3 Ways to Keep Your E-Cigarette Battery and Cartridge Happy

The batteries for a traditional e-cigarette setup can be a little tricky to keep in the best condition. Small parts are finicky and delicate at times, but with a few tips and careful maintenance, you can keep the cartridge and battery running in peak condition.

Tip #1: Charging Your Vape-Pen Battery

Many people are familiar with the small vape devices that look like a pen-style or a e-cig device. These are commonly referred to as “electronic cigarettes”, and usually are an all-in-one device ready for you to use, with a pre-filled cartridge attached to the battery. The cartridges twist or pull off, depending on the brand and connector type.

One of the safest and easiest ways to charge your battery is to plug it into the included charger, then into USB to wall charger that matches the output and voltage rating on the USB that came with your E-Cig. Most companies have an AC adapter that is included as well or available for purchase that is compatible and safe to use with your e-cigarette.

You need to make sure you are charging your battery when you are present, in case of any accidents that could happen. Batteries have a simple chemistry to them that can be safely managed when they are attended to and used properly. Avoiding charging them overnight and always being aware of where they are and when they are done charging will help avoid any technical problems.

Tip #2: Keeping Your Cartridge in Optimum Performance

E-cigarettes are usually considered a mouth-to-lung device, with a restrictive, tight inhale into your mouth, to your lungs and then the exhale. This means that you can pull lightly on them and get great response, as the sensors inside are very easily tripped. Drawing with as little pull as possible will keep your cartridge from leaking and working properly, and any accidental leakage can be wiped off easily with a paper towel or dry washcloth.

An additional tip for cartridge maintenance is to make sure you only attach it to the battery with enough force to get in into place.

Tip #3: Storing Your Battery and Cartridge

For storage and travel with your e-cigarette, a great thing to do is to remove the cartridge and battery, and store at least the cartridge upright in a case or bottle. You can also add paper towel or small piece of cloth padding to keep them from being damaged.

The technology behind e-cigarettes is easier when paired with a little bit of DIY information. Having these three tips will hopefully help you to make sure your e-cig is consistent, and that you can enjoy your experience with it.

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Dealing with a Leaky E-Cig Cartridge

Leaky e-cig cartridges are one of the most common problems that vapers have to deal with. When the liquid leaks, it can cause a dysfunction in the vaping device. Also, it could lead to irritation of the skin as liquids contain chemicals, which some people are allergic to.

Therefore, if you are dealing with a leaky cartridge, it is important that you handle it immediately. However, to do so effectively, it is important that you understand some of the most common causes of leaky cartridges.

Causes of Leaky Cartridges and How to Fix Them

One of the most common causes of leaky cartridges is how it was placed into the electronic cigarette. If it is not securely in, fastened, and tighten properly, it will leak. You need to make sure this is done properly.

Another common cause of leaky cartridges is poor quality construction. When low quality materials are used in the construction of your cartridge, it will not be strong enough to ensure the constant use and will with time start to leak. To avoid this problem, it is important that you always get your cartridges from a reputable supplier. This will ensure that you get a high-quality cartridge that does not leak.

Leaky cartridges might also be caused by poor assembling. If during the assembling of your electronic cigarette, you leave a space between the cartridge and the battery, then liquid will start to leak. To fix this problem, simply ensure that the battery and cartridge are tightly screwed.

A low or broken battery is another common cause for a leaky cartridge. This problem can be solved by ensuring that your battery is charged before vaping. Also, a regular inspection will help to catch a broken battery.

How you handle your cartridge might also be the reason why it is leaking. If you vape then hold your cartridge vertically then it will without a doubt start to leak. Therefore, always ensure that your e-cigarette is held horizontally after vaping. Also, avoid taking long or hard drags from your e-cig as this is also a common reason why cartridges leak.

If you want to enjoy smooth vape sessions, then it is paramount that we take good care of our cartridges. From purchasing a quality cartridge to handling them, these are all factors that determine whether a cartridge leaks or not. But, the good thing is that there is always something we can do to fix the leak.

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Does Nicotine Strength in Vape Cartridges Affect Their Flavor?

Users of electronic cigarettes inhale the vapor of delivered nicotine (unless there is 0mg nicotine) at various concentrations accompanied by a variety of flavors that include candy, fruit, desserts, beverages, and cocktails that are in cartridges. According to research, there are over 7000 flavors and with nicotine concentrations ranging from 0 to 3.6 percent, e-cigarette cartridges represent a variety of possible combinations. By knowing the interactive effect of the nicotine concentration and the added flavor, users can better understand what combination of flavor and nicotine strength produces the preferred effect.

Nicotine as a chemical has a flavor that could affect the overall e-cigarette experience. Users describe the flavor like black pepper. However, some of the flavors of nicotine could be due to impurities contained in nicotine used in the manufacture of the cartridge. Contaminants include Anatabine, β-Nicotyrine, Myosmine, and other unknown impurities. Vapers should know that not all nicotine available in e-cigarette cartridges have the same purity level. As a matter of fact, the nicotine levels in the cartridges could fall short of US Pharmacopeia “vaping-grade” quality standards.

What does this mean?

Purity is important not only for taste but unwanted imputes at high levels could also contribute to unwanted health risks that are associated with the inhalation of the impurities. Some vapers have described low purity nicotine as imparting a harsh flavor at the back of the throat that is experienced during the “throat hit.” The harshness could change or influence the flavor of your e-cigarette experience.

Since nicotine has a flavor of its own, one would expect that cartridges with higher concentrations of nicotine to have a more intense nicotine flavor when compared to cartridges with lower concentrations, therefore, the intensity could be expected to have an impact on the flavors added to the cartridge. To counteract the intense flavor, some cartridges are prepared by carefully balancing the nicotine levels with the desired level of flavors preferred by vapers. Vapers anticipate that the balance will deliver a smooth “throat hit” along with the intense flavor of the desired added flavor.

Interestingly, in zero level cartridges, one experiences the effect of vaping the flavor alone. Users have described that experience as unpleasant as nicotine imparts a “throat hit” and an after taste that is desired by them. To mimic the nicotine effect, some zero level cartridges use additives that can recreate the desired peppery effect of nicotine.

The taste of your experience of vaping with an electronic cigarette is the result of the flavor of the nicotine and in some cases, the impurities contained within the nicotine used, combined with the taste of the added flavor. Understandably, cartridges with higher nicotine levels have a different flavor from those with lower nicotine levels, despite having the same flavor on the label.
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Switch Up Your Cartridge Flavors at 21st Century Smoke!

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There comes a time when all good things must come to an end. This goes for everything in life, even your vape e-cartridge flavor. As tasty as it may be, it is important to switch up the cartridge flavor.

Here are 3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Up Your Cartridge Flavors at 21st Century Smoke, you will be thankful later.

Reason #1: When you notice that the flavors running low
When the flavor starts to run low, this causes a small spike in the vapor production. Because of this, you will have to puff more just to get so little back in return. The payout, in the end, is not worth it.

Reason #2: You start to feel flavor Exhaustion
Okay, let’s look at this from another angle, suppose you love cheeseburgers. You go to a hamburger restaurant and ask for a cheeseburger – they tell you that they are all out of cheese but the restaurant next door has cheese so they can make you a cheeseburger. Would you just settle for the hamburger or would you go next door and get your cheeseburger? This analogy, maybe not the best but illustrates the point, is the same for your cartridge flavor. Why would you settle on puffing on a vapor that only gives you a very minute amount of flavor or no flavor at all? Simply replace the cartridge flavor.

Reason #3: You have a desire to either reduce or increase your nicotine level
Inside, many 21st Century Smoke cartridge flavors are certain amounts of nicotine. The nicotine varies across each cartridge with no one cartridge being completely the same. So, if you are someone who likes that small amount of nicotine but you are getting a lot more than you bargained for, and vice versa, it may be time to switch up the cartridge. Listen to your cravings, they can help guide you in the right directions.

Final thoughts
Do not compromise your enjoyment. Vaping can be very fun and very relaxing. If you have experienced your flavor running low or your flavor exhausting or that you are craving a different amount of nicotine, these are all clear signs that you need to change your flavor cartridge.  Enjoy your vaping and do not settle for mediocre flavors. Just as you would want that cheeseburger, want a new cartridge from 21st Century Smoke.

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Why Do Newbie Vapers Prefer Menthol or Tobacco Flavored Cartridges to Start?

When someone is new to the vaping world they are likely to choose tobacco or menthol flavored cartridges for their e-cigarettes as opposed to other more exotic flavors. There are a few reasons for this preference and it is important to understand how to best tame cigarette cravings in the beginning stages of switching from regular cigarettes to electronic ones.

These Flavors Taste Most Like Actual Cigarettes
Tobacco reminiscent flavors can help defeat cigarette cravings by offering an experience that can come very close to the real thing. Bold, cool menthol and sweet familiar tobacco flavors help to gently ease consumers in to the vaping experience. These flavors are designed to give new users some of the comforting tastes of smoking an actual cigarette. In fact, the menthol and regular tobacco flavors can be found here at 21st Century Smoke. They are so smooth and satisfying that many vapers prefer them for their electronic cigarette to rather than to those harmful traditional cigarettes. Customers rave about these cartridge flavors and report that they are easily able to quit smoking and start vaping, many times wishing they had started vaping earlier.

Tobacco and Menthol Flavored Cartridges Taste Great
Many users new to vaping report that they choose to vape on these flavors simply because they find them to taste great. Many new users are not ready for the intensity of fruit-type flavors. This may be because it takes time for users to acclimate their pallet to electronic cigarette cartridge flavors after smoking. That would explain why tobacco and menthol flavors are their absolute favorite cartridge choices. These flavors are perfect when one is trying to ensure that they will enjoy their e-cigarette without risking purchasing a flavor that they are still unsure about. Since they are likely to vape a lot at first, it is important that they don’t get tired of their flavor choice. Tobacco and menthol cartridges are not overly intense, and leave a good after-taste.

These are just a couple of the numerous reasons that new e-cig users prefer tobacco and menthol flavored cartridges for their vaping pleasures. They find these flavors to be very similar, if not better, than smoking a traditional cigarette. The delicious nonabrasive taste of these cartridges also helps to gently acclimate users to the experience. For these reasons, menthol and tobacco flavors make great choices for newbie vapers.

21st Century Smoke strives to offer the latest technology, highest quality and competitive pricing. In addition to our flavorful cartridges, we have terrific customer service and prompt shipping. Inhale the savings & exhale smooth flavor!