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Why Are There So Many Different Coils?

Each different vape device, generally speaking, has its own selection of differnt coils available to it. These coils will different in both;

a. the resistance 
b. the power rating they operate at. 

This guide is here to explain the difference between vape coils.

So you've got your device and you've got through the coils that were included in the box. Now you're needing to get some more to get away from that burning flavour, which ones do you go for?


It's going to be a little trial and error to find what you're looking for. First things first we need to decide what you're wanting out of your vape and the resistance is a good place to start. For a mouth to lung device, you may have the option for a 0.8Ω coil, or a coil with a resistance of 1.2Ω. A general rule of thumb is, the lower the resistance, the higher the wattage. On top of that, the lower the resistance, the looser the draw.

Power Rating

The other important metric to look out for is what power the coil is happy at, this is measured by wattage. A thicker 70/30 ratio e-liquid will need to be fired at around 30w or higher, whereas a thinner 50/50 e-liquid or a nicotine salt will be better fired at under 30w.

All coils will have the resistance and power rating etched onto the side of it. Depending on what you’re wanting from your vape will dictate the right coil for you, we recommend trying multiple kinds to find the right one for you.

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