Coil Types of Extract Vaporizers
There are a lot of different ways to enjoy extracts but vape pens are among the most popular and it’s easy to see why. They are portable, convenient, and are the easiest to use of all the extract vapes. The most complicated thing about vape pens is the types of coil—aka atomizer—that they use, and even that isn’t too hard to understand. The coil types of extract vaporizers will be even easier to understand once you’ve finished reading this article, so let’s get going.
Quartz Rod Coils
These consist of a metal wire wrapped around a small quartz rod. The metal is usually titanium and a vape pen can have one or more quartz rod coils though dual quartz rod coils are the most common. The more coils a vaporizer has, the more intense the heat that it produces and the faster it heats up. Those are the main benefits of quartz rod coils but they also produce harsh, intense vapor and big clouds, so those are also advantages for people who enjoy those attributes when they vape.
There are some negative aspects to quartz coils as well, of course. One of the big problems with quartz rod coils is that they are hard to clean, which can make maintenance a chore. Also, quartz coils don’t retain heat well so users need to keep their vape pens turned on for a longer time in order to keep up the temperature. That results in vape pens with quartz rod coils using more power than other types of coils over the same amount of time. They are also more difficult to load than other coils because you have to place your dab on a narrow strip of coil. For these reasons, quartz rod coils are better for intermediate and advanced users instead of beginners.
Some vapes like the KandyPens Amber (Review | Buy) come with two coils- Ceramic and Quartz Rods, so you can try both and decide which works better.
PROS Fast Heat Times | Pure Flavors | Thick Clouds
CONS Low Heat Retention | Higher Maintenance | Vapor Can Be Too Harsh For Some People
These can more accurately be described as bowls or dishes rather than coils. That gives them an immediate advantage of being easy to load and easy to clean. There are other advantages to ceramic coils as well, one of them is that they produce great-tasting vapor because ceramic is a neutral material. That means it does not have any effect on the flavor of the wax so the taste is always pure. Another positive that may seem like a negative at first, is that ceramic has a slow heat time. That might seem bad, but what it means is that since the wax heats up more slowly, the vapor produced is not harsh or intense. That means ceramic coils produce a smooth vaping experience that is more palatable for most users.
Ceramic also retains heat well, so the vaporizer does not need to be constantly fired up while you vape, which increases the battery duration. Ceramic coils aren’t fragile but they can crack or break if they are dropped. This shouldn’t be a worry to most users but it is something that they should be aware of. Cloud chasers will be disappointed by ceramic coils because they don’t produce big, dense clouds. For everyone else, the high flavor quality, and all the other positive attributes of quartz coils will be enough to overcome that minor shortcoming.
A few examples of Ceramic Coil Pens- CloudV Flash (Review | Buy) and the Qloudup Nexus (Review | Buy).
PROS Great Flavor Quality | Easy to Load | Good Heat Retention | Relatively Easy To Clean
CONS Can Be a Little Fragile | Produce Smaller, Less Dense Clouds Than The Other Coil Types
Extract vaporizers are a great way to enjoy wax, but what type of coil is for you? Use this guide to the coil types of extract vaporizers to find out.