How long do your atomizers/cartomizers actually last?

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  1. 11spidey11

    11spidey11 Full Member

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    Now that ive gotten my equipment in... ive been wondering...just how long do these atomizers and cartomizers last you guys? Right now i am using dual coil cartomizers and a 510 atomizer...on the way i have a 306 LR and normal resistance atomizers, as well as EGO-T LR and normal resistance atomizers with tanks. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There is a big difference between suppliers and manufacturers. I like the cartos that puresmoker sells but I recently ordered from crystal clear vaping because I have heard good things about their cartos. I usually get > than a week out of each carto. My wife uses atomizers and it is common for her to go 3weeks to a month or more before it dies. This is without cleaning them or other maintenance.
     
  3. barbee865

    barbee865 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    2 weeks or so on cartos. about a month or more on atomizers and i'm happy.
     
  4. brianishiwa

    brianishiwa Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    When tanked, my cartos last over a month, and that's not "perform well for being a month old", I mean I can kill a 30ml bottle of juice with a single carto & almost every hit up until the last one is excellent. I think I may be a few weeks away from 2 months on one I've been running PinkSpot USA Menthol Blend in, & it tastes and hits perfect. Boge's & SmokTech's both do really well in tanks, all coils & resistances.

    I have a few CE2's in Acorn tanks & they last just as long. I even ran some of PinkSpot's Peanut Butter Cup (really thick & dark juice) in one & besides a cleaning/dry burn, I just filled it up again before Thanksgiving & it tastes just like it was new.
     
  5. 11spidey11

    11spidey11 Full Member

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    Thanks guys, i appreciate the input. Any other input would be greatly appreciated :vapor:
     
  6. kabonk

    kabonk Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    1-2 months with my atties and 7-10 days with my carto in a tank (I use boge cartos) they are still working when I change them I change them because they start to get a burnt taste
     
  7. yzer

    yzer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I'm six days into vaping using an E-Power 14650 w/ 1.7 LR Resurrector cartomizer. The 1.7 ml Resurrector lasts me about a day and a half before refilling. I'm still using the first carto. I plan to boil out the Resurrector for re-use. From what I've read they can be cleaned and re-used up to 4-5 times each.
     
  8. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I rarely use atomizers. I only use them to try new juices and drip a couple that are thicker than I will put in cartomizers. I use a Boge 510 carto (SR) and a KR808D-1 carto (Bloog or V4L WOW) and alternate vaping them (I carry both models). I run about 1-1.25 ml through each of them per day and get 14+ days use out of the KR8 carto and 21+ out of the Boge. I'm using very clear thin juices so I don't get buildup of flavoring sediment or thick VG. My juices are PG w/ 20% or less VG.

    My few atomizers are standard resistance, lowest is 2.5ohms, and I haven't killed one yet. But they degrade despite my attempts to keep them clean.
     
  9. madjack

    madjack Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    ...a better way to express life span of a carto/atty is not # o daze used but rather amount of juice used...I get about 30ml thru a 1.7ohm Resurrector or a lrBoge2.0 before the taste/draw get off and then replace.............
    madjack:2cool:
     
  10. fright88

    fright88 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Agreed

    Atomizers I get about 1 week or about 70 ml through before they really need to be cleaned and I have never had a cleaned atty that performed deciently so I use cartos.
    Most cartos I average about 4 days (20 ML) before they start to get clogged up or the draw becomes to tight. I've also found if I change juices on a carto that seems to hasten the issue.

    And just for clarification in case anyone questions my math when I did use attys I only used 1 device and vaped about 10 ml a day. Reciently I started using 2 different PV's 1 for each juice I like. I average about 5ml through each PV a day.
     
  11. Hdivr

    Hdivr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Haven't popped an atomizer yet. I have some Joye SR and a few of their LR 1.8 ohms. Now kind of stuck on a 306 LR for direct dripping. I love the hit and vapor production is off the chart.

    I tend to be really proactive with my 306 cause I really want this to last a long time. Every night, before bed, I'll flush it with hot tap water for 2 minutes, blow as much water as I can out, let it dry overnight. Next morning I prime with 4 drops and start vaping.

    Even after a 2 months of hard use direct dripping, my 306 ohm's out exactly as if new (1.8 ohms). I just don't let the crud accumulate. So far so good.

    Edit: Oh, and I forgot, most of my juices (diy and bought) I dilute 5% with Vodka. Maybe that lessens the chance of hard deposits.
     
  12. 11spidey11

    11spidey11 Full Member

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    Wow, tons of great info, i will keep your guys tips in mind. Thanks :)
     
  13. robblundberg

    robblundberg Moved On

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    i use boge low resistance 2.0 cartomizers (exclusively) on several different 808 batt's.

    i typically am able to get 10ml or more out of one carto. after about 10ml i usually just pitch em. probly don't have to as i've never hit the "burnt" stage with a carto but i just feel better knowing i get a fresh one every week. Keep in mind i top my carto's off often, like ever half hour or so. i'm not a real heavy vapor though. I mean my friends and family think i am and honestly i feel like i am as my 808 is always getting hit lol, but after i came on here and heard about people that vape 6ml's or more a day i guess i'm not all that heavy of a vaper.

    so about a week or 10ml for me, whichever comes first.

    btw, that makes the price of my habit under $10 per week :) ALOT better than $35 or more every week when compared with analogs
     
  14. Strigoi

    Strigoi Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I usually get about a week out of a carto and go through 3ml-5ml a day on average. I run them until they're damn near useless though (IMO). I mainly use sweet/dark liquids which shortens the life of them some as well.

    I only use dual coils and Resurrectors from CCV.
     
  15. mynameisrob

    mynameisrob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use the Ressurectors from CCV and get normally aboout 2-3 weeks out of one carto. My longest i used one for was about six weeks and prob put at least 60ml thru it.

    What juice you use will def affect how long the carto lasts. Clear thin juices will normally make them last longer than thick darker juices. Juices with sediments I feel clog cartos the quickest. I normally only get around a week or so with a juice I use that has flavor sediments.

    Make sure you fill them correctly too because that will help make them last longer. I use a syringe to fill my cartos but there are other ways to fill also, like the condom method and dripping into the top. If you use big cartos I think a syringe is def the quickest and easiest way.

    Yzer, you can clean the Ressurectors but you dont necessarily have to. SOmetimes when you clean cartos they dont wick as well and the dont hold as much juice. I just designate one carto for each juice I use. If you fill them right, dont let them get dry and take care of them some you can def get your moneys worth without cleaning them. Give it a try though, see how it works out. Make sure you really let them dry completely.

    11spidey, what PV are you using and what ohm dual coils?
     
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