How to Set Up Your Vape for the First Time

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It can be tempting to start pressing all the buttons on your shiny new vape when it arrives but you must set it up properly to avoid any damage. If you hit the fire up button while the tank is empty you will dry hit the coil, which in turn burns the organic cotton inside, which could lead to spoilage of the coil and a nasty taste in your mouth. Take time to follow the guide below and you’ll be vaping like a pro in no time.

Step 1

Remove your new vape from the box and place all the pieces on a flat surface. Thoroughly inspect your device to determine whether it is a top fill or bottom fill. This will be clearly marked on the packaging.

Step 2

Open up the filling cap and start pouring your bottle of e-liquid into the tank. Make sure you do not overfill the tank, check for the max fill line on the tank. Once the tank is full securely close the tank and proceed to the next step.

Step 3

It can be tempting to rush through all the steps as you want to start using your vape! Try to have patience as you need to let your tank sit for five minutes before you first use it, as this will allow optimum flavour by allowing the e-liquid to soak right through the coil. The organic cotton inside the coil will soak up the e-liquid whereas if you try to use it too fast, you could potentially take a dry hit – burning out the coil. A tip to help the liquid flow through faster is to slowly draw on the mouthpiece, WITHOUT pressing the fire button.

Step 4

Determine whether you have a fixed device or a variable wattage device. A fixed wattage device has no display screen and no controls on the side. A variable wattage device has a display screen and controls on the side. For a variable wattage device, jump to step five and a fixed wattage device go to step six.

Step 5

Before using your vape, you must ensure you have it set to the correct settings. For example, when using the Ijoy Solo Kit (Black) it comes with a 0.7ohm/0.5ohm coil. This coil type has a recommended wattage of 5-80 watts. To make sure you don’t overpower or under power the coil in your tank you should set your device to 60 watts using the arrow keys. If set incorrectly you could cause the coil to burn out leaving a bad taste in your mouth. If you struggle to decide the best wattage for your device, check on the packaging, on the coil or online with the manufacturers.

Step 6

You should now be all set up to start using your vape! Try out your vape by placing your mouth on the mouthpiece and begin to draw from the mouthpiece while simultaneously holding down the fire button. Start with a 1-2 second draw time and adjust according to your taste.

If you need an extra hand setting up your vape kit, talk to the team at Hooper’s Vapour.


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