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Finding The Right Throat Hit

To find just the right throat hit from your vaping device, be it an e-cigarette or MOD for instances, there are a few factors to consider that wouldn’t ordinarily cross the mind of those that’re brand new to vaping and the products that’re available.

  • E-Liquid flavor
  • PG/VG Ratio
  • Type of Device and Strength of Atomizer/Battery

E-liquid Flavor 
Keep in mind that this is a critical decision when selecting an e-liquid flavor that is tolerable to your palette and nose. 
When mixing custom e-liquids in lieu of choosing favored pre-fabricated blends, keep in mind these “ideal flavors” will taste when inhaled as they would if they were left to burn on a barbecue, so flavors like Cherry and Peach, which sounds delightful, will taste like burnt Cherries and Peaches (very gross!), so think more on the camp of blending tobacco and fruits or desserts, or menthol blended with fruit or desserts for the most tolerable tastes.

PG/VG Ratio
This has a simplistic yet gradual equation
Nevermind what they stand for but the higher the PG percentage next to the VG percentage (ie. 70%/30%) the stronger the throat hit will be, the closer to 50%/50% the higher the vapor output will be and the lesser the throat hit will be. So for stronger throat hit on any e-liquid blend, choose the higher PG value.
Type of Device and the output strength in wattage of the battery and atomizers inserted
Vaporizers are a finicky creature 
Most vapes are gonna give you a lot of throat hit which is not dependent on the e-liquid, PG value, or battery/atomizer output, basically the size of the vaporizer at the base is bigger for a higher wattage output and this higher wattage output charges and heats the cotton coil atomizer inserted at the neck of the device to heat up the e-liquid and create vapor, the faster it heats the more vapor that will pour out from the device at once, creating a larger vapor cloud upon exhale.

We should now be able to discern that if you prefer a strong throat hit over more vapor clouds, go with a smaller device, include tobacco and/or menthol flavors in your e-liquid, and ask your vape tender to give you the highest PG value possible, or more so pretty much to your own personal taste, have fun vaping, it’s definitely a worthwhile experience!

What Happens If Your Battery Keeps Cutting Off?

If you find that your battery keeps cutting off while you’re using your vaping device, you would need to check a few things before you change the battery or throw out your personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette altogether.

So what will prolong the life of a battery on a vaping device so that it won’t cut off?

First of all, you need to keep your batteries clean. DO NOT expose them to an area where dirt can get into them. Also, stay away from liquids and high or low temperatures. Liquid that gets into the connecting part of a battery will mess up the connection. Use a cotton swab or toothpick to clean the battery once a week.

Disconnecting the cartomizer or clearomizer, also known as the atomizer, will greatly help your battery from slowing down due to over-use or drainage. This’ll prolong the life of the battery on your device. Your vaping mechanism should be turned on or used every other day so as to make sure the cells inside remain active and healthy.

Keep your batteries at room temperature which is between 68º F (20º C) and 77º F (25º C). If your battery has not been used for a few days it may go into sleep mode and may even lose the charge. In fact, if the vaping device is carefully stored in a travel case, it’ll greatly help the battery stay out of humid and damp areas so as to prevent the battery from malfunction or breaking, especially if it’s dropped.

Did you know that a battery should run out completely before you charge it again? That way, the lifespan of the battery will be extended. Also, the power-gauge will re-calibrate itself. It has been observed that the battery from many electronic cigarettes can be recharged at least 300 times prior to realizing the end of its cycle.

Sometimes it’s the child lock that has been turned on and that’s what will cut off the battery power. Always check that feature before you use it and make sure it’s turned off. In the case where the child lock was not the issue, check to make sure there was no liquid that got into the clearomizer; clean the device with a Q-tip or Kleenex.

Take a look at the Center Pin. Sometimes it’s the “disconnect”, as the connection has been broken and therefore the battery will fail to operate properly. The clearomizer also has a center-pin that will not enable the device to work properly if the connection has been severed. Prior to cleaning, make sure the battery is completely turned off before you process the center-pin, otherwise there will be a short circuit that will take place. Often, the charger is faulty and not working properly and the charger LED color will turn red within a few seconds.

“Digital Memory” is a condition that decreases the digital memory of a battery. The best way to save a battery’s life and prevent it from drying out, is to charge the battery up to 70% before storing it, especially if it’s for longer periods of time. Also, it’s advisable to discharge a battery completely every 30 charge and discharge cycles.

By following the instructions in this review, your device will always have a battery in tip-top working condition whenever and wherever you feel like relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Vaping Cleanliness

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One of the biggest rules to follow is keeping your tanks clean. A tank can actually be a home for bacteria which is extremely harmful. The bacteria can cause anything from the common cold to pneumonia. So be sure to clean your tanks regularly.

If you tend to use your vaporizer every day, it is a good idea to clean it properly at least 2 to 3 times a week. There are several ways in which you can clean your tanks. However, be sure to know the suggestions by the manufacturer of the tank that you choose to use.

Taking apart the tank

Remove the tank from the battery module to begin. Look at the tank carefully. Even disposable tanks can be taken apart and cleaned.

1) Drain any excess eLiquid from the tank. Simply unscrew either the top or if it is a bottom loaded tank, then remove the bottom. Pour the remaining juice onto a paper towel for proper disposal.

2) Fill a bowl or coffee cup with water and heat in the microwave. Heat for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Making the water steam is essential, it helps to kill off bacteria.

3) Insert the parts for the tank and allow to soak for up to 5 minutes.

4) Remove parts carefully then rinse with warm water. Set onto a paper towel to allow the parts to dry.

While the parts are drying be sure to replace the wick if necessary. Use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to clean the connectors for the battery and let this dry. Some don’t realize just how much gunk can get built up on the battery to keep it from working properly. You should clean with a cotton swab often to keep the battery working properly.

Once all of the parts to the tank are dry, simply put back together, then fill with fresh eLiquid.

With certain eLiquids you may need to use a little harsher cleaner to remove residue from the internal part of the tank or to rid the tank of old flavors. It is best not to use soaps or harsh cleaners that you may use around your home. This can cause a toxic situation.

Reach for Vodka. That’s right, Vodka. This alcohol is safe, but cleans very well on vaping tanks. Depending on the level of cleaning that needs to be done you may want to consider warming up the Vodka in the microwave. Follow these steps when using Vodka to clean your tanks.

1) Remove the tank from the battery.
2) Remove any remaining vaping juice from the tank.
3) Take the tank apart.
4) In a small bowl or coffee cup put some Vodka in the item. Heat the Vodka in the microwave for approximately 1 minute.
5) Place items in the bowl or cup let sit for about 5 minutes.
6) Drain items, rinse with warm water.
7) Place items onto a paper towel to dry.
8) Put tank back together once dry.

By keeping your unit clean, not only will you be safer from bacteria while vaping, your unit will run well too. Happy Vaping!