E-Cig Tricks and Tips

Here is the Original Joyetech eGo-C Manual.

TIP: When not in use, always switch the battery off, otherwise you risk wasting your e-liquid and your battery.

TIP: secure spare filled cartridges with the rubber tops, otherwise they will leak.

TIP: make sure, when using the EGO C or ECAB, do not cover the two tiny square holes on the atomizer head. These are for the airflow and must be uncovered; otherwise they will leak.

TIP: if your EGO-C or ECAB appears not to be working, check the battery is switched on and you have liquid in the cartridge. Then, if it still does not work, try replacing the atomizer. Atomizer heads can last from 3 weeks to 3 months. They are a spare part and have a limited lifespan. We have spare Joyetech atomizer heads and all other spare parts and accessories in stock.

TIP: Take slow and long drags, do not take short and hard ones (like smoking a cigarette), slow and steady wins the race!

Cleaning a clogged eGo Series atomizer.

A. Use a clip or needle, bend one end like the following picture.

Tools for cleaning a tank atomizer bodyB. Try to find the 1 venting hole of the tank atomizer, insert the “special clip” into the venting hole of the atomizer, rotate the clip to eliminate the clogged e-liquid. Joye 510-T atomizer can be seen clearly, Joye eGo-T atomizer share the same connector.

C.  Block the center hole of the connector with your finger and try to blow as hard as possible.

Tools for cleaning a tank atomizer body, part 2

According to our test, it can fix nearly most of the blocked atomizers, it’ll be worth every minute you try it.

Over time, atomizers may become dirty or clogged due to the flavorings added to E-Liquids accumulating inside of the atomizer as the liquids are vaporized. Some flavors may be more problematic in this area than others due to the varying ingredients in different flavors, but as a general rule of thumb darker color E-Liquids tend to dirty or clog atomizers more quickly than lighter color E-Liquids, though this is not always the case.

As an atomizer becomes dirty or clogged, there are several tell-tale signs that let you know that your atomizer may need cleaning:

  1. Vapor production has drastically reduced compared to when atomizer was new
  2. Vapor production has stopped completely
  3. It has become very hard or difficult to draw air through the device
  4. There is a burnt/harsh taste when using the device

If any of the above occurs it is recommended that you clean the atomizer before using any further. By doing so, you may be able to extend the life of your atomizer and improve or restore performance.

There are many methods for cleaning, some more successful than others. “Blowing out” the atomizer is usually the first recommendation and can fix many issues on the fly. As mentioned above as a fix for a flooded atomizer, simply remove the atomizer from the battery and cartridge, place your lips on the cartridge end of the atomizer and blow firmly to push the excess liquid or gunk onto a paper towel from the threaded end.   However, if this does not fix the problem try one of the following methods:

Hot Water Rinse – This method works sometimes to fix minor problems

  1. Run under VERY hot water
  2. “Blow out” atomizer to remove excess water
  3. Set upright and allow to dry for 24 hours

Soaking/Baths – Most recommended and common method, will fix many problems, but takes time.

  1. Soak in water for at least 30-60 mins
  2. “Blow out” atomizer to remove excess water
  3. Soak in water a 2nd time for at least 2-3 hours
  4. “Blow out” atomizer to remove excess water
  5. Set upright and allow to dry for 24 hours

As vapers we are often excited to receive new e-cig hardware and want to use it right away. However, if the proper steps are not taken to prime the new equipment it can result in poor performance, a burnt wick, and a shortened life span for atomizers or cartomizers. To avoid these problems it is very important to make sure the atomizer is properly primed.  We recommend the following procedure:

  1. Fill the cartridge with E-Liquid
  2. Without the battery connected, insert the filled cartridge into the atomizer
  3. Puff and blow through the cartridge mouthpiece until a slight gurgle is heard to ensure liquid has reached the atomizer coil.
  4. Wipe off any excess liquid from the atomizer threads using a paper towel
  5. Connect the atomizer to the battery and enjoy!

***Important Note! – Sometimes even after the initial fill and priming of the atomizer it is necessary to prime it again to ensure that no air bubbles are blocking the flow of the liquid.  A good example of why this is necessary is the eGo-T system.  In the eGo-T there is a spike directly in the center of the atomizer that protrudes into the cartridge.  If the cartridge is less than half full and the e-cig is placed in a horizontal position for an extended period, then the liquid level falls below the wick.  This could allow the wick to dry and air to replace the fluid that was once there.  When the e-cig is turned upright again, that air bubble could stop the flow of liquid from resuming to the atomizer coil.  Priming it again by puffing and blowing air through the assembly until a slight gurgle is heard without firing the atomizer is the only way to ensure that the proper flow of liquid has resumed.

Hold the battery button 4 seconds. You should see the coil start to glow or hear the sizzle of deposits burning off. Then remove the atomizer from the battery (or not) and blow on the atomizer to cool it down. Once the atomizer is cool place the atomizer back on the battery (or not) and repeat the burn for 3 seconds. Repeat the dry burn process until the coil glows quickly.

WHEN THE COIL GLOWS QUICKLY, COOL, REPLACE THE E-LIQUID

Once you see the atomizer glow quickly. Then let the atomizer cool once again and place four drops directly onto the coil, letting each drop soak in before adding another one. Then re-attach a filled cartridge and take small primer puffs to get it going. After the first few good hits, top off the cartridge again.
Remember: the atomizer is completely dry and will absorb the liquid quickly at first!

NOTE: If you quickly get a burnt taste add 2 more drops directly onto the coil.

DO’S AND DON’TS

Do – Clean often.
Do – Dry the atomizer thoroughly. Whether drying the atomizer for 24 hours, or using a hair dryer, etc., before performing the dry burn.

Don’t – Use chemicals or solvents. We have repeatedly cleaned atomizers to remove a liquid flavor thinking there is no way there could be any of that flavor left and the flavor resurfaces because there was still some in the mesh. Remember, if you do use chemicals, you will never be able to completely rinse those chemicals out, so do not use chemicals.
Don’t – Let the atomizer get too hot when dry burning. This can melt the plastic “o” ring inside the atomizer and cause a really hard draw or it can blow the coil or solder points.
Don’t – Dry burn without first soaking to remove the liquid. This may cause a temporary improvement but you are just burning more deposits onto the coil.
Don’t – Dry burn with anything other than the standard battery voltage. Higher voltage will likely blow the coil.
Don’t – Use rushing water to rinse. This can damage the wick. Just soak in hot water.

TIP: When not in use, always switch the battery off, otherwise you risk wasting your e-liquid and your battery.

TIP: secure spare filled cartridges with the rubber tops, otherwise they will leak.

TIP: make sure, when using the EGO C or ECAB, do not cover the two tiny square holes on the atomizer head. These are for the airflow and must be uncovered; otherwise they will leak.

TIP: if your EGO-C or ECAB appears not to be working, check the battery is switched on and you have liquid in the cartridge. Then, if it still does not work, try replacing the atomizer. Atomizer heads can last from 3 weeks to 3 months. They are a spare part and have a limited lifespan. We have spare Joyetech atomizer heads and all other spare parts and accessories in stock.

TIP: Take slow and long drags, do not take short and hard ones (like smoking a cigarette), slow and steady wins the race!

If you have any useful tips, Steven’s Wholesale would be grateful if you could share with us! Feel free to contact us.

Be sure to read the tips for cleaning and using clearomizers, too

Check out more of Steven’s e-cig Tips and Tricks.

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