How do clean and care for my electronic cigarette?
- Drain every 2-3 days to maximize vapor production and lifespan: Remove the cartridge from the atomizer. Roll up a piece of tissue and insert it half way into the atomizer in place of the cartridge. Then blow into the hole located in the end of the atomizer that connects to the battery. Use canned air if available. This should force all the excess liquid from the atomizer into the tissue.
- After draining the atomizer, add 1-2 drops of e-Liquid directly into the atomizer when you are ready to use it again.
- Draining is recommended for new atomizers. New atomizers come from the factory filled with e-Liquid or "primer fluid". This liquid can flood the atomizer thus dampening vapor production. If draining was skipped, normal use of the atomizer will also improve vapor production (breaking-in atomizer).
- Remove cartridges when not in use.
- Charge batteries for 4-5 hours initially.
- Detach atomizer from battery when not in use. An atomizer can leak liquid. Liquid in the battery can cause it to malfunction.
- Cartridges should be replaced every 3-5 days of use or when they lose their ability to wick properly.
- Most cartridges can be rinsed in hot water and reused.
- e-Liquid should be stored in a cool, dark area away from direct sunlight.
- e-Liquid, cartridges, atomizers, and e-cig's in general may contain nicotine and should be kept out of reach from children and pets.
How do I refill my cartridges and cartomizers?
There are two methods of refilling:
- "Topping off" - Take the cartridge off and put a few drops into the cartridge until it looks very moist. The cartridge should not be so full that there is a pool of liquid in it. It usually takes 2-3 drops to refill a DSE901 cartridge and 5-7 drops to refill a DSE801 Cartridge.
- "Dripping" - Take the cartridge off. Put two drops of liquid directly into the atomizer. This method is not recommended because liquid may leak into the battery therefore shortening its life span.
- Stand the cartomizer on a flat surface with the battery connection end facing up and the mouth-piece facing down.
- Locate the hole in the center.
- Add one drop into the hole. Let the liquid seep into the hole.
- Repeat step 3 until the cartomizer is full. A new blank cartomizer can hold approximately 20 drops of liquid. We recommend not adding more than 8 drops to a prefilled cartomizer because it may leak.
- Cover both ends of the cartomizer with a clothe and shake it up to spread liquid evenly inside cartomizer.
- Wipe off excess liquid from the center hole.
No contact/bad connection: I see LED lights up but I am not getting any vapor.
- Be sure your batteries are fully charged. When you insert your battery into a charger, the battery light should blink several times and the charger light should change from either green to red or blue to red (varies depending on model). When the charge is complete, the light to return to its original color (usually green). This LED light may pulse in red, green or blue even when charge is complete. This is normal.
- If the battery LED does NOT light up AND no vapor is produced when you attempt to use it, this usually means that it needs to be charged or the battery is faulty. Charge the battery and try again.
- If the battery LED does light up and no vapor is produced when you attempt to use it: Try using and testing this battery using a different atomizer. If this battery works with all other atomizers, then this battery is not faulty.
- Starter kits come with two batteries. If both batteries fail at the same time, the source of the issue could be the charger or atomizers. Also, remember that e-cig batteries have a short lifespan of 3-6 weeks.
- If you suspect that an atomizer is faulty, test it using other batteries. If this atomizer will not work with any batteries then it is probably faulty. If it will work with one battery but not the other, then the problems lies in the batteries.
- Be sure cartridges are properly filled with liquid.
- Poor vapor production: Add 1-2 drops of liquid directly into the atomizer. If this does not help, try draining the atomizer (see above article for instructions). Take long and slow inhalations to produce more vapor. This gives the atomizer more to to heat the eLiquid.
- Poor vapor production from new atomizer: Some atomizers need to be "broken in". To do so, simply use the atomizer for 1-2 hours. You should notice improved vapor production with use. Draining and refilling the atomizer may shorten "break in" time.
- Atomizers will begin to produce less vapor and perform poorly when they near the end of their lifespan.
- Your new passthrough is plugged in but not producing any vapor: The USB passthrough requires a power should of 1500mA in order to work. Most computer usb power sources will output enough power. Try using another USB port or another computer if available. Also try using a different atomizer and adding more liquid.
- Your old passthrough suddenly stops working, the LED just blinks and you are using the same USB port that you've always used: We have found that this malfunction is usually caused a faulty switch in the passthrough. Normal use of the passthrough can cause this. Contact from liquid will also cause this. No matter how careful one is, liquid seems to find a way into the switch. Try wiping down the contacts and letting the passthough sit for 3-4 days. After this time, try using it. We have found this to help in some cases. If this does not work, the passthrough will need to be replaced.