JOMO Tech Royal 60 Replacement Coils
The Royal 60, being the latest in technology, has a choice of 2 coils : standard or mesh.
The standard coil is a 0.25 ohm coil which produces heaps of vapor and has the usual life span of 3 - 4 weeks [some people get longer out of them than others and that's generally dependent on the liquids they're vaping : darker liquids will kill a coil quicker than lighter liquids].
The mesh coil has a lower resistance, 0.17 ohms to be exact, and produces bucket loads of vapor with a fabulously full, rich flavour. The organic cotton inside the coil is held in by a fine sheet of mesh [instead of a coil of wire] which distributes the heat evenly over the entire surface of the coil, vaporising the liquids perfectly and producing purer flavours. I'm not entirely sure of their life span yet, but I'm thinking it's most likely similar to all of JOMO Tech's other coils, so 3 - 4 weeks. The only other point to make about the mesh coils is that they can be a little thirstier than the standard coils.
Available for purchase as a single coil or in a pack of 5.
How to replace the Coil
Priming the Coil
Important Information about Coils
So obviously, you need to have an empty tank when you go to change the coil . . . Captain Obvious is back again!
Now you can unscrew and remove the spent coil easily.
Prime a new coil and screw it in to place. Take care not to cross thread the coil as you screw it in and make sure it's secure and tightly screwed in. There's no need to go all Incredible Hulk on it, just make sure it's tight.
Put the glass tank back into place, making sure that it sits directly on top of the opaque seal on the base of the tank.
As you screw the top cap and mouthpiece assembly back on, you'll notice that the glass tank settles down into it's correct place as you tighten the top cap down.
Again, there's no need to screw it down hard . . . it only needs to be tight enough to ensure tank and seal are seated correctly and the top cap isn't going to come off.
The reason why coils come out of the base when you unscrew the top cap is that every time you screw the top cap back on, you tighten it down a little further than last time . . . it's not deliberate, it just happens naturally [we all do it].
At some stage, it gets to a point where it is screwed in really tight to the top cap and so when you take the top cap off, the coil comes out with.
That's why it's good to get into the habit of checking the coil every time you remove the top cap. If you're ever going to have problems with your e-cig, I can almost guarantee that it will be something to do with the coil.
So take a look at the coil : you'll see 4 slots in the sides of the coil, spaced evenly around the body, and you can also see the white organic cotton through the holes. Put 2 - 3 drops of liquid into the holes [you'll see it disappear pretty much instantly as the organic cotton sucks it up].
Once the coil is primed, you can then screw it into place and fill the tank.
You need to let the e-cig stand for a few minutes to allow the organic cotton to become totally soaked with liquid.
When the coil is ready for use, you'll see that the liquid level in the tank has gone down. Make sure that the liquid level completely covers the holes in the side of the coil at the very least, however, it's probably best practice to top the tank up at this point.
[Pay attention now, this stuff is really important, seriously]
* NEVER dry fire these coils. If you hit the fire button when the coil isn't immersed in liquid, you'll just burn it out, pretty much instantly : it only takes a couple of seconds to burn when it's completely dry and just as a side note, it absolutely reeks when it burns and the smell hangs around for a while too . . . nasty . . .
* NEVER let the liquid level in the Tank fall below the round holes in the sides of the coil [the priming holes if you like]. If the liquid level does fall below the holes, the Organic Cotton inside the coil will begin to dry out. Do not use the unit until you've refilled the Tank and the coil is totally immersed in liquid again. Best practice is to never let the Tank liquid level fall below 1/4 of a Tank.
* Prime each new coil and let the unit stand for a few minutes after filling to ensure that all of the Organic Cotton inside the coil body becomes completely wet. You may notice that the liquid level will go down fairly dramatically when you put in a new coil : remember to make sure that once the coil is fully wet, there is still enough liquid in the Tank to completely cover the coil or more specifically, the priming holes at the very least.
* Best practice is to use a cloth or tissue to remove the spent coil, they're best not grabbed bare handed cause it'll be covered in liquid and you don't want to get liquid on your hands if you can help it. You can also go for tweezers or pliers to remove the coils and when you put the new coil in, you can tighten it with the tweezers or pliers but take care not to damage the coil or over tighten it.
If you are going to remove and replace the coil by hand only, be aware that the top of the coil can be sharp [because of the thread cut into it, there can be a sharp point where the thread starts], so take care not to cut yourself. Remember girls and boys, "Safety First" . . .
* It is recommended that the coils be replaced every 2 - 3 weeks, however, JOMO Tech goes further to suggest that the coils be cleaned in warm water, not boiling, weekly if the user is a very heavy vaper.
If you go with the bathing the coil ritual, it is suggested that you can extend the coil life in excess of a month or so.
PLEASE NOTE : If you do go with the bathing ritual, the coils must be completely dry before you return them to use and washed coils will need to be primed again before being used.
Just as a side note and a bit of a Captain Obvious moment, but make sure you dispose of spent coils by wrapping them up or sealing them in a plastic bag so that any excess liquid will not contaminate your bin.
And here's the second Captain Obvious point : don't leave spent coils anywhere children or pets can access them.