Friday, 19 of September of 2014

Category » E-Cig Info, How-Tos

Care and Troublshooting Insert for CE4 and CE4+

Highly acidic, citrus, cinnamon-based eJuices may increase chance of certain plastics cracking/fogging. When in doubt, test a small area of plastic by exposing it to juice for a period before filling. We do not replace equipment damaged from eJuice reaction.

To Fill: Remove drip tip. Tilt CE4 sideways, drip liquid down side until just under top line. Replace tip. Turn & roll to distribute along entire lengths of wick.

To Clean: Remove silicone cap from internal metal tube. Use jewelers screwdriver/similar tool to GENTLY scrap/dislodge buildup around coil. Rinse all parts well in hot water, allow to dry thoroughly. For best results, soak CE4 in PGA (NOT rubbing alcohol) several hours or overnight, shaking occasionally to dislodge material, then rinse well, let dry. Some plastic/silicone parts start to react to PGA after a period, so check often until you learn how your particular equipment reacts. Some CE4s have a removable tube making cleaning easier. If they do, gently rocking the tube back & forth should remove it from the base.

Poor Wicking: If CE4 wicks poorly, tilt several times to soak the wicks. This should be done periodically during use. If problem continues:

  1. Check if drip tip is pushing silicone cap too far down.
  2. Pull silicone cap up slightly for better flow.
  3. Remove loose feeder wick under silicone cap (if applicable)
  4. Remove cap, use sharp scissors to increase notch size.
  5. For CE4s with long wicks – cut about 2/3 the length from each side of wick.
  6. Check if coil is wound/spaced too tight around wick. Loosening/spreading a tight coil can be difficult, but it is doable.

Excessive leakage can occur when: 

  1. CE4 (or coil head, if CE4+ V2) is spent and needs replacing
  2. Overtightening
  3. Ill-fitting drip tip
  4. Allowing CE4 to remain upside down
  5. Exposed to extreme heat for extended periods
  6. Hairline cracks are present
  7. O-Ring has been damaged

NOTE: Repeated heating along with repeated removal/insertion of some drip tips with thicker o-rings can stress the plastic at the top band, leading to a possible break. To minimize stress, always insert & remove drip tips with a gentle twisting & push (or pull) motion to avoid creating suction. If your drip tip seems to fit too tightly, change drip tips or fit drip tip with a thinner o-ring.

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e-Cig 101: The Basics of an e-Cig, What the Parts Are, and How to Use Them

Watch this video to see how to use an e-cig and be able to correctly identify parts.

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Assembling and Troubleshooting eGo-C Atomizer

First, always blow any existing fluid out of new atomizers, then prime atomizer bridge with a drop or two of eJuice.

Fill cartridges using a syringe or by removing the plug at the bottom of the tank cartridge and dripping ejuice into the cartridge (and remember to replace plug after filling). To allow airflow and to avoid possible leaking or backflow of ejuice in your mouth, do not fill cartridge entirely to the edge of the plug.

Align the cartridge in the atomizer as shown right. Make sure the cartridge is firmly seated in atomizer. There should be no gap between the edge of the atomizer and ridge of cartridge.

Make certain to regularly check the plug at the end of the tank cartridge. Over time, the hole becomes bigger, reducing the effectivness of the seal (and thus airflow) and causing leakage. Replace cartridge (or plug) at first signs of wear to prevent leakage and possible battery damage.

 
Proper alignment eGo-C cartridge

Proper alignment eGo-C cartridge

On occasion, wicking issues may occur if the hole pierced in the cartridge plug is too small, or if the plastic “chad” obstructs flow. Use the end of a paperclip to gently and minimally enlarge the hole, or use tweezers to remove the chad.

To Change Atomizer Heads: unscrew cone & remove head, place new head in base, screw cone back on to secure. Tight is better for a good connection! This will not damage battery or atomizer.

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CE4+ V2 Cleaning, Assembly and Filling

How to fill, take apart and clean your CE4+ V2

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A5 Atomizer Tutorial

The A5 Atomizer by Sailing give a very light, airy and cool draw for users who prefer this experience over harsher, warmer vapor. This video helps you identify parts and show you how to use, refill and replace parts.

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The Art of Direct Dripping (and using 510 atomizers with cartridges)

Direct Dripping is the most fool-proof way to vape your favorite eJuiceMonkeys flavor. It will provide you with the best flavor, the most control and you’ll find your atomizers will last considerable longer than when you use cartridges (mainly because you  keep your atomizer wet at all times).

Direct Dripping with a 510 atomizer is also the best way to try new flavors before filling up a cartridge, cartomizer or tank.

This video shows step by step how to properly fill, align and use cartridges, and how to experience the wonders and convenience of Direct Dripping.

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Cleaning Cartomizers

For some, it’s a matter of mastery – for others, it’s a matter of emergency (though mindful monkeys won’t find themselves without a spare, right?).

This is just one of many ways you can clean out or extend the life of your cartomizer.

 

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Leaking CE4?

Is your CE4 leaking for no apparent reason? Check out this video for some possible reasons, and a few tips on how to deal with them…

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Your eCig Battery Lights, But It Doesn’t Work (or Doesn’t Charge)…

Over-tightening or atomizers with protruding connection posts can push the connection post on battery down very slightly – but this is often enough to cause a loss of connection between the atomizer and the battery, or the charger and the battery.

Watch this video to see how you can resolve this common occurrence:

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Assembling the eGo-W

Read accompanying materials and become familiar with your eGo-W. Understand how it works and identify all parts. eGo-W Parts
For easier handling, screw clearomizer or assembly onto your  battery. eGo-W assembly
If starting with an assembly, remove cover & mouthpiece from shell. eGo-W
Remove shell by pulling in direction indicated (shell is not screwed on). eGo-W assembly
After filling syringe/injector bottle (included w/kits) with eJuice, fill clearomizer by gently inserting syringe/injector bottle tip in small side hole at top edge of clearomizer plug. DO NOT fill through center. Fill hole may need piercing.  If using blunt tip syringe, be careful not to dislodge bits of rubber from plug (piercing with sharp needle first helps). Fill slowly, leaving about 1/16″ air space. Filling the eGo-W
Airflow is essential to proper wicking. Align shell viewing window with clearomizer air vents for maximum airflow. Replace shell by sliding back over clearomizer. For better performance, allow newly-filled clearomizer to sit at least 20-30 minutes before using. Optimum is overnight. eGo-W Wicking
Occasionally the inner plug can be positioned in a manner that compresses or restricts the wicks, thus interfering with proper wicking.  Using a small jeweler’s type flathead screwdriver, gently coax the plug up, allowing wicks to breath. Take care not to tear silicone or damage the coil, and make sure a seal is maintained on top of the ceramic tubing housing the coil.
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