General Vaping Questions
Nearly every vaping device functions with the same basic features. A battery charges a coil which in turn heats up a e-liquid to a temperature where it becomes vapor. This vapor is them inhaled.
PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glyerine, or glycerol) are flavor carriers in your e-liquid that create the vapor. Both PG and VG are very popular in products of all kinds fit for human consumption. PG is know for having a stronger “throat hit” but produces less of a vapor cloud. VG has a slightly sweet flavor and produces a very noticeable cloud of vapor. Many e-liquids contain a combination of both ingredients to help even out the cons of each.
However, please keep this in mind: You will always need a device charged up and available. For example, if you decide to buy a second-generation device (e.g. an Ego) you will probably want to consider having a few extra batteries you can keep charged up and on hand.
Secondly, you will always want to make sure you have e-liquid in your inventory. You don’t want to run out when you want to vape the most! Many vapors keep a small bag with all their accessories inside.
This means milliampere hour. In simple terms, the bigger the number, the longer your battery will last. So a 1,000mah battery lasts longer than a 500mah battery.
This is the threading that you can see on the outside of your battery.
This is the threading that is used on the inside of your battery. It is referred to most often with mechanical mods.
Tanks and Atomizers
The resistance of a replacement heads is broken down in “ohm”. The lower your ohm, the faster the liquid will heat up. So a 1.8ohm will heat up faster than a 2.1ohm coil. Most people prefer the 1.8ohm coils because it is just warm enough without burning out the coil too fast.
Sub-Ohm is what people refer to when your resistance is below 1.0ohm. Sub-Ohm has become very popular with vapers looking for the biggest clouds of vapor. It usually requires a Max-VG liquid with very low nicotine (0mg-6mg) concentration. Sub-Ohm is a good idea for vapors looking to customize their own personal device and get very large vapor clouds. Please make sure you have an understanding Ohms Law and follow all recommended battery safety practies before deciding to take the leap into the Sub-Ohming circle.
This is the main component that heats up your e-liquid. It is a wick wrapped into a wire. It can burn out and cause a bad taste or flavor. When this occurs, replace this before continuing to use the device.
Nicotine in e-liquid is measured in milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL). Compared to cigarettes, you will take in much less nicotine, but still feel satisfied.
e-liquid is usually water soluble and will easily wash off. If you get some on your skin or clothes though. Immediately wash the affected area and remove the clothing to wash.
You should choose your nicotine strength based on the “throat hit” it gives you. Our recommendation is for ultra light smokers, try 6mg. For heavy smokers, 18mg is usually the sweet spot. This varies with each person, but these are general guidelines to help get you in the right direction.
It sounds like you might be in need of a replacement coil head. Normally your replacement head will last roughly 2 weeks, but it is possible they can burn out much more quickly. When installing the new replacement head, be sure to allow the device 5-10 minutes before use. This gives the new coil head time to soak up the liquid, preventing a burnt taste and ensuring your new coil head does not burn out as quickly.
We simply recommending a hot water bath. Remove your tank and wash it in hot water. Let is fully dry before reconnecting it to your device to help reduce any chances of malfunction or leakage.
There are a few reasons this could happen. You have the wrong battery for the device, the battery is completely dead, it is time for a new battery, or the center pin is not making a connection to the charger.