The Problem With Quartz Coils | Comparing Vape Pen Coils

Posted by Derek Champoux
5 years ago / May 2, 2019

The Problem With Quartz Coils | Comparing Vape Pen Coils

Quartz is a popular material for vape pen coils. It offers high heat capability and offers efficient heat transfer. Most use two coils, but the more coils used, the higher the potential temperature. Currently, it’s one of the most common coil types. But the high-quality vape industry is pushing quartz coils out.

The popularity of quartz is falling as cannabis sommeliers (Interpeners) look to superior alternatives for the best tasting vape pen. Today, we’re looking at the disadvantages of quartz coils for vape pens and the best coil types to replace it.




Problems With Quartz Coils

Heat Retention

The biggest problem with quartz coils is their low heat retention. While these coils heat up quickly, the heat disappears quickly too. For continuous vaping, you need to keep the vape turned up to maintain heat.

As a result, quartz vape pens require more energy, so their battery life is shorter.


Temperature Control

The inability to retain heat also detracts from temperature control. Not only does trying to maintain a specific temperature burn out the battery, but it’s also less accurate. That means each individual puff is less consistent and predictable.

Temperature control for quartz coils is only really accurate for single puff usage.



The high temperature of quartz coils results in an intense flavor. While the flavor is full and robust, it’s also harsh. Some people prefer a harsher vapor, but it’s not for everyone. The harsh taste of a quartz vape pen is not ideal for both beginner and intermediate vapers.

As well, quartz vape coils directly heat the substance. This can result in burning the substance itself, rather than just vaporizing. The result is potentially releasing carcinogens, as well as a burnt flavor.



Quartz vape pens are good for high-temperature, harsh vapor, single-puff use. But they fall short when it comes to more versatile use. For instance, they are not as good for low-viscosity oils and fall short when it comes to dabbing.

The best vape pens for dabbing use a ceramic core as an alternative to quartz coils.

Vape Coil Quartz Alternative

The Quartz Alternative: Ceramic Coils Vape Pens

There are really two main alternatives to the quartz coils, wick and ceramic. Wick vape pens are inferior to quartz, and ceramic coils are superior. Ceramic is the best coil type for vape pens.

One of the great advantages of ceramic coils for vaporizers is that they are not true coils. Instead, they’re a ceramic basin that holds the vape oils. This allows for indirect heating, preventing the burnt taste of a direct coil.

As well, this ceramic bowl maintains heat well. So temperature control is more reliable and consistent. This also wastes less energy, so batteries last longer. Greentank ceramic vape pens use the best vape pen batteries (340 mAh Lithium-Ion Ultra-Charge) for even longer lasting and more reliable battery power.

Ceramic coil vape pens are versatile, offering capabilities ranging from beginner use, to sub-Ohm vaping, to dabbing. Whatever your vaping preferences, GT Ceramic Core Technology offers a superior vape experience.

Ceramic Vaporizer

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Additional Reading: For more information on quartz vs ceramic coils read, Wick vs Quartz Vs Ceramic: What’s The Best Coil Type for Vape Pens?


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