If you’ve never done it before, refilling an e-cigarette might seem complicated. If you’ve recently started vaping, you’ve probably picked an e-cigarette you like the look of and an e-liquid flavour that suits your palate. But it’s just as important that you understand how to correctly fill your e-cigarette with e-liquid, particularly as doing it wrong could lead to irreparable damage.
In this blog, we explain how to refill an e-cigarette and e-cigarette cartridges as well as how to completely empty and clean an e-cigarette tank.
How do you refill an e-cigarette?
When you run out of e-liquid in your e-cigarette, it’s important that you refill it correctly to avoid damaging the internal workings. Below, we’ve set out simple steps that will ensure complete safety when refilling your e-cigarette:
Disconnect the tank from the e-cigarette.
Remove the rubber cap on the outside of the e-cigarette tank.
Grasp the e-liquid bottle firmly and hold it to the opening in the
Aim the nozzle of the e-liquid bottle towards the inside wall of the
e-cigarette tank, avoiding the atomiser in the centre.
Gently squeeze the e-liquid bottle into the tank. Some e-liquid
tanks have level markers to indicate how much e-liquid to pour in.
However, if it doesn’t, don’t overfill the tank as it may flood
Reattach the rubber cap to the tank and connect the tank to the
e-cigarette. You can now once again use the e-cigarette as normal.
How to refill e-cigarette cartridges
Alternatively, instead of a generic e-cigarette that allows for e-liquid to be poured directly into the tank, you may be using an e-cigarette that uses cartridges. With this version, rather than putting the e-liquid into the tank, you connect cartridges containing e-liquid to the e-cigarette. Then, when it’s all gone, you remove it and replace it with a new cartridge that is full and ready to use.
Instructions for refilling e-cigarette cartridges:
Pick a cartridge that contains a flavour you want to vape, or if the
cartridges are reusable, use a dropper to add the e-liquid
composition to the cartridge.
Remove the existing cartridge from the e-cigarette, unclipping or
unscrewing depending on the design.
Reverse the process to attach the new cartridge.
Ensure it’s correctly connected. Power up the e-cigarette and use
it as normal.
How to empty an e-cigarette
Whether you’re preparing your e-cigarette for travel or simply want to keep it clean, it would be advisable to understand how to completely empty your e-cigarette tank. It would also be worthwhile knowing how to do this because properly emptying and cleaning your e-cigarette can prevent a clog in the internal workings, problems with the airflow, a build up in the tank and potentially irreparable damage.
To clean your e-cigarette tank, first check that there is no trace of e-liquid in the tank. You should then disconnect the tank from the e-cigarette and remove any remaining residue by holding it under warm running water for around a minute.
Once you’re suitably happy that the tank is completely empty, use a piece of kitchen towel or toilet paper to dry the inside of the tank. You should then leave the tank for around ten minutes as a way of ensuring it’s completely dry. Then, go over the inside of the tank one last time using a cotton bud to check that there are no leftover traces of water. Finally, you can reattach the tank to the e-cigarette and store it away if you’re not planning on using it or add e-liquid if you were just carrying out a routine clean.