eGo - Throat Hit and Clearomizer
First off - I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum.
I went to my local B&M store the other day and bought a Standard Resistance clearomizer. I did that because it has the long wicks and I was tired of waving the device around to keep the tiny little wicks wet in my original clearomizer.
I'm not sure whether my original was standard or low resistance. (I apparantly bought a eGo knock-off from a different B&M store - but I know it's an eGo type battery with no VV.) The new one with the long wicks BURNS my throat - to the point i cough like crazy when I inhale. So I've been just holding it in my mouth rather than inhaling. (I hear you get more nicotine that way, anyway.) Should I go back the the low resistance one with the short wicks? Is the standard resistance causing the massive TH and cough?
I know, I know.. I need to get a VV or VW or both but that's going to have to wait till after the holidays. LOL!
Who knows could be a number of items
E-Liquid Formula VG/PG ratio, flavoring, etc
Clearo Ohm LR or SR, quality???
Voltage higher or lower
Even in the same brand resistance varies, if I have a button get stuck and get a runaway I can get a burnt taste. I like the VV just for voltage regulation I like small eGo batteries for stealth purposes. I use a 650 twist set at low voltage with a LR clearo and if I hold the button down too long... yuck burnt taste.
I also use a simple vv 18650 mod with a Viva Nova tank set at low voltage and LR and don't burn em. The small Clearos with a small battery seem easier to get the burnt effect with. Lots of possibilities here
PS: Take into consideration your draw or inhalation technique too.
Last edited by alank; 12-20-2012 at 07:36 PM.
Reason: Additional Thought: Senior moment
I'm not sure of the VG/PG ratio. I'm using e-liquid from DFW Vapor - they are my local B&M shop and they get good reviews online, too. The clearo was $5.95. That's what they were asking for their Stardust clearos. As far as the battery voltage, I have no idea. It's whatever came with this knock-off eGo I bought...
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Thanks for your answer! Sorry I can't provide more info on what I have. I'm still WAY too new at this.
Last edited by jmac1773; 12-20-2012 at 07:56 PM.
Oh... and I usually draw it into my mouth and hold it for a while. Then try to inhale a little after I blow some out. If I'm just going to straight inhale I only draw in very little due to the hard TH/cough.
Actually, now that I think about it, my knock-off says "Riva" on the outer, silver part of the batter when you unscrew it from the clearo. So is that an eGo or not? Sheesh, this is confusing... (Is a clearomizer just a term for atomizer/liquid reservoir on one?)
Riva is a knock-off not a genuine Joyetech. I have a couple of Riva 1100's the have worked well for me. But yes it is an ego type.
I tried my first clearomizer just a while back. I found it requires a different method of taking in vapor than the way I do it with my eGo. Firstly, I got lots more vapor and flavor out of the clearomizer. That told me I was burning juice much quicker. Secondly, it wasn't hard to burn my wick on the clearomizer, which suggested a few things. The juice wasn't filling the wick fast enough, maybe because it was too thick, the battery and head weren't matched, I was drawing too long, and all sorts of other things.
I've found that as I'm walking the path to finding the perfect vaping device, each device requires a different method of getting just the right vape. My 510 required long smooth inhalation, my V2 was about the same as analogs, my eGo-T and eGo-C are a little different from each other due to the atomizer on each device.
In the end, I guess I'm saying you have to tailor your device to your vaping style and vice versa, and that the sore throat is likely to be due to the way you're using the device. My clearomizer requires very short draws or else I get the burnt taste, or too much vape. My eGo, using the same juice, doesn't complain no matter how long I draw, but I don't ever get the flavor or amount of smoke from the eGo that I get from the clearomizer, all using the same battery.
Now, be sure you're taking my comments with a grain of salt because I'm no pro at this in any way.
After a few ruined clearos technique became second nature. I think I ruined my first five by incorrect usage, holding the button down too long for the big hit, sucking too hard and not swishing the liquid around every once in a while. I try to keep them upright and keep the wicks wet. Recently, I fried a Kanger T2 and no amount of cleaning would clear the burnt taste. That's alright it is a rebuildable so I can buy a new coil. The button got stuck and it didn't shut off quick enough, it was supposed too...
After that I decided to be more careful and lowered the voltage. I set out to see how lightly I could draw and get satisfactory vapor production.
I think the thing for you to do is to turn your vaping sessions into a mindful meditation moment.
Try finding a nice relaxing spot and pay attentioon to all aspects of the vaping experience. That way you can sort out your vaping technique and enjoy your vaping experience. And as far as I can tell your equipment is just fine. I only mention vv as regulated voltage is a nice feature to have and makes the vaping more consistent for as long as the battery holds a charge. I have an eGo-V which can supply 6 volts but found I didn't need it with standard 2.4 ohm clearos. I now run 3.2 with 1.8 ohms and 3.7 volts 2.4 ohms and get satisfactory results.
No need to spend lots of money unless you feel like it. Everybody looks for the holy grail vape early on, I did, but it is easy to ruin good gear early on. I see too many of us blame the gear in our first few months of steady vaping. I have blamed or faulted the gear only to later reevaluate and decide that it was just user error, not the gear.
Another thought try to approach vaping in an old fashion pipe smokers way. My gramps used to smoke a pipe with some of that fragrant pipe tobacco. He would kick back cross one legover the other and just draw serenely and let the smoke swirl around. I was fascinated by it, any wonder I became a smoker.
But one thing he really seemed to enjoy it. That is something I want to get out of vaping... Now, go back and play with your vapor clouds