brace yourself winter is coming

As we progress further into winter, the temperature has been steadily dropping and we think it's time to write a little article on how to use your ecigarette during this cold weather. Cold weather is one source of issues, and some of them can seem pretty baffling. The good news is you can keep on vaping right through the winter with no problems at all, as long as you know how to get your gear set up properly.

Cold temperature can seriously reduce your batterys life. The electric current produced by a battery is generated when a connection is made between its positive and negative terminals. When the terminals are connected, a chemical reaction is initiated that generates electrons to supply the current of the battery. Lowering the temperature causes chemical reactions to proceed more slowly, so if a battery is used at a low temperature then less current is produced than at a higher temperature.

To avoid it, all you have to do is keep your ecigarette battery warm. At -10°C a fully charged battery will have about 70% of its normal capacity but the actual performance you get can be a lot worse than that. It can lead some to believe that their device is experiencing some kind of failure. There is really not much you can do about this, but the issues usually subside after a few good puffs from your vape. Once the coils get going they will naturally stay a little warmer and you should be good to go.

Most eliquids are also quite sensitive to unexpected temperature changes which may cause serious tank leakage. Cold liquids tend to become more viscous, and that means they don’t wick as easily. A setup that keeps your coil perfectly fed in summer could struggle badly in winter, either causing dry hits or even burning out cotton wicks. Again, make sure you keep you ecig safe & warm.

On another note, vaping in cold temperature will most certainly result in blowing massive clouds. Where this could be beneficial when you are at cloudchasing contest, in real life it could turn against you ( for example vaping while driving - big clouds can deteriorate your vision!). The other  issue is your windows fogging up more than normal, both in your car and at home. This is probably caused by residual VG building up on them from sessions past. The best way to avoid it (or at least minimalize the problem) is to clean your windows as often as possible and invest in some anti-fog glass cleaner.

Another thing to look out for (especially in the UK!) is vaping while it's pouring down with the rain outside. Electronic cigarettes are, well ELECTRONIC and they don't like getting wet. It's never safe to use an ecig that has been exposed to any water damage - if this happens, turn it off and remove the battery as soon as possible. Keep them safe (away from kids/pets etc) and dry (you can for example use rice).