Vape Hardware Staff Picks

With so much hardware out there it’s sometimes difficult knowing what to buy next. Our dedicated team of product experts are always ready to help. This week they’re here to give you their thoughts on some of their favourite vape tanks, vape kits and vape starter kits.

The Vaporesso Nexus

The Vaporesso Nexus is a compact all in one (AIO) vape kit. Powered by a built in 600mAh battery that is rechargeable via USB and featuring a 2ml eliquid capacity, the Nexus is ideal for new users and existing vapers looking for a small vape.

The recommendation of the Nexus comes to us from Josh who says: ‘With adjustable airflow and the ability to use salt nicotine ejuices this is a device that’s not only portable but keeping with the times, especially when you factor in the ceramic coils it uses for better flavour.’

The Joyetech eGo AIO ECO

The Joyetech eGo AIO ECO is a pen vape kit with a minimalist style and specially designed battery technology, which extends the lifespan of the 650mAh built in battery by optimising power output. Joyetech have reported that the ECO can get through two tanks of higher PG eliquid before needing to be charged.

Kieran suggested the Joyetech eGo: ‘This is a device I can take with me wherever I might be going, I fill it up in the morning and I’m pretty much set for the day. You also get a mouth to lung inhale thanks to the ECO Coils so it really suits people who have just switched over to vaping.’

The Innokin Proton Kit

The Innokin Proton Kit is a high powered dual 18650 battery mod designed for high wattage and sub ohm vaping. With a maximum 235W output and a custom chipset this is a device for advanced users. Featuring a full colour screen that’s controlled by a tactile joystick. The kit comes with the Scion 2 vape tank, which has top filling and the new Plexus Coil.

The Proton Kit has been recommended to us by Ben: ‘This kit creates massive clouds without sacrificing flavour, it also fits really nicely in your hand because of it’s ergonomic design. The screen is very clear without being too flash. The Scion 2 Tank has a responsive adjustable airflow so you can control the inhale and cloud.’

 

The Wismec RX GEN3 Dual Mod

The Wismec RX GEN3 is the latest incarnation of the classic Reuleaux design. Powered by dual 18650 batteries and boasting a 230W maximum output this is a mod that works well with sub ohm tanks and RDAs alike. A 1.3 inch OLED screen displays the various output modes available to the user, including variable wattage and temperature control.

Kathryn has recommended the RX GEN3: ‘It’s a classic for a reason, it has a distinctive look and a user friendly design, the first time I picked it up it just fit so well. I also like the fact that Wismec have switched to dual 18650 batteries as it makes it a bit lighter than older models without sacrificing too much power.’

The Vaporesso Cascade Tank

The Vaporesso Cascade Tank is a 2ml sub ohm tank that balances flavour and cloud production. Precision machining means that this tank is easy to assemble and disassemble, the new Isolation Tank Structure reduces the amount of dry hits by ensuring that when filled the coils are always wicked with eliquid.

The Vaporesso Cascade is a personal favourite of Jack: ‘The airflow on this tank is outstanding, by using triple airflow there is increased cloud and flavours in eliquid are clearer. This tank also has plug and pull coils meaning I can quickly replace my coil which is really convenient.’

If you have any questions regarding the vape hardware, or vaping in general – please get in touch with us.

Vape Hardware and eLiquid Collaborations

The Vaper Expo 2018 saw the release of Professor Green’s new line of Unruly Eliquids. With that in mind, this week we’ll be giving you a rundown of our favourite vaping collaborations. A collaboration is when two or more companies/persons join together to design and create new vape hardware, eliquids, tanks and more.

Vandy Vape Bonza RDA

The Bonza RDA is the result of a collaboration between Vandy Vape and vape personality the Vaping Bogan – the result is a stylish and reliable rebuildable dripping atomiser. The Bonza features wide airflow and adequate space both single and dual coil builds, making it ideal for adventurous builders. The inclusion of a BF (Bottom-Feeding) Pin makes it squonk compatible. A custom drip and engraving makes this one eye catching piece of vape hardware.

Nasty X Kilo Shortfills

Nasty X Kilo shortfill eliquids are the creation of two of the biggest names in vaping – Nasty Juice and Kilo eliquids. These 50ml shortfills feature unique and authentic flavour combinations designed for sub ohm vaping. Dillinger eliquid is a sweet and sour combination of watermelon and honeydew melon, with an icy finish to help keep things cool. Gambino eliquid is a tropical blend of strawberry and banana that’s rich and sweet, topped off with a citrus-laden orange for a punchy exhale.

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Aspire Gusto Mini Starter Kit

The Aspire Gusto Mini Starter Kit is the brainchild of renowned hardware manufacturers, Aspire, and the eliquid powerhouse, Element. The Gusto is a compact and hardworking kit, that has a 900mAh built in battery, USB charging and the option to switch between mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping. Rather than standard eliquid the Gusto uses Element NS20 Pods which are 2ml closed pods, featuring classic and newly designed Element flavours with Salt Nicotine.

Gost Vapor & Ruthless Ejuice

What do you get when you combine Gost Vapor’s unique mixology with Ruthless ejuice’ eye for quality? The Gost Vapor and Ruthless ejuice collection. The two eliquid collection is available in sub ohm 70% VG blends for increased flavour and cloud production. Gold eliquid is a rich and layered dessert flavour featuring dark coffee with a sweet and buttery cookie, all topped off with silky caramel for a sugary and smooth exhale. Red eliquid is an exotic combination of passion fruit, mango and grapefruit creating a blend of ripe taste that plays between sweet and sour.

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Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA

The Pharaoh Mini 24mm RTA is the result of the longstanding collaboration between Digiflavor and RIP Trippers. This compact RTA has a 2ml capacity and a unique build deck featuring a dual bridge clamp design that supports a variety of coil builds. A juice flow control system and dome chamber allow for not only increased flavour but decreased leaking. The dual adjustable airflow and extra thick 810 PEI drip tip provide more clouds. Overall, this is a rebuildable that provides maximum flavour without sacrificing on vapour production.

Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Kit

The Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Kit has been designed by not one, but two vaping experts! Phil Bursardo and Dimitris Agrafiotis have helped to create an intuitive and easy to use vape kit. The Kroma-A has an ergonomic grip and a built in 2000mAh battery that can be charged via USB – with faster 2A charging. Despite being a compact model the mod features both Variable Wattage and Temperature Control Modes. The 2ml Zenith Tank has two coil types for a custom experience and a unique twist top that stops juice flow when you refill the vape tank to reduce leaking.

Summary

There you have it, with collaboration leading to popular vape kits and eliquids, it’s no wonder that so many companies are looking to the vaping community to become architects of their own future. We hope to see more.

If you have any questions regarding collaborative products or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

JustFog MINIFIT VS. Perkey eCard

Pod Vape Kits are popular for a good reason – a combination of compact design, ease of use and a mouth to lung draw make them a firm favourite for new users and experienced vapers looking for a device to use on the go. This month we’re pitting two of the most popular refillable pod kits on the market head to head – the Justfog MINIFIT and the Perkey eCard.

For those of you unfamiliar with pod vapes, they are a vape device which use cartridges that contain eliquid and a coil, that plug into a mod. These pods can either be disposed of when empty, or in some cases – such as with the two devices mentioned above they can be refilled with your choice of High Nicotine eliquid.

Perkey eCard

The Perkey Ecard is a compact vape starter kit, that has a 400 mAh built in battery and uses 2ml refillable pods. This is a large capacity battery for a mod of this size and it can be recharged via it’s USB slot. The eCard kit comes with two refillable pods with replacement pods available. These pods are recommended for use with higher PG eliquids and can also be used with salt nicotine eliquids.

With a mouth to lung draw and 1.5 Ohm coils this device is suited for those looking for a restricted inhale, similar to that of a cigarette. The Perkey is also breath activated: by simply inhaling on the device’s mouthpiece vapour production will begin, those looking for extra power will be pleased to know that on the side of the Perkey is a ‘turbo button’ for increased power output.

With it’s slim profile and easy operation, the Perkey eCard Starter Kit is understandably a growing favourite amongst vapers of all levels.

JustFog MINIFIT

The JustFog MINIFIT is a small yet chunky pod vape kit. It’s powered by a built in 370 mAh battery that can be charged through the device’s USB port. The MINIFIT utilises 1.5ml refillable pods that are wicked with super absorbent Japanese cotton for improved taste. The device uses 1.6 Ohm coils; each pod has two juice ports for quicker and cleaner refilling.

By using a 1.6 Ohm coil this kit is designed to be used with high PG eliquids for an increased throat hit. The JustFog offers a tighter inhale for a mouth to lung vape, that mimics the draw of a cigarette. This device also has multiple safety features including Short Circuit Protection, Overheating Protection, Overdischarge Protection and Overcharge Protection giving the user peace of mind when using and charging the MINIFIT.

With it’s clean aesthetic, easy refilling and portability the JustFog MINIFIT is ideal for vapers looking for a discreet device and new users looking for a reliable vape starter kit.

Summary

Overall, these are two devices that are well balanced; being simple enough to operate for new starters, yet still providing enough power and features to keep established vapers happy. There is no clear winner here, but both devices have their upsides – the Perkey has a larger battery, the MINIFIT uses Japanese cotton wicks for improved flavour. It really comes down to preference.

If you have any questions about pod vape kits or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

The VApril Guide To Sub Ohm Mods and Kits

What is an intermediate vaper? We’d define it as someone who has found that vape starter kits and the like are no longer meeting their needs. There are a number of sub ohm kits that can introduce users to variable output modes, superior cloud production and flavour, and we’ve compiled a rundown of our favourites to help you make the move to the next level. If you’re a brand new vaper, why not check out our VApril Guide to Beginners Kits.

Uwell Nunchaku Kit

The Uwell Nunchaku Kit is a hop, skip and a jump away from traditional pen vapes. Powered by an 18650 vape battery, it has the classic shape and layout of a vape starter kit, but with the addition of variable output modes and a display screen. It uses the Nunchaku sub ohm tank that has easy-to-fit sub ohm coils, that offer the user a more intense cloud and taste experience.

 

Vaporesso Switcher Kit

The Vaporesso Switcher Vape Kit has a 220W output and is powered by two 18650 vape batteries, the screen clearly displays output options including variable wattage and temperature control. The Omni Board Chipset provides a fast and consistent output of cloud. The kit includes the Vaporesso NRG Vape Tank, which uses the NRG sub ohm coil range, offering improved taste and increased vapour production.

 

Joyetech Espion ProCore X Kit

The Joyetech Espion ProCore X Kit uses dual 18650 vape batteries and a host of functions to help you explore the limits of vaping, with a 200W output. With it’s cool and functional colour screen the user can modify the devices outputs. The kit comes with the ProCore X Vape tank which is ideal for maximum cloud production and has adjustable bottom airflow and Pro C1 sub ohm coils.

Aspire Zelos Kit

The Aspire Zelos Kit bridges the gap between a starter kit and an intermediate kit, with a built in 2500 mAh battery. The Zelos box mod has control buttons, chipset and a screen like other mods allowing for customisation of power output, through Variable Wattage and Temperature Control modes. The layout is clear and the device remains easy to use. The Nautilus 2 Tank has a 2ml capacity and the option of both sub ohm and mouth to lung coils meaning it’s suitable for most users.

Wismec Sinuous Ravage230 Kit

The Wismec Sinuous Ravage230 has a 230W maximum output and uses dual 18650 vape batteries. Unlike a lot of other kits with replaceable batteries, the Sinuous can be charged via the USB connection with it’s faster 2a charging. It also has a full colour screen which displays the customisable output modes, including Variable Wattage and Temperature Control. The Gnome EVO tank the kit is supplied with has a child-lock safety mechanism, improved airflow control and is a top-fill vape tank and uses Wismec sub ohm coils.

Smok T-Priv 3 Kit

The Smok T-Priv 3 is a triple battery mod utilising a whopping three 18650 vape batteries; giving you a larger battery life, but also access to more power – with a 300W maximum output. All of this in a regulated device that has custom LED strips which light up when you vape. The T-Priv 3 also comes complete with the TFV12 Prince Tank, a 2ml sub ohm tank that offers almost unparalleled flavour and clouds and can really put the box through it’s paces, with adjustable airflow and top filling.

Summary

Intermediate kits or vape kits with replaceable batteries are a useful tool for vapers who crave the need for more power and are interested in the hobby side of ecigarettes. If you have any question relating to sub ohm kits or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Guide to Travelling with eCigs and Vapes

April, is always a popular month for holidays, and with VApril still going strong we’d like to encourage you to keep using your vape even when away from home. Travelling by air can be stressful at the best of times, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you use your ecigarette abroad.

Check Before You Travel

The laws surrounding vaping differ from country to country, we always recommend you check on the relevant government websites before you start vaping in a foreign country. The same is true when travelling by air to your destination, airlines rarely let you vape onboard their aircraft, or in the airport itself.

Travel Checklist

Boarding Pass, Passport, Tickets… oh yes, Vape! Make sure when you travel you’re prepared for any ecigarette emergency, we recommend you bring the following:

Packing Tips

Imagine opening your suitcase on arrival and your flip flops and Hawaiian shirts are covered in eliquid – not a great start. Proper packing can help keep your holiday gear in tip top condition.

We recommend you secure eliquid bottles to avoid leaks, to avoid breakage plastic bottles are a good idea. Invest in a decent vape carry case, it will not not only help you keep things organised but also protect your vape hardware.

Same goes for vape batteries, keep them stored in either individual vape battery cases or rubber sleeves. Finally, empty your tank before boarding the flight as the change in air pressure can cause leaks.

Getting Through Security

A lot of people ask ‘can you bring eliquid on planes?’ Eliquid is subject to the same laws as any other liquid when travelling by plane. Usually no more than 100ml of liquid per bottle, and they should be stored in clear plastic bags. Make sure you stick to the law to avoid confiscation of your new tasty shortfill.

Keep your vaping gear in your hand luggage, along with the original packaging (if possible) in case you need to prove that it is a vape device. With this in mind keep your vape device fully assembled, a separated battery and atomiser can raise suspicion. Finally, don’t vape in the airport unless in the designated area.

Of course the laws surrounding bringing a vape on a plane will differ across the board. The CAA offer guidelines to help.

Arrival

You’ve made it through security, the plane has landed, and you’re settled into your hotel / questionable looking hostel that’s definitely not four stars as advertised. Put your feet up and soak up a bit of the atmosphere – before you start chucking clouds make sure you check with the staff that you can use your ecigarette in the hotel.

PLEASE NOTE: The information is a general guide to travelling with ecigarettes and vaping equipment, but further research should always be taken before travelling. Laws and regulations of a country can change over time, so it’s wise to find out the current laws in your destination before embarking. Vape Club holds no responsibility for what experiences you may have on your travels.


For more information on travelling and vaping, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Vape Club’s Staff Eliquid Picks of April 2018

April may be the month of fools, but you can’t pull the wool over our eyes! Picking the right flavour is a very subjective experience and with the launch of VApril vaping is becoming more popular. To help you on your way, we’re proud to present our favourite eliquids of April 2018, as chosen by us.

Blue Sonic by The Big Tasty

Blue Sonic by Big Tasty is a blend of raspberries and blueberries available in 100ml shortfill for only £19.99

Blue Sonic by The Big Tasty, is a fruity 70% VG blend of blueberry and raspberry, available in 100ml short fill bottles. The suggestion of Blue Sonic comes to us from Steve, stating:
“It’s a fresh and fruity tasting vape, blue raspberry is a flavour that has come along and taken the market by storm; this is a no nonsense version and is reminiscent of those giant ice blast drinks you get at the cinema”.

No.32 by Beard Vape Co

No.32 by Beard Vape Co. is a cinnamon funnel cake flavour, available in 10ml bottles and 50ml shortfills

No.32 by Beard Vape Co is a 60% VG dessert flavour that’s half cake, half donut; with a generous helping of cinnamon and sugar, available in 10ml bottles and 50ml shortfills. This blend was picked by Manuella, who said:

“It’s the perfect combination of cinnamon and cake, especially when vaped at high wattage, it tastes just like something my Grandma would bake on a Sunday afternoon. I would strongly recommended No.32 for anyone who enjoys sweet eliquids”

Kanzi by Twelve Monkeys

kanzi by twelve monkeys is a mix of tropical fruits and candy available in 10ml bottles and 50ml shortfill

Kanzi by Twelve Monkeys is a blend of sweet taste; featuring watermelon, strawberry, kiwi and candy for an exotic 80% VG ejuice. Available in 10ml bottles and 50ml shortfills. Kanzi is one of Rob’s favourite, he describes it as:

“The perfect mix of tropical flavours, that is a definite all day vape”

Honey Roast Tobacco High VG by Element Tobacconist

Honey Roast Tobacco eliquid by Element Tobacconist is available in 10ml bottles in either a 65% VG or 80% VG blend

Honey Roast Tobacco is a rich and layered 80% VG flavour from Element Eliquids Tobacconist range. With a dark tobacco base that compliments a blend of nuts, caramel and a light vanilla – available in 10ml bottles. Dan is a huge fan and recommends it because:

“While it’s reminiscent of cigarettes, this particular mixture has a sweet and nutty layer that works really well with the tobacco base”.

Cherry by Danish Eliquid

Cherry by Danish Eliquids is a Fruity Pastry available in a 50ml shortfill for only £11.99

Cherry by Danish Eliquids has a pastry flavour base that’s buttery and smooth, layered with a  sweet cherry jam; creating a 70% VG ejuice with a genuine danish taste. Available in 50ml shortfills. Our man, Foss, has very strong opinions:

“first off it’s got a Viking on the bottle, that’s just very cool! The flavour itself is light and buttery, the cherry is really present on exhale and is a strong fruit taste, but it doesn’t overpower the rest of the juice”.

Fresh Pink of Bel Air by 100 Large

Only £19.99
Fresh Pink of Bel Air is a 100ml shortfill, with two nicotine shots included – for only £19.99

Fresh Pink of Bel Air by 100 Large is a mixture of fresh tasting pink fruits, paired with a sweet and delicate Aloe Vera flavour. Each 70% VG 100ml shortfill bottle comes with two 10ml nicotine shots and a cloth. Recommended by Josh, who describes it as:

“A light and sweet flavour with well mixed notes of red grape and pomegranate that create a fruity bouquet, the aloe vera provides a really fresh aftertaste. I’ve been vaping it solidly all day; and can see it being very popular over the Summer… so for two weeks in July”.

Summary

Well there you have it, like we said taste is a very personal thing. Picking the right ejuice is essential to a good vaping experience. Our specially designed Eliquid Explorer can help you pick an eliquid with the best nicotine strength, flavour, and VG ratio for you.

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

VApril 2018: A Guide to Vaping

With the growing popularity of vaping and increasing support for the health benefits of ecigarettes, we are pleased to announce that Vape Club have partnered up with UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), amongst others to create VApril.

What is VApril you ask? VApril is a month long celebration of all the good things in vaping, from the community, to its inherent health benefits. In 2018 we ask smokers to take the VApril challenge to try and give up the cigarettes for good. It has a similar inspiration to Stoptober in that we are urging people to give up smoking, and in this case pick up a vape.

Expert Opinion

John Dunne, director of UKVIA has said “This will be the largest campaign ever run by the vaping industry and reflects how far the sector has come in a relatively short period of time”

This comes off the back of the recent PHE Report, with key findings including:

  • Vaping poses a fraction of the risk compared to smoking.
  • Switching completely from smoking to vaping has substantial health benefits.
  • E-cigarettes could be assisting with 20,000 new quits every year.
  • E-cigarette use is linked to improved quit success rates a drop in smoking rates across the country.

With the most substantial being – “e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking”

The Issue of Cost

One of the biggest drives behind quitting smoking is cost, with an average 20 pack of cigarettes costing £10 in the UK. If you were a light smoker, smoking 10 cigarettes a day, that would cost around £1825 per year. Compared to the use of a disposable cigalike, such as the Vaporlites VL5, which contains the equivalent inhales of 20 cigarettes for £4.99, which would cost you around £912 per year. For 20 a day smokers the average spend would be around £3650 for cigarettes, versus £1825 if you were to use the VL5.

Here to Help

Getting into vaping is easier with ever, with constant upgrades to existing devices and new ones being released; vaping has a focus on supporting new starters. For further information on the right vape starter kit for you, we recommend you take a look at our Starter Kit Blog Post.

If you have any questions regarding VApril, starter kits or general enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For more information on VApril visit the website, and check out how to start the VApril challenge.

VApril 2018 Guide to Vape Starter Kits

With VApril just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to ditch the cigs, and get into vaping. It can all seem a bit intimidating at first with the huge array of different devices and equipment on offer. This week we’re doing a roundup of some of our favourite starter kits. These vape starter kits can be split into distinct categories – Pod Vapes, Cigalikes, and Pen Vapes.

Cigalike

The cigalike is an inhale activated vape device. Meaning that by drawing on it as you would a cigarette it will begin to produce vapour. The cigalike is light and compact, featuring a Cartomiser that’s preloaded with eliquid. The Cartomisers can be replaced when empty, and they often feature a variety of flavours – from tobacco to fruit mixes. This particular ecigarette is often the first port of call for those looking to move into vaping. We offer both the Vapourlites VL4 e-cig Starter Kit and the VL5 Starter Kit.

Pod Vape Kits

Pod vape kits have been designed to be simple to use and maintain, comprised of a battery and pod atomiser – which contains a coil, cotton, and eliquid. A relatively new kind of vape device, the pod system will see a wave of constant innovation and variations, driving better performance and ease of use. Salt Nicotine eliquids are becoming increasingly popular for use with pod vapes as they combine high nicotine content with a smooth throat hit.

Pods are favoured not only by new users but also experienced vapers – for their clean aesthetic and discreet vaping capabilities. There are two categories that these vape devices can be split into: ‘refillable pod vapes’ and ‘closed pod systems’.

Closed pod systems, such as the aforementioned ‘Cigalike’, use pre-filled eliquid pods, that when empty can be disposed of and replaced; which makes them the less complicated option; simply plug in and vape. Closed pod vapes include the Aspire Gusto Mini, Myblu Vape Starter Kit, and the SMPO Ultra Portable Vape, which each have a range of prefilled pods.

On the other hand, refillable pod systems allow the user to refill their pod atomisers with their choice of eliquid, again, most commonly high nicotine ejuices; with a 50 PG or higher ratio. These devices combine the variety and choice of eLiquids, but with the simplicity of a basic device.

Those looking for refillable pod vapes should check out the Justfog Minifit, Mi Pod Refillable Vape, and Kimsun 2R Slim.

Pen Vapes

Pen vapes are perhaps the most common vape device. Made up of a battery and a clearomiser tank. Vape pens work well with new users as they often have one-button operation and a mouth to lung inhale, which mimics the draw of a cigarette.

In terms of eliquid, we recommend using a High PG and medium to high Nicotine strength ejuice for best results; the most common being 10mg and upwards. We stock a large number of vape pen starter kits – such as the JACVapour S17 TF, Innokin Endura T18e, and the Innokin PocketMod Kit. All of these vape mods have an integrated battery, meaning they can be charged via USB.

Closing Points

The vaping market is constantly evolving, providing existing and prospective vapers with a wide field of options. With a myriad of hardware, eliquid, and accessories – you’ll be in the position to find a kit to start off your vaping journey. We’d like to wish all of you a very happy VApril.

As usual, if you have any questions relating to starter kits or vaping in general, please contact us.

Safety Guide For Mech Vape Mods

The mechanical mod is the final frontier of vaping, the pinnacle of experience and courage. Hyperbole aside, using a mechanical mod is perhaps the rawest kind of vaping possible – thanks to it’s unregulated output. It’s important to remember that a mechanical / unregulated vape device is recommended to only the most experienced users out there. Users who have an extensive knowledge of battery safety, battery output, Ohm’s law and vaping as a whole.

Vape grandmasters will tell you that using a mechanical is an experience unlike any other. Through the simple act of pushing a fire button you complete a circuit that runs the power of your  vape battery through your unregulated device and into your RDA. With this in mind, we’d like to talk you through a few points of safety to help you get the best experience when using your mechanical mod.

How Low Can You Go?

You know that old saying – ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’ well that applies to vaping as much as anything else. Yes, you can put a build below 0.2 Ohm into your RDA and fire it on your unregulated device, but here’s the thing – the lower the resistance the more likely it is that you run the risk of a flow of power that can cause the battery to vent, or in extreme circumstances cause a thermal runaway. To avoid this risk build coils at 0.2 ohms or above, you’ll get plenty of cloud and more importantly peace of mind.

The Right Tools For The Job

An Ohms reader or Ohmmeter is an essential piece of kit for anyone who is looking to build their own coils. Doubly so for those who are looking to move to using an unregulated device. A Ohmmeter allows you to check the resistance of your coil, if there are any short circuits, and that your coils are correctly fitted. If you were to skip this vital stage and fire your RDA on your mechanical mod without checking, the results can be deadly. The same can be said for a coil building kit, these specially designed vape tools allow the user to build coils efficiently and effectively, and increase safety. the Coilmaster V3 Kit contains not only the proper tools but a working ohmmeter.

The Coil, The Battery, The Relationship

We talked earlier about the danger of building a coil with too low a resistance, It boils down to the relationship between the battery and the coil. The rule of thumb is, the higher the Ohm rating the less Amps from the battery are needed. This is where Ohm’s law really comes into play. it’s used to confirm that the amount of energy you are discharging from your battery is safe.

‘I = V / R’ is the equation that will decide it all for you. Where ‘I’ is Current or what we call Amps, ‘V’ is Voltage, and ‘R’ is Resistance. Let’s do an example (it’s just like school but with more fun clouds’).

You have a fully charged LG HG2 18650 3.7V 20A Battery, and an RDA with a registered 0.3 Ohm coil build.  3.7 divided by 0.3 equals 12.3. Meaning this build will draw 12.3 Amps from the battery, this is perfectly safe for a 20 Amp battery; making this a practical combination of coil and battery to use with an unregulated device. Remember to keep your batteries charged as voltage can drop and this will have an adverse effect on your vape.

Summary

The above tips are a good jumping off point and have hopefully supplemented your vaping knowledge. When using dual battery mechanical mods, the rules take on a new dimension of complexity. We recommend you read up thoroughly on the difference between series and parallel circuits, and remember the golden rule ‘if it doesn’t seem safe, don’t do it’. We can’t reiterate this point enough, if you do not have the correct tools, vape hardware and knowledge you’ll be setting yourself up for disaster.

We stock a number of unregulated mods such as the Geekvape Athena, Vandy Vape Pulse, and more. If you have any questions regarding this topic, or vaping in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pod Vapes 2018: Closed and Refillable Systems Explained

 

Even the simplest vape device can appear daunting to new users. The risk of leaks, faulty batteries and even the hassle of refilling; are all reasons that stop people making the move over to ecigarettes. Well, the pod vape changes that. There are two classifications for pod vape kits: Open or Refillable Systems and Closed Systems. The video below is our brief introduction into pod devices.


Closed Systems are ideal for new starters – they include disposable pods which contain both a coil and up to 2ml of high nicotine eliquid, simply plug it into the accompanying mod and you’re ready to go. This coupled with a tight mouth to lung draw, that mimics that of a cigarette and one button operation; make this a range of vape devices that are simple to use and maintain.

For those who like a bit of variety there’s the open system; still utilising pods, the open system uses refillable pods which can be filled with the High PG eliquid of your choice. This can act as a stepping stone towards sub ohm vaping.

Today, we’re going to walk you through some prime examples of pod vapes. Each have their own unique features and benefits, designed for new users and existing vapers looking to simplify things.

Before we get started, some honourable mentions for upcoming releases for pod vape kits in 2018 include the JustFog MINIFITPerkey EcardSmok FITSmok Infinix, and Sigelei M Class. Check out our video below for a beginner’s guide to pod kits.

 


SMPO Ultra Portable Starter Kit

The SMPO comes to us courtesy of Nex Labs, this London-based design team have created a stylish yet functional vape device. Using the closed pod system the user simply has to install their pod and get to vaping. Being breath activated means that the user can control their vapour production, plus an included low liquid indicator and temperature control make this device a real winner.

 

Kimsun Slim 2R

If you’re looking for a vape device that matches ergonomics and durability then look no further than the Kimsun Slim 2R. The Kimsun is an open system pod vape, allowing the user to fill the pod with their choice of high nicotine eliquid. What sets the Kimsun apart are the safety features built into the device, including short circuit protection, overtime protection and low voltage protection. Giving the user peace of mind and more time to enjoy their vape.

 

Aspire Gusto Mini Kit

Aspire have hit the mark with the Gusto Mini. Through it’s intuitive design and collaboration with ejuice giant Element Eliquids, the Gusto provides the user with a device that provides good cloud and great flavour. The NS20 eLiquid pods are filled with Element’s own blend of eliquids and salt nicotine, giving the user the high nicotine that they crave – but with a smoother taste. The NS20 range is also available for those that use refillable vape kits, with the NS20 10ml eLiquid range.

 

My Blu Starter Kit

Simple yet elegant the My Blu Starter Kit is a pod vape that means business. This is a closed pod device, but users need not worry about a lack of choice, Blu have bought out a large range of eliquid pods to go with the kit. These pods click easily into place and the device is activated by inhaling. Meaning this is a device you can use straight out of the box.

 

Summary

While simple, the pod vape has a lot to offer users – it’s portability, ease of use and stylish design has made them a favourite vape device across the board, why not check out our range?

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