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Will any e-liquid work in my kit?

Hoxton Original Tobacco e-liquid

When deciding which e-liquid to buy alongside your starter kit, you need to make sure to get the right PG/VG balance for your coil. Don't worry - it's a lot easier than it sounds!

Firstly, you'll need to check the resistance of your coil. You'll be able to find it on the packaging for your kit, in the user manual or on the product page on our website. The resistance of a coil is given in ohms. 

As a rule of thumb: 

  • if your coil has a resistance of 1 ohm or above, use 50/50 PG/VG e-liquids or liquids with more PG than VG.
  • if your coil has a resistance under 1 ohm, use e-liquids with more VG than PG.

If the resistance of your coil is over 1 ohm, make sure to choose an e-liquid with a 50/50 PG/VG balance or with higher PG, as high-VG e-liquid (60% VG upwards) is too thick to be absorbed by coils with a >1 ohm resistance. If you try to use a high-VG e-liquid with coils with a resistance of 1 ohm or over, you are likely to experience an unpleasant burnt taste and you will damage your coils. To find an e-liquid that's right for you, use the PG/VG ratio slider on our E-Liquid page to find the balance you're looking for.

Coils with a resistance of under 1 ohm are referred to as "sub-ohm". Generally, vaping on sub-ohm coils is recommended for more advanced vapers, though now there is a wider range of beginner-friendly sub-ohm starter kits available. If the resistance of your coil is under 1 ohm, use e-liquids with a higher ratio of VG to PG (eg. 60% VG & 40% PG or 70% VG & 30% PG). Sub-ohm coils are designed to work with more viscous e-liquids; the higher the VG content, the thicker your liquid will be. If you use higher-PG liquids with sub-ohm coils, you run the risk of leakage. Shop VG e-liquids here!

If you'd like to learn more, click here for an article explaining the differences between PG and VG.




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