Vaping Do’s and Don’ts
Whether you are new to vaping or have been doing it for years, it is easy to make mistakes with your device that can prove problematic.
In this post we hope to offer some pointers to help avoid these situations in future!
Do’s and Don’ts for Looking After Your Tank
- Do Change Your Coil Regularly
As the coil inside your device vaporises the e-liquid, it will slowly burn out the cotton that the e-liquid saturates as well. When your coil is burnt it can taste quite unpleasant and will need to be changed both to keep your vape tasting great and to ensure your tank can operate as it should.
How often you need to change your coil is dependant on a lot of factors, for example what device you are using and what wattage it is running at. You will usually be able to tell when your coil is on the way out as the flavour may become dulled or not taste as nice as usual.
- Don’t Burn A Dry Coil
If you have no e-liquid in your vape tank or have just put a fresh coil in, avoid using it until the coil is full saturated. Firing your device too soon after putting in a new coil could cause it to burn out prematurely, and it is very frustrating to burn out a fresh coil straight away.
We recommend always priming your coil with a few drops of e-liquid directly on to the exposed cotton, and once the coil is inserted, leaving it to sit in the e-liquid and absorb for 5-10 minutes before vaping. This will help you get as much life out of the coil as possible and avoid burning it out prematurely.
- Do Clean Your Tank Regularly
Most tanks can be dismantled in some way, and this allows for regular cleaning and maintenance.
Wipe the glass and outside of the tank with a dry cloth or alcohol wipe to ensure no debris or dust is inside, and remove your drip tip and clean inside here with a cotton bud or cloth to remove and debris that can collect when the device is stored in a pocket or bag.
- Don’t Introduce Water To Your Device
Although cleaning and maintaining your device is important, we do not recommend doing so with water.
If any water remains in the tank when it is used this will be absorbed by the coil and can cause it to hiss and burn. Alcohol wipes are ideal for cleaning your device and will not cause damage.
- Do Charge Your Batteries Safely
If you are using a device with an internal battery, ensure you always charge it with the cable that came with the device where possible, and avoid using a fast charge plug like the ones used with smart phones as this can supply too much power to the battery and cause damage.
We recommend a plug with a 2 amp charge or lower. If you are using external batteries, we recommend charging them externally in a battery bay charger as this will not only charge the batteries faster than through the device but it will also help prolong the life of the batteries and ensure they do not charge unevenly or overcharge.
- Don’t Keep Loose Batteries In Your Pocket Or Bag
If you are using a device which take external batteries it can be a good idea to carry a spare pair of batteries that can be swapped out when the pair in use run out of charge.
However, carrying loose batteries can be extremely dangerous, if they come in to contact with any metallic items this can cause the circuit to complete and there is a risk the batteries will vent. If you are carrying spare batteries, keep them in a plastic battery box or cover them with silicone battery skins.
- Do Fully Charge Your Batteries Where Possible
sometimes when you are in a rush you may not have time to fully charge your device or external batteries before using them, however avoid making this a regular practice. Regularly giving your batteries only a partial charge can deplete the battery life substantially.
That being said, it is also important to not charge your batteries for too long. It can be tempting to put your device on charge overnight while you are asleep, however if your device or battery bay charger is not equipped to stop charging the batteries when they are full this could result in overcharging. Similarly to mobile phones and other electronics, we do not recommend leaving your e-cigarette charging for long periods unattended.
- Do Not Expose Your Batteries To Dangerous Situations
If you are planning a day to the beach or are going to be out in the hot sun for extended periods of time, ensure that you are protecting your device and batteries appropriately.
Batteries and e-cigarettes should never be submerged in water, and exposure to direct and blazing sunlight could cause them to overheat which could be dangerous. Keep your device in a safe and shaded location, preferably in a case or pouch, to avoid it getting too hot or being exposed to water.
Do’s And Don’ts For Vaping Etiquette
- Do Consider Those Around You When You Are Using Your E-Cigarette
Although vaping has been proven to have no affect on air quality, it is important to remain respectful of those around you when using your e-cigarette. If you are in a crowded place or public location, be mindful that many people may not appreciate having clouds of vapour blown in their face or around their children.
- Don’t Use Your Device If Your Locations Specifies ‘No E-Cigarettes’
The choice to allow indoor e-cigarette use is at the discretion of the management or owner.
Many workplaces and attractions have now introduced vaping areas where the use of an e-cigarette is permitted, similar to the smoking area. However, indoor attractions such as shopping malls will request that you use your device outside out of respect for other occupants.
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