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When To Replace Vape Pods

Knowing when to change your pod on a vape pod device is one of the most important aspects of vape pod ownership. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer; it depends on multiple factors that tie into your own vaping habits. Many of us are guilty of perhaps pushing our devices a little too far, however, and this can put your device at risk. By knowing the signs of when to replace vape pods, you safeguard your device and prevent it from burning out or breaking altogether.

When to Replace Your Vape Pod

Although it is not possible to provide an exact, 100 per cent correct timeframe for the replacement of your pods --- this depends on both your vaping habits and your device --- the general optimal timeframe is between three-to-five days depending on usage. This is the period of time during which your regular, average user will burn through all their e-liquid. Although, again, this does depend on your device, the amount of vape juice that your pod contains, and how aggressively and often you vape.

One thing we do not recommend, however, is going weeks with the same pod, even if you haven’t used all the e-liquid. This is because the longer it is left in the pod, the less fresh it will be. This won’t damage your device… but nobody wants stale tasting vapour, right? You may also notice a drop in performance the longer your e-liquid has sat in your device, and you may also notice more crackling and popping as the wick becomes oversaturated with e-liquid.

So, although three-to-five days may sound a little drastic to those who use their vapes infrequently, it is by far the best guide for changing your pods.

With the Vaper Empire VIGGO Series pod vape, knowing when to change your pod is easy. VIGGOpods allow you to see exactly how much e-juice is left inside by simply looking at the pod. The transparent design allows you to not only see how much e-juice is left but also what condition the e-juice is in. If the e-liquid inside is just about depleted or if it's starting to look like sludge, then it's time to replace it. As VIGGOpods are not designed to be refilled, simply discard the used pod and replace it with a fresh one. It's as easy that.

Knowing When to Change Your Vape Pod

As we said, knowing when it’s time to change your vape pods is one of the most useful skills any vape pod owner can have. To help you out, we have put together a quick checklist:

1. You Get a Burnt or Stale Taste

The most obvious sign that it’s time to change your vape pod is if you take a puff and you get a burnt or stale taste. This taste can come in varying severities, and the harsher the burnt taste is --- it’s similar to that of smoking, but far more harsh --- the emptier your pod is.

When a pod is empty, it causes the heating element to burn out and this can cause irreversible damage. So, as soon as you start to notice the subtlest and slightest burning taste, get your pod sorted out.

2. Your Vape Juice Looks Darker

Vape juice can start to look darker over time because of oxidation that takes place when e-liquid comes into contact with the air. While a little darkening is fine, if you can see that your e-liquid is starting to look more like a slimy sludge than a slick liquid then it is time to change it.

Trying to use an e-liquid that has oxidised to the point it has turned into a sludge will deliver a less-than-pleasing flavour and could damage your device.

3. Dry Hits and Less Vapour Production

If you start to notice that despite your best efforts, your vape pod is emitting less vapour, or you are starting to get dry hits that cause you to break out into a coughing fit, your vapour has probably run down to the last few drops.

Again, to avoid damaging your pod device, replace or refill your vape pod immediately.

4. Little or No Flavour

This will usually be something you notice alongside a lack of vapour production and/or dry hits. If the flavour you are used to tasting doesn’t come through the device, and instead you get a stale flavour (or nothing!) then your vape pod could either have run out or its e-liquid has gone past its prime.

5. Visible Build Up on Your Coil

Some vape juices contain sweeteners and sugars as flavour enhancers. Unfortunately, over time, these can start clogging up as the sugars caramelise because of the heat produced by the coil.

This tends to happen more when an e-liquid has gone past its prime because the liquid will be thicker and will take longer to vaporise, therefore giving the e-liquid more time to caramelise when exposed to the coil’s heat for longer.

What Happens If My Coil Burns Out?

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do once your coil has burned out and has passed the point of no return. The only thing you can do in this situation is to remove the burned-out coil, give your device a clean, and then replace the coil with a brand new one.

The coil replacement process is very simple and there are plenty of resources online that you can use to learn how to do it yourself. There comes a point where every vaper has to replace their own coil because they burn out naturally over time, so it really is a skill that you should learn.

E-cig coils are relatively cheap to replace, however, we always recommend buying a coil from the original provider of your vaping device just to make sure it’s a perfect replacement and doesn’t cause damage to your device. At Vaper Empire, we sell replacement coils for all of our e-cigarettes.

With our VIGGO pod system, there's never any need to remove and replace the coil because it's built into the pod. This means that you're vaping with a fresh coil every time you insert a fresh pod.

Check Out Our Range of Vape Pods

At Vaper Empire, we stock a high-quality range of our own brand of vape pods and e-liquids that we've designed based on feedback from our customers. All our products are manufactured in our high-spec facilities by dedicated Vaper Empire specialists. This is why we are often recognised as Australia’s best e-cigarette company --- our products are simply unmatched by our competitors.

As one of Australia's favourite e-cig companies, we also sell a range of high-quality accessories, starter kits, vape pens, and other products which we ship straight to our customers across Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.

Visit the Vaper Empire online store to find out more and begin shopping.

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