What is the Electronic Cigarette?
The Electronic Cigarette is an electronic device that imitates a regular cigarette. It is a new way for users of regular tobacco based cigarettes to regulate and control their nicotine intake while in public places.
How does it work?
The electronic cigarette works in the following way: the user inhales on the electronic cigarette that causes an air flow sensor to signal to the inbuilt microprocessor to activate the atomizer. The atomizer converts the liquid nicotine in the cartridge into a vapor using heat (atomization). The vapor is inhaled by the user. Simultaneously, a water based vapor is released from the glycol by the atomizer to resemble ‘smoke'. This vapor has no proven risk to its user or persons around them.
What is in the cartridge?
The base liquid of the cartridge is a mixture of liquid-nicotine, food grade flavorings, Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol
What powers the device?
A rechargeable lithium battery powers the device.
How do I know when my battery is fully charged?
All chargers come with a LED indicator which changes from red to green. The LED is usually red when you place a discharged battery into it, and will change to green when the battery is fully charged. Some people notice that the LED 'pulses' or gives very tiny blips of green whilst on red and charging. This is completely normal.
How long will a battery take to charge?
For the majority of models, an initial charging time of 8 hours is recommended. After that, most models of electronic cigarettes take between one and two hours to charge. It may take slightly longer if charging through a USB charger.
If you have purchased a two battery starter kit, one battery can be charging while the other is in use.
What available methods are there for charging a battery?
Most electronic cigarettes have two types of chargers:
1) A charger that plugs into your power outlet and 2) a USB charger, The USB charger can be used in your USB computer port, in a USB hub, or you can buy a USB cigarette lighter converter for your car.
The Titan (Joye 510) has the portable PCC (portable cigarette charger) available.
You can also convert a USB charger to an 'on the move' option by buying a portable power pack (the pack usually charges through the USB on the computer).
Why do I need spare batteries?
Lithium batteries permanently lose capacity over time. This is why e-cig batteries have a relatively short life of 2-3 months. The electronic cigarettes are considered as consumables, hence the reason the separate parts need to be replaced.
But it is not working?
If however you experience problems with your battery i.e. the LED does not light up when you inhale on the cigarette, this generally means the battery either needs a good charge or that the battery is faulty.
Remember before going to bed disconnect the battery from the atomizer, batteries can drain over night as they are in standby mode when not being used.
How to tell if your battery is faulty?
If when you screw your battery into the charger the light does not change from green to red, and/or flash to indicate that the battery has connected to the charger, then it is probable that the battery is faulty.
When you inhale on the e-cigarette (with a fully charged battery) and there is no vapor, nor does the LED light up, this may indicate a faulty battery. however this may be caused by the atomizer, so please try a fresh atomizer before reporting the battery as faulty.
The Electronic Cigarette not only helps the user to regulate their nicotine intake, and creates a vapor resembling smoke, but it also looks like a cigarette; thereby helping the user with the psychological and physical habit of holding a regular cigarette.
The Electronic Cigarette has been awarded EC and RoHS certification as a safe electronic device.