Issues with Burning Coils very fast

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Reroka, Oct 8, 2013.

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  1. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member

    Ok, so I am using a Pro Tank 2 with a 1.8Ohm Coils. My Battery is the 1100 Mah battery, not a VV a steady 3.7. However I am burning coils left and right with the pro tank 2. I am not sure as to why but It seems as soon as I put a new coil in in about 4 puffs my coils has burned. I have no clue what is going on.
  2. CommaHolly

    CommaHolly Vaping Master

    do you have a meter to make SURE the coil is really 1.8??? 1.8 should be fine with that, I believe,,,,,,,,I use a 1.8 coil with my 3.7 volt device.
  3. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter Pride Male

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    Well, that comes out to about 7.6 watts. ProTank recommends 6.5 watts...try turning it down just a bit. They really don't do well over 7 watts. If you want more power, you are gonna need to rebuild the coils with some mesh and wire, then your limits are a bit more generous.

    3.5 volts comes out to 6.8 watts. And it probably will make quite a difference in your coil life.


    Sorry. I see you have a constant voltage. Get you some 2.2 ohm coils. They will do much better... (6.2 watts)
  4. Clarity_Infinite

    Clarity_Infinite Full Member

    Yea a 2.2 is the best for non-variable imo. Every juice has different thickness and consistency.
  5. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member

    So If i order some 2.5s would this fix the issue. Edited due to wrong info.
  6. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member

    Why is it so many people leave out pertinent information. If it only happens with one liquid the problem is the liquid.

    My first question is what do you mean? The coil pops (breaks)? You get a burnt taste? Other?

    Second question is have you tried it in a different tank?
  7. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member

    To answer your questions, Yes it happens with the other tanks I have, Some coil different tank, I have tried 6 different tanks, Yes it seems to happen with all my liquids. This is the first time I expired this issue.

  8. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member

    What?! Which is it?
  9. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member


    Sorry I fixed my post, Yes it happens with the two liquids I have, ONe chocalate, the other afternoon delight from MBV.

  10. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member

    Define burning coils? Just a burnt taste or the coils pop?
  11. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member

    When I exhale the vape has a burnt taste, While I am inhaling the getr what sounds like a fizle or popping sound. That the best I can explain. Like a a wick of a firecraker.
  12. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member

    That makes more sense. I haven't used chocolate flavors but I hear they burn at a lower watts. The earlier posts may be right. That can be fixed by higher ohm coils or lower volts battery.

    The other possibility is the thicker liquid is not wicking fast enough. The PT heads should have 2 flavor wicks laying on top of the coil. You can remove 1 to see if it helps but that could cause a new problem of flooding. That would be the easiest to test.

    If you can make it into a B&M they might let you use a VV. Go in with a fresh tank, turn it down all the way and see if that does better. If so the higher ohm coils should work with your current battery.
  13. tgardner23

    tgardner23 Senior Member

    It also depends on the juice in my protanks I can't seem to use dark juice in them at all it has to be pretty clear juice in my for some odd reason

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  14. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter Pride Male

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    Again...regardless of all other things, if you run your ProTank over 6.5 watts, you run the risk of burning wicks, coils, juice. It is clearly recommended for 6.5 watts. So if you have only a 3.7 volt device...

    1.8 ohms means (3.7 x 3.7)/1.8=7.61 watts
    2.2 ohms means (3.7 x 3.7)/2.2=6.22 watts
    2.5 ohms means (3.7 x 3.7)/2.5=5.48 watts

  15. Reroka

    Reroka Senior Member

    Last night I ordered at VV Itaste svd. So I only have a few more days then I will have a much better set up. For now I will stop by and get some higher ohm coils to last me. This is the first time I have ran in to this issue. I am not sure what ohm coil came with the system but I did not have this problem till i changed them out.
  16. JMarca

    JMarca E-Cig Afficionado

    The problem you're describing sounds like it has more to do with the juice and less to do with a resistance or other technical problem. I've been DIY'ing since Nov '12 and I can tell you not all juices are created equal. Sweet and savory juices tend to eat up coils and alot of people including myself have had the exact issue you describe. Also thicker juices may be harder for those coils to wick, could be related as well. Though they usually last alot longer than 4 puffs which is why I'm still saying it might be related to your problem.
  17. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru

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    A PT kit typically comes with a 2.2 and 2.5 ohm head.

    I agree with Eddard - even 3.7 volts can run a 1.8 ohm Kanger coil too hot. Hell, I find that even 3.2 volts is practically too much for a new 1.8 ohm Kanger coil. Because of that I quit using them - there just isn't any room to adjust the voltage any lower with the 1.8 ohm coils. The 2.2 ohm coils seem to be the best happy medium.

    The other issue that sorta came up here is your liquids. In general, very dark or very sweet liquids can gunk up a coil really fast - in a matter of days if not hours. If you love that chocolate you just may have to get used to cleaning coils very often. Mind you, running a coil too hot is only going to make the problem happen even faster. Once you crud up a coil with flavorings and sweetener "burned" onto the wick anything you try to vape after that is just gonna taste... burned.

    Have you checked out the cleaning methods for Kanger coils yet? Don't toss any of the "bad" coils out - they can be rescued with cleaning. Just set the used 1.8 ohm coils aside for now until you get your VV battery.
  18. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master

    Thank you everyone who contributed here.
    I learned A TON!!
  19. Butters78

    Butters78 Vaping Master

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  20. suspectK

    suspectK Vaping Master

    You made my, sir. That makes me want to watch anchorman.
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