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    Whether you run a dripper or a tank, a regulated variable voltage/variable wattage device is a valuable addition to every vaper’s arsenal. These devices give users the ability to adjust the wattage in order to tailor the heat and vapor output of the unit to their preference. Additionally, regulated devices eliminate voltage drop which plagues mechanical units.

    The Chain Reaction is a 50 Watt 26650 regulated device made by Amigo Itsuwa which features a durable yet sleek design. The attractive styling boasts a durable carbon fiber battery tube cover which compliments the stainless steel components and protects the copper battery tube and red bronze contacts. The OLED display is easy to read, and the software is intuitive.

    The device operates in the manner that all experienced vapers have come to expect: utilizing a power button which doubles as an on/off switch and two buttons for wattage adjustment from 7 to 50 Watts. The buttons offer satisfying tactile feedback and are of durable proven design. Disassembly of the unit is achieved by first unscrewing the bottom cap and removing the battery. The carbon fiber covered copper tube can then be unscrewed from the rest of the device, although this would be unnecessary for any purpose other than deep cleaning of the unit.

    Although the device will fire as low as 0.3 Ohms, the sweet spot for this device is between 0.5 and 0.8 Ohms for RDA’s and will handle any sub Ohm tank currently on the market utilizing coils in the correct range. The Chain Reaction features an overload protection circuit and will also measure the resistance of the build placed on the sturdy non-adjustable 510 connection preventing any shorts or undue stress to the battery. The sensible range, combined with the 26650 battery, provides an all-day vape which will satisfy even the most habitual vaper’s.

    The 26650 powered regulated devices offer the experienced vaper a sensible go-to device which will meet the needs of these advanced users. In the hands of an experienced user, these devices are safe and reliable when compared to the outdated technology previously available. As always, battery safety should be of paramount concern to any ambassador of the vape community in order to project a positive image of our hobby.

  • A Truly Awesome Tank: AMIGO RT SUB OHM TANK - SS

    So just how well-performing is this sub-ohm tank?
    Well, the AMIGO RT SUB OHM Atomizer tank is said to be better than the Atlantis or the Arctic vape tank systems.
    How you might ask?
    Well, to start, it has a 0.5 OHM bottom vertical coil made of USA Kanthol Wire. The metal mesh around the organic cotton really throttles the liquid flow and disperses it more evenly to prevent spit back and gurgling.
    True power and airlfow are key because...
    This bad boy fires up to 80W with most premium liquids, but hits its sweet spot around 65W. The tanks come with adjustable airflow and an adjustable pin connector to ensure you get the right energy transfer and a solid connection regardless of the battery built-in hardware you're using on your MOD or vaporizer unit. The tank comes with a heat dissipating wide-mouth drip tip that is changeable on the 4.0 mL Glass Tank.
    As you can see, the easy open bottom fill with fine machined threading makes this sub-tank the Mercedes of the industry.
  • Key Differences Between Internal and External Battery MODs

    Key Differences Between Internal and External Battery MODs

    MODs have become all the rage and are used by millions of vapers as the next level in the world of vaping. These devices are available in different brands and they use different types of batteries. A MOD is the modification of the device that allows increased or decreased vapor production, battery life, and voltage usage. The main drive of battery operated MODs are to provide heat to the liquid solution, which comprises of vegetable & propylene glycol and nicotine. These devices are offered with diverse battery types and functions.

    Types of Internal and External Batteries

    The primary differences between internal and external batteries are internal batteries are built into devices and external batteries are removable. Internal battery type, lithium polymer, also know also known as LiPo is permanently installed in a MOD and isn’t removable. The device must be thrown away when its natural life usage has expired. To recharge the battery, the vaper is advised to use a computer’s USB port that provides additional safety features compared to a wall socket.

    External battery MODs are replaceable and available in Lithium IMR or Lithium Manganese (Li-Mn), IMR/Hybrid, and ICR Lithium Ion (Li-Ion). Lithium IMR is considered the safest battery used for vaping and has higher tolerance to heat build-up. IMR/Hybrid batteries are recommended to modders if they want maximum load current and increased battery time. Most of the batteries have high amps and continual discharge rate. ICR Li-Ion is a protected battery and outdated for use in some devices.

    Safety Precautions of Internal and External Batteries

    Internal and External batteries are safe when used properly and efficiently. The batteries can overheat if its charged using faulty chargers and USB cords. No battery lasts a lifetime and must be replaced if damaged, and when its life usage ends. Internal batteries must be handled carefully to avoid bodily injuries or damages to devices. External batteries are more economical, but involves much awareness for battery safety. When it’s time to replace batteries, use only quality batteries and charge properly.

    Modders can protect themselves by observing the temperature of their device. If the vapor is hot and overheated, don’t use, and replace the battery, charger, or cord that’s causing excessive heating. The safest vapor devices and chargers are the types that automatically shuts off when fully charged. All MODs come with a manufacturer manual with instructions about how to use them as well as safety precautions.

    Of all the internal and external battery MODs, the external Lithium IMR battery is considered the safest on the national market. Its chemistry is unlike the other battery types because it doesn’t require built-in protective circuit.

  • Top 3 Fall E-Liquids From Smoking Vapor

    Top 3 Fall E-Liquids From Smoking Vapor

    There are certain aspects of the Fall season that everyone associates with. The temperature drops, a relaxing wind breezes by the ever-changing colors of trees as you put on a sweater. You can smell the apple pies coming fresh out of the oven. The pumpkin-spice pops up in everything from coffee to desserts and you think, "now I know autumn is coming." Speaking of pumpkin spice, what are some of the flavors that go best with this changing season? Well, we've put together 3 of the best e-liquid flavors you can vape while admiring the color changes and cooler weather that help define the fall season.

    PENNYWISE is one of the most delicious e-juice flavors out there. Unlike some of the e-juices, which seem to lose their flavor after a view hits, this juice actually maintains its taste for vape after vape. The fruit flavors are unique and dynamic, and seem to complement each other in a new and powerful way each time. Whether it's that apple pie flavor or that spiced cider that you expect with the upcoming fall season, you can find the perfect flavor to pair with your autumn celebrations with this e juice. Each flavor has a strong, rich body that you would expect from a premium brand.

    Everyone knows that transition from fall to summer means dropping temperatures and cooler weather, so why not cool off with Cool Menthol  E Liquid? In addition that cool flavor, it has a delicious freshness with a tobacco taste beneath right before a smooth finish. A perfect pairing with the cooler autumn temperatures, this menthol flavor will make you fit right in with the Fall festivities. You won't be disappointed with this one!

    Apple picking, apple pies, apple cider- everyone knows that fall means it's apple season. Most people have very fond memories of going on apple picking field trips during the fall with school, or trying grandma's apple pie, so why not get in the mood with this delicious green apple e-liquid? It gives you that sweet and sour, yet crisp and pure, delicious apple flavor that everyone associates with the fall season. This e-liquid is filled with unique flavors with a slightly tart finish on exhale. Anyone who wants to try a sour vape juice to pair with the apples of the Fall season will love this flavor.

    So as the leaves turn from that summer green to the red, yellow, and orange of autumn, don't forget to try these unique e-liquid flavors. They'll pair perfectly with the cooler breezes in the air that carries with it the smell and sensations of the pumpkin spiced coffees and lattes or the apple pies cooling in the windows. You won't be disappointed with these!

  • Top 3 Fall E-Cig Cartridge Flavors From Smoking Vapor

    Top 3 Fall ECig Cartridge Flavors From Smoking Vapor

    The weather is changing. With the warm summer sun turning into a cool autumn air, it can only mean one thing: fall is here. And with fall comes a change in moods and attitudes. No matter what you do for fall, you're going to want your favorite e-cig companion and a lot of options to enjoy your tobacco love affair at any moment. Therefore, here are 3 flavors you just have to try this season:

    SV Fall Cartridge #3: SV COOL MENTHOL
    This super smooth rendition is the ice-cold king of vapor smokes. It's like a blast of cool-flavored gum, or a puff of your favorite menthol cigarette. The bold flavor is invigorating and refreshing all at the same time. Embrace your passion with this fierce version of your favorite e-cig flavor for fall.

    SV Fall Cartridge #2: SV CHOCOLATE VAPOR
    When fall hits, chocolate is in. And if you love chocolate, you'll be in heaven with his flavor profile. It mixes a hint of chocolate pudding with luxurious chocolate cake. It's a rich, decadent feeling that goes amazingly with coffee, tea, espresso, wine, or coffee-flavored liquors. And it's 0 calories. Try finding that kind of deal at your local restaurant. (Hint: you won’t). Don't get fooled by knockoff imitations, as they don't use the quality flavor signals that Chocolate vapor does. So indulge in this Chocolate Vapor whenever the mood hits.

    SV Fall Cartridge #1: SV CLASSIC TOBACCO
    There's no better way to celebrate the season than with this rich, mild American tobacco blend. Features of the Classic flavor include a bit of pipe tobacco accents with a slightly bitter finish. It's just like opening a pack of paper cigarettes. And because it is silky vapor, you don't have to suffer any of the drawbacks of regular smokes. Instead, you can enjoy a better alternative whenever and wherever you want. You've also got your choice of nicotine levels: Zero, Low, Medium, and High. And each box of the Classic tobacco flavor comes with 5 cartridges, flavor-sealed, for your SV e-cig.

    This fall season, you’re in control. And no matter which one of these flavors suits your fancy: Classic, Chocolate Vapor, or COOL MENTHOL, you'll be able to indulge as much as you want, with whom you want, where you want, when you want. That's the enjoyment of SV cartridges.

  • Science Of Vaping And The Feelings Involved

    Science Of Vaping And The Feelings Involved

    Vaping for a lot of people tends to be a very nice and relaxing experience. Most turn to vaping to quit smoking cigarettes gradually, while others are in it just for the taste and experience most vaping products provide us. There are several different vaping devices people use to fuel their wants in an electronically used cigarette; e-cigarette, portable vaporizer, and MODs. All these vaping devices bring different unique experiences to the table.

    E-cigarette's are usually the easiest device to start with if you are interested in vaping, especially if you have been a smoker before or still are currently. These devices mock a cigarette in look and sometimes how they drag. Quick explanation on drag, when the term is used it is meant to define how smoke or vape pulls out of the device, whether it be a smooth pull, rougher pull, or harder. E-cigarettes mostly have a rougher pull, that tries to simulate a normal cigarette would feel if you were smoking one.

    These devices are obviously heavier than a cigarette, most rechargeable, and come in so many different flavors. For example, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and various kinds of blends. When vaping from these devices, depending on the brand, you will get a very similar experience from smoking a cigarette. Some of these products even let you suck in the vape, or you press the button and you draw from that instead, depending on what you prefer when smoking. They've a slightly rougher pull, they're small, fit easier in your hand, and most just have that right look into tricking you into thinking you are smoking the real thing. These devices do not allow you to change out your e-liquid, so what you buy is usually what you get when it comes to flavors. Important to mention as well while some are rechargeable they do not last very long, and a lot are just one time uses (as in, no recharge) and disposable afterwards.

    Next we have the portable vaporizer and MODs, which are usually bigger versions of a e-cigarette. These are great to explore if you have been using a e-cigarette for a while and would like to further your hobby or get a better experience out of these vapes. You can start out simply with a ego battery vaporizer. The ego battery vaporizer is a style, not a brand. They are a quite a bit wider and longer then a normal e-cigarette (ranging from a little sausage to normal sized hot dog). These are also nice because they are battery rechargeable (through USB, car port, and wall port).

    With these devices you can opt to get variable voltage (or VV), in short it allows you to customize how hot your e-liquid can get and it's very consistent when switching around between different atomizers and ohms. Though having VV in your device does make the battery drain a lot faster, and they usually run larger than other devices. These are very nice to have around as they are inexpensive most of the time and they always seem to have a smoother drag when vaping from them. The e-liquid for these devices are usually expanded massively for more flavor choices.

    MOD's are highly more complicated of devices and only truly recommended for those who are experienced with them or have done their research. Mechanical MOD's are nice because they don't have complex circuitry that can be damaged by liquids. The other bonus is that you can switch out your batteries. Digital MOD's are easier to use and way more customization options. These both allow you to really customize your vaping experience; you can pull smoother or rougher from these. Want more smoke? You can easily have it! These devices use the same e-liquid as an ego battery vaporizers, so still plenty of amazing choices.

    Different vaping devices can really be an enjoyable experience; whether you are just a beginner, or someone with experience in the field. Don't be afraid to explore around, learn more about the process, products, and vape with joy!

  • Putting an E-Cigarette Back Together Again

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    Are you new to the e-cigarette game? Did you take apart your e-cigarette to clean it, and now you can’t put it together again? Or maybe you accidentally dropped the device and now you’re desperately trying to re-attach it? If you need an easy-to-follow guide then look no further, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know to get you vaping ASAP.

    The first thing to know is that an e-cigarette consists of four parts. There’s the cartridge (sometimes called a tank), the atomizer, the battery, and the tip. There’s a coil inside the cartridge, along with liquid and a wick. The atomizer comes attached to the cartridge. To use the e-cigarette, you suck on the tip, which activates the atomizer through sensors in the battery system. The atomizer heats the liquid through the coil, creating vapor. It’s as simple as that.

    Now, if the e-cigarette breaks or splits apart, just remember, “TABAC,” which stands for: Tip and Battery, Atomizer, Cartridge. That’s the order the e-cigarette goes in. Make sure the atomizer is screw tightly onto the cartridge, as the last thing you want is leaking fluid.

    If the e-cigarette doesn’t work, here’s a few helpful hints for putting it back together. It’s not rocket science but there is an art to it, so pay attention and you’ll be vaping in no time.

    If the battery tip blinks when you’ve only vaped for a few seconds, it means the battery is almost dead. Re-charge the battery.

    Make sure there’s no debris lingering between the atomizer and the battery. Lingering debris can prevent the e-cigarette from producing vapor.

    The atomizer’s top ring can sometimes work itself off. Make sure it’s snapped on.

    If you’re installing a new coil, make sure the wick has enough liquid by priming it first. This reduces the possibility that your wick will burn or that the coil will get damaged. To prime, put four or five drops of the liquid into the coil’s head. Next, put the coil’s head into the tank’s base. Then, fill the tank. Wait five or ten minutes before using.

    If your e-cigarette uses a clearomizer instead of an atomizer, turn it counter-clockwise until you hear a click to attach it to the tank. Then, turn it clockwise until it’s completely hooked in.

    Last is perhaps the e-cigarette’s most important aspect: the lock-out feature. The last thing anyone wants is to unknowingly turn on the e-cigarette when it’s resting in your pocket. So, once everything’s screwed in, quickly click the device’s button five times. That locks it so the battery can’t activate. To turn the device on again, simply click the button five times again. Voila!

    Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, follow these steps, and you should have no problem putting your e-cigarette back together.

  • 3 Key Tips for Extending Your E-Cigarette's Lifespan

    3 Key Tips for Extending Your E-Cigarettes Lifespan

    E-cigarette parts are, ultimately, consumable and will require replacement at some point or another. Pre-filled cartridges and cartomizers are relatively cheap to replace, but a quality battery tends to cost more out of pocket. This makes it important to extend your battery’s lifespan as much as possible in order to get the most for your money.

    Here are just a few of the many things you can do to keep your e-cigarette battery working at its peak for as long as possible:

    Tip #1: Frequent Use
    Like phones, tablets, laptops, and most other rechargeable electronics, e-cigarettes are made for frequent, daily use. The same way frequent exercise keeps your muscles strong, regularly using your e-cigarette will help to keep it’s battery at peak performance. Lithium-ion batteries thrive on daily use, and using them regularly will help to keep their overall performance up and extend the life of the battery.

    Tip #2: Don’t Fully Drain Your Battery
    It used to be that the best thing to do for rechargeable batteries was to fully charge them, fully drain them, and repeat. These days, that’s the worst thing you can do. It’s easier to speed up a slowly moving train than it is to get a stopped train moving and e-cigarette batteries operate on a similar principle. A fully drained battery will be harder to charge than a partially drained one, forcing the battery to work harder just to get a charge. This'll ultimately lower the number of charge cycles the battery can complete and lead to a shorter lifespan and more frequent battery replacements.

    Tip #3: Always Disconnect Cartridges and Cartomizers
    Even when not in use, cartridges and cartomizers can slowly drain the power from a charged battery. This slow drain means there’s less power available when you want to use your e-cigarette, meaning you’ll have to recharge it sooner. Since most battery manufacturers only guarantee about 300 charge cycles, it’s important to put as much time between recharges as possible and get as much actual usage as possible from each full charge. Ensuring that your battery's disconnected is the easiest way to get the most use from each individual charge cycle and expand the amount of time you have before having to replace you e-cig battery.

    The battery is an important part of your e-cigarette, and extending the life of it as much as possible is key to keeping your replacement costs down, leaving more money in your pocket for that e-liquid or cartridge you’ve been wanting to try. Some of the easiest things you can do for your e-cigarette battery are to use it frequently, avoid fully draining it, and always disconnect it from it’s cartridges or cartomizers. Even if you can’t get more then 300 charge cycles from your battery, following these tips will help to ensure that you get the most out of every charge.

  • Increasing Your RDA Flavor and Throat Hit

    Increasing Your RDA Flavor and Throat Hit

    If you're looking for more flavor and a better throat hit from your RDA, there are a few things you can do. The size of your coil, type of material used for your wick, the distance your coil is from your airflow, the amount of airflow, and the VG/PG ratio of your e-liquid all affect the taste and feel of your hit.

    The most important factor in increasing flavor is the surface area of the coil. A larger surface area means you'll be burning more juice and flavoring. The type of wire used is also a factor. Using twisted or clapton coils allows juice to fill the nooks and bring out more flavor. How the coil is wicked is another factor. You can't have too tight of a coil or the juice won't be able to travel up to the coil fast enough and will result in more dry hits. If the coil is too loose, you'll end up with spots that are hotter on your coil and have dry hits as well. Airflow is another factor in flavor. Basically the less airflow there is, the more flavor you get. A fully open or very airy RDA will result in less flavor. An RDA with the airflow openings right next to the coils will help with giving more flavor due to the air being able to flow around the whole coil.

    The key element to getting a good throat hit is heat. Essentially, the hotter the coil, the better the throat hit. If you're using a mechanical mod the best way to get hotter coils is to build a lower ohm coil (be careful). Look for a battery from a brand you trust that has an amp limit of at least 30 With an electric mod you want to increase the wattage/voltage. For the wick, you want to use cotton or rayon as they burn hotter than silica. As for the coils, thinner wire and shorter coils will be hotter at the expense of cloud volume.

    One of the tricky aspects is coil placement. If you want a good throat hit you need to have the coil further away from the airflow intake, but that may come at the cost of flavor. You're going to have to do a little experimenting to find the right distance for the right balance of flavor to throat hit. The amount of PG in the e-juice will have an effect on throat feel as well. The higher the PG, the more feel it'll have.

    There is no one answer to the perfect build. The type of juice you use, the RDA you're using, and personal preference are going to determine how you build your coil. Through experimentation and adjustments, you'll be able to find the right balance for you.

  • Coil Connection Problems - They Happen But Can Be Fixed

    Coil Connection Problems - They Happen But Can Be Fixed

    A good coil is needed to ensure that the e-liquid in the vaping device  able to turn into the vapor that you can inhale. However, once and a while, problems do arise with the coil. But there are ways in which these coil connection problems can be fixed, no matter how quickly a fix is needed to ensure that you're able to get your coil back up and working again. A good lasting fix will take care of any coil problems that you have.

    With all that said, here are some possible solutions to a coil connection problem so that you're able to begin vaping again:

    The Coil is Bad
    If the coil itself is bad, then the coil won't be able to heat up the liquid at all. Some coils come from the manufacturer in a defective state to begin with. These manufacturing issues happen more often than most realize, as a bad batch of coils can easily slip through the quality control processes of the manufacturer. A bad coil can only be replaced by a new coil as they can't be repaired. Once it has been replaced, you'll be able to vape again with a new coil that's able to work better for your vaping needs.

    Dirty Connectors
    Another possibility is that there's a dirty connector at the end of the coil. Vape solution collects at the end of the coil, which means that gunk builds up from the solution. The fix to this is to take the cotton out in a gentle way, run the coil without any solution in it, rinse the coil off, gently dry the coil off, and replace the cotton with a new piece. A brand new piece of cotton will make the coil as good as new so that you can keep vaping without any holdups.

    Check the Bottom Pin
    In order for the coil to be able to connect to the battery, the bottom pin has to be in place firmly. Ideally, the bottom pin has to be centered over the battery to ensure that the battery is able to make the solid connection between the coil and the battery. Check to make sure that the coil's firmly seated at the bottom pin in order for a connection to be there. This is also something which should be checked for gunk and debris that needs to be cleaned off.

    Cases Where The Solution Has a Burnt Taste
    If the vapor solution has a burnt taste to it, then this means the coil is burning the cotton. The first thing to consider is to make sure that there's enough liquid going to the cotton for the coil to heat up. Once the amount of solution has been verified to be sufficient, the next thing to do is to consider replacing the coil. If all else fails, a liquid which is too thick may be unable to travel to the base of the coil.

    Coil connection problems can make the vaping experience awful and decrease the life of the device. That's why we stress that you need to keep your coils clean and that everything's assembled properly to have the best vaping experience possible. Mechanical falts are probably the issue when all cleaning attempts fail, but make sure your coils are seated properly in the first place.

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