May 21, 2018

Category » General e-Cig Info

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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Using Your e-Cig Kit: Batteries, Atomizers & Chargers

 

This is a brief primer we are now sending with all new orders. We’ve had several requests to post the original document online, so here it is!

 


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Congratulations on your eJuiceMonkeys purchase!

The following information will help you set up and begin using your new kit, and provide valuable knowledge essential for a successful vaping experience.

Please read these instructions carefully and retain for future reference. Your e-cigarette is an electronic device and certain precautions must be taken to prevent damage. eJuiceMonkeys will not be responsible for damage or replacements if these guidelines are not followed.

Before starting, make sure you can properly identify all parts. Models and packages may vary, but most kits include: 2 batteries, 1 or 2 atomizers, 1 USB charger, AC wall adapter, and cartridges. Please check the web site for your kit’s product page if you have any questions about what is included with it. Additional, important information which you should know may also be listed on the product page. Please understand this information before proceeding.

 

Using Your Batteries & Charger:

Many batteries now feature a rapid click on/off safety feature. Three or five rapid clicks (models vary) turns the battery on, same action turns it off. Your batteries will probably arrive in the OFF mode. It is not necessary to repeat this for normal use, but it is advisable to turn batteries off for storage or if they will be placed in an area where the button may accidentally be activated (a purse or pocket).

e-Cigarette batteries are typically shipped from the manufacturer with a partial charge. While you can begin using one immediately, you should place the other one on the charger to fully charge. To charge batteries, plug the USB charger from your kit into a 2.0 USB slot (modern computers have 2.0 USB ports) or into the AC wall adapter (adapter must be plugged into an electrical outlet). AC charging is typically faster and doesn’t draw power away from your computer.

Please note that eJuiceMonkeys will not be liable for any damage caused by the drain of an e-cigarette battery on older computer circuitry. Please be aware that while generally safe, the chemistry of an e-cigarette battery is lithium-ion (aka li-ion), and like all batteries they can occasionally pose some risk. NEVER leave a charging battery unattended. Li-ion batteries may not be disposed of in standard household waste. Please mark your used batteries “Li-ion Batt” and properly dispose of used batteries in accordance with your community’s regulations.

IMPORTANT: After plugging in the USB charger, screw the battery into the charger’s receptacle ONLY until the USB light turns red. Over-tightening can damage the battery, charger, or both. The most common damage caused by over-tightening is to the center connection posts which can become pushed in or displaced. This may result in loss of power connection, internal wiring or circuitry damage, or damage the silicon gasket surrounding the battery post. A damaged gasket may allow eJuice to enter internal electronics, shorting or corroding them.

Because eJuice may leak onto battery threads during regular use, battery and chargers threads need to be cleaned regularly. Juice-covered threads can interfere with charging and damage the charger or battery. Be aware that a damaged charger can also ruin batteries. Wipe threads with pure grain or 91% rubbing alcohol and wipe or air dry. These alcohols have a very low water content, dry quickly, and are recommended for electronics.

Once the USB charger light turns green (AC wall adapter light always remains red), battery is fully charged and can be removed. Charging times vary depending on battery size. A 510 battery may take only an hour or two; higher capacity eGos may take 5 to 6 hours. Charging time and length of time between charges also depend on vaping habits and other equipment used (low resistant atomizers/cartomizer, for example, will drain batteries faster).

Li-on batteries have no charging memory, but perform much better when not continually fully discharged. When batteries are weak, you will notice a reduction of vapor, flavor, and performance. Your battery will begin flashing when it reaches a level where it can no longer provide the volts needed for proper functioning. Do not attempt to get one or two more draws, as you can damage the battery. Place on the charger and allow a full charge cycle to complete.

IMPORTANT: Extra care must be used with batteries having silicon or rubber buttons (510s, Riva styles). When placed snuggly in lanyards, pockets, purses, etc.,(or on close contact with other materials) it’s possible friction may cause the rubberized texture of these buttons to “catch” or “stick” to other materials, possibly pulling the button out of the battery casing when removed. It is highly unlikely buttons will separate from casing with normal use and reasonable care.

 

Using Your Atomizer & Cartridges:

Please see insert regarding proper filling, insertion of cartridges into your atomizer. (Click for: 510, eGo MEGA, Tanks)

In addition to cartridge design, notches in connection ends of the battery, atomizer casing, and/or holes in atomizer threading also provide airflow for wicking and vapor production. Tight connections reduce airflow, which results in stiff draws and poor wicking. For proper function, and to reduce the possibly of damage to the center connection posts of atomizers and/or batteries, never over- tighten atomizers onto batteries.

To inhale, press battery button just before drawing. Take long, slow draws (about 5 seconds) to allow time for eJuice to wick, reach heating coil, heat, and then vaporize. Short, rapid draws will not produce sufficient vapor or flavor, and may compromise your atomizer.

Keep your atomizer wet at all times by topping the cartridge filler off with eJuice (or refilling tank cartridges) whenever you notice a reduction of vapor and/or flavor (provided it’s not due to a weak battery).

FAILURE TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES can result in a dry atomizer. Dry atomizer symptoms are reduced vapor/flavor, followed by a harsh or burnt taste. A dry atomizer not only produces an unpleasant taste, but encourages formation of burnt solids on the wick and heating coil, reducing atomizer performance and life span. As more solids accumulate, draws become more difficult and performance drops. The formation of solids is somewhat inevitable, but improper or dry wicking significantly speeds this up.

If you feel the need to clean your atomizer, rinse throughly with warm water, blowing out several times, blow remaining water out and allow to dry overnight. Water does not vaporize in this system, and atomizers will not funtion properly until completely dry. A more through cleaning can be done by soaking in pure grain alcohol/Everclear (best) or vodka. PGA is not harmful, dries faster and and dissolves gunk better.

 

Warranty & Care:

All parts of the electronic cigarette are considered disposable with limited life spans, and will need replacement. The life span of any individual part depends on many factors, and therefore is not always predictable. IN GENERAL, batteries can be expected to last several months (often more), and atomizers can be expected to last several weeks, though with minimal care, they will likely last twice that.

Please remember e-cigarettes are electronics with circuitry, heating elements and microchips, and thereby MUST BE TREATED WITH CARE. Dropping (or severe jarring), careless handling and failure to read and follow guidelines are primary causes of equipment failures.

Because we test batteries and atomizers for proper function before delivery, and we have no control over how customers use their equipment, or compatibility with non-eJuiceMonkeys equipment, there are no express warranties on products. Additionally, there is a maximum 30-day store replacement warranty on all purchases except the following:

  • Standard Resistance Atomizers have a maximum 14-day store replacement policy.
  • Cartomizers & Low Resistant Atomizers have DOA (dead on arrival) store replacement policy only.

We understand there are circumstances that warrant replacement, and that equipment can be defective, and ask that you contact us immediately if you believe this to be the case and we will do everything we can to meet your needs.

Please recognize we reserve the right to refuse a return/exchange if the cause is determined to be user error or negligence; in cases of habitual, unwarranted returns; returning products found to be from an older purchase, or attempting to return non-eJuiceMonkeys purchase.

We cannot accept returns or exchanges on any e-Juices or cartridges irrespective of whether or not they have been used or opened. If you are unhappy with an e-Juice you order, again, please contact us and we will work with you.

 

Please always feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be successful and enjoyable, and will do our best to see that it is.

 

 

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Aligning Tank Atomizers and Cartridges

 

IMPORTANT: : 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 below. Make sure the cartridge is firmly seated in atomizer. There should be no gap between the edge of the atomizer and ridge of 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. Make certain to check the plug at the end of the tank cartridge regularly. 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. Inserting Tank Catridge into Tan Atomizer

 

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