Coils 101 - Coils for Dummies
First Things First… What Is A Coil?
The Coil, previously referred to as the wick, is essentially heated up from the battery.
The Ohms (Ω), also known as the resistance, relate to the amount of power the coil needs to run at optimal settings.
The lower the resistance, the more wattage needed for the coil to function properly. Lower Ohms, Higher Wattage. Higher Ohms, Lower Wattage. Easy!
Selecting The Right Coil
Now that we have that down, what does this mean for selecting the right coils for you?
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- For beginners, we recommend coils that are 1.0 Ω and higher – they demand far less power from your battery, have a softer hit, and they produce a more manageable amount of vapor.
- If you’re looking for more vapor, or prefer a harder hit, you will want to look at coils that fall below the 1.0 Ω resistance rating.
Neither is better or worse than the other; it’s all about personal preference. You might even want to try a few different ones to figure out which one you like best.
The chart below can help provide a little more insight into the resistance spectrum and what that means for your vape experience:
In addition to this helpful visual image, most coils also come with a rating laser-etched on the side of the coil and featured on the packaging.
Along with different resistances, coils can also be made from different metal configurations.
- More complex coils (i.e. the atomizer has more than one coil) are known to increase flavor and vapor production due to the larger amount of surface area.
- Just a few other factors that could play a part in the overall experience.
Lastly, when buying coils, make sure they’re compatible with your tank.