What you need to do to your e-cigarette before you start using it


In this article, we are going to explore what the main thing you need to do to your e-cigarette before using it, and that's priming the coils, we are going to go through how to prime your coils and the reasons behind doing so. Primed coils will help your e-cigarette run smoother and help reduce the chances of your coils burning out or causing the tank to leak.

What is Priming

Ok so what is priming I hear you ask; to put it simply, priming coils is the action of applying your favourite e-liquid to the wicking material within you atomizer head/coil in order to ensure it is fully saturated before the first use. if you're unsure about which e-liquids work best with your particular coil types, more comprehensive information can be found by reading our E-Liquid FAQ and our 5 Steps To Get The Most Out Of Your Coils guides. 

In summary, most coils will come prebuilt with some form of wicking material (most commonly Silica wick or organic Japanese cotton) inside and this is what you would need to saturate before use. The easiest way to do this would be to drop a few droplets of e-liquid directly into the coil from the top opening, making sure the droplets land on the cotton.

This can be a nice and easy way to ensure that the cotton gets fully saturated by applying multiple layers of e-liquid first and allowing it to soak into the cotton. It’s advised to do this at least twice, keeping a lookout for any excess e-liquid that may drip out. This is also a good indication of the coil being ready for vaping.

3 Steps of Priming Coils

1.Begin by adding a single drop of e-liquid to each wicking hole, as this will start the wicking process.

What is “Flooding”? Flooding occurs when the liquid has made its way into the centre hole of the coil. That liquid tends to collect at the base of the coil and remain unvapourised. This causes the tank to leak.
2.Once you have reassembled your tank, proceed to fill it with e-liquid.

Note: It can sometimes take between 5 - 10 minutes for the e-liquid to completely soak into the coils.
3.Priming puffs after the 5 - 10 minutes have elapsed, it is best to take a few sharp inhale puffs on the tank without firing your mod.

If you have a variable wattage device, it’s recommended to set the wattage lower than where you would normally use it. Take a few puffs to ensure the flavour is coming through, and then gradually increase the power to your desired preference.