The vaping industry is thrilling, but with continually expanding technology, it may be a little perplexing for beginner vapers. It is critical to understand your e-cigarette. Your initial puffs will have a big impact on how you think about vaping. This beginner’s guide contains all of the information you need to have a successful first encounter.
What exactly is an e-cigarette?
An e-cigarette is a device that heats e-liquid, converting it to vapour that contains nicotine and flavouring. E-cigarettes were created to assist smokers in quitting tobacco. Millions of individuals worldwide report that vaping has helped them quit smoking. E-cigarettes are 95% less dangerous than smoking cigarettes, according to Public Health England. More information about e-cigarettes and your health can be found here.
The world of vaping is fascinating, but with continually expanding technology, it may be a bit overwhelming for beginner vapers. Understanding your e-cigarette is critical. Your initial puffs will have a significant impact on how you think about vaping. This beginner’s guide will provide you with all of the knowledge you need to have a successful first encounter.
What is an e-cigarette?
An e-cigarette is a device that heats e-liquid, converting it to vapour, which provides nicotine and flavours. E-cigarettes were created to assist smokers quit smoking. Millions of individuals throughout the world believe vaping has helped them quit smoking. According to Public Health England, e-cigarettes are 95% less dangerous than smoking cigarettes. More information on e-cigarettes and your health may be found here.
By heating the e-liquid to generate vapour, you may inhale nicotine. This not only fulfils nicotine cravings, but it also simulates the experience of smoking by producing a “throat hit” to which many smokers have grown used. Depending on your smoking history, selecting the appropriate nicotine concentration in your e-liquid is critical to having a satisfactory vaping experience. Which e-liquid should I buy?
Although selecting a first vaping device is a personal adventure, for most beginning vapers, this list of best-selling vape kits is a wonderful place to start.
A Vaping Device’s Components
Though vaping devices exist in a variety of forms and sizes, they are normally divided into two major components: the battery and the atomiser.
A vaping device’s battery powers the atomiser, which warms the e-liquid and produces vapour. A common entry-level kit includes a built-in (sometimes known as “internal”) battery, making it a self-contained machine that can be charged through USB-C or Micro-USB.
Most entry-level kits lack extra functionality within the battery unit and are controlled by a single button that switches the device on/off and is held down to smoke. When you take a puff, a pressure actuated switch powers the atomizer.
Mods are the common name for advanced batteries. Variable power, temperature control, and other upcoming technologies are examples of mods. Mods are often bigger than standard devices, allowing for greater capacity batteries.
External batteries are used by some modifications. This enables the user to replace out the battery for a newly charged one on demand. It is advised that if you pick a mod with an external battery, you always charge the battery using a specialised external charger and keep the battery carefully when not in use. More information regarding battery safety may be found here.
Your device’s atomiser converts e-liquid into vapour and stores a reserve of e-liquid ready to vape. The tank/pod and the coil are the two main components of the atomiser.
The phrases “tank” and “pod” only relate to the atomiser’s connecting architecture.
The magic happens in your coil. E-liquid saturates the wicking material and is vaporised by a coil, which is a heating source. Wicking material is often organic cotton, and the coil is typically kanthal wire or mesh. Coils have a limited lifespan that is determined by the e-liquid you use, the power output, and how frequently you vape. When your device loses flavour or creates a burned flavour, it’s time to replace the coil.
Resistance, measured in Ohms (), indicates how easily current flows through the coil. Low resistance coils are often built for higher power/wattage output, whereas high resistance coils are typically designed for lower power/wattage output.
All Innokin coils have a wattage range that is listed on the side of the coil as well as on the coil box. If your gadget has variable power, never exceed the recommended output range, since this might cause the coil to burn. We recommend beginning at the lower end of the coil’s recommended wattage range and gradually increasing the heat to your particular taste. You do not need to be concerned if your gadget does not support variable power.
What is your vaping style in terms of airflow design?
The quantity of airflow passing through the tank/pod is determined by the airflow design.
MTL coils are intended for narrow airflow, low power output, and greater nicotine levels.
DTL coils are intended for open airflow, higher power, and lower nicotine levels. DTL vaping creates a lot of vapour and a strong flavour. For the optimal DTL experience, if your Innokin device has variable airflow, consider a more open draw.
RDL coils create more vapour than MTL coils while using less power and e-liquid than DTL coils. RDL coils are a fantastic alternative if you want more vapour and flavour than MTL but less nicotine every puff.
Which e-liquid should I buy?
The fluid that your device converts into vapour is known as e-liquid. It may appear to be a sophisticated product, but it can actually be broken down into four main components. Let us investigate more.
Nicotine is the first component. Not all e-liquids include nicotine, but for most individuals attempting to quit smoking, this is critical. The optimal nicotine strength will differ from person to person, but here’s a general guideline based on your smoking habits:
Nicotine comes in two varieties that are typically seen in e-liquid. The first is nicotine freebase. Freebase nicotine is the most often used nicotine in vaping, with a gradual release into the circulation and a pronounced throat feeling at larger dosages.
Nicotine salt is the second kind of nicotine. Nicotine salt has grown in popularity in recent years. When compared to freebase nicotine, it enters the circulation faster and gives a considerably smoother throat hit.
Propylene Glycol is the next e-liquid component (PG). PG has several uses in culinary and pharmaceutical goods. Because PG has a low viscosity, it is perfect for e-liquids intended for use in vaping devices with narrow wicking ports. When used in significant amounts in an e-liquid blend, PG can provide a stronger throat feeling, and some people are sensitive to it. If you are PG sensitive, look for e-liquids with a low PG level.
Vegetable Glycerine is the third component in e-liquid (VG). VG is obtained from many vegetables and has several uses in culinary goods. When heated, VG has a syrup-like viscosity and generates a huge volume of vapour. Furthermore, VG produces nearly little throat impact. E-liquid mixes having 70% or more VG are typically labelled “high VG” and should be used only in devices with an adequate wicking architecture.
Flavor is the last component in e-liquid. Some e-liquids employ a single flavouring, while others use a combination of flavours to produce a distinct flavour profile. All flavourings used in e-liquids are food grade, and there are literally hundreds available on the market. This means that there are nearly an endless amount of flavour combinations.
Maintenance of Basic Devices
It is important to take care of your Innokin gadget in order to have a consistent vaping experience. Let’s begin by configuring your new gadget for the first time.
1. Remove the gadget from its packing, taking notice of the user handbook and safety advice that came with it.
2. Charge the smartphone completely using the included Innokin charging cord.
3. Disassemble the atomiser and prime your coil by pouring 2-3 drops of e-liquid on the wicking holes on the sides of the coil if your device employs interchangeable coils.
4. Reassemble the atomiser, taking care to ensure a good seal.
5. Fill the atomiser with e-liquid and prime the coil for 10 minutes.
6. If your gadget has variable power, put it to the low end of the coil’s suggested range.
7. You are now prepared to vape! Gradually tweak your device’s airflow and power settings (if appropriate) until you discover a combination that gives a pleasing experience.
Cleaning the atomizer
It is critical to clean your atomiser on a regular basis to guarantee peak functioning. In general, this is best done when switching to a new coil or a significantly different e-liquid than what you were previously smoking.
1. Take apart the atomiser.
2. Submerge all atomiser components (excluding the coil) in boiling water.
3. Allow to dry naturally.
4. Prime a fresh coil before inserting it.5. Fill the atomiser with e-liquid and reassemble it.
6. Wait 10 minutes before vaping if a new coil was inserted.
Keeping your battery/mod clean
Over time, your Innokin mod may be exposed to trace amounts of e-liquid residue. This is normal, but it should be monitored and cleaned with a paper towel on a regular basis, paying special attention to the area where your device connects to the atomiser.