These guidelines have been written specifically for the Aspire ET-S clearomizer with its glass tank and BVC coil heads, however, this article is relevant to many other bottom-filled clearomizers including Kanger EVOD, MT3S, T3S, Protank, Aerotank, Aspire CE5, K1, Innokin iClear, Eleaf, Joyetech, etc, etc).
If your clearomizer tank is filled from the top this article is still helpful, but remember you're filling from the opposite end to that which we describe below.
The Aspire ET-S clearomizer has a glass tank so you don't have to worry about the more abrasive or acidic e-liquids that can cause problems with polycarbonate/plastic tanks.
When selecting your e-liquid ideally choose a 50 to 80% PG composition because if you use a predominately VG liquid (which is thicker than PG) it will gunk up your coil head a lot quicker and you will need to clean your kit more often. Read more here PG and VG (click here).
All the bottled e-liquid on our website is suitable for the Aspire ET-S clearomizer even though some of the mixes are 50/50 PG/VG.
Due to the different internal design of the Aspire BVC coil, the e-liquid may take longer to be absorbed throughout the coil, especially if it's a thicker juice.
If you experience a burnt taste or reduce lifespan, 'priming' your coils before use should help.
Priming will become more and more relevant as products develop so bear this in mind regardless of the product you're using.
Please also see this more recent page on our website specifically about priming e-cig coils (click here) because it has more in depth information and will explain about dry hits.
The device works best when it's full (remember not to overfill because it will simply run out through the central air tube and be wasted).
Your tank should not be allowed to go below 1/3 full as this helps to maintain the vacuum in the tank and prevent leaks.
Ensure you screw the base hardware back on securely for a good connection to the battery and to prevent leaks – but it’s important not to force/over tighten and put unnecessary pressure on the silicone seals and battery connector.
When you're filled up and ready to go please see below (battery option 1) about how to activate the battery.
If you get a burning taste it's telling you the liquid has not been fully absorbed into the coil head (or the tank has run too low) so remember the priming process above and allow more time.
For refilling, if you have already used the device, hold the device upside down and keep a paper towel wrapped around the mouthpiece to catch any excess liquid, and then follow the instructions above.
Do not activate the device without e-liquid and without allowing time for the liquid to absorb into the coil head, otherwise the coil is being heated dry and this may lead to the coil head being permanently tainted with a burnt taste.
Gurgling noises or leaks are a sign that liquid has found its way into the tube in the centre of the clearomizer and most usually occurs after a refill.
Ridding the tube of liquid will resolve the issue and to do this with or without emptying the tank simply remove the clearomizer from the battery (keep it upside down if you have liquid in it), wrap a cloth or tissue around the battery end of the clearomizer and blow through the mouthpiece.
It’s normal to find a small amount of moisture in the battery contact area.
Regular cleaning/drying is recommended for a good connection.
Ensure you clean and dry the battery before re-charging it.
Paper towel is ideal for cleaning and drying this excess.
It’s normal to find condensation (condensed vapour) in the mouthpiece areas due to the heating and cooling of the device.
Paper towel is ideal for cleaning and drying this excess.
Be aware that the coil heads have a typical lifetime of 1-2 weeks and as they begin to wear out you’re likely to experience reduced flavour and vapour and this can happen quite quickly so you will need replacements to hand.
The standard battery supplied with our Aspire ET-S kit is a 650mAh manual battery which is turned on and off with a 5 click on/off function (5 clicks within 2 seconds).
The easiest way to do this is to count one, two, three etc and ensure you click 5 separate times otherwise the battery may not realise you have clicked 5 times.
The battery will let you know it's recognised that you've turned it on by flashing 3 times (the amount of flashes may vary depending on the battery).
When you've filled up and followed the instructions above, and turned on your battery, you're ready to 'vape'.
Press the battery button down to activate the heating of the coil head and gently draw on the mouthpiece.
It is normal to be able to hear this heating process and you're likely to experience one or two crackles when the device is heating from being cold.
This battery comes part charged (they all do) so it's ready to use.
The first time you recharge it ensure you give it a full charge which could take 4-5 hours.
Don't overcharge the battery, when it's charged and the light on the charger turns green remove it from the charger.
Good clean contact between your e-cig battery and clearomizer/tank is essential for the best heat, vapour and flavour, so regular cleaning is essential (every couple of weeks or so for example).
Rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit on a Q tip/cotton bud is ideal.
Clean the outside of the connection/contact area and the inside too ensuring that you hold the battery upside down so gravity can take away any excess fluid.
Paper towel can be used to dry the area if necessary.
For stubborn grime a cocktail stick is ideal for the threaded grooves, taking care not to break it off inside the battery, but don’t use anything metal.
Charging time is typically 2-3 hours.
Ensure you only use the chargers supplied with the kit and if you should need a replacement please refer back to us or our website to ensure you get the right one.
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