If you’ve just switched from smoking cigarettes to vapes or e-cigarettes, as a beginner, it’s advisable first to try the disposable version.
The main selling point of disposable vapes is the perks it brings to new users. Not only is buying the device easier on your pockets, but you can also try different flavors without you investing in a dedicated device.
Additionally, a disposable vape is convenient, doesn’t need to be set up, refilled, re-charged, and even portable and stylish. Because of their benefits, disposable vape pens are considered the next biggest trend in the UK.
However, the most common question that vape owners have, especially if they’re new, is when to replace your disposable vape. As its name suggests, you can only use disposable vapes for a certain period, and then you should dispose them safely.
To enjoy your vaping experience, you need to be aware of these signs that your disposable vape needs replacement:
1. A burnt taste to the vapor
A common sign that you should already dispose of your disposable vape is a burnt taste when you inhale the vapor.
The unit itself doesn’t cause the burnt taste. In fact, your battery is still working and capable of powering your unit when you taste this nasty flavor.
The disposable vape’s atomizer is still generating heat when you inhale or press a button. Instead, this burnt taste is a result of your device running out of e-juice.
There won’t be anything to vaporize since there’s no e-juice or e-liquid left. Every time you engage the device, you’re only burning the wick, commonly made of cotton and absorbs the juice. You’re basically inhaling the cotton instead of a juice when this happens.
The moment you begin tasting a flavor different from the one you’ve originally purchased, it’s best to dispose of your vape.
Thankfully, you won’t find any shortage of flavors, as there are plenty of reputable brands, like HDQ flavors, from which to choose e-juices. Just make sure to purchase one or two reserves so you can continue vaping.
2. The vapor is tasteless and thin
Speaking of running out of juice, remember that you don’t really need to taste a burnt flavor to know that your e-liquid is already empty. A thin and tasteless vapor is another sign your e-juice is almost running out.
If your puffs aren’t as thick when you first used your disposable vape and you’re already inhaling tasteless clouds, make sure to purchase another disposable vape in advance.
Basically, if you’re no longer satisfied, such as you’re beginning to notice a decline in the overall quality of your experience, your device is already on the verge of being empty.
So always take note of the flavor, the quality of every puff you take, and the thickness of the vapor.
3. Your puff count is reaching its limit
On average, you’ll get around 50 to 150 puffs for every 0.5 ml of e-liquid. A disposable vape usually comes around 0.5 ml or 1 ml of e-juice, but it’ll depend on the brand.
If you’re not sure how many puffs or ml of juice your disposable vape comes in, don’t hesitate to ask the manufacturer or supplier.
Even though it’s just a mere estimate, especially since the duration of puffs will also affect the number of puffs you’ll inhale, the 50-to-150-puff average is fairly close. But this isn’t to say that you should count every puff you take every time you vape.
Instead, it’s just a reminder to take a mental note so you can have your own estimate on how long a disposable vape lasts based on your usage. If you already have an estimate, make sure to use that as the basis to know when to replace your disposable vape.
How to lengthen your disposable vape
There are plenty of factors to consider if you want to lengthen the lifespan of your disposable vape. The main one is the brand of vape pen you opt for.
The more reputable and trusted the brand is, the higher the quality of the device. So if you have enough money and you don’t want the hassle of continually buying an extra for a short period of time, then always go for high-quality products.
Conveniently, since the market for vape pens is gradually growing, you won’t have any trouble finding a device that suits your needs and budget. All you have to do is conduct research.
In addition to the brand, you also have to know the proper way of handling a disposable vape. If you understand the mechanism behind each device, you’ll have a clearer picture of how to make it last longer. Make sure you know how to properly maintain your vape pen.
Of course, the lifespan of your disposable vape will also depend on how frequent you use it. Regardless of whether you have a high-quality device if you use it every, say, 20 seconds, then expect that it’ll run out sooner.
Also, don’t forget to regulate the temperature when vaping––don’t let it overheat.
Final words: always have a backup
Almost every vape user knows the long-time rule of thumb: always have a backup. Having a backup applies to everything related to vaping––from coils and vape juices to disposable.
Also, having a backup on your supplies means you’re well-prepared in case something unexpected happens to your device, hence your vaping experience will still continue.
Additionally, by having an extra flavor on hand, you can change every vaping experience you have. This means you won’t easily get tired of vaping because you’re already used to the flavor.
By changing it up a little bit, you can rest assured that every inhale you take is a different experience. Do note that since it’s still essentially smoking, vaping may have some effects on your lungs.
Lastly, make sure to keep your finances in mind. You don’t want to go broke by having plenty of backups, and you also have to make sure the device you’ve selected is suited to your budget.