In which case should the resistance be changed?

The question that every vaper will have asked themselves at least once is how to know when the time has come to change their electronic cigarette resistance.

There are several scenarios of course, but the most common of all will be when the resistance is simply at the end of its life.

Starting to get a slightly burnt taste? Flavours that are no longer up to their usual rendering? Or even more difficulty in being able to “pull” on your e-cigarette? It’s time to replace your resistance (called coil at times (especially on rebuildable atomiatomizers wick for some).

Another possibility: mount another resistance because you completely change the style of e-liquid.

And even worse if you go from a menthol juice to a big gourmand…

In this case, wanting to change resistance is not too much!

Something rather rare but which happens: a defective resistance. Your e-cig does not recognize your resistance at all or badly?

It may be unusable for manufacturing reasons. In this case, it will be necessary to put another one to vape.

Last option: a resistance burnt by accident. It happens 

Too high a power compared to the power range recommended by the manufacturer, a bad initiation of resistance and you have already given your resistance a shot before you have even enjoyed your first puff!

Here again, it will therefore be necessary to change resistance very logically.

What type of resistor should I buy?

There are as many resistances as materials and are often available in several versions depending on the power at which you will vape.

Tight draw, aerial vape, CBD, nicotine salts, power of the vape, type of e-liquids … So many factors that will guide you towards a particular choice of resistance adapted to your vaper!

To simplify, we are going to give you some general indications to see a little more about your choice of resistance.

Concerning the e liquids superior to 12 mg/ml of nicotine as well as the cannabidiol or the nic salts, it is necessary to move towards a resistance superior to 1 ohm.

For juices between 6 and 12 mg/ml, it will instead be resistance between 0.5 and 1 ohm.

Finally, below 0.5 ohms, these will generally be the lowest nicotine levels.

It is quite possible to vape e-juices in 0 mg on all coils, even greater than 1 ohm in MTL (tight draw), but the reverse will be more complicated. 

Indeed, vaping 18 mg on a low resistance ( DTL or sub-ohm ) will provide a hit in the throat that is difficult to bear for most!

Now place to the ratios PG / VG which direct rather towards such or such resistance.

With a PG rate greater than or equal to 50%, we will focus more on MTL (0.8 ohms and more) so as not to clog the resistance too much and optimize the rendering of flavours.

For an e-liquid between 30 and 50% propylene glycol, it will generally be resistances between 0.5 and 0.8 ohms.

Below 0.5 ohm, we can use PG up to 30% and less without worry. 

We will just avoid the full VG (100% vegetable glycerin ) on the premade resistors of the clearomisers because it will clog them very quickly and their lifespan will decrease considerably.

Here, we will therefore favour the reconstructable ( RDA dripper or RTA or even RDTA atomizer ).