E-Liquid Cigarettes

The resistance is the real engine of your electronic cigarette. It is she who, in addition to ensuring the tightness of the tank, produces the much sought-after steam. Being part of the consumables of the e-cigarette, the resistors or coil for vaping have a limited lifespan and must be replaced regularly. There are tips to extend the life of your resistors and save money. Whether you have a Vaporesso, Smok, Voopoo, Geekvape, Innokin, Eleaf or Hellvape atomizer or clearomizer, these consumables should be changed at the first signs of the end of life.

The pre-assembled resistors for clearomizer are generally composed of a steel or stainless steel structure, one or more resistive wires as well as a wick, generally made of cotton. This kind of vape resistor does not generally allow a precise visual examination of the resistive wire or the wick. Different names are associated with electronic cigarette resistors: coil, resistors, wick, vape filter.

The reconstructable material resistors are fully visible and allow a quick examination of their condition for maintenance. You will be able to know when to change your resistance to electronic cigarettes thWhich coil is compatible with my clearomiser?

There is no norm or standard for an e-cigarette coil. Each clearomizer has precise compatibility with resistors. It is therefore essential to properly identify your clearomiser before looking for the resistances.

On the sheet of each clearomiser, we specify the resistors compatible with their range of use, and when to change the resistor of an electronic cigarette.

Without being standard, some formats of vaping coils are compatible with many clearomisers, such as Vaporesso’s EUC coils, and thus allow a wide variety of vaping without changing material. Generally, a Vaporesso, Eleaf, Innokin, Smok, Kanger or Joyetech coil will be compatible with the clearomizer of the same vape brand, but there are inter-compatibilities between the Eleaf, Smoktech or Kanger brands. Check the data sheet of each product sheet.

What type of coil should I choose for my clearomiser? 

Some models of clearomizers offer the choice among many models of resistors. Finding it is not necessarily easy.

 Each resistive wire has a specific behaviour and offers a different flavour rendering. Their assessment is entirely subjective and cannot be generalized. The choice of resistive wire and assembly will also have an impact on the duration of an electronic cigarette resistance. Indeed, the more the coil of your vaper is simple and low in oHm, the more the lifespan of your vape resistance will be reduced. Simply because the heating will be greater in sub-ohm and the volume of material more easily deteriorated. To extend the life of an electronic cigarette coil, you will need to vape between 3.7 and 4.2V, favour a value greater than 1ohm and select a thick wire.

However, the resistive wires imply the use of a particular mode:

Kanthal and Nichrome work only in variable power mode.

Nickel and Titanium work only in temperature control.

Stainless steel, on the other hand, can be used indifferently for variable power and temperature control.

The choice of resistive wire is therefore as much guided by your vape as by the capacities of your mod or battery. Please note that the temperature control modes are strictly specific to each material. If in doubt when changing the resistance of your vape, the material used is indicated on the body of the resistance.


The lifetime of a resistor is therefore very subjective and subject to many variables. Only you can determine when to change the resistance of your electronic cigarette, and this depends on the factors mentioned above. However, there are resistors for long-lasting electronic cigarettes. The coils of rebuildable atomizers can be used for several weeks or even months. If you like the MTL vape, these resistors have a good lifespan, provided you respect the power ranges and the recommended PG/VG rates. We can note that brands like Geekvape or Vaporesso offer sub-ohm vape coils that last much longer than a few years ago.