Thursday, July 15, 2010

Joye eGo pink starter kits on the way!

With the amazing popularity of the Joye eGo e-Cigarette kits we've decided to order some in pink.  We expect to have these Joye eGo pink starter sets in 1-2 weeks.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Joye Tech eGo e-Cigarette starter kits in stock!

Hey everyone, we now have the JoyeTech eGo starter kits in black and stainless steel finish.

Extra batteries and cones will be online shortly!

This is considered the MEGA 510 kit with over 4 times the battery capacity of a standard 510 kit!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How to refill your e-Cigarette cartomizers

I wanted to make a quick post this evening about refilling cartomizers. They are very popular and many people are a bit confused about how to refill them. We understand they can be a little perplexing so here we are :)

We sell both the KR808D-1 and 510 cartomizers. Both the prefilled and the blank cartomizers can be refilled easily using several different methods. I'll explaint he pro's and con's of each method.

If you are using automatic batteries you want to be very cautious about refilling your cartomizers. We only recommend the "pop-a-top" method described below when using automatic batteries. Any excess liquid that seeps out through the battery connection will quickly find its way into your battery switch and ruin it permanently. This is almost a guarantee if you use the "push" method detailed further below.

The "pop-a-top" method


The first method I'll explain I will call the "pop-a-top" method. This involves popping the white end cap out of the cartomizer and refilling it directly into the wicking material. To remove the cap insert a hard steel object like a small screwdriver head into the hole (see photo above). Work the tool in a circular motion while prying up. This will break the glue loose. Once loose just remove the cap and set aside. If you happen to break the end cap, don't dispair. You can still use the cartomizer without the cap and for some people this is easier because you can easily "top off" the cartomizer with more liquid if needed. On some cartomizers there is also a rubber washer beneath the cap. Remove this by gently prying out and also set aside.


Now what you will see is the wicking material and a wire (just above the hole in the center) which attaches to the atomizer coil inside the cartridge (see photo above). Inspect the wicking material and if it looks dirty or burnt, discard the cartomizer and use another one.

The best way to fully fill this cartridge is to place the tip of your e-Liquid dropper tip on the side of the cartomizer and let it flow down the inside of the cartridge body and into the wick. Concentrate it to one area until you see the wick material become saturated all around. If you fill all over the top then you may trap air beneath the top and the cartridge won't fill completely. If you overfill the cartomizer, simply place the open end into a papertowel and blow as hard as you can through the battery connection end.

PROS: Easy to do. You can see the fill level. Ability to somewhat inspect the condition of the wicking material.  Easier to guard against overfilling if using automatic batteries.

CONS: End cap may break during removal and not be re-usable. A little more work than some people want to do.

The "push" method

Now onto the "push" method or what some people have nicknamed the "condom" method. We recommend this method ONLY when using the cartomizers on a sealed connector battery, typically pushbutton, or a "mod" with a sealed connector and leak proof cap.

You will need one of the rubber cartomizer covers without the center seal to perform this refill method.




While holding the cartridge with the connector end towards the cartomizer cover, insert it carefully and without blocking the hole in the top cap, slowly press the cartomizer down fully into the cover. This forces the e-Liquid up into the cartomizer through the air hole in the battery connector.

Once fully seated into the cover, carefully remove the cover and with a papertowel clean any excess e-Liquid from the cartomizer and especially the battery connector area.  You're done!

PROS:  Super easy to do and nothing to take apart or break.

CONS:  No way to inspect cartomizer internals to check for possible degradation.  Automatic batteries at risk for damage from excess e-Liquid in cartomizer connector.

There are a couple more methods in which you can drip liquid one drop at a time into the hole in the battery connector or top cap, but we do not recommend these methods.

I hope this helps anyone curious about how the cartomizer refilling procedure works.

Check out our KR808D-1 blank cartomizers and our 510 blank cartomizers at http://www.VaporKings.com !

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Joye 510 - my new favorite e-Cigarette

Has the Joye 510 replaced the DSE901 as my favorite e-Cigarette? I think it has.

We hardly ever get and replacement requests for the Joye 510 products. Out of several thousand untis sold I think we have replaced maybe 5 batteries and a handful of atomizers. These things are just rock solid all around. The 510 atomizer is just about bullet proof and part of that I believe is because of the secondary wick under the atomizer bridge. This helps keep the atomizer coil wet. A dry atomizer coil is a recipe for disaster and this is where many new users run into problems.

The Joye 510 batteries are also solid built. The button is high quality and the connector is well attached. The battery life on the 510 isn't the greatest but that is purely because of the battery cell size and not related to a quality issue. A Joyetech 510 PCC (Personal Charge Case) takes care of this problem and gives you a sturdy box to carry your 510 e-Cigarette parts around with you.

We carry the matte black with blue LED 510, the matte white with orange LED 510 and soon will have metallic blue with blue LED 510 in stock. Other colors of the Joye 510 will also be on order soon! We also stock a good variety of Joyetech accessories. You can always count on us to let you know exactly what you are buying. We NEVER sell non-Genuine products as the real thing.

Some people often get the model/name mixed up. It's often referred to as the Joye 501, Joyetech 501 or DSE501. There are also clones of the Joyetech 510 on the market so be aware of what you are buying and make sure it is a Genuine Joyetech 510 e-Cigarette! We do carry clone replacement atomizers and some people prefer these over the real Joye 510 atomizers because they produces a lighter/smoother vapor.

Visit our Genuine Joyetech Joye 510 product page by clicking this Joye 510 e-Cigarette products link now!

And as always, thank you for reading our Vapor Kings blog and for visiting us at www.VaporKings.com !

The Joye 510 e-Cigarette - one awesome little cig!

Has the Joye 510 replaced the DSE901 as my favorite e-Cigarette? I think it has.

We hardly ever get and replacement requests for the Joye 510 products. Out of several thousand untis sold I think we have replaced maybe 5 batteries and a handful of atomizers. These things are just rock solid all around. The 510 atomizer is just about bullet proof and part of that I believe is because of the secondary wick under the atomizer bridge. This helps keep the atomizer coil wet. A dry atomizer coil is a recipe for disaster and this is where many new users run into problems.

The Joye 510 batteries are also solid built. The button is high quality and the connector is well attached. The battery life on the 510 isn't the greatest but that is purely because of the battery cell size and not related to a quality issue. A Joyetech 510 PCC (Personal Charge Case) takes care of this problem and gives you a sturdy box to carry your 510 e-Cigarette parts around with you.

We carry the matte black with blue LED 510, the matte white with orange LED 510 and soon will have metallic blue with blue LED 510 in stock. Other colors of the Joye 510 will also be on order soon! We also stock a good variety of Joyetech accessories. You can always count on us to let you know exactly what you are buying. We NEVER sell non-Genuine products as the real thing.

Some people often get the model/name mixed up. It's often referred to as the Joye 501, Joyetech 501 or DSE501. There are also clones of the Joyetech 510 on the market so be aware of what you are buying and make sure it is a Genuine Joyetech 510 e-Cigarette! We do carry clone replacement atomizers and some people prefer these over the real Joye 510 atomizers because they produces a lighter/smoother vapor.

Visit our Genuine Joyetech Joye 510 product page by clicking this Joye 510 e-Cigarette products link now!

And as always, thank you for reading our Vapor Kings blog and for visiting us at www.VaporKings.com !

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Big battery mods - a quick primer

This blog post will attempt to educate consumers a little more on "mods" and why you might want one or why you might even NOT want one. I'm not going to go super in depth in order to try to keep this post short.

First I must say if you are new to e-Cigs, this is definitely one reason you DON'T want one. You need to learn the basics before jumping up into a fancier device so please resist the temptation. A nice inexpensive DSE901 or Joye 510 e-Cigarette starter kit will give you a general idea if e-Cigarettes are your thing. It also is a good learning experience on how the parts work and learning to use them correctly so they will have a decent life span.

If you are experienced then here is a short list of why you might want one:
  • Extended battery life by using larger and inexpensive li-ion batteries
  • Some devices offer multiple voltage capabilities which can enhance (or complicate) things
  • The mod devices are often much more reliable than regular e-Cigarette batteries
  • Many mods come in different designs/form factors which you may find appealing
Most regular e-Cigarette batteries are 3.7v DC (nominal, or normal) but are often 4.2v DC or a tad higher right off the charger. This is their "peak" voltage. mAh ratings, which are important, are usually between 150mAh and 380mAh depending on the brand/model.

Please don't let anyone fool you that one mod smokes better than another using the same batteries and atomizers. 3.7v DC at around 1600mAh with a Joye 510 atomizer is going to be the same on pretty much any device. Period. The subtle differences that may be caused by airflow will hardly be noticed by you the end user. Many people will tell you about the plumes of vapor mod A makes over mod B and how much better the vapor tastes, etc. It simply isn't true. So when shopping for a mod or watching mod review videos, keep this in mind. Pick the unit that is pleasing to your eye and has the features you desire.

What we recommend you look for:
  • Solid construction without any breakable joints or connectors
  • Avoid mods with wires or solder joints that can heat up and break and/or short
  • Mechanical type switch with a locking mechanism for safe pocket/purse carrying
  • Vent holes in the tube, preferably the bottom - if not used properly, li-ion batteries CAN vent or explode and a non-vented device is a potential bomb in your hand
  • A "well" in the atomizer cap that can collect any liquid that may leak from atomizers
  • Ability to use multiple atomizer models with or without adapters
  • Can use various battery types (we do not recommend unprotected or CR2 batteries)
VaporKings.com carries the Greek made GG line of e-Cigarettes. These are made from high quality 7075 aircraft aluminum and are virtually indestructable. They feature all of the recommendations listed above and are the most classic yet elegant looking units available on the market today.

The GG Telescopic Storm fitted with a 18650 high mAh battery and a 510 atomizer can provide many hours of enjoyable vaping. Some customers report 1 or even 2 days between recharging their batteries. This does however depend on how often you use the device and the condition of both the atomizer and the battery. Older atomizers will draw more current from the batteries and shorten their life between charges.

Higher voltages can deliver a better vaping experience but also bring on more challenges and complications. I'm not saying it isn't good, but it definitely isn't for the beginner.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via our Ticket Submission Form by clicking here: http://www.VaporKings.com/Ticket_New.asp

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Updates!

The new GG Telescopic Storm is available at VaporKings.com as well as more Gold and Two-tone Slims, AFS, AFS atomizers and the new 5V wall adapter for the GG TS.

New 510 PCC colors in stock
RN4072 and RN4075 low bridge atomizers in stock
DSE901 and DSE801 high voltage atomizers in stock
RN4062 e-Cigars in stock - wood, matte black and gold tone
Disposable 510 kits will be online soon

Come visit us! www.VaporKings.com !