Vape coils (or atomisers) are an essential part of any pen or mod. A coil consists of a wick or cotton that absorbs the e-liquid in your tank and draws it through the heated coil to create the vapour that is inhaled. Coils are one of three main parts that make up an electronic cigarette, the others being the battery and tank.
Which vape coils do I need?
Each brand of vape kit or tank will generally have a specific range of coils to match, so you need to ensure you are choosing the correct ones to fit your device. You won't be able to use a coil from one brand in another brand's device or tank (e.g., you can't use SMOK coils in an Aspire tank). Some brands do, however, create coils that can be used across multiple models of their own devices.
Usually you can find the correct vape coils by matching the names of the product, for example, the Aspire Athos Coils can be used with the Aspire Athos Vape Tank. When shopping at F&S Vape Shop, you can easily identify which coil you need by finding the vape tank on our website and scrolling down to the 'you might also like' section.
How to choose the correct resistance for your vape coils
Coil resistance ranges from 0.15 to 3.0 ohms and is split into two types, sub-ohm and higher resistance. Sub ohm vape coils run below 1 ohm and are designed for use with high-VG e-liquids making them suitable for direct to lung vaping. Providing lower resistance and higher temperatures, sub-ohm devices burn e-liquid faster for thicker clouds and a more flavoursome vape.
Higher resistance vape coils run above 1 ohm and are designed for use at lower temperatures. Preferred by new vapers, they burn e-liquid more slowly making them perfect for mouth to lung vaping, creating a vape that is more similar to smoking a traditional cigarette.
How often should vape coils be changed?
Based on 500 puffs a day usage, it is calculated that you will usually need to replace your vape coils every two weeks. If you prime your coils and use them correctly, you can extend the time between changes - you can find more information on vape coil care here.
Buy vape coils at F&S Vape Shop
F&S Vape Shop stock a wide variety of vape coils that are compatible with all leading tank brands including Aspire, Innokin, Smok, Eleaf, and Uwell. Browse the full range below and order online for fast UK delivery.