Many of us have been confronted with excessive heating of our equipment, whether it is a pod or a clearomizer. Indeed, an electronic cigarette necessarily releases heat since the resistance must rise in temperature to vaporize the e-liquid contained in the tank. However, if your vape heats up to the point that you burn your lips or feel the battery is still warm after several minutes of inactivity, this is not normal.
MY ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HEATS UP: A PROBLEM RELATED TO IMPROPER USE OF MY EQUIPMENT?
Several hypotheses can explain the fact that your electronic cigarette heats up.
If it can indeed be a manufacturer defect, the cause is generally linked to the misuse of your vape.
- Your electronic cigarette is out of breath!
Accustomed to pulling hard and briefly on their cigarettes, former smokers keep this same habit when they switch to vaping. They chain the puffs like they used to, but e-cigarettes don’t work that way. On the contrary, to improve the life of the resistance, we recommend taking long puffs while pulling gently. This is the key to sparing your equipment and avoiding overheating. Same thing for the spacing of these puffs. If you pull relentlessly on your vape, you put more stress on the resistance which then heats up more than it should.
- Your resistance is at the end of its life
The resistance is consumable and therefore needs to be changed approximately every two weeks, this duration varying according to your style of vaping. When it needs to be changed, it gives off an unpleasant burnt taste and no longer vaporizes the liquid correctly. As the power sent is confronted with a worn resistance which cannot fulfil its role, the entire tank heats up without releasing steam.
- The settings are not suitable
If the resistance manufacturers indicate what type of e-liquids to use, they also give power ranges to respect according to the value of the resistance chosen.
Thus, an Innokin Zenith coil in 0.3 ohms, for example, will be used between 30 and 40 watts. But if you had previously set your vape to 60 watts then the resistance will heat up too quickly and will not have time to vaporize the e-liquid. As with the previous cases, there will be no steam and therefore nothing to cool your tank.
E-LIQUID, A FACTOR TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT?
Some resistances can accept e-liquids with a high level of vegetable glycerin. This viscous substance is however not compatible with all the coils on the market. This is why manufacturers issue recommendations specifying what rate of PGVG their resistances can accept. If the liquid is too thick, it will not be able to properly soak the cotton of the coil and it will therefore have nothing to vaporize. It is precisely the steam emitted that cools the inside of your tank, but if there is none, then your equipment heats up.
HOW DO I LOWER THE TEMPERATURE OF MY VAPE?
To avoid overheating your equipment, we recommend that you take care of it. This involves the regular cleaning of the connection pad of your battery and your clearomiser, but also other little tricks that will also help extend the life of your electronic cigarette. For example, do not leave your vape in direct sunlight, it is obvious but the battery does not support too large temperature differences. Also, space out your puffs and don’t press the fire button too long to spare your coil. Finally, follow the instructions of the manufacturers of e-liquids and coils. The appropriate power ranges are written directly on the coils and the PGVG rate of the e-liquids is also indicated on each vial.