Vaping is considered cheaper than smoking because, though they cost more to begin with, e-cigarettes last longer than normal cigarettes. Nevertheless, the kit is still susceptible to wear and tear, so today I am going to talk through how to get the most life out of your vape.
Prolonging the Life of Your Coils
Coils seem to need changing a lot, which can become costly, but there are ways to make the coils last longer.
Changing Your E-Juice
While most e-liquids are transparent, containing only VG/PG and sometimes nicotine, some sweet e-liquids have added sweeteners to give them their flavour. While these are nice, the sugar tends the crystallise and leave residue on the coils. It is best to avoid these unless you want your coils to burn out quickly.
High VG e-liquids are also thicker, which makes absorption harder. This can increase the chance of dry hits and leave burnt residue behind.
Washing Your Coils
Cleaning your coils have been shown to prolong the life of coils by at least a few days. When coils get residue on, cleaning it off decreases the chance of a dry hit.
There are 2 ways to clean your coils. The first is to run it under warm water till the cotton regains most, if not all, of its white colour. Then leave it to dry on a towel for 24 hours.
An effective way is washing it in clear alcohol, like Everclear or some other grain alcohol. If this is not available, try vodka. Do not use darker alcohol like whiskey or rum since this is sugary and will deposit their sugar onto the coils, making things worse. Leave the coils to soak for about an hour and then rinse them with warm water and leave them for 24 hours.
Read the instructions
Depending on the type of device you use, sub-ohm vaping can give a precise and accurate measure of the amount of wattage to use.
Prolonging the Life of Your Battery
The battery is one of the most important parts of your vape since the kit won't work at all without it. Batteries run out and die but there are ways to get the battery working at full capacity. 18650 batteries are the typical rechargeable batteries sold in vapes, and depending on what type of vape you use, there are various dual battery kits which can take multiple batteries at once.
Keep the Vape Fully Charged
It is very important to keep the vape charged as much as possible. For one, you don't want to get caught short while out and about with no battery to use. This is also true for any spare batteries you don't use often, as they can gradually drain and eventually lose their ability to hold a charge.
Don't Overcharge the Battery
Overcharging the battery is almost as bad as undercharging it. While waiting for it to charge is tedious, you can't just plug it in and go out or go to bed, as this is a serious fire hazard, and can also damage your battery.
The battery needs regular use to stay at its best. Leaving it idle for a long time can cause the battery to lose charge. If you have an old vape that you kept as a backup, it wouldn't hurt to take a couple of puffs from it every day.
Turn Off the Vape After Use
While this may seem obvious, many people forget this. While there are some vapes that only use power when firing, many require you turn them off. It's like a car, if you leave it on but don't drive, the fuel will still burn off.
Now you should know the ways in which to prolong the life of your battery and coils which overall makes the kit last longer. Happy vaping!