Running low on vape juice? There are two different types of vape, and how you refill your e-cigarette depends on which type you have.
If you have a closed system vaping device, the e-liquid is contained within a tank or a cartridge and can’t be manually refilled – you'll need to replace the tank or cartridge by simply unscrewing the old one, discarding it and screwing a new one back on.
If you have an open system vaping device, however, you can top up the e-liquid manually. Read on to find out when you should top up your e-liquid, plus a step-by-step guide for refilling your e-cig.
When should you refill your vape device?
How often you refill your e-cig will depend on how often you vape and always refer to your user manual first, but here’s what to look out for:
- If you notice you’re running low on e-liquid
Most e-cigarettes have see-through windows on their tanks or cartridges, so you can easily see when you’re running low on e-liquid. To prevent your coils from burning, you should never let your tank get lower than a quarter full.
- If you start to notice a weaker flavour when you vape
As your e-liquid runs out, you may notice the flavour – as well as the amount of vapour you exhale – becoming weaker. This is called a ‘dry hit’ and means you’re almost out of juice. Make sure you refill your e-cigarette when you notice this, as the next step will be an unpleasant burnt vapour.
Steps to refill an e-cig
- Always refer to your user manual first, but here’s a general guide on what to do: Disassemble your device
- Place the nozzle of the e-liquid bottle on the inside wall of your tank, avoiding the centre tubing
- Hold your device at a slight angle and gently squeeze the e-liquid into the tank
- Fill the juice to the desired level, using the clear window to ensure you don’t fill past the top of the window (as this could cause leaking)
- Screw your device back together
- Take a few short drags to prime your e-cigarette
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