Like every other electronic device, an e-cigarette will have issues occasionally. Fortunately, these issues are usually very easily remedied. The cartridges have limited life spans, so newer users need to make sure they are not trying to fix a vaporizing device instead of realizing that the cartridge is simply worn out before getting frustrated with it.
The cartridge, atomizer, and cartomizer devices on e-cigarettes are all disposable components. How long they last will depend upon how much a smoker uses them. An atomizer can last many weeks, sometimes more than a month, for someone who vapes rather heavily. For a lighter user, they can last much longer. Cartridges last as long as the material in them, and can continue to be refilled with e-juice. When the filler material gets stiff and dried out, it is time to replace them. Cartomizers will generally start to taste bad when they are worn out, or when the atomizer becomes worn out. The cartridges need to be changed usually once per week. However, some smokers get much longer life spans out of them provided that the reservoir material can take fluid.
Batteries can last many months. They work best, however, if they are only charged after they are run down fully. While this is not as much of an issue as it was for older types of rechargeable batteries, it is still recommended that they be run down before they are charged up rather than charging them every time the device is not in use.
When a vaporizer is not properly heating the fluid that has been put in, it is usually because the atomizer has gone out. If the atomizer has been on the device for a while, it might be time for a change. Sometimes, however, this is not the reason. A dirty atomizer may also be to blame. When the cartridge or cartomizer is overfilled smokers will end up with liquid on the connection between the battery and the atomizer which can also create problems. Smokers should also be sure the filler contains fluid. An end cap on the cartomizer or cartridge before setting the device down will help ensure this. The reservoir can dry out quickly, particularly in arid climates, causing smokers to believe that there is a problem with the device.
Pressure Switch Sticks On or Off
Most of the time smokers can remedy a switch that is stuck by tapping the device on a table a few times. The pressure switches on breath-activated vaporizers will stick now and then, but it is usually not a major problem. A windy environment, such as a car with the window down, may create a stuck pressure switch as well. In such cases, it is best to just put the device down, or to roll up the window so that it does not stay on too long. Another option is to use an e cig with a manual switch. Manual battery switches sometimes wear out after a while, but the switches usually last longer than the batteries.