A consistent and quality vaping experience has to do with three things, a good quality e-liquid, good quality equipment and the knowledge of how to use it.  Once you find the e-liquid flavors and nicotine levels that you desire (hopefully from a quality manufacturer like Blue Diamond Vapors, who put all of our effort into creating a consistent level of medical-grade quality that our customers demand,) and you have an understanding of the equipment, the last step toward always getting a good vape is maintaining the equipment itself.  Naturally, all equipment will have a lifespan and all of it will need to be replaced sometime in the future, but getting the most out of your equipment for the longest time is the key to not only having a pleasurable experience but also saving money.  Lets face it, vaping equipment that is high quality is not the most inexpensive stuff in the world, so keeping it all in good working condition is in your best interest.  Any of our employees can help you with your equipment either in person or on the phone, but here is a brief overview of how to maintain your equipment at home.

The first thing to go over is the components themselves.  A personal vaporizer has three components: a clearomizer, an atomizer, and a battery.  The clearomizer fits onto the top of the battery, and should be cleaned regularly every week to two weeks will extend the lifespan.  Cleaning is easy, and can be done with clear alcohols like vodka or by using fresh water.   These products have a general life expectancy of about two weeks, but regular cleaning can extend the lifespan longer than that.

What to do if your vaporizer stops producing vapor.

Many times, heavy use will cause your vaporizer to stop producing vapor.  Sometimes this is not due to a failed component but instead is due to the necessity of being cleaned.  There are times when the threads on the atomizer or on the battery port can become gummed up with excess liquid from use.  If your vaporizer has stopped working, first check to see if giving it a simple cleaning does the trick.  Using either a small paper towel or a q-tip dipped in clear alcohol, run it around the threadings.  Additionally, it will be a good idea while you are there to swipe the q-tip inside the port of the battery connector.  Then put the unit back together again to see if the problem has been corrected.  Chances are you will be producing vapor again if there are no equipment failures.

Another potential issue that may be in play if the cleaning of the threads did not solve the problem is that the round plate between the atomizer’s threading may not be coming into contact with the battery.  This may be the case if your clearomizer is not depleted and the led on the battery is still functioning.  If this is the case, try using a tweezers or some other fine point item like a paper clip to either go around the plate or to lift the plate up slightly by sticking the paperclip into the plate’s hole.  This slight raising of the plate should cause a better connection to the battery, and should produce vapor.  If this does not work, you may have an equipment failure and need a new atomizer.

The battery may be the problem as well.  Typically, a battery can handle about 300 charges from a wall charger or a usb charger plugged into your computer.  While the charging process is generally pretty straight forward and without issue, it is always a good idea to not let a charging unit unattended.  If you are still getting no vapor, you may have extended the battery life past it’s usability, and may need to replace it.