E-cigarettes have come a long way since their initial release a few years ago. This type of quality has driven people to expect that their e-cigarette will work flawlessly the first time regardless of what they do. The problem is that it doesn’t always work this way. There are still a few basic e-cigarette tricks that you need to know to have the smoothest and most enjoyable e-smoking experience possible.
Adhering to just a few of our smaller and simpler e-cigarette tips listed below will likely make those next full puffs of vapor fuller and more enjoyable on a more consistent basis. If you aren’t getting the experience you want out of your e-cigarette, give one of these tricks a try.
E-Cigarette Trick #1: Priming Your Puffs
Although automatic batteries are usually preferred if you want to have an e-smoking experience that closely simulates smoking a cigarette, they tend to produce less vapor per puff than manual batteries due to the very short delay between drawing on the e-cigarette and the vapor being produced.
With a manual battery, you can prime your puffs by holding down the button for a few seconds.
You can achieve the same effect with an automatic battery if you take one or two brief “primer” puffs before trying for a longer puff.
E-Cigarette Trick #2: Don’t Fill Over this Line
The process of vaporizing e-liquid is basically the same whether you use a cartomizer or a regular atomizer; a heating coil wrapped around a wick heats up e-liquid to produce vapor. The residual heat then forces more e-liquid to be drawn from the connected reservoir or tank.
The problem that will diminish your e-cigarette’s vapor production occurs when your wick is already saturated and you try to add more liquid. This results in less air being able to flow through the atomizer or cartomizer, which in turn makes your puffs feel less full.
If you hear a gurgling noise when you try to draw on your e-cigarette, then it’s likely that you’ve added too much e-liquid and managed to flood it.
E-Cigarette Trick #3: Try Different E-Liquids
All e-liquids share one thing in common: they use a base that consists of propylene glycol, glycerin or a mix of the two to stabilize their flavors and to produce a smoke effect when vaporized. The similarities between e-liquids can stop there, which makes it a good idea to try different e-liquids and to read e-liquid reviews whenever possible.
E-Cigarette Trick #4: Try Dripping at Least Once
We’ve found that some people prefer atomizers over cartomizers purely because they lack any sort of filler material that restricts the amount of vapor that reaches your mouth.
The problem is that you eliminate this benefit when you use an atomizer with a disposable cartridge. They’re packed with dense, saturated foam that can prevent vapor from entering your mouth as readily.
Instead of using a cartridge, try using a hollow drip tip instead. It will allow you to directly add drops of e-liquid to your atomizer, which in turn will allow you to enjoy larger vapor puffs with more flavor due to less airflow restriction.
E-Cigarette Trick #5: Low-Resistance Attachments
Check your e-cigarette to see what the size and capacity of it is. If it’s similar to that of a 650 mAh eGo e-cigarette, then you can opt to swap out your standard 2.5 and 3.0 ohm atomizers and cartomizers for low-resistance 1.5 ohm versions.
The difference with low-resistance attachments is that they convert more of the battery power they use into watts, which in turn creates a larger and more satisfying vapor cloud with each draw you take.
E-Cigarette Trick #6: Remember to Charge Your Battery
The resistance of your atomizer will generally stay the same as you continue to use it, yet the amount of charge in your battery will drain slowly as you use it, resulting in a dip in voltage. This can result in diminished vapor production when you try to use a partially charged battery.
You’ll notice this more readily if you have a high-capacity battery that can last through several days of normal usage and suddenly the amount of vapor produced by your e-cigarette becomes smaller and unsatisfying. So to maximize your vapor production, always remember to charge your battery on a regular basis.
E-Cigarette Trick #7: Invest in a Better Battery
Using a battery with a higher capacity has a few unique advantages, but the most noticeable benefit pertains to how full your vapor puffs will be. The larger a battery’s capacity, the more full, satisfying puffs it can produce before the voltage starts to dip.
If you use different types of cartomizers or low-resistance atomizers, then you should be using a large capacity battery, eGo e-cigarette or a large-battery mod. Smaller batteries will tend to give a poorer performance because they can’t deliver the same amount of power that these high-load attachments demand. Some may even stop working altogether with low-resistance equipment.
E-Cigarette Trick #8: Buy USA-Made Equipment
USA-made e-cigarettes and “mods” are designed differently than their Chinese counterparts. In a Chinese e-cigarette, the body of the e-cigarette doubles as the battery. In a mod, the body is a hollow box or cylinder that allows the battery to be removed. You’ll find that these e-cigarettes have batteries with high-capacity lithium-based battery cells made by reliable brands like AW, Sanyo and Sony. These batteries will deliver a better e-smoking experience due to their heightened power and durability.
E-Cigarette Trick #9: Don’t Just Make E-Smoking a Hobby; Become a Full-Time E-Smoker
E-cigarettes are worlds apart from traditional cigarettes. The taste, the texture, the efficiency by which nicotine enters your bloodstream and the way that you smoke are all different.
As a result, e-cigarettes provide an experience that’s similar to tobacco cigarettes, but not entirely the same. If you switch to being a full-time e-smoker, then you may soon find that, like it did with us, your cravings to smoke a regular cigarette will simply stop altogether.
We found that this made our e-smoking experience all the more satisfying.