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Beginners Guide – How To Properly Prime A Vape Coil

As the vape industry continues to grow, many individuals are interested in figuring out how to get the most out of vaping. We all know that the flavour tends to disappear as you vape, but priming a coil can help ensure that you get the most flavour possible. The question remains: how do you prime a coil?

There are several steps involved in priming a coil, and it is relatively easy. For those who don’t know, the coil is the heating element of a vape device. Let’s examine how you can prime a coil so that you don’t have to deal with the dissatisfaction of a burnt coil.

What Is Priming A Coil?

You may not be familiar with what exactly it takes to prime a coil. The answer here is simple: you should ensure that there is enough E-liquid saturating the coil. If there isn’t enough E-liquid, it means that your coil could potentially “burn out” when the heat is applied. Obviously, no one who vapes wants this to happen!

Priming a coil also means that the wick absorbs the E-liquid in a more uniform fashion. The time that you should spend priming a coil depends on a number of factors, such as the resistance of the coil. This is measured in ohms.

Do I Always Need To Prime The Coils?

If you are not interested in priming vape coils, then it’s possible to purchase products where the coil actually doesn’t need to be primed. You could purchase pre-filled pods where the coil and wicking material is already saturated. However, there may be situations in which there are pre-filled pods designed to keep the E-liquid separate. In this instance, let the pod stand for several minutes before heating it.

Low Resistance Coils And High Resistance Coils

A high resistance coil with a low battery means that it takes less time for the coil to be primed. Some people who vape simply decide to leave a coil in a tank and let it soak in this case. A low resistance coil requires more priming.

For low resistance coils, you should add a significant amount of liquid to both the ports and top of the coil. Then, leave the E-liquid to soak further into the coil. One of the best things to do is to leave it there for at least ten minutes for good measure. The next step is to take a couple of dry hits, where you inhale without pressing the fire button. These are also known as “dry hits.”

Ensure that these dry hits are not too deep or long because it could mean that the coil could flood. While there’s nothing wrong with taking some dry hits, make sure that you do not take more than five. Those who vape should also break in the wire by taking short hits for the first ten drags, and some may want to consider using the new coil at a lower wattage at first. After some time, you can increase to normal wattage.

To find a coil suitable for your device, click here to have a look at our great selection of coils.

Have a look at this video by The Cloudy Boys to see how you should be priming your coils.

1 Comment

  1. January 30, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Nathan Blake

    The number of people using vape is growing as it is a good alternative for smoking. People are looking to get the most out of it as flavours start disappearing after continuous usage.

    This article explains in detail about priming the coil. It is also important to know when to prime a coil. Thank you very much for this informative article.

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