Your new vape has just arrived and you are ready to set it up, your first instinct will be to hit the fire button or draw on the mouthpiece to see how it works….STOP!!! The most common mistake beginners make is to hit the button or draw on the mouthpiece while the tank or pod is empty, this will cause a dry hit and burn the cotton inside the coil. The result is a burnt taste when you go to vape and a really bad first impression of the taste of your e-liquid that you spent so long tracking down. If you follow our step by step set up guide below, you will be up and running in minutes and will be vaping like a pro!
Unboxing and Placement
Take your vape device out of the box and place it on a flat surface in front of you.
Fill your Tank or Pod
Determine if your device is a top-fill or bottom-fill system. Nowadays, most devices are top-fill, but you can find this information in the product packaging or manual. Open the filling cap, which may involve unscrewing the top section of your tank or pod. Slowly fill the tank with your chosen e-liquid, being careful not to overfill. Some tanks have a max fill line. Once filled, close the fill cap and proceed to the next step.
Allow E-Liquid Saturation
This step is crucial for optimal flavour and performance. Allow your tank or pod to sit for 5 minutes before using it. This waiting period ensures that the e-liquid saturates the coil's organic cotton fully, preventing dry hits and potential coil burning. An additional tip is to gently draw on the mouthpiece without pressing the fire button, as this helps expedite e-liquid absorption into the coil.
Adjust Settings for Variable Devices
Differentiating between the two types of vapes is essential. If your device lacks a display screen and controls, it is a fixed-wattage device, and you can skip this step. However, if your device features a display screen and controls, it is a variable wattage device, and you should continue.
For variable wattage devices, it is crucial to set the appropriate power output for the coil inside your tank or pod. Consult the device manual, coil packaging, or online resources from the manufacturer or retailer to determine the recommended wattage range for your specific coil. Using the device's arrow keys or controls, adjust the wattage to the appropriate level. This ensures optimal performance and prevents coil burnout.
Vaping for the First Time
Congratulations! You're all set up and ready to vape. To begin, place your mouth on the drip tip or mouthpiece and simultaneously press and hold the fire button while drawing from the mouthpiece. Start with a 1-2 second draw and gradually adjust the draw time based on your preferences and device performance. That's it! You're now vaping like a pro. Be sure to read our tips on device maintenance and proper coil replacement to enhance your vaping experience.
Charging Your Device.
For most users charging a vape coincides with charging their smartphone, so a good habit to get into is to charge your vape every night when you go to bed next to your smartphone. It is always recommended to use the allocated USB charging cable that came with your device.
Maintaining your Pod/Coil
One of the most crucial maintenance tips for your vaping device is to ensure that your tank always has e-liquid. It's essential never to let the tank dry out, as this can quickly deteriorate the coil and significantly reduce its lifespan. To maintain your coil's performance and longevity, it is best practice to refill your tank when it reaches around the 1/3 mark. Topping up throughout the day is recommended to keep the coil saturated, so it's wise to carry a bottle of e-liquid with you when you're on the go. By following these practices, you can avoid dry hits and coil issues, ensuring a satisfying vaping experience.