Aspire Nautilus 2 Tank: Vape Preview

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Aspire’s Nautilus tanks are well known among vaping circles, as they were one of the early devices to be adopted by a wide number of people.

Feedback on the tank has always been positive, both the full-size Nautilus and the Mini.

Aspire released the Nautilus X tank last year, but it was met with some disappointment from the vaping community who felt that it wasn’t an improvement on the original design. nautilus-2-tank-fill

Now Aspire have the Nautilus 2, launching it as if it’s the sequel to The Avengers; “The Legend Never Ends”.

The Nautilus 2 design is similar to that of its earlier predecessors, rather than the X, as it features a bell-shaped design.

It’s also completely enclosed in Steel, with a small circular window to allow the user to observe eLiquid levels in the tank.

Similar to the Nautilus X, the Nautilus 2 features a Top-Fill design, and with a 2ml capacity its fully TRPR compliant.

It maintains the compact design of the previous models, but takes the more curved look of the original Nautilus and Mini tanks, rather than the squat square shape of the X.

Aspire have redesigned the airflow system for the Nautilus 2, neither featuring a Top Airflow like the X, or the single hole design of the original models.

This new Nautilus instead features a bottom-airflow with five settings, ranging from open to tight.

It’s a much more accurate airflow, which allows the user to really dial in an precise airflow setting.

The Nautilus 2 itself comes with a 0.7Ω coil, allowing the device to be a Sub Ohm tank for the first time. Other coils are also available, including a standard Mouth-to-Lung 1.8Ω.

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For more information on the Nautilus 2 tank, or any of our other products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Vaporesso Nalu RDA: Vape Tank Overview

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From the creative minds behind the excellent Target Pro Kit, as well as the Guardian and Gemini tanks, the Vaporesso Nalu RDA is the company’s first attempt on an RDA, and a phenomenal result they’ve had with this device. Rather unique with its window and dual-holed posts, the Nalu seems to crafted like no other RDA on the current market.

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Measuring 24mm in diameter, the Nalu is compatible with most mods on the current market. It features a double holed velocity-style deck, a design that seems to be becoming increasingly popular among vape manufacturers. Vaporesso’s Nalu RDA comes with two extra drip tips (blue and pink) in the box, as well as a squonky pin for use with squonk mods, along with two coils and a few other goodies. The Nalu itself has a rather distinctive, almost futuristic look with its glass windows on both sides of the tank.

With its appearance quite similar to a mini version of the Geekvape Tsunami 24 RDA Glass (as both devices have glass windows and optional sqounking pins), the Vaporesso Nalu instead has its window constructed of pyrex glass, ensuring no cracking or clouding will happen with use.

The Nalu RDA features an adjustable airflow and can also be used with a single coil, producing great vapour production due to the airflow port being at the bottom of the device.

With a deep juice well and a leak-resistance design, the Nalu gives users the option to drip and refill eLiquid without worrying about leaks, while the drip tip is wide and short making it much easier to drip onto the coils without taking the tank apart. In addition to the short drip tips, the pyrex glass window allows a keen eye to be kept on the cotton and coils, helping the user to prevent dry wicks and burnt cotton.

The build deck is constructed in the popular velocity style, featuring two posts with enlarged double postholes allowing for an easier and more convenient installation of coils. The squonk pin allows the Nalu to be used with mods that have squonking abilities, and this RDA will work perfectly on devices such as the Kangertech Dripbox 60w, as well as its larger 160w cousin.

Disappointingly Vaporesso’s Nalu doesn’t feature a 510 drip tip adapter, meaning users unfortunately wont be able to use their own drip tip. Also the drip tips included with the RDA are very short and quite close to the top cap, so users that vape at high wattages and temperatures, or using complex builds, will need to be mindful of the drip tip, as it will likely get very hot to touch.

The Vaporesso Nalu would be ideal for vapers who suffer from bad habits of letting the coil run dry and getting a dry hit, as the pyrex glass window allows the user to see how much eLiquid is left. The airflow situated under the coils also allows for a decent flow of air as well as great vapour production for those looking for clouds. It’s a great starter RDA for those looking to get into dripping, but wish to avoid a more basic kit such as Kanger’s DripBox 160W.

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If you’d like to speak to us about Vaporesso’s Nalu RDA, or any of the other items on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team.

Aspire Cleito 120: Vape Tank Overview

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The Aspire Cleito tank was an unexpected hit when it was released in early 2016, with Aspire having reinvented their core design and produced an excellent sequel tank with exceptional flavour production and general usability. Aspire have even given the Cleito 120 a new classification, deeming it the “Maxi Watt” Tank.

Allowing for a huge 120W of power to be pumped through its uniquely shaped coils, Aspire have taken the functionality of its predecessor, and given the Cleito 120 a turbocharged makeover.

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Quite similar to its predecessor in terms of appearance, the Cleito 120 measures in at 58mm in height, and 25mm in width. Changes that Aspire have made include a wider Delrin drip-tip, larger airflow holes, along with a taller chimney. The top-filling mechanism remains, allowing for easy refilling of eLiquid with minimal spill.

The biggest change Aspire have made though with the Cleito 120 is having its standard coils rated at a very low resistance of 0.16ohm (Ω), which requires at least 100W to use optimally. This means that a high-powered mod will be needed to fire the Cleito 120, so users will need to be prepared to use lots of battery power.

The Cleito 120 tank comes with one of the aforementioned 0.16Ω atomisers pre-installed, along with another spare coil in the box. There’s also a spare replacement glass, as well as a handy vape band, and a warranty card to ensure you’ve received a genuine product.

Although the Cleito 120 is rated at 120watts, Aspire insist that it can handle a much higher amount of power, stating it can easily cope with 160watts and more. While it’s always advisable to set and adjust the wattage in accordance with the characteristics of whichever eLiquid is being used, the Cleito 120 is designed for what Aspire refer to as “Maxi-Watt” vapers who look to use their devices at over 100watts.

The Cleito 120 is a very high-performance tank, and currently with just the one 0.16Ω coil, it’s somewhat limited in its options for anything other than a very full-on vaping experience. Big clouds, big flavours, but at the expense of battery power and eLiquid. This is a device for those looking to push their vape experience to the limits. For those vapers who still enjoy sub-ohming, but prefer a more comfortable 30 – 50 watts; Aspire recommend choosing the original Cleito instead.aspire-cleito-120-tank-parts-uk


If you have any questions about the Aspire Cleito 120 tank, or any of the other products on our site, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team.

Smok TFV8 Baby Beast: Vape Tank Overview

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Having recently pushed the boundaries to Rolls-Royce proportions with their TFV8 Cloud Beast, Smok have miniaturised their supercharged V8 Tank with the TFV8 Baby Beast; a smaller and compacted version that still retains the capabilities of ludicrous cloud production, as well as great flavours of course.

While the full size TFV8 has an eJuice capacity of 6ml, The Baby Beast has only half the volume, and can hold only a maximum of 3ml of eLiquid. It’s also a third smaller than its bigger brother, and instead features Smok’s smaller ‘V8 Baby’ coils. The tank comes as standard with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core pre-installed, along with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core (eight mini coils) in the box.

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There’s also optional V8 Baby-X4 Quad Core coils, as well as a Rebuildable RBA deck that are available seperately, and Smok do have plans to release a range of coils for their Baby Beast in the near future. Also included in the box is a spare replacement glass tube for those with butter fingers, and familiar spare parts and bits and pieces, such as vape bands.

Like other tanks in the Taste Furious family, the Baby Beast has a top filling system with an upgraded leak-resistant slot at the top to solve potential leaking issues. Smok have also given the TFV8 Baby a wide bore Delrin drip tip for heat resistance, and large airflow slots, as well as increasing the size of the central chimney allowing for a much cooler and airier vape.

Similar to the TFV8, Smok’s Baby Beast is designed for the flavour and cloud chasers in mind, looking to push their vape experience to the limit. Some vapers may be put off by the 3ml volume, and look to the larger TFV8 for better eLiquid capacity, especially as the both V8’s are confirmed eJuice guzzlers.

They do race through juice like there’s no tomorrow, so those who don’t like to refill often may be put off by the high level of drain. However, it’s compact design allows it to be a mini-powerhouse for the cloud chasers, while still retaining the high performance abilities of its 6ml counterpart, but in a pocket-friendly size.

Disappointingly the RBA section is not included with the Baby Beast like it was with the full size TFV8, but is available as an additional option for those wanting to install prebuilt coils in their tank. It’s an impressive piece of kit, and ideal for those looking for the next stage in clouds and flavours, but users will find that their eJuice will likely disappear a lot faster than with previous Smok tanks.

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If you have any queries about the TFV8 Baby Beast, or any of our other products, please get in contact with our team.

Aspire Atlantis Evo Vape Tank: Overview

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The Atlantis Evo is the new and updated version of Aspire’s Atlantis tank series, having been given a design overhaul, along with a more stylish look. The Evo has a small 2ml capacity of juice to be TPD compliant, although an optional 4ml extension is available. The tank includes a 0.4ohm (Ω) pre-installed Clapton coil, an extra 0.5Ω Clapton coil, replacement Pyrex glass (4ml) with an adapter, and a rubber cuff.aspire-atlantis-evo-tank-uk-l

The Evo is the improved version of its predecessor, the excellent Atlantis V2 tank, however Aspire have also looked to their recent Cleito tank for influence. The 2ml Evo is smaller than the Cleito, but with the optional 4ml Pyrex glass extention, it’s similar in size. The Evo also has a top fill, giving the option to drip or pour your liquid in.

The Evo also now has four spacious airflow holes, allowing for some smooth vaping, although one potential downside is that all airflows will have to be equally open or closed, which may limit fine tuning the airflow.

Aspire have improved the coils by increasing the cotton exposure holes, allowing high VG juice to travel easier to the coil system and having lower wick points.

In addition, Aspire has made the Evo coils with using the Clapton wind so that vapers get the best flavour out of their Evo. Thankfully Aspire have also allowed for backwards compatibility of previous coils for the Aspire Triton and Atlantis tanks, giving a wide variety of available choices to use with the Evo.

The Evo has a unique ‘top hat’ look with its wide drip tip, constructed of heat-resistant Delrin. There’s also an option for the user to replace it with an alternative 510 drip tip for tank personalisation. However, the drip tip on the Evo doesn’t contain a secondary airflow that the Atlantis V2 introduced previously.

Unfortunately for Temperature Control users, the Evo does not come with TC coil as standard, although coils from the Atlantis V2 and Triton tanks can be used.

The Evo offers a range of customisable options, with its two different tank sizes, as well as a range of available coils. Users of the Atlantis V2 and Triton tanks may look to this as a solid upgrade, as it still allows for backwards compatibility with coils from both previous tanks. Cloud chasers will enjoy the Evo’s wide airflow system, although this cannot be personalised as much as some my like, as the airflow has to be equally opened or closed on all sides. Nevertheless, Aspire have put out a solid successor to their Atlantis range, taking inspiration and influence from the excellent Cleito, but remaining a firm successor to the Atlantis and Atlantis V2 tanks.

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If you have any questions about the Atlantis Evo or Cleito tanks, or any of the other products on our site, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Smok TFV8 Tank: A Vape Overview

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smok-tfv8-tank-ukWith a clear reputation for innovation, Smok are always looking for ways to bring us the next best thing, having brought out a flurry of excellent devices, such as the Stick One Basic and Plus Kit, as well as the H-Priv 220W. Back in 2015 they released the TFV4 Tank to great reviews, with the TFV4 Mini and Micro quickly following behind. Smok have clearly decided to take things to the next level with their “Cloud Beast”, the turbo-charged TFV8 tank.

The TFV8 is designed predominantly for the cloud chasers and flavour chasers, having even larger coils than its predecessor. The Cloud Beast is able to hold a maximum of 6ml of eLiquid, and comes as standard with a V8-T8 0.15ohm (Ω) Octuple atomiser (eight coils), as well as the V8-Q4 Quadtuple coil (four coils).

There’s also a Rebuildable (RBA) section included, and this comes with a prebuilt 0.28Ω V8 Turbo RBA Head, as well as familiar accessories such as vape bands, replacement glass tube, and other spares.

Like others in the TFV4 family, the TFV8 has a top filling system, but this has been revamped with an increase in the size of both the refill slot, making it more convenient to refill, as well as with the central airflow chamber.

Additional improvements Smok have made over the original TFV4 include a newly designed airflow that has two enlarged airflow slots, as well as the increased size of the central chimney. This allows for a much cooler and airier vape, with a more efficient flow of air.

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The drip tip is now constructed of heat-resistant Delrin, although it does not feature the additional adjustable airflow that the TFV4 had. Also the RBA section features a velocity-style deck, allowing for a more convenient installation of coils, with some prebuilt 0.28Ω Clapton coils already installed.

With an increase in just about all areas, the TFV8 allows for extreme high wattages with their innovative Turbo coils, with an easy 180W reachable with the coils that come with the box.

On the downside, due to the construction of the extreme low-resistance coils, the TFV8 is a bonafide gas-guzzler and will race through juice like it’s Le Mans in 24 minutes.

The very low resistance of these coils also means the TFV8 will require a considerable amount of power to use optimally, which will be a big drain on battery power.

Bear in mind that this tank is the vaping equivalent of the Saturn 5 rocket, and needs a huge amount of power to get going. Therefore Smok’s TFV8 Cloud Beast would be most suitable for vapers looking to push their vaping experience to the flavour and cloud limit, and for those not particularly concerned about conserving eLiquid.

We don’t recommend this tank for those looking for an easy going mouth-to-lung vaping experience, as the TFV8 is really designed for the complete opposite.

 

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If you have any questions about Smok’s TFV8 tank that we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Aspire Nautilus X: Vape Tank Overview

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The original Aspire Nautilus tank took vape culture by storm, being a solid and dependable mouth-to-lung tank for both new and burgeoning vapers, as well as seasoned veterans. The Aspire Nautilus X tank is the next stage in the Nautilus’ journey, with its transformation influenced very much by Aspire’s recent Cleito design. The Nautilus X has been specifically designed to produce a high quality vaping experience and excellent flavour, all in a high resistance, mouth-to-lung style.


Measuring 45mm in height and 22mm in width, Aspire has given the Nautilus X a capacity of 2.0ml, similar to the Nautilus Mini. While the full-size Nautilus managed a large 5ml capacity, Aspire have clearly decided to make the Nautilus X as compliant as they can with the TPD, with a 2ml max capacity.

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Aspire have revamped the coil construction for the Nautilus X by creating the new U-Tech coil technology, adding a U shaped chamber in the coil which makes the vapour flow through the airflow system twice before being inhaled, increasing the flavour production like never before.

The tank has been redesigned to be leak resistant, along with an additional top-airflow that can be adjusted, and additionally, they have added a top filling system which can be used by simply screwing the top off. This allows refilling of the Nautilus X to be both quick and clean, and done in a matter of a few seconds.

One interesting feature with the Aspire Nautilus X tank is its ability to replace the standard Pyrex glass with a larger size. The standard kit comes with the 2.0ml capacity Pyrex glass, although the tank can be expanded in size by using the Pyrex glass included with the Aspire Cleito tank, allowing the Nautilus X to be transformed from standard 2.0ml  into a double-capacity 4.0ml tank, but this does require a 4.0ml adapter chimney.

Included with the Nautilus X is a spare glass tube (2ml), incase of any accidental drops or knocks. There’s also preinstalled 1.8ohm coil, along with a replacement 1.5ohm coil in the box.. Due to the high resistance of the coils, the Nautilus X is ideally used between 10-18 watts.

As a very compact tank, the Nautilus X will easily fit flush onto most of the smaller mods, although the capacity is rather small for vapers looking for a setup to last all day. Designed predominantly for those looking for excellent flavours rather than big clouds, the Aspire Nautilus X tank is best used with a mouth-to-lung style.

An excellent starter tank for beginners looking to come into vaping a little higher than with the very entry level CE5 clearomizers, it’s also a great upgrade from the basic aforementioned tanks, but the Nautilus X would also be a solid addition to a seasoned vaper looking for a reliably excellent easy-going high resistance device.

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SmokTech H-Priv 220W Kit: An Overview

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smok-hpriv-tank-mod-ukThe Smok H-Priv 220W TC kit is the latest dual-18650 powered device from Smok, the successor to the beasty X Cube II. The kit includes Smok’s new H-Priv 220w TC mod along with the TFV4 Micro tank; part of Smok’s Taste Furious range. If you’re not looking for a complete kit, the H-Priv mod is also sold separately, without the tank and spare coils.

The stainless steel constructed TFV4 Micro tank holds a capacity of 2.5ml, and has the same top filling system that the Taste Furious range is known for. The kit includes a pre installed micro fused Clapton core, which reads at 0.3Ω, and an additional micro stainless steel dual core, which reads at 0.25Ω.

The H-Priv’s wattage output ranges from 6W up to 220W, with the resistance range between 0.1 – 3.0 ohm (Ω) in wattage mode, and 0.06Ω – 3.0Ω in Temperature Control mode. The temperature range in TC mode (Ni200, Stainless Steel & Titanium) is between 200F – 600F, or 100C – 315C, depending on your preference.

Smok have included a few improvements and upgrades over the H-Priv’s predecessor. They’ve improved the battery installation system with a bottom slide door, instead of having it on the side like the X Cube II. Also instead of coiled springs to hold the batteries in place and complete the electrical connection, the H-Priv now features 24k gold plated positive and negative terminals on the door, meaning the wrapping and the outside of the batteries won’t degrade with use.

The H-Priv is smaller and sleeker, and with a max output of 220 watts, it’s more powerful than the X Cube II. It also features an improved ergonomic firing mechanism, and additionally Stainless Steel (SS) has been added to the Temperature Control mode.

There’s also a slight difference in the design of the TFV4 Micro tank, as it now includes a cone-shaped drip tip, along with a ‘V’ shaped airflow channel that alters the vape experience.

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Like the others in SmokTech’s Taste Furious family, the TFV4 Micro has a top refill system making it easier to refill with your favourite eLiquid. The H-Priv is also 40 grams lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at just 190g.

To keep your batteries in top condition Smok have also redesigned the battery slot, and it instead uses contact points instead of a spring to hold the batteries in place. There’s also a spare pyrex glass sleeve should your TFV4 come into contact with the floor at high speed.

Unfortunately a downside is that Smok have still not allowed for pass-through charging, and the USB cable supplied can only be used for firmware upgrades.

Smok have also removed the Bluetooth function that came with the X Cube series, which allowed the device to be paired and controlled via a phone app.

The H-Priv kit would be suitable for vapers looking for a solid and long-lasting device, as its dual-18650 batteries can offer a huge amount of battery capacity. Due to its size, the H-Priv is better suited to home use, or while on a long journey when a large amount of battery is required.

Although it’s smaller and lighter than the X Cube II, the H-Priv is probably not ideal for slipping in one’s back pocket on a night out, as its bulkiness can mean it’s difficult to carry around.

 

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If you are interested in Smok’s H-Priv 200W Kit, or would like to speak to one of our team about any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Vape Maintenance Tips

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While it’s of the utmost importance to stay safe while vaping, we can forget that our tanks, mods, and even our eliquids also need some love and care to keep them running smoothly, and tasting their best. This guide aims to help you keep your equipment and eliquid in tip-top condition, but for safety tips please see our safety tips for vaping guide.

ELiquid

  • To keep your eliquid at its best once opened, always replace the lid and store in a cool and dark place, away from heat and sunlight.
  • Some eliquids may become crystalised due to some of the ingredients used, menthol is one good example of this. If you find your eliquid has become crysalised, leave it to warm up in a bowl of warm water.

Coils

  • To maintain your coil and optimise it’s longevity, always use within the recommended wattage or temperature range, and start from the bottom. Putting too much power into your coil will increase the potential for it to burn out, and it will be rendered useless.
  • Some vapers will rinse out a used coil and reuse it, and while this may work for a little while and can extend the life of the coil, we generally don’t recommend as cleaning with tap water can leave residue and bacteria on the coil that will remain when dried.

Tanks

  • We always recommend cleaning your tank every two weeks; changing to a fresh coil is always good reason to give the whole thing a clean. Clearomiser tanks can become clogged over time and will need to be cleaned to remain functional. Not maintaining your tank can increase the potential for things to go wrong. If you’re unsure of how to clean your tank, please see our guide.
  • Always store your tank in an upright position, especially with tanks that have airflow systems. Leaving a tank on its side will very likely cause it to leak, as surprisingly, gravity is still a very universal force of nature.

Mods

  • Similar to your tank, ensure your mod is clean from excess eliquid and debris, as the oily nature of eliquids can mean your mod can become difficult to hold and can slip from grasp. This also applies to the 510 thread, as it can become difficult to screw a tank on if the threading has been compromised.

Batteries

  • Please ensure spare batteries are stored correctly, ideally in a protective sleeve so they cannot be knocked, scratched, or dented
  • It’s handy to label and date your batteries, so you can tell how long you’ve been using them. Generally we don’t advise using a battery consistently for longer than a year.

This is not an exhaustive list, and we always advise to do further research to get a comprehensive understanding of the nature of these devices. These are also tips on keeping your equipment and eliquid in the best condition, for information on staying safe, please see our safety tips for vaping and safety tips for batteries guide.

How To Stop Your Tank From Leaking

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Tips to Fix A Leaking Vape Tank

It’s never a good look to have spots of eliquid all over your white chinos when you’re busy painting the town red. Unfortunately there’s no 100% fool-proof method to eliminate leaks from your tank, due to the devastating duality of gravity and airholes, but with proper care and maintenance, these leaks can almost be eliminated completely.

We always advise getting to know your device properly before use, and to clean your tank regularly. For quick tips on cleaning your tank, see our helpful guide.

  • Sometimes leaks can occur when a coil has simply expired and needs to be replaced.
  • Avoid getting eliquid in the center tube, this is the airflow chimney, and must remain clear at all times.
  • The coil can become loose when removing the base for refilling, ensure this has been tightened before using again. Also ensure you’re threading correctly, and not crooked or cross-threading.
  • Always use and store your tank upright. Leaving the tank on its side or upside down will allow eliquid to seep through the holes, including the airflow chimney and mouthpiece. Because, gravity.
  • Ensure no eliquid is sitting under the coil, as instead of being vaporized from the wicking material, this eliquid will simply boil, and create a gurgling sound.
  • Sometime when inhaling too forcefully in your tank, this can induce flooding, as too much eliquid is drawn into the coil from the tank, but not enough has been vaporized.
  • Not using your device at a high enough wattage can also induce flooding, due the same principle of too much eliquid to rate of vaporization.
  • If your tank has an airflow system, close the airholes when refilling the tank, as this creates a cushion of air when rotated back to the upright position. As air is drawn up through the airflow, more will replace it, and this maintains the cushion of air in the airflow chamber, preventing eliquid from flowing through it.
  • Ensure your coil is sitting firmly in the base unit, must not be overtightened, just hand tight. A coil that is not firmly fitted will allow eliquid to seep through the threading. This goes for all parts of the tank, ensure everything is just hand tight, as over tightening can break the seals, and cause leaks.

These are just a few tips to help stem any potential leaks that my arise from your vape tank. For general tips on maintaining all of your vaping equipment, please see our Vape Maintenance Guide. If you have any issues or queries about any of these tips, please contact our team.