January 15, 2014

What nicotine strength should I use in my e-liquid/juice?

The nicotine strength listed for e-liquid is the number of milligrams of nicotine per milliliter in a bottle. That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nicotine e-juice would have 240mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 10ml).

 

If you smoke Regular cigarettes (like a Marlboro Red), there are approximately 1.2mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 24mg of nicotine per pack (1.2mg x 20 cigarettes).

 

If you smoke Light cigarettes (like a Marlboro Light), there are approximately .7mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 14mg of nicotine per pack (.7mg x 20 cigarettes).

 

If you smoke Ultra Light cigarettes (like a Marlboro Ultra Light), there are approximately .5mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 10mg of nicotine per pack (.5mg x 20 cigarettes).

 

After you have made the transition to e-cigarettes, you may want to try flavors of e-liquids until you find a favorite to use. These include many fruits like strawberries, oranges, peaches, combined with cream, other fruits, tobacco, and many other possibilities.

 

Regular Cigarettes = E-cigarettes

 

Unfiltered = 24 mg

Regular = 18 mg

Light = 12 mg

Ultra-light = 6 mg

None = No, 0 mg

January 15, 2014

What are voltage for batteries and Ohms for cartomizers/atomizers?

Your battery or e-cigarette will have a certain voltage. Your atomizer/cartomizer will have a certain ohm number. What it all really boils down to is that by changing the values volts or ohms resulting power output also changes.  That resulting power output is what matters because it directly corresponds to your vaping experience.  We need to balance battery voltage with cartomizer resistance to get an ideal vape intensity (6-8 watts or so) without burning out the cartomizer. If the voltage is too low and/or the cartomizer resistance is too high (relative to each other), the watts are low and you get a poor vape (little throat hit, vapor, and flavor). On the other hand, if the voltage is too high and/or the cartomizer resistance is too low, the amps are high and you can burn out the cartomizer.

 

You might find yourself still asking, “so which ohm rating cartomizer or atomizer should I be purchasing?”. We find the easiest way is to use the table below but everybody will have their own personal preferernce.

 

eGo Batteries 2.0 - 2.5 ohms. 1.5-1.7 ohms

3.7v (Go-go, Larger eGo, Riva) 2.0 to 3.2 ohms 1.7-2.0 ohms

5v (Variable Voltage) 2.5 to 3.2 ohms 2 ohms

6v (Variable Voltage) 3.2 ohms and up 2.5 ohms

7v (Variable Voltage) 4.5 to 5 ohms 3 ohms

 

LOWER OHMS OR HIGHER VOLTAGE

 Allow more electricity to flow

 Creates more heat at the coil

 Creates more vapor

 Provides warmer vapor

 May intensifying or diminish flavor

 Will drain your battery quicker

 Dry hits are more likely

 May cause premature battery failure

 Uses more juice per puff, more refilling

 

HIGHER OHMS OR LOWER VOLTAGE

 Allow less electricity to flow

 Creates less heat at the coil

 Creates less vapor

 Provides cooler vapor

 May intensifying or diminish flavor

 Will drain your battery slower

 Dry hits are less likely

 Doesn’t cause premature battery failure

 Uses less juice per puff, less refilling

January 15, 2014

What is PG (propylene glycol)/VG (vegetable glycerin)?

E-liquid juices typically contain 4 ingredients: PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), nicotine, and some flavor extract/concentration. Besides the different amount of nicotine you can have, juice makers use different percentages of PG/VG that you'll commonly see labeled as 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, etc. This is the percentage (%) of PG/VG or VG/PG depending on how it's labeled, but we've seen most common listed as PG/VG. So 50/50 is 50% PG/ 50% VG.

 

PG and VG is the liquid that helps burn the nicotine to vapor and are both recognized as safe by the FDA and are in many processed foods and cosmetics.

 

What is PG (Vegetable Glycerin)?

 

PG (Propylene Glycol) is tasteless and derived from plants. It is used in baked goods, medicines, and cosmetics. The liquid is thinner than VG. While VG produces more vapor, PG produces more throat hit, that some customers may or may not prefer. It may also cause some throat dryness. 

 

What is VG (Vegetable Glycerin)?

 

VG (Vegetable Glycerin) tastes a little sweet but the flavor is too small for most people to detect. It's used in baked goods, sweeteners, and a filler in foods. The liquid is a bit thicker which helps produce a thicker and a lot more vapor cloud.

 

Most people should start out with a 50/50 mix which has been determined to be a very optimal blend. As you experience more with different juices that use different blends, you may want something with more VG for more vapor or more PG for throat hit with 60/40 mixes or even 70/30.

 

An important consideration though is if you have allergies or reactions to either PG or VG, although more common with PG, to buy a blend that uses less of that item.

January 15, 2014

How do I prime a cartomizer before first use/using?

Always remember not to allow a cartomizer burn dry. You must prime before using.

 

What is priming a cartomizer?

A cartomizer contains a burning wick and cotton. When e-liquid/juice is absorbed into the cotton, the wick heats up and burns the liquid soaked in the cotton. If the cotton is not wet before first using, the wick will burn the cotton and make a very bad taste. It is very hard to fix and so usually the cartomizer is simply thrown away. Luckily they are not expensive so you will have a few to practice.

 

How do you prime a cartomizer?

One method is to put e-liquid in the cartomizer and let it sit for 30 minutes so the cotton has time to absorb.

A faster method is to put a few drops of e-liquid on the top, let it sit for a few seconds, and blow from the top to the bottom. Put a napkin on the bottom of the cartomizer so it doesn't drip. If you see e-liquid on the bottom, that means the cartomizer is been completely primed. If not, put a few more drops and blow again. One there's some e-liquid on the bottom napkin, you know it has been completely primed.

This is also another method:

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January 15, 2014

What do I need?

If you're reading this, electronic cigarettes, or sometimes known as vaping, must be new to you. Use this guide to find the best product for you.

 

What are e-cigarettes?
It's an electric tobacco smoking substitute that creates a vapor mist that replicates the experience of smoking a cigarette. There are many models out now for those starting, on a budget, or those looking to splurge on a lifetime hobby.
What are the benefits of e-cigarettes versus instead of regular analog traditional cigarettes?
E-cigarettes contain no ash, no smoke, no tar, and does not smell as bad as traditional cigarettes.
So what do I need?
To break it down, you'll need
1. a battery device
2. a tank to hold your liquid
3. e-liquid/juice
The battery powers an atomizer, sometimes called wick/coil/head, which vaporizers the e-liquid your tank is holding. Don't worry too much about which battery or tank you purchase since most are now universal. E-Liquid/Juice is going to a personal preference for everyone, but there's a battery and tank we can recommend for everyone.
If you're a beginner, the easiest set to start with is our single starter kit (half pack day smoker) or dual starter set (pack day smoker, charge one while using the other). And all you need is an e-liquid/juice.
1. A battery
January 15, 2014

Tips & Info

What do I need?

 

Battery ratings chart

Battery amp ratings for different battery brands like Efest, Sony, MNKE and in different sizes like 18650, 18350, etc. To make sure you don't build coil ohms too low for safety

 

What nicotine strength should I use in my e-liquid/juice?

The nicotine strength listed for e-liquid is the number of milligrams of nicotine per milliliter in a bottle. That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nico...

 

What is PG (propylene glycol)/VG (vegetable glycerin)?

E-liquid juices typically contain 4 ingredients: PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), nicotine, and some flavor extract/concentration. B...

 

What are voltage for batteries and Ohms for cartomizers/atomizers?

Your battery or e-cigarette will have a certain voltage. Your atomizer/cartomizer will have a certain ohm number. What it all really boils down to ...

 

How do I prime a cartomizer before first use/using?

Always remember not to allow a cartomizer burn dry. You must prime before using.   What is priming a cartomizer? A cartomizer contains a burning wi...

 

January 15, 2014

Battery ratings chart

To be safe while building your coils, make your battery is properly rated for ohms you're building.

 

 

Battery Amp Rating  Lowest "safe" Ohms 
     
AW IMR    
Aw 14500 600 mah 4                     1.20
Aw 16340 550 mah 4                     1.20
Aw 18350 700 mah 6                     0.80
Aw 18490 1100 mah 16                     0.30
Aw 18650 1600 mah 24                     0.20
Aw 18650 2000 mah 10                     0.48
     
Efest IMR    
Efest 10440 350 mah 1.4                     3.43
Efest 14500 700 mah 5.6                     0.86
Efest 16340 700 mah 5.6                     0.86
Efest 18350 800 mah 6.4                     0.75
Efest 18490 1100 mah 11                     0.44
Efest 18650 1600 mah 30                     0.16
Efest 18650 2000 mah 10                     0.48
Efest 18650 2250 mah 10                     0.48
     
EH IMR    
EH 14500 600 mah 4.8                     1.00
EH 15270 400 mah 3.2                     1.50
EH 18350 800 mah 6.4                     0.75
EH 18500 1100 mah 8.8                     0.55
EH 18650 2000 mah 16                     0.30
EH 18650 NP 1600 mah 30                     0.16
     
MNKE IMR    
MNKE 18650 20                     0.24
MNKE 26650 15                     0.32
     
Samsung ICR INR    
Samsung ICR18650-22P 2200 mah 10                     0.48
Samsung ICR18650- 30A 3000 mah 6                     0.80
Samsung INR18650-20R 2000 mah 22                     0.22
     
Sony    
Sony US18650v3 2150 mah 10                     0.48
Sony US18650VTC3 1600 mah 30                     0.16
Sony 18650VTC4 2100mah 30                     0.16
     
Trustfire IMR    
Trustfire 14500 700 mah 2                     2.40
Trustfire 16340 700 mah 2                     2.40
Trustfire 18350 800 mah 4                     1.20
Trustfire 18500 1300 maah 6.5                     0.74
Trustfire 18650 1500 mah 7.5                     0.64
     
Panasonic    
NCR18650B 18650 NP 3400 mah 6.8                     0.71
NCR18650PF 18650 2900 mah 10                     0.48
NCR18650PD 18650 2900 mah 10                     0.48
CGR18650CH 18650 2250 mah 10                     0.48
     
Orbtronic    
Orbtronic 18650 2900 mAh 10                     0.48
Orbtronic 18650 SX22 2000 mAh 22                     0.22