Time To Change The Wick? Vape Pen Care and Maintenance

Vaped Magazine November 14, 2014 0
Time To Change The Wick? Vape Pen Care and Maintenance

Taking good care of your clearomizer is mission critical if you want to enjoy the vaping experience, save money and avoid a yucky burnt taste.

To understand what’s going on, let’s take a tour of the typical clearomizer. The tube contains a wick, an atomizer, and a stem. Upon battery activation, the coil inside the stem heats up and vaporizes the liquid that’s been absorbed by the wick. Typically, a clearomizer wick’s lifespan might last from 5 to 7 days. At the end of that time, the unit may leak, generate less vapor, be harder to draw or give off a burned taste.

You need to pay attention to these symptoms and make needed fixes. Leaks, for instance, can destroy your e-cig battery. Another problem could be that you’re vaping too much too quickly. Under constant operation, the coil can overheat the wick and not only ruin the wick but also create a metallic, burned taste. If that happens, you can try to re-moisten the wick, but that doesn’t always work.

Likewise, if you run out of e-Juice – or even run low – the coil can burn the wick, because there’s not enough moisture to handle the intense heat. Alternatively, your clearomizer could be defective or your high voltage (or variable voltage) battery has caused overheating and burned the wick.



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