Priming a vape coil is a crucial step when installing a new coil in your vape tank. Proper priming helps prevent dry hits, extends the life of your coil, and ensures a better vaping experience. Here’s how to prime a vape coil:

Materials Needed:

  • New vape coil
  • Vape tank with e-liquid
  • Paper towel or tissue
How Do You Prime A Vape Coil

Steps to Prime a Vape Coil:

  1. Preparation:
    • Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling the coil and tank.
  2. Detach the Tank from the Mod:
    • If your tank is attached to your vape mod, remove it to access the coil.
  3. Empty or Drain the Tank (Optional):
    • If you’re changing the coil and switching to a different flavor, it’s a good idea to empty or drain the tank of any remaining e-liquid.
  4. Identify the Coil:
    • Identify the old coil inside the tank and remove it if you haven’t already.
  5. Prime the New Coil:
    • Drip a few drops of e-liquid onto the exposed cotton wicking material of the new coil. Ensure that the cotton is saturated but not oversaturated. The exact number of drops needed can vary based on the coil size, so start with a few drops and observe how the cotton absorbs the liquid.
  6. Assemble the Coil:
    • Screw the primed coil into the base of the tank. Make sure it’s snug but not overtightened to avoid damaging the threads.
  7. Fill the Tank:
    • Fill the tank with e-liquid through the designated fill ports, taking care not to overfill. Leave a small air gap to allow for expansion.
  8. Reassemble the Tank:
    • Reattach the tank to your vape mod if it was removed earlier.
  9. Let It Sit:
    • Allow the tank with the new coil to sit for a few minutes (usually 5-10 minutes) to let the e-liquid fully saturate the coil’s wicking material. This waiting period is essential to prevent dry hits.
  10. Check for Leaks:
    • Before vaping, check for any e-liquid leaks or seepage from the tank. If you notice any leaks, address the issue before using your vape.
  11. Start with Low Wattage:
    • When you’re ready to vape, start at a lower wattage setting to break in the coil gradually. Slowly increase the wattage as you vape to reach your desired power level.
  12. Enjoy Your Vape:
    • Once the coil is properly primed and broken in, you can enjoy your vape as usual.


Properly priming a vape coil ensures that it’s fully saturated with e-liquid and ready to provide a smooth and flavorful vaping experience. Skipping this step can result in a burnt taste and damage to the coil.