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How to get the best out of a TFV8 Octo Coil

So you have your Smok TFV8 tank…. how to get the best out of your coils

Smok have been doing a roaring trade in sales of their high power kit lately, including the TFV8 and TFV8 baby, alongside the H-Priv, G-Priv and the elusive Smok Alien mod kits. It means a whole lot of people are sitting at home with some great gear – that’s if you got lucky to get them before they sold out. The range of coils to go with the Smok Alien TFV8 baby and TFV8 tank is bedazzling, so we thought we would share you our quick tip in getting the best flavour out of a TFV8 tank octo (T8) coil, or their quad coil variety.

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Right, you’re back – The TFV8 coils are capable of running with huge amounts of power and in doing so they are the type of tanks that are great for making huge thick cloud plumes, but where they stand unrivalled for the moment at least in the world of subtanks, is their flavour quality. In writing this, I am a vaper who for a long time has used MTL devices and smaller subtanks such as the Aspire Cleito or Triton. I have my go-to flavours that I vape all day, notably our Red Rocket – a flavour with an aniseed hint and a berry, menthol and eucalyptus profile. Its a great juice and I go through a lot of it – but after sticking this in the TFV8 I tasted an entirely different flavour. The quality of the tank set-up encourages an entirely new sensation. In short, look after the coils in this TFV8 baby from Smok after loading them up and you will get to experience the true reason why premium flavours cost a little more.

Step 1:

Bedding in

When its time to insert a fresh Smok TFV8 coil, grab your liquid that you want to start using and drip a few drops on the top of the coil, by the exposed cotton. Let this sink in and repeat for a few more drops. You want to see the cotton begin to moisten further down the coil base.

Step 2:

Screw the Smok TFV8 coil into the base

Step 3:

Your Smok TFV8 coil has damp cotton and is now in place. Quickfire of the mod on a lower than rated wattage to ensure its fitted in.

Step 4:


The Smok TFV8 coils can run with a voltage around 4volts and 90-100w if we are talking about the T8 Octo TFV8 coil, and around 80watts best for the T4 quad coil. While the coil can run at this level, its time to come much lower to around 30-40 watts.

Pour your juice through the screwed in top cap, close the door and give the coil a few minutes to absorb a bit more juice. A dry hit on your first fire, is a taste that may not go away until you bin the coil and start again.

Step 5:

Fire the trigger of your mod at this low wattage level of around 30-40 watts, give it a little vape. Nothing much coming out right? Thats because the TFV8 coil is only just warming up and is at least not burning out dry hits.

Step 6: 

Repeat this process above, each time raising the wattage by 10 watts, every few puffs. Don’t go hell for leather, as you want the coil metal to heat up and become softer more malleable and less brittle. Warm metal is more flexible and will conduct heat better. Cold metal will create hot spots and can cause the metal coilin the Smok TFV8 to crack immediately and leave you with a message saying “Atomiser short”. That message is code for, bin your coil and start again. 

Step 7:

Promised land

Now you have been a good vaper and followed the process diligently you should be sat around 85watts on the quad coil, marked TFV T4 or on the TFV8’s octo T8 coil, you can get to around 100watts and begin vaping happily. 

At this stage, if you have the right quality juice, you should notice the flavour difference as opposed to many of the earlier subtanks on the market. 


So this seems like a lot of chat, for simply switching a coil, but with these larger coils, compared to their ancestors, they aren’t cheap and should be looked after. If you take care bedding in your Smok TFV8 coil, you will be rewarded with a fantastic experience. From dessert vapes, to fruits, drinks and even experimental tobaccos, you can learn to love vaping in a whole new way again. Add to this advantage, is the Smok TFV8 holds in the box a rebuilding deck, ready set up with a pair of clapton coils and a small pouch of organic cotton. 

I hope this has helped you improve your vaping experience, any questions or comments, leave them below. If you want to try the TFV8 out for yourself, or check out any of the Smok range, pop in to one our vape and electronic cigarette (ecig) shops located around Essex, Kent and London. You can buy Smok from the following Vape and Juice shops; Enfield, Archway, Highgate, Winchmore Hill; Margate, Canterbury, Southend Victoria Shopping Centre, Southchurch Road, Basildon, Leigh on Sea, Clacton, Colchester and Brentwood. 

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