1. What is an e-cigarette?
An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporiser consist of 4 things:
i) Battery - The e-cigarette battery is usually Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. The entry level battery is a built in battery and can come in variable voltage/wattage option as well. The more advanced devices have batteries that can be removed to replace/recharge.
ii) Clearomiser - This is also refereed to a tank. It holds the e-liquid which is heated using the atomiser (coil) head to produce vapour
iii) Atomiser (Coil) heads - The atomiser consists of a small heating element that is responsible for vapourising the e-liquid. The coil heads come in different resistance
iv) E-Liquid -The e-Liquid base is made off a mix of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) - the base composition will affect the overall viscosity as well as the amount of vapor produced. E-liquids are available in different flavours and nicotine strength.
2. What is the life expectancy of the batteries and clearomiser?
All batteries and clearomiser sold at VapeChoice are manufactured to the highest quality standards and are checked for quality and tested at the factory.
However these products are consumables and degrade or fail especially if under constant use and not rotated throughout the days use.
The life span of these consumables varies based on usage, and is dependent on the use and habits of the individual user.
- The average lifespan of an atomiser (coil) head is around 7-14 days. The Clearomiser itself can last much longer. The coil is what must be replaced regularly.
- The average lifespan of a Battery can be more than 90 days dependent on its care and how they are used and maintained.
3. How do I know that the atomiser (coil) head needs replacing?
The average lifespan of an atomiser (coil) head is around 7-14 days. The lifespan varies on the usage and the voltage/wattage. The main indication for replacing the atomiser head is when there is a significant lack of vapour or when you get a burnt taste.
4. What is a Variable Voltage/Wattage Battery?
Variable Voltage/Wattage is the ability to control the voltage/wattage output of the battery. Variable Voltage/Wattage is a great feature to give the user complete control over their vaping experience. Each e-Liquid / atomizer combination requires its own specific voltage/wattage output for optimal performance.
5. Whats the recommended battery voltage/wattage for different coil resistance?
The recommended battery voltage depends on a few factors like type of battery and current charge level, type of atomiser used, the e-liquid and personal preference. The table below gives a good guideline to decide the voltage/wattage for different resistance. The numbers inside the boxes are for recommended wattage.
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