. Pod systems and box mod systems are two different types of vaping setups, and so the pod cartridges and vape tanks that are used with them are different in many ways. Therefore, the coils that are used with pod systems are very different from the coils that are used with box mod systems, and they cannot be used interchangeably. We will be explaining this compatibility factor in a bit more detail shortly.

What to Look for in a Vape Coil for the Best Vaping Experience Possible

Now, there are six main attributes of a coil, and they are size, ohms, compatibility, brand, price and the type of vaping experience that it is designed to provide.


Coils come in different sizes, and the size refers to its diameter. Size is perhaps the most overlooked attribute of a coil, although it actually determines many aspects of one’s vaping experience. There are small, medium and large coils, and each one is best suited with a specific type of vaping setup.

As a rule of thumb, large coils are ideal for cloud-chasing. This is because the large diameter allows for more e-liquid to absorb into the wick, and it also allows for more airflow. Small coils are associated with a stronger flavor and a tight draw because of the way in which they concentrate the flavor molecules of the vape juice and minimize the amount of air that enters the coil.


It’s safe to say that the resistance level of the coil, which is measured in ohms, is the most important factor to consider. This is because there is a direct, very important relationship between the resistance level of the coil and the output level of your mod. The higher your mod’s output level, the lower the resistance level must be. Using a coil with a resistance level that’s incompatible with your device’s output level can lead to a wide variety of issues such as leaking, burning and spitback.

Luckily, finding the right resistance level for your setup is easy. Any manufactured coils will clearly state on the packaging which output range they are compatible with according to watts.


Another thing that’s extremely important is using the right type of coil with your setup. Like we said, coils that are made for pod systems cannot be used with box mod setups, and vice versa.


The coil’s maker must be considered as well. For one thing, you want to make sure that you buy your coils from a brand that you trust, or one that has a strong reputation. This is because a lot of manufacturers use cheap materials to make their coils, and this can ruin your vaping session.

Another thing is that many brands only make coils for their atomizers. In other words, if you purchase a coil from them and try to use it with a different company’s vaping system, you’ll run into problems. Basically, every company that makes hardware creates coils that are meant to be used with their products, and it’s always best to stick to the coils that were specially designed for the system that you’re using. That’s because these coils were made to bring out the best vaping experience possible when using the compatible hardware.


The price of the coil is something that you should always pay attention to as well. Because of the fact that coils must be replaced regularly, you don’t want to spend too much money on them, so finding a pack of coils that’s affordable is important. However, you also don’t want to spend too little on your coils, because as we said, some companies make low-quality coils. In other words, if the price seems too good to be true, you probably want to stay away.

Vaping Preferences

Lastly, you must take into consideration what the coil is designed to do in terms of your vaping experience. For instance, some coils are made to enhance cloud size, while others are specially designed to give you stronger, richer flavor. The manufacturer will clearly explain what vaping attributes each coil was designed to enhance, so read the product description before making a purchase. Everyone has their own unique vaping preferences and choosing a coil according to these preferences is key if you want to have a vaping experience that truly leaves you feeling satisfied.

The World of Vape Coils May Seem Intimidating…

But, as you can see, it’s just a matter of knowing how different factors produce different effects. The next time you need to purchase a coil for your vaping setup, refer to this guide to take these six factors into consideration. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy immense satisfaction when you vape.

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