The Electronic Cigarette
The Electronic Cigarette, or E-cig, provides an alternative method for users of regular tobacco cigarettes. With our E-cigs, nothing is lit or burned so there is no unpleasant and invasive cigarette odours on your hands, breath, clothes and living area. Our E-cigs provide the nicotine hit, but have no tar, tobacco, carbon monoxide or any of the other harmful chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. Changing to our E-cig can save the average smoker up to 80% compared to similar tobacco usage, making E-cigs a great way to feel healthier and wealthier. We strongly believe that our E-cigs are the perfect smoking alternative.
How Do They Work?
Most of our E-cig range involves two components: an Atomiser and a Battery.
The Atomiser is, in essence, a tank into which you pour the e-liquid. Liquids come in many flavours and contain varying levels of nicotine – from strong all the way down to no nicotine at all.
In each atomiser is a coil. This soaks up some of the liquid and acts like a wick – when it's heated, it turns the liquid into vapour, creating a cloud of steam (not smoke!) that the user can then inhale.
The Atomiser is attached to a Battery which produces the energy required to heat the coil to produce the vapour.
Batteries screw into the Atomiser and are fully rechargeable. Unless you're subjecting an E-cig to some seriously heavy usage, a Battery will give you at least a day's vaping without the need for a recharge.
What strength do i need?
Occasional Smoker - Zero to 6mg
10-15 per day - 6mg to 12mg
20-25 per day - 12mg to 18mg
Over 25 per day - 18mg to 24mg
Charging the Battery
If you have purchased a starter kit from us, please only ever use the charger cable supplied with the kit to charge your battery.
Using incorrect chargers can result in battery faults and in some cases lead to battery explosions / fires.
We are aware that on some instructions provided by the manufacturers, it may state to charge your battery for 24 hours.
This is NOT necessary, and most 650mAh EVOD batteries can be charged within 3 to 4 hours.
Higher capacity batteries make take slightly longer.
Please follow the below instructions:
- Place batteries on a flat non-flammable surface during charging
- During charging avoid placing the battery near flammable items such as carpets, curtains etc.
- Once the charger LED turns green the battery should be removed from charge
- Do not leave batteries unattended whilst charging
- Avoid leaving batteries on charge overnight
If the battery becomes very hot or emits a strange smell during charging, remove it from charge immediately and do not attempt to use it again.
Using the Battery
All EVOD batteries we sell feature a “5 click” locking feature.
When your battery arrives in most cases it will already have some charge in it, we ship all batteries in the “locked” state to avoid them being activated during transit.
To unlock the battery, simply press the button on the battery 5 times in quick succession, it should then flash a few times.
Now when the button is pressed and held it should remain lit.
Remember that to use your Electronic Cigarette the button must be pressed and held whilst inhaling.
If the button is held for more than 10 seconds it will cut out. This is another safety feature.
If your battery button starts to flash and will no longer produce vapour from the atomizer it most likely now requires charging.
General Safety Advice
Electronic Cigarette batteries are made up of electronic circuits and a lithium-ion battery cell.
As with all lithium-ion type batteries, great care should be taken when using and transporting them.
- Avoid leaving them in direct sunlight or in extreme temperatures
- Avoid carrying in pockets with other metal objects such as keys and coins etc.
- Never use any battery showing external damage
- Never submerge batteries in water or any other liquid
Using Your E-Cig
Before you do anything else, your atomiser needs to be filled with liquid.
Unscrew or pull out the mouthpiece on the end of the atomiser. Inside the atomiser, you'll see a central hole. Please do not pour liquid into this hole – all liquid should be dripped into the atomiser either side of that central hole.
Do not overfill the atomiser with liquid. There are markings on the side of the tank to give you a good idea of how much liquid needs to be in there. Once you're happy that the atomiser is nicely topped up with liquid, replace the mouthpiece and turn the whole unit up and down a few times to ensure the coil is nicely soaked.
Now you can screw the atomiser into the battery. Again, don't over-tighten – finger tight is just fine. Once the atomiser and battery are connected, you're good to go.
Put the mouthpiece to your lips, press the button on the battery and, while still holding the button down, inhale. You should get an immediate hit from the vapour your E-cig produces. Stop pressing the button as you inhale.
It's up to you how long you keep your finger on the button. The longer you do, the bigger the hit. But don't overdo it or you could risk burning out the coil and running down the battery far quicker than it should do.
If your E-cig has been standing there, unused, for a while you'll need to tip it upside down so that everything is properly moistened again.
Please remember to keep your atomiser properly stocked with liquid. If you use your E-cig when the tank is dry, the heating element could fail, leaving you with a mouthful of burnt taste -and a busted atomiser.
If the burnt taste persists, or you can no longer hear a small roaring sound when you press the button on the battery and put your ear to the atomiser, it means the atomiser has come to the end of its natural life and needs replacing.
Be sure to keep the connecting areas between the atomiser and battery clean and dry. Liquid can escape now and again and seep into those connective areas which, in turn, can impair the performance of the atomiser and the recharging ability of the battery. Unscrew both components and clean the affected areas. A cotton bud works well, as does a very small piece of kitchen roll.
If you're experimenting with different flavours, use a different atomiser for each one or you'll not get a consistent and pleasant taste sensation.
And finally, if you do get a mouthful of unvapourised liquid, spit it out and rinse your mouth out with lots of water. It's not going to kill you, but it's not the nicest of experiences and, if you swallow the 'raw' liquid, you'll probably end up with some serious hiccups as your body tries to deal with too much nicotine all at once. If you're using a nicotine-free liquid, then feel free to ignore that last comment. But don't swallow it anyway - it's just not designed to be experienced that way.
Avoiding Dry Hits
Don’t you just hate it when you get a dry hit from your vape then here are some tips.
What is dry hit?
This is usually when your wicks inside your clearomizer are not moist with e-Liquid and therefore will cause quite possibly one of the most disgusting tastes in your mouth and make you cough badly!
Tips on avoiding dry hits!
- Keep the wattage/voltage down on your device if it has variable settings
- Tip your clearomizer upside down to ensure the e-liquid spread over the wicks (if on the top)
- Be patient when taking a second hit from your vape and allow the e-liquid to absorb especially if it thicker juice with more VG
- When refilling then wait at least a few minutes before taking a hit on your vape
- Upgrade your clearomizer if you experiencing this on a regular basis as you might have a cheap one
- Using a bottom coil clearomizer will reduce the chance of dry hits
We hope these tips will avoid you having dry hits in the future.
Ohms & Vaping
So you might have been using a vaping device for a while now and you always see the OHM logo Ω on your coil heads but what does this mean and does it really matter?
In Layman terms “ohms is a measure of electrical resistance or how freely electricity is able to travel”.
Lower ohms = higher voltage
Lower ohms found on sub ohm tanks (e.g. Kanger SubTank with 0.5ohm OCC)
Higher voltage usually found on MODs and larger batteries (e.g Innokin MVP3, Siegel 100W, IPV etc)
Advantages and disadvantages
- More electricity flow
- More heat at the coil
- More vapor clouds
- Dry hits more likely to occur
- A warmer and stronger vape
- Variations in flavour but usually stronger
- Battery will drain quicker
- Could cause battery to fail
- Higher consumption of e-liquid
- Higher capacity tank recommended
- Great for cloud chasing
If you intend on going for the Higher Voltage and Lower Ohm then look for a good quality battery to ensure it doesnt fail
Higher ohms = lower voltage
Higher ohms usually found on standard clearomisers (e.g iClear 16, CE4, MT3 where coils are around 1.8ohm to 2.1 ohm)
Lower Voltage usually found on standard eGo style batteries which run at around 3.5 – 4.5 wattage
Advantages and disadvantages
- Less electricity flow
- Less heat at the coil
- Not as much vapor cloud
- Provides cooler vapor
- Variations in flavour
- Battery will last longer
- Dry hits are less likely to occur
- Less chance of battery problems
- Lower consumption of e-liquid
- Better for stealth vaping