In this article, we’re going to explore a number of things about vape prime coils. You must have heard the word “priming” a lot and might think it is a complicated process.
Don’t worry, I’ll clarify the meaning of priming further down. Now, let’s find out more about what a vape prime coil is and why it’s important to prime a coil when using a vape for the first time.
What is Priming a Vape Coil?
Priming a coil means that it’s thoroughly soaked with E-liquid before vaping. Without priming, the wick might get burnt when the battery is activated. This is also known as a ” dry hit”, in which the vapour tastes very awful.
Please note that you’ll typically do this when using a new coil, not just when using a new vaping device for the first time.
The Importance of Coil Priming
The coil is the heart of a vaping device. It works as the heating element to turn the E-liquid into vapour. To have a good vaping experience, coil priming is very necessary. Priming the coil has the following benefits.
- Prevent the wicking material from being burned
- Heighten flavour intensity
- Making the coil last longer
The Process of Priming a Coil
It’s really important to prime a coil when you first use the device. Here’s how to vape a coil effectively:
- Drip the vape juice directly into the cotton in the air holes in your coil until you see the cotton is wet.
- Screw the coil back and fill up the tank with vape juice.
- Wait for 5-10 minutes to allow the coil to absorb the E-liquid.
- Take a few priming puffs without pressing the fire button of your vape device.
- If your device has adjustable power, turn it to a low setting and then gradually increase the power to your desired preference.
The Coil Priming Time
It’s recommended to leave your coil to prime for as long as 5-30 minutes. The longer you leave it the better, but don’t be oversoaking. If oversoaked, your vape may produce a gurgling sound or experience leaking.
Most coils are ready to vape around 5-10 minutes. Please note that thinner E-liquids that are high in propylene glycol absorb more quickly than thicker E-liquids that are high in vegetable glycerine.
The Lifespan of a Coil
The average lifespan of vape coils is two weeks, but coils need to be replaced regularly. Generally, the lifespan of a coil depends on a number of factors, such as the device usage time, power settings and chosen E-liquid.
But when you notice the following signs, it’s time to replace a new coil.
- The vape tastes burnt
- Changes in flavour
- The device produces a gurgling sound consistently
In conclusion, priming a coil is very important when you first time use the device. By understanding how to prime a coil and the importance and lifespan of a coil, we have a deep insight into coils.
Vape Prime Coil: FAQ
How many drops does it take to prime a coil?
For standard coils, drip a couple of drops of E-liquid is enough. If you’re using larger coils you can also add a couple of drops onto the exposed cotton through the holes around the coil.
Can you prime a coil too much?
Over-priming your coil can cause leaking issues, which leaves you with an unpleasant vaping experience.
What happens if you prime your vape coil improperly?
- Oversoaking the wicking material or flooding the wire chamber can cause gurgling sounds or leaking when you vape.
- Improper priming can cause a dry hit or a burnt taste when vaping.
How do I know if my coil is flooded?
When you vape, there is little or no vapour, and you may also notice bubbling and gurgling sounds.