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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. 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. 

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 supply a safe amount of power for recharging vaping devices. 

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. 

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. 


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. 

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!

Vaping Glossary

18650 – The battery most commonly used in vapourisers. We recommend only using batteries manufactured by Sony, Samsung and LG.

510 Connection – A type of thread used to connect an atomiser (a tank or RDA to a Mod. It is the most common connection found on atomisers and mods. It is also a standard size metric for a ‘Drip Tip’.

Ego Connection – A smaller sized connection than a 510 connection. Commonly found on pen style mods or older devices.

Air Flow Control –  Also referred to as AFC or adjustable airflow. An adjustable opening on a RTA or RDA that controls the flow of air. More air can increase vapour production, while less air can increase flavour.

All Day Vape – An e-liquid flavour that someone enjoys so much that they can vape it all day. 

Atomizer – Also referred to as an “atty”. A catch all term for the unit which “vapourisers” your e-Liquid into vapour. It holds the e-Liquid, heats it up and turns it into vapour. There are different types of vapourisers: tanks, RTAs, RDAs and RDTAs.

Automatic Shutoff – A safety feature found in most regulated Mods, this prevents overheating of the battery. If the Mod detects overheating, the unit will shut off automatically.

Battery – Provides the power to the heating coil for the vapourisation process. Most devices use 18650 Li-ion batteries. Some newer mods use Lipo batteries.

Cotton – Cotton is used in most atomizers to “wick” the e-Liquid onto the coils.

Clouds – Another term for the vapour produced. i.e., “Wow, that setup chucks out some massive clouds.”

Coil – The part of the vapouriser that heats up the e-Liquid to produce vapour. A coil can either be a disposable “coil head” used in a “tank” or a rebuildable coil. The coil can be made from kanthal, nichrome, nickel, titanium or stainless steel.

DNA200 – The DNA200 chip is a chipset made by Evolv. It is the most advanced chip manufactured for vaping and allows an extremely high degree of customisation by the user. It is used in some regulated mods.

Drip Tip – A detachable mouth piece for a vapouriser. The standard size drip tip is a 510 drip tip.

E-Cigarette – Also referred to as an e-cig. An e-cigarette is a vapouriser that generally produces less vapour than other larger devices but is very small in size.

– also referred to as e-juice. E-liquid consists of vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavour concentrates and may have nicotine in it.

Kanthal – the most common alloy for coils to be made of. It is made of iron, chromium and aluminium. It is appropriate to use in “power mode” or with mechanical mods.

Mechanical mod – Also referred to as a “mech mod”. A mechanical mod  has no inbuilt circuitry, but rather a direct circuit to the Atomiser. They are not recommended for beginner vapers (please see our mechanical Mod safety guide).

Mod A mod supplies the required power to your atomizer. Mods come in a large variety of different shapes, sizes and functions. A mod is either regulated, mechanical or semi-mechanical.

Mg – Milligrams of Nicotine in an e-liquid product. Usually found in the range of 0mg-18mg.

Nickel – Also referred to as Ni200 or Ni. Ni200 wire is pure nickel. It is only appropriate for use in devices which have a temperature control mode for nickel. If it used in the inappropriate mode it can melt.

Nichrome – Also referred to as Ni80. Nichrome is an alloy made from nickel, chromium and iron. It is appropriate to use in power mode on regulated devices and on mechanical mods.

Ohm - A measure of electrical resistance. Generally lower resistance coils heat faster and create more vapour.  

Ohm’s Law – A law stating that electrical current is proportional to volts and resistance. People using mechanical mods must understand ohm’s law so they can ensure the coils they are safe.

PG Propylene Glycol, an ingredient in e-liquid. Propylene glycol is quite watery.

Power mode – Also referred to as “Watts” mode. Power mode is a mode on regulated mods which allows you to vary the amount of watts being sent to the coils. The higher the watts the vapour your device will produce and the warmer the vape will be.  

Regulated Mod – A regulated mod has inbuilt circuitry for battery protection and generally allows for adjustment of voltage/wattage. It may feature a screen to display information. It may also feature different “modes”, e.g. temperature control mode or power mode.

RBA – Short for “Re-buildable Atomiser”. An older term which isn’t used much anymore to describe and atomizer which requires the user to build their own coils.  

RDA – Short for “Re-buildable Dripping Atomizer”. Unlike a “tank” a RDA doesn’t have a reservoir of e-Liquid. The user “drips” e-Liquid onto the wick/cotton. This generally produces thicker more flavourful vapour than tanks. Users make and install the coils themselves.

RDTA – Short for “Re-Buildable Dripping Tank Atomizer”. A RDTA is very similar in design to a RDTA however it features a reservoir underneath the deck which means the user doesn’t have to “drip” e-liquid onto the cotton.

RTA – Short for “Re-buildable tank Atomiser”. Very similar in design to a tank however instead of using disposable “coil heads” the users makes their own coils.

Tank – A tank is a type of atomiser which features disposables “coil heads” and a reservoir of e-Liquid. It is the most common type of atomiser.

Titanium – Also referred to as Ti. Titanium wire is only appropriate for use in devices which have a temperature control mode for Titanium. If it used in the inappropriate mode it can melt.

Temperature Control – Temperature control is a feature found on newer regulated mods. Instead of setting the power level the user selects the desired temperature. The device then produces vapour to that temperature. It does this by detecting the changes of resistance in the coil that occur when the wire heats.

VG – Vegetable Glycerine, the main ingredient in e-Liquid. Vegetable glycerine is quite viscous.

VapouriserA device consisting of a Mod, atomiser, coil and battery that produces vapour from e-liquid.