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.

We have prepared this page to offer a variety of tips and tricks to make your vaping experience as smooth as possible, including this handy Vape Glossary to help you understand what we're talking about.

If you find yourself having any trouble Remember, there are no silly questions!

Nicotine E-Liquid Guide

Mouth-to-Lung Vapers:
5-10 cigarettes per day - 6mg nicotine
10-20 cigarettes per day - 12mg nicotine
20+ cigarettes per day - 18mg nicotine

Direct Lung Vapers:
5-20 cigarettes per day - 3mg nicotine
20+ cigarettes per day - 6mg nicotine

!!! WARNING !!!
MOST vapes can only charge at Max 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 Vape On/Off
Most devices are turned on/off by pressing the fire button 5 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.

MOST IMPORTANT NEVER TURN ON THE VAPE WITH OUT FILLING THE E-LIQUID

Priming New Coils
When using a new coil you need to "prime" it by putting a 1-2 drops of E-liquids down the centre hole of the coil. This will help the E-liquids 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.

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 life span 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, you can find the recommended wattage for each coil on the side of the coil itself.

Filling
To fill most devices remove the tank by unscrewing it from the battery. Once you've done this, unscrew the top of the tank from tank. Then hold it at a 45 degree angle and pour the E-liquid down the side of the tank, taking care not to let it overflow into the central airflow shaft. Please Note: Some tanks are able to be filled from the Bottom.

Let your device sit vertically for 10-15 minutes to allow the e-liquid 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 another regulated device to find out how much the output is.)

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 was 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 devices 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.

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.

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 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.

Temperature Control
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 overheat, 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.

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

If this continues to occur, blow into your Vape via your mouthpiece, or clean your tank out using warm water, remember to remove your coil first and dry your tank before using it.

If you’re new to vaping, or looking to make the switch from cigarettes, you may be interested to know that there are two kinds of vaping hits to enjoy. We take a closer look at mouth to lung vs direct to lung vaping, so you can see which is going to be best for you.

Mouth to Lung vaping
With mouth to lung (M2L or MTL) vaping, you inhale the vapour into your mouth first, collect it there, then breathe it fully into your lungs.

Smokers will be particularly used to mouth to lung vaping, as it’s a similar process to smoking cigarettes. This is because of the way smokers have to suck in the smoke from cigarettes and gather it in their mouth before they can inhale the smoke into their lungs. Early adopters of e-cigarettes also had to vape like this, because of the way basic e-cigarettes mimicked tobacco cigarettes.

Now that vaping has become more sophisticated and e-cigs more accessible, people enjoy a mouth to lung vape because of the benefits it offers rather than from necessity. For a mouth to lung vape, an e-liquid with a high PG level will help you get great flavour, and you can get your e-liquid at a nicotine level that suits you – which is often a key consideration for people who are using e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking.

Direct to Lung vaping
Unlike a mouth to lung vape, direct to lung (DL) vaping is more like simply breathing air normally – you suck the vapour straight into your lungs without letting it linger in your mouth. For this reason, direct to lung vaping can be more intense and satisfying than MTL vaping.

Most people don’t vape like this when they start out, but it has become popular in recent years due to the rise in hobby vaping and cloud chasing. That is, assuming that your e-cig is compatible with DL vaping - some e-cigs are designed to be used specifically for MTL to simulate smoking.

If you try direct to lung vaping, you’ll find that you need to go with a low nicotine or nicotine-free (ie 3mg or even 0mg) e-liquid. This is because the nicotine will hit you in a more direct way, and a high nicotine strength (or high PG strength) could make you cough or feel unpleasant.

You’ll also want to find an e-liquid with a high VG level, which means less PG (and therefore less of a lung hit) but a lot more cloud. A kit with air flow control is also great for direct to lung vaping, as you can adjust air flow to satisfy your needs.

M2L vaping vs DL vaping
There are a few factors that come into play for both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping, which may help you decide which is right for you.

Mouth to lung vaping gives a better throat hit than DL vaping does, which of course simulates the sensation that smokers are used to. You’ll also find that mouth to lung vaping makes your e-liquid last longer than it would if you were DL vaping. Because of this, and because the action of a mouth to lung vape is similar to cigarette smoking, this is often a good way to vape for most everyday vapers, and it’s the best method to start with if you’re making a move from tobacco cigarettes.

Direct to lung vaping is great if you want to produce great vapour clouds using sub ohm kits, which is why it’s often the preferred method for cloud chasers.