The first thing to say is don’t worry if your vape tastes burnt. This happens to everyone and it is easy to fix. It tastes burnt because the wick inside your Voopoo Vape Kit has dried out and burned up when it was heated. The wick is the part of your vaporizer that soaks up the eliquid from the tank. The wick holds onto this eliquid before it is turned into vapor when the coil heats up. If the wick is not fully saturated with eliquid when you take a puff, this material can char and leave a foul taste in your mouth. Vapers call this a ‘dry hit.’
All coils fail eventually, but different vapers go through them at different speeds. Some heavy users may change their coil every week, while others might only need to swap coils once a month. It varies from device to device, but we expect most vaporizer coils to last for about two or three weeks. Once a coil has been burnt there isn’t much you can do to get rid of the taste, except change the coil. But there are some things that you can do to extend the lifespan of your coil. Everyone experiences burnt coils, but many new vapers will burn coils out quickly because they don’t know how to protect them. With this in mind, this troubleshooting guide is geared more towards newer vapers who use less advanced devices. But that doesn’t mean that experienced vapers won’t learn a thing or two as well. Read on to find out how to save money on coils and get the best flavor hit out of every vape.
If you’ve just changed to a new coil and still getting a burnt taste it could be due to chain vaping, when you take puff after puff with barely any break in between. It is probably the most common cause of coil burning, especially for new vapers. Most vapers chain vape at some point. Even experienced vapers can be a bit too handy with the ignition button when they have a tasty Voopoo Drag 2 Mini in the tank. Chain vaping can damage your coil because it doesn’t give the wick enough time to soak up more eliquid between puffs. This causes the wick to dry out and burn.
Stopping burnout by chain vaping sounds easy. Just leave 15 or 20 seconds of breathing space in between hits. In practice though, it is often trickier than this. Most vapers, particularly new vapers, are ex-smokers and are in the habit of taking lots of short puffs like they would with a cigarette. Many vapers are also hooked on nicotine and chain vaping can help satisfy these cravings. If you are chain vaping to satisfy nicotine cravings, try switching to a VOOPOO Drag X VW Pod Mod Kit 80W with higher nicotine strength. You might also want to switch to an vape juice with a high PG content, as these liquids can provide a more satisfying throat hit, which many ex-smokers crave. You can also practice taking longer, slower hits and putting your vape right back in your pocket to prevent temptation.
If you like chain vaping and don’t want to stop then you might consider switching to a Voopoo Vinci X. These need re-dripping every few puffs, but you don’t have to wait very long for the juice to soak into your wick. These are an advanced product however and not recommended for a new user. Alternatively, you could buy two different devices and cycle between them.