For those who have been vaping for a reasonable amount of time, and are slowly getting into the many nuances of this hobby, you will notice that there are a few terms that even intermediate vapers don’t really understand. One such term that not all vapers can grasp readily is coil resistance. What is it and why does such a term exist in vaping. Obviously the coils in this term refers to the coils that heat up and create the vapor when it comes in contact with the e-liquid, but what is it with resistance?
When you say resistance in terms of your coils and vaping, you are referring to how much electricity your coils will allow to flow through it. They call this unit of resistance Ohms. The higher the resistance of your coils, the less electricity will flow through it. The lower the resistance, then the opposite happens – you get more electricity flowing through your coils.
Lower resistance coils often generate more heat, which in turn makes it produce more vapor. Think of this in terms of heating a pan of water over a stove. The lower the heat, the less steam is produced, but if your increase the heat, you will find that more steam will come out of the pan. What this does when translated to vaping is that, the more heat you get from your coils due to their lower resistance, the more vapor you get, which can mean more intense vape flavors and a warmer vapor.
Of course, lower resistance coils have a downside. You will find that, with the amount of energy being used to produce more vapor for each puff, your battery will drain faster. You will also notice that you will consume more e-liquid than when you are using a higher resistance coil, and your battery may need to be changed sooner rather than later due to reduced battery life.
High resistance coils, on the other hand, produce less heat because of the lower electricity flow. This will give you less vapor, which can also mean less flavor and cooler vapor when you puff. Your battery will last longer though, and you won’t go through more e-juice than you probably would with low resistance coils.
What to Choose When Coil Resistance Options Are Presented
When you are caught between choosing low resistance and high resistance coils because of the pros and cons that come with each, you should decide according to your taste. If you want more vapor and a more intense flavor with each puff, then a low resistance coil is what you need. If you want less vapor, and are more into letting the batteries and e-juices last for as long as they should, then a high resistance coils is your best bet.