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Why Your USB Charger is the Only E-Cig Charger You Absolutely Need!

accessories_usb_charger_bundle_1Having a few e-cigarette chargers is a great thing, you really should. In fact, we really recommend having at least 2 USB chargers because they go everywhere, and work anywhere you have a USB port to connect to. Keeping one at home, one at the office, one in your bag, one someplace safe, etc, can be so incredibly beneficial, and at times, a necessity. However if you are to have and use just one, may it be the almighty USB e-cig charger. These things are work horses, versatile powerhouses, and exceptionally convenient little beacons of e-cig power. Keep reading to learn why they are so great, and how to get the most out of yours.

Chances are, if you are vaping with EverSmoke e-cig batteries, and purchased a starter kit, you have a USB charger to work with. They are included in every starter kit we carry, including our bare-bones basic kit, the Express Kit. The USB charger can work with your computer, laptop, or tablet, as long as there is a USB port, you’re going to get powered up!

When using the Wall Charger or Car Adapter, the USB charger is used in conjunction as a connection point. It is the most important e-cigarette charger you can have in your arsenal if you are using EverSmoke e-cigarettes.

The USB charger is also essential for charging with the Personal Charging Case (PCC). It charges the PCC to full capacity, which can then be used as a power source anywhere, at anytime to recharge your batteries.

To use the USB charger, screw the battery into the USB charger and plug it in. When charging, the light on the USB charger will turn red, indicating it is properly functioning. Once it reaches full capacity, the light will turn from red to blue.

So, as you can see, the USB charger is such an essential. It keeps you powered up, all the time, under so many circumstances. For any e-smoker, this must have needs to be part of your collection.

How to Enhance Your E-Cig Performance

are-e-cigs-safeWhen vaping there is no right or wrong, however there is good and better. If you need some e-cigarette troubleshooting, or are having performance issues with your electronic cigarette or vaporizer, here are some tips to keep in mind. Hiccups in performance can often come down to minor little things, that can be resolved really quickly, so don’t stress it!

-Keep your e-cigarette device clean. Dirt, grime, liquid buildup and funk don’t do you any favors, so do your e-cig a favor and keep things clean. Wipe down the body, all connecting points, and the area surrounding the cartridge regularly with a soft cloth and/ or a q-tip.

-Don’t overcharge the battery, that will only cause it to wear out faster.

-Don’t drop your device. Yes, common sense will tell you this is necessary, but let’s reiterate to make it more apparent. Dropping an e-cig can be bad.

-If you’re using e-liquids do not overfill your tank. As tempting as it may be, if your tank is not producing adequate vapor or is leaking, it could be as a result of overfilling. Never more than 75%, ok?

-Don’t over tighten your cartridge onto your e-cig. It should be screwed on firmly, but not too tight. This will cause little to no vapor production.

-Don’t mix different products from different brands, they’re just not designed to go together. We can’t alert you of anything specific that may arise, but results could be dangerous.

-When using mods don’t use batteries and other components not specified for your particular device by the manufacturer.

-Is your cartridge giving off a burnt or foul taste? The problem could be that the cartridge needs replacing.

Is your e-cig giving you a sore throat? Try increasing your water intake, lowering the level of your nicotine, or trying a different flavor.

Battery not producing ample power? It might need to be charged! If it does have adequate power, it could be that your battery is just ending it’s life cycle. Or perhaps you’re vaping needs have increased and it’s ready to move onto an advanced product.

Whether you want to boost your e-cigs performance, or you’ve got an issue, there’s a solution! Whether it’s an easily fixable one that requires just a tweak or two, or you need to entirely replace your e-cigarette, troubleshooting can help get you the fix.

For more information on how electronic cigarettes work and how you can provide your own troubleshooting, feel free to browse our learning center for everything e-cigarette related.

Recommendations for Smokeless Cigarettes and Air Travel

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The popularity of smokeless cigarettes has reached a point where it is evident that the smoke-free nicotine delivery systems are here to stay. However, it does not mean that the controversies and arguments about the devices have stopped—new arguments are popping up frequently. The most recent controversy involves vaping on airplanes; however, the argument being made may not be the one you assume it is.

When smokeless cigarettes hit the market, there was some concern over whether a cabin full of people would suffer ill health effects from ‘second-hand vape’. The argument now has turned to concerns over fire safety. Last month, there was an incident where a small fire started after a passenger packed his smokeless cigarette in his checked luggage at Logan International Airport in Boston. This has prompted airport officials to ask federal officials to reclassify e-cigs as hazardous.

The Events

Passengers on a JetBlue flight to Buffalo, New York were evacuated from the aircraft when baggage handlers smelled smoke. A smoldering bag was removed from the baggage hold and extinguished. Luckily, the flight hadn’t actually taken off or the events could have been very different. After examining the remnants of the bag, the culprit seems to have been a smokeless cigarette—or more specifically, the device’s lithium-ion battery.

Lithium-ion batteries, which are found in everything from laptops to cell phones, have long been linked to being capable of catching fire. While the Massachusetts Port Authority may blame the smokeless cigarette for the incident, any lithium-ion battery that is activated inside a packed suitcase could easily overheat and catch fire. The incident has led many to suggest that smokeless cigarettes should be banned from airplanes; however, the better course of action would be to insist that e-cig components be disassembled packing in checked luggage.

TSA Guidelines for Flying with Smokeless cigarettes and E-liquid

The TSA doesn’t currently have restrictions on e-liquid, or e-cig products—this includes batteries, cartridges, and charging devices. However, any separate liquids will fall under the 3-1-1 carry-on rule.

While it is highly unlikely you’ll have any difficulties with the TSA concerning your smokeless cigarettes (and components), to be more precautionary, don’t declare them for inspection at the checkpoint. If an issue arises, explain that it’s your smokeless cigarette.

Further recommendations include:

  • Pack your batteries and charger in your laptop case or with your other electronics
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Four Ways to Power Up

EVERSMOKE9When it comes to electronic smoking with EverSmoke e-cigarettes, you’ve got options of how to power e-cig batteries. One way or another you’ve got to charge them, so here’s a look at the different chargers that are available to keep those crystal tips glowing bright!

The Wall Charger: here is your basic charger. Plugs into the wall, connects to your battery, charges, and it’s a done deal. It’s versatile and can be used anywhere you’ve got an outlet.

The USB Charger: like the name says this one connects to digital devices like your computer laptop or tablet and charges through them as a power source. This is an amazing mobile charger and it’s great to use if you’re on the go and using a device such as your laptop or iPad while you’re out and about. This charger is great to keep as an extra one at work, at home, or in your bag; wherever your digital device is kept.

The Car Charger: if you spent a lot of time in your car driving, commuting, taking long breaks in between classes at college, whatever the case; your car can be used as your power source to charge your battery with our-cigarette car charging adapter. Saving time and adding convenience is one of the best things about electronic cigarettes and a car charger lets you make use of your time stuck in traffic whole lot better.

The Personal Charging Case: if you’re really on the go this is a must-have. It gives you the power of having an outlet in your pocket. This handy charger is no bigger than the size of a standard tobacco cigarette pack, it fits in any pocket, and can charge your batteries up to five times before needing to be charge itself. Is an absolutely awesome charger to have because it doubles as a storage case. For those of us e-smokers with busy lives and those who need extra convenience, it doesn’t get better than this!

So there you go! That’s how you keep your EverSmoke batteries charged up and ready to go! Electronic smoking is a beautiful thing!

EverSmoke Batteries: The Technology Behind the Scenes

EVERSMOKE9EverSmoke batteries are pretty amazing. Like most other e-cigarette batteries on the market, EverSmoke batteries use lithium ion technology. They are constructed of lithium and carbon materials, and this makes them lightweight and ultra-powerful. Here’s a deeper look into the technology behind these batteries, how they work and what makes them so ideal for electronic smoking.

Lithium ion batteries were first released in 1997, they are used in all varieties of different devices including smart phones, other types of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, video game consoles, flashlights, power tools, hybrid vehicles, electric wheelchairs, model aircraft, and even the Mars Curiosity Rover. Amazing right?

Unlike older battery models that worked on electronic charges using liquid solvents, lithium ion batteries work with solid polymer composite. This enables the electrodes and separators which are responsible for generating the charge to be limited to one another. This enables the battery to be encased within a flexible casing, as opposed to a metal casing, enabling them to be shaped specifically for certain devices creating an individualized fit. This equates to greater versatility all around.

Here are some of the many benefits lithium ion batteries bring to the world of electronics:

  • Lithium ion batteries are very lightweight batteries.
  • Lithium is a highly reactive element, and this allows lithium ion batteries to hold a lot more stored energy.
  • They hold battery charges much longer per month than older style batteries. Lithium ion batteries lose only about 5% of their charge each month compared to the much higher rate of 20% of loss for older types of batteries.
  • Lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
  • Lithium ion batteries are not only strong, but they are exceptionally durable. They can handle hundreds of charging cycles in their lifetime.

As excellent as lithium ion batteries are, they do come with a few pitfalls unfortunately:

  • Lithium ion batteries begin to degrade once they leave the factory.
  • They are extremely sensitive to heat and exposure can cause them to degenerate very quickly.
  • Continually completely discharging lithium ion batteries can destroy them
  • They are more expensive batteries due to the technology involved.

Lithium ion batteries are the power behind electronic cigarettes, and you can surely see why. This amazing technology allows smokers to have a device that enables them the same pleasure without smoke tobacco and tar, with quality, durability and convenience. Innovation is incredible, isn’t it?!

Basic E-Cig Troubleshooting

troubleshootingIs something up with your e-cig? Here are some basic troubleshooting tips to help you fix the issue yourself, and fix it fast! Many times, getting your e-cig to work right is just a matter of a simple fix, and you can often get it done yourself. Of course there will be times when you’ll need to contact us, and possibly take advantage of your Lifetime Warranty and have the item replaced, many times it can solved simply. Read on for some e-cigarette troubleshooting.

Vapor not getting produced or is low?

  • -Check how tightly the cartridge is screwed onto the battery.
  • -Check the cartridge, it may be empty.
  • -Check the battery, is it charged?
  • -Make sure there is no dirt or residue buildup between the cartridge and battery. Sometimes these parts need to be cleaned, and cleaning is essential to proper performance. Do it regularly.

Battery not working?

  • -Has it been charged?
  • -Is it screwed on too tightly?
  • Battery does not last long?
  • -It may be wearing out and require replacing.
  • -Are you overcharging it?
  • -Are you charging it before it gets down to 0%?

Vapor tastes burnt?

  • -Cartridge may be on too tightly.
  • -Cartridge may be close to empty or the cartridge may be burnt out.
  • -Try a new cartridge.
  • -Try a new flavor; not every flavor will sit well with every person, obviously!

Should the problem you are encountering not be solved by one of the above tips, we encourage you to contact us. Our customer service reps are awesome, they know what they are doing, and can help you get the issue fixed. Also for this very reason, we suggest you become a member of our Home Delivery Program, which is great for not just getting your cartridge refills on monthly deliveries at a discounted rate, but also because it comes with a Lifetime Warranty for all of your e-cigarette parts.

E-Cig Lingo: What is “Throat Hit?”

vapetravelIf you spend any time reading up on vaping, interacting with the electronic cigarette community, be it online or in real life, you’ve probably come across a variety of culture-specific terms and phrases that may or may not make sense to you.

One of these terms is “throat hit.” If you’ve spent your time smoking cigarettes, you probably have never put much thought into what this means, much less had to question your cigarette producing an adequate one.

You see, tobacco smoke, because it is actually burning tobacco, will produce a heavy, full hit every time. When recreating this electronically, and without the tobacco, it takes a certain degree of technology and fine tuning within the engineering to replicate it with vapor. Obviously it can be done, and not all e-cigarette brands get it right.

The throat hit is one of the reasons why e-cigarettes have worked out so well for smokers who want something other than a traditional cigarette to obtain their nicotine from. Gums and patches are available, and obviously with nicotine, however the one element they lack is the ability to provide a throat hit like a traditional cigarette. It is what makes e-smoking so similar and comfortable for smokers.

“Throat hit” is basically the hit from the smoking device, whether it’s an electronic cigarette/ vaporizer or a traditional tobacco cigarette. It’s what you feel upon inhalation. It is the feeling of the vapor, warm and smooth, yet powerful, hitting the back of your throat. It is part of the overall experience, and the sensation is extremely pleasurable for those who are accustomed to smoking. So pleasurable in fact that e-smokers typically want devices that produce a good one.

Throat hit is impacted by the e-cigarette battery’s output, the nicotine in the cartridge, and the flavor. Finding an e-cig battery that produces the kind of throat hit you want can sometimes be tricky, but opting for a high-quality brand is a great place to start. An additional option are mods because Advanced Personal Vaporizers have the ability to be tweaked in ways that allow you to change the power of the throat hit.

The throat hit is one of those intrinsic parts of vaping that matter a whole lot. A lot of emphasis is placed upon battery power, great flavors, nicotine strength, and great accessories, however at the core of the experience, throat hit can make or break it! Choose your e-cigarette wisely; satisfaction is key!

E-Cig Batteries: Technologically Amazing, Technically Awesome

eversmokeInHandE-cigarettes are powered by batteries, and the majority of these are lithium ion, meaning they are made of lithium and carbon. Considered by many to be the best for their powerful output and lightweight construction, they are the lifeblood and brainpower behind even the most advanced electronic cigarettes.

In addition to being a source of power, e-cigarette batteries contribute a lot of the overall experience of vaping. They are typically the main component of the e-cigarette, meaning the body of the device it usually the battery itself. They come in two different switch styles, Manual (turns on with a switch) and Automatic (no switch, automatic turn-on), and both e-cig styles offer benefits to the user depending on what they want in an e-cig battery.

Lithium ion batteries have not been in existence a tremendously long time; they were first introduced to the market in 1997. A more modern type of battery, unlike older styles which required a metal case, lithium ion batteries can be housed in more flexible casings, enabling them to fit specific devices.

Lithium ion batteries are loaded with benefits, and very few downfalls, which is another reason they are awesome for e-cigarettes. They can hold a charge for a very long time, they boast a light weight, they are very powerful holding a great amount of stored energy, and they can handle hundreds of charging and discharging cycles.

As for negatives, there are a few you have to contend with when using lithium ion e-cigarette batteries. For starters, they have a shelf life; they literally begin degrading once they exit the factory, whether they are used or not. You can expect them to last between two and three years however, so even though they do not last forever, they will last a while. Other negatives include the fact that they are typically more expensive batteries, and they have a sensitivity to heat which can be their demise.

If you’re stumped on what e-cigarette battery switch style to go with, have a look at our article on the subject.

When it comes to vaping, users have many choices with their lithium ion e-cig batteries, from switch style to color, size, and brand. They are the best types of batteries for vaping and their many benefits outweigh the few negatives: powerful, long lasting, and very versatile make them the top choice of power when it comes to e-cigarettes.

The Importance of Protecting E-Cig Batteries from Heat

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Sometimes it can feel like you need advanced degree to keep our phones, P.D.A.’s and laptops working. According to findings by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), lithium-ion batteries perform at their best if kept at temperatures between 14°F and 86°F. Moreover, battery experts say that the number one cause of battery problems is too much heat. Batteries that get too warm drain faster than they normally would. Therefore, you should think of electronics as if they were a baby or a dog—if it’s hot outside, don’t leave it in the car.

Batteries are also affected by humidity and other weather extremes— they can bulge, bubble, melt, damage your device, smoke, and in (very) extreme cases, even blow-up. Some examples of areas to avoid bringing lithium-ion batteries are in a non-temperature controlled room, in a closed bathroom with the shower on, in a closed car on a hot day, or in a steam-room or a sauna.

The necessity of keeping your lithium ion battery cool

Standard Li-ion battery chemistry depends on electrolytes that react with a residual moisture to create hydrofluoric acid, the most corrosive of all chemical compounds. The speed of this process doubles with every increase in temperature of 10 degrees Celsius—resulting in a reduced calendar and cycle life. Moreover, not only does this mean that there is a run-time degrade with age, but it means that each subsequent charge discharge further reduces it.

This damage occurs until the battery just doesn’t last long enough between charges. In addition, the damage created by the increase in temperature is exacerbated the more you use your battery – therefore, the more power your device needs or the faster you charge it, the hotter the battery gets.

Electronic cigarettes provide smokers a smoke free alternative nicotine delivery method. When purchasing an e-cigarette, make sure that you properly care for your battery to ensure a long-lasting life. If you are interested in delving into the world of electronic cigarettes, please visit EverSmoke’s website. In addition, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center to learn more about the changing laws and evolving technology of vaping.

Batteries: What You Need to Know & Which Style Will Work for You

accessories_long_batteryWith so many different e-cigarette batteries out there, do you ever wonder which type will suit you?

EverSmoke offers one basic style, with several different options, making it a very versatile, easy to use, and easy to please model. Available in different sizes and switch modes, you really have your way with this one. Here is a look at e-cigarette batteries, and a little info to help you choose if you are unsure about what you’re looking for.

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All EverSmoke batteries are made with the same SuperMax technology. They are lithium-ion, which makes them unbelievably durable, able to last a long time, and they have the capacity to produce excellent amounts of vapor.

Switches

EverSmoke offers two different options for switch modes: Manual or Automatic batteries. Manual batteries have a switch, or button that needs to be pressed during usage, activating the process. These batteries are known to produce a larger quantity of vapor than Automatic batteries, however the battery does not last as long. If you prefer a battery that automatically starts up once you puff on it, and you want it to have longer life, the Automatic switch style is for you. Two options offering two methods; if you aren’t sure which you want, we suggest trying each of them to experience how they work for yourself.

Sizes

Two battery sizes are available: Standard and High Capacity. Both are great to have in your personal selection, and having two gives you options to choose between. Sometimes you may prefer a larger or smaller battery, and some people find, after trying both styles, that they prefer one over the other. Like everything else with electronic cigarettes, it all comes down to trying and finding out what works for you.

Colors

Batteries are available in three different colors, and while this feature has nothing to do with performance, style definitely counts for something! Black, white, and stainless steel are the choices, and you are free to pick the color or colors you fancy. White is the obvious choice if you want your e-cig to look like a traditional cigarette; black is cool and sleek; and go with steel if you want a more modern, pen-like look.

While the e-cigarette market it filled with options and many different types of products and batteries, we are confident EverSmoke makes the most durable, highest performing options in this category. To learn more about EverSmoke products, feel free to browse our knowledge center to explore the many options and resources we have available.