Are all E-Liquids Compatible?
There are many different types of e-liquids with different properties and ingredients. As a new vaper, you may find yourself asking if all e-liquids are compatible? The different types have grown over the years with coils and tanks evolving to adapt towards these different types of e-liquids. For example, some e-liquids have a thinner consistency meaning it would be higher PG based and would be best vaped on a higher ohm / tighter coil.
There are a few factors to consider, so we’ll make it as clear as possible so you understand which e-liquids are compatible, the different types of e-liquid and the difference between them.
Can you use any vape liquid in any vape pen?
In summary, no. You should use an e-liquid that is designed for your vape pen or device – or vice versa.
The coils that your device uses is where your decision will lie for what e-liquid you should be using.
The general rule of thumb is this:
What's my coils resistance?
You should check the ohm information of your coils before making a purchase of any e-liquid.
Most coils have small writing on the coil itself about ideal wattage and ohms so check there, if not – take a look at the box. If you still have not found your answer, google the name of your coil and you should find your answer.
If you purchased your coil from us, find your coil and information about it in our coil section.
For a more detailed guide on coil ohmage, read this great article.
Different types of vape juice flavours
70/30 VG/PG Eliquid
High VG based e-liquid is thicker, sweeter and will produce bigger, softer clouds. By softer, we mean a smoother throat hit compared to other ratios. As previously mentioned, high VG e-liquid is generally best for coil resistances of 1.0ohms and below. It tends to be sweeter as Vegetable Glycerin has a naturally sweet taste.
30/70 VG/PG Eliquid
High PG based e-liquid is thinner, allows for a more concentrated taste of the other flavours included in the vape juice, produces smaller clouds with a harsher throat hit. You will typically get high PG e-liquid in a higher nicotine level due to it’s mouth-to-lung draw nature allowing you to use higher nicotine without it hurting your throat as much. Again, as previously mentioned it’s designed for coils with a resistance of 1.0ohms and below.
Nicotine Salt E-liquid
Nicotine salt (or nic salt) is a type of naturally forming nicotine found in leaf tobacco. In a stupidly simple but chemically complex way, nic salt e-liquids are the most efficient way to deliver nicotine to your body. A large number of vapers say they find that nic salts deliver a more satisfying experience, saying e-liquid with nicotine salt is easier to inhale thanks to its bio-compatibility. Users have cited throat hits of reduced harshness and are able to use more powerful liquids, taking in more nicotine for each vape. Many users of lower-powered devices have started to embrace nic salts.
More About E-liquid
While we’ve covered the basics, there are many more properties to different types of e-liquid.
Some brands tend to put a lot of sweetener if their vape juice, which will lead to fast burning coils. Read more about coil saving e-liquid.
There is also different ratios of PG and VG, one of which is 50/50 PG/VG e-liquid. These are a great medium which cover many coils and especially great for vapers who like both characteristics of VG and PG E-liquid. The general rule of thumb about which coils to use for different e-liquid types still stands, however 50/50 e-liquid will work perfectly with coils that have a resistance of around 1.0 ohms. CBD and Salt tends to be 50/50 PG/VG based.