GUIDE TO VAPING
If you have just bought your first vape, or even if you are years into your vaping journey, you can never have enough information.
Here we have a variety of tips and tricks to make your vaping experience as smooth sailing as possible, including
this handy Vape Glossary to help you understand what we're talking about.
If you find yourself having any troubles, feel free to contact us on 03 974 1836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, there are no silly questions!
!!! WARNING !!!
MOST vapes can only charge at 1amp.
In your box you will find a micro USB to USB cable and if you plug that into anything
that exceeds 1 amp you may seriously damage your battery, and void your warranty.
There are a number of safe options, for more information, see "Charging" below.
Turning your Vapouriser On/Off
Most devices are turned on/off by pressing the fire button 5 times rapidly, although with most Innokin products it is only 3 times rapidly. It is a good idea to turn your vape off when you are not using it. If you are putting it in your bag or pocket, you do not want it firing when you are 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. SMOK coils or EC Head coils). This will help the eliquid soak through the cotton faster. Then leave it sitting in a full tank for 10-15 minutes to make sure it is fully soaked through.
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 life span of your coil, ensure you don't let the tank go dry and don't use it at a wattage to high for the coil, you can find the recommended wattage for each coil on the side of the coil itself.
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 th eeliquid down the side of the tank, taking care not to let it overflow into the central airflow shaft.
Note: Some tanks are 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 Internal Battery
If your device has an internal battery, charge it with the micro USB to USB cable provided (a USB cable is not a charger, it is just the cable you plug into a wall adapter or regulated device). If it doesn't come with an adapter, please ensure you don't charge it with more than 1amp and 5 volts. Charging it with more than 1amp can damage or destroy the battery. Cell phone chargers or car USB ports often provide more power than this (2amps). Computer USB ports can vary in how much charge they deliver, make sure you use a port that supplies a safe amount of power for recharging vaping devices (you can look up your specific laptop or other regulated device to find out how much the output is.)
Charging your 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 through your mod. There is not the same overcharge protections with onboard charging as there is with an external charger.
Note: 18650 Li-ion batteries are high discharge batteries; they can provide an incredible amount of current in a very short time period. As such you need to be very careful with them. Never put loose 18650 batteries in your bag or pocket without a battery case, if they short out on your keys or loose change they can vent, releasing burning hot/flammable gas/liquid. We recommend that you always keep your spare 18650 batteries in a battery case.
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 bought at the same time, from the same batch of batteries which have always been charged and discharged together. If you use unmarried batteries in a multiple battery device you risk either damaging the device or venting the batteries.
When charging married batteries, we strongly recommend using an external battery charger. Your mod will not evenly charge or discharge the batteries, putting more stress on one battery than the other, this can cause damage to your mod or batteries.
Setting the Appropriate Wattage
Different tanks and coils require a different level of wattage to perform effectively. If the watts you set are too low for your tank, it 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 to use them in.
For example, on a coil that has "15-30W" written on the side of it you could use that coil between 15 and 30 watts.
Using temperature control settings differs from your standard wattage settings because rather than changing only your watts or volts (the amount of power going to your coil), you also have control over how hot your coil will get.
When the wire in your coil heats up, the resistance will change, your temperature control device will measure the resistance of your coil and cut off the power once it has reached your preset temperature.
To correctly measure the resistance of each type of wire, you need to make sure you have your device set to the appropriate temperature control settings.
Ni is Nickel, Ti is Titanium and SS is Stainless Steel.
When Nickel and Titanium over heat, they can release gases which are unhealthy once you inhale them. Make sure that when using these types of wire you only use the correct settings.
However, when using Stainless Steel you can use either temperature control or your standard watts settings.
Begin inhaling and hold down the fire button. If there's a gurgling or spitting sound that means there is too much eliquid around the coil. This excess of eliquid will be vapourised once you begin using it, there may be a small amount of spitting eliquid until the excess is vapourised.
If this continues to occur, blow into your vapouriser via your mouth piece, or clean your tank out using warm water, remember to remove your coil first and dry your tank before using it.