Many vapers are unaware of just how much the weather can affect your vaping experience. Both hot and cold weather can cause a number of issues with not only your device but also with your E-liquid. Although we can not control the weather, there are steps we can take to make sure your device is safe and running efficiently.
As we move into the warmer months always ensure your batteries are stored safely. Leaving your device or batteries in a hot car can be very dangerous, as your batteries can overheat and vent if exposed to high temperatures.
Heat can also play a role in how long your batteries last so if you're out and about for the day you may want to consider bringing a charger or spare batteries with you. Keeping in mind if you are carrying spare batteries, make sure they are in a battery case and also not left in hot environments.
Hot weather and direct sunlight can also affect the quality and consistency of your E-liquid. Certain E-liquid may lose flavour if exposed to high temperatures and sunlight. When left in the sun E-liquid will get much thinner and this can cause leaking and spit back in tanks and pods. Running E-liquids with a higher Vegetable Glycerine percentage can help with leaking tanks throughout the warmer months but the main help is trying to avoid the heat in the first place where possible.
It is a little known fact that cold temperatures can also affect your device and E-liquid. Cold weather can slow down the reaction time of your battery leading to your battery having to work harder and draining your battery much faster.
It is a common misconception that E-liquid must be stored in the refrigerator wherever possible. Extremely low temperatures will thicken the consistency of your E-liquid, making it too thick to absorb into the coil. This can cause a decrease in flavour and also cause your coils to burn much faster. However, high concentration nicotine still needs to be kept in the fridge or freezer to slow the oxidisation process. This issue isn’t as extreme in ready-to-vape juices as the nicotine is at a much lower concentration (usually between 0.3%/3mg and 1.2%/12mg in most cases) so the oxidisation process takes place much slower. So as a general rule, when you have a juice that you are actively vaping you don’t need to store the bottle in the fridge/freezer as you will probably finish the bottle before any noticeable effects of oxidisation kicks in.
If you’re ever unsure as to “what is going on with your vape” then have a chat to one of our friendly team members either in-store, over the phone or by sending us a message/email.
-Super Vape Store Tweed Heads