Stop Burning Your Wicks and Coils

Matt Wallace
Dec. 10, 2015
by Matt Wallace


Exhaustion of wicks and coils faster than you should is a problem that many vapers experience, especially, newbies. To understand how you can avoid burning your wicks and coils, you’ve to find and then learn the root cause of this problem. With that said, here are some of the major cause of wick and coil burns and how they can be prevented.

High Voltage and Wattage
Vaping on high wattages and voltages can cause your wicks and coils to burn up. First, the high voltage will burn the wick inside your coil. This’ll lead to poor saturation of your e-liquid in the coils. Hence, heat will build up in your coil causing it to burn or even pop. To prevent this situation, the best solution is to reduce you vaping voltage. Start with the lowest voltage and progress upwards by the hour. Also, consider purchasing high quality coils that’ll not easily burn.

Chain Vaping
Your wicks and coils will burn quickly if you vape all day on your device without giving it a break. Chain vaping causes overheating in your coils which’ll lead to burning of the wick and eventually, your coil will also burn.This situation can be avoided by taking a break in between your vaping sessions. Also, take a few seconds before taking another hit from your vaping device.

E-Liquid Base
The type of base used in your e-liquid may also be a reason why your wicks and coils burn out quickly. E-juices with a vegetable glycerine base tend to make your wicks and coils burn easily. This is because vegetable glycerine is thick, thus it doesn’t efficiently saturate the wick. Also, it tends to be sugary and can cause caramelization in the wicks when exposed to heat. The solution to this is to purchase propylene glycol based e-liquids or those that have a higher PG ratio.

These are just a few causes for burning your wicks and coils. I would recommend that those who’re new to vaping or haven’t been doing it long enough, learns these causes and how to prevent them. This way, you’ll have a better vaping experience.





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