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NEW TO VAPING?

If you’re just beginning to vape there’s a lot of stuff to learn. We’ve written the following information to help you get started as well as this handy Vape Glossary. If you’re unsure of anything or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and remember there’s no stupid questions! 

Any of the vapourisers on our starter kits page  should be suitable for someone starting out. But please get in touch if you'd like to ask any questions as there are a lot of options! You can call at 03 974 8136, send us a message through our website's message system, send us a message through Facebook or drop by the shop. 

Turning your Vapouriser on/off
Most devices are turned on and off by pressing the fire button 5 times rapidly. It's a good idea to turn it off when you're not using it. If you're putting it in your bag or pocket, you don't want it firing when you're not using it. If it does fire in your pocket it can burn out the coil or overheat the battery. 

Priming new coils
When using a new coil you need to "prime" it. To prime a coil put a few drops of eliquid down the center hole of the coil (1 drop with smaller coils e.g. Kanger Dual Coils or GS Air coils or 3-4 drops with larger coils e.g. Moto Coils or TFV4 Coils). This will help the eliquid soak through the cotton faster. 

Replacing Coils
Replaceable coils in tanks are disposable. They should last from one week to around a month depending on how you've used them. To extend the lifespan of your coil ensure you don't let the tank go dry and don't use it at a wattage too high for the coil. 

Filling
To fill most devices remove the tank by unscrewing it from the battery. Once you've done this unscrew the base of the tank from tank. Then hold it at a 45-degree angle and pour the eliquid down the side of the tank, taking care not to let it overflow into the central airflow shaft. Note, some tanks are now able to be filled from the top. Let your device sit vertically for 10-15 minutes to allow the eliquid to fully soak the cotton before use. 

Charging your Vapouriser

Internal Battery

If your device has an internal battery, charge it with the charger provided (a USB cable is not a charger, it is just the cable to plug it into a charger). If it doesn't come with a charger, please ensure you don't charge it with more than 1 amp and 5 volts. Charging it with more than this can damage or destroy the battery. Cell phone chargers or car USB chargers often provide more power than this. Computer USB ports can vary in how much charge they deliver please make sure you use a port that supplies a safe amount of power for recharging vaping devices.
We sell safe USB wall chargers HERE 

Charge your device fully when charging it and even if your device supports "pass through" use (able to use it while it's charging) we recommend you don't as it can reduce your devices battery life span. 
External Battery
If your device uses external batteries, commonly 18650 Lithium-ion batteries, you'll want to use an external charger even if you can charge them with your mod. There's not the same overcharge protections with onboard charging as there are with an external charger. In fact, most manufacturers recommend you use an external charger. 

18650 Li-ion batteries are high discharge batteries; they can provide an incredible amount of current in a very short period of time. As such you need to be very careful with them. Never put loose 18650 batteries in your pocket or bag - if they short out on your keys or loose change they can vent, releasing burning hot/flammable gas/liquid. We recommend that you put your spare 18650s in a battery case. 

Married Batteries
If your device uses multiple 18650 batteries we strongly recommend using only married batteries in it. Married batteries are the same type of battery, which were bouht at the same time, from the same batch which have always been discharged and charged together. If you use unmarried batteries in a multiple battery device you risk either damaging the device or venting the batteries.


Setting the Appropriate Wattage
Different tanks and different coils require a different level of wattage to perform effectively. If the watts you set are too low your tank may gurgle and you may not get very much vapour. If the watts you set are too high your vapour may be too hot and you will likely burn the cotton in your coil. 

Most coils have written on the side of them the appropriate range of watts to use them in. For example, on a coil that had “15W – 30W” written on the side of it you could use that coil between 15 – 30 watts. 

Vaping
Begin inhaling and hold the fire button down. If there's a gurgling or spitting sound that means there's too much eliquid around the coil. This excess of liquid will be vapourised once you begin using it, there may be a small amount of spitting eliquid until the excess is vapourised

Temperature Control
Over the last year Temperature Control devices have become available. Using a temperature control device differs as instead of varying the wattage or voltage you're vaping with you vary the temperature. This works as the resistance of certain metals change as their temperature changes and the device measures the change in resistance. Most temperature control devices only work with nickel and titanium coils. Recently however devices which have temperature control modes for stainless steel have become available. 

To use a device in temperature control mode you need to have the appropriate temperature control coil and have your device in the appropriate temperature controlNickel coils need to be used in nickel temperature control mode, titanium coils need to be used is titanium temperature coil mod and stainless steel coils need to be used in stainless steel temp control mode. 

Nickel and titanium can oxidize and release gases which are unhealthy to inhale if they melt or are overheated. For this reason, it's important to only use nickel and titanium coils in their appropriate temperature control modes, don't use them in power mode or variable wattage/voltage mode. 

Stainless steel coils can be used in either temperature control mode or in power mode or variable wattage/voltage mode as it has a very high melting point. 

Cautions

Auto firing
If your device fires, heats up the coil, stop using it immediately and contact us. Turn it off and remove the battery if possible. 

Overheating
It’s normal for vapourisers to get warm, they work by heating a coil to vapourised the eliquid. If you are frequently using your device this can make it quite warm. However it’s the coil/tank which should be getting warm, not the battery. The coil/tank warming up often warms the rest of the device, if this happens don’t be alarmed. If however the battery part of the vapouriser is getting hot please stop using it and contact us. 

If you have any issues please get in contact by either dropping by the shop, calling or emailing us. We’re here to help, happy vaping!