Problem: Not getting vapour from your vape device
If you’re not getting enough vapour from your vape, there are a number of things you can try.
- PG to VG ratio: E-liquid containing more Propylene Glycol (PG) give less vapour than e-liquid that contains more Vegetable Glycerine (VG). Try switching to an e-liquid with more VG.
- Check your battery: If your battery is starting to run out, you will get less vapour and throat hit from your device. Try changing your battery or using a freshly charged battery. This is the main reason we recommend you carry a backup battery so that you’re never left without a vape when you need it!
- Prime your coil: Overheating a coil can damage the coil, meaning it will produce less vapour. To avoid this, ensure you leave your coil to soak for a few minutes before you use it for the first time. This allows the e-liquid to soak into the coil, and means the coil won’t overheat when you first use it.
- Change your coil: Coils gradually lose performance over time. If you are not getting enough vapour, you may need to change it. One quick way to check is to have a look at your coil – if it is dark or burnt it will definitely need replacing.
- Check your tank is not flooded: If you hear a gurgling noise when you vape, your tank could be flooded. This guide explains how to clear a flooded tank.
- Increase the power: Try using a device which outputs more power, or choose a device with variable wattage control so you can fine tune your vaping experience for throat hit and vapour production. But don’t ramp the power up too quickly, as this can burn out the coil – it’s best to increase wattage gradually until you find your sweet spot.
- Use a variable airflow clearomiser: By switching to a larger air-hole, you can increase both the throat hit and the amount of vapour produced. Click here for a tutorial on how to use Variable Airflow Control