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How many drops of E-Juice do you put in the atomizer?

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  1. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    I just bought an e-cig and I want to know how many drops of e-juice do you put in your atomizer? the e-cig that I bought is a pass through, it doesn't have a cartridge, I put the e-juice directly to the atomizer.

    my e-juice is a 30ml 24mg nicotine. is one drop considers as 24mg nicotine already? i'm afraid of getting overdosed here because i chain vape.
  2. Vaporilo

    Vaporilo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Depends on your atty... Typically it's about 3-5 drops and then vape till nearly dry and just keep your atty wet. I believe it's 24mg/100ml, it's about concentration not content but I could be ( and probably am ) wrong. Regardless your not gonna OD on ejuice unless u drink the stuff.
  3. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    thats a very good news. i chain vape so i don't want to die on my office chair. i will diy my own e-juice, just to be sure that i'm getting the right stuff :)
  4. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    bump! i need more suggestions about how many drops i should put in my atomizer. note: i'm a casual smoker, i smoke 15 cigars a day, and it seems that i'm vaping more because i can vape anywhere so kinda want to know if i'm over exceeding my limits.
  5. Icoth

    Icoth Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2010
    Here’s a link to a sticky in the medical sub-forum. Item 14 addresses nicotine overdose symptoms. It’s hard to give exact equivalents when comparing smoking and vaping, so best to know what the symptoms are, and if in doubt, cut back on the nic. Lots of other good info there as well.

    3 drops is the most common recommendation when dripping for a 510, 5 if the atty is totally dry to start with. Drop size and atties vary though, so adjust depending on how things go. If you’re getting gurgling, the atty is too wet. If it tastes nasty, too dry. Goldilocks would have had a hard time with dripping. She probably uses cartos.
  6. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    hi thanks for the rep. so got a very stupid question because i'm very very new in the e-cig world. so i have a 24mg e-juice. so does that mean that every drop is equivalent to 24mg of nicotine? the bottle is 30ml.. sorry very very stupid.
  7. b0redagain

    b0redagain Resting in Peace Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Denver, CO
  8. Icoth

    Icoth Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2010
    Sorry, I'm not sure I understood your questions. I don't think folks measure their nicotine intake by how many drops they use. Strength is measured in mg/ml. Divide the given strength by 10 and you have the percent of nicotine. 26mg/ml juice is 2.6 percent nicotine for example. The official number of drops per ml is 20, but again, that varies a lot. After dripping 3 drops, you can take approximately 5 drags before dripping again. You will get a feel for when you need to drip, the dry burnt taste is not pleasant.
  9. pfaber11

    pfaber11 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    It means 24 mg of nicotine per ml of juice. So a 30 ml bottle would have 30 times 24 mg of nicotine. Just over one mg per drop. Hope this helps .
  10. Debian

    Debian Full Member

    Aug 23, 2010
    I put 2 drops in my 510, 3 is too much
  11. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    When you drip you can start with 2-3 drops in the atty, vape until the flavor changes and vapor production start dropping off, then add 2 drops. Every time the flavor changes and vapor drops, just add 2 drops. Don't worry about getting too much nicotine because your body will let you know when you've had too much. When I overdo it, my ears start ringing and I get a slight headache. That's my clue to put down the PV for a little bit and drink some water.
  12. throatkick

    throatkick Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2010
    2 drops in 510 atty. It may require more frequent dripping but the hits are consistent. You put too much in and it starts to gurgle.
  13. kevbow

    kevbow Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    I use a low res 306 atty and always drip 3 drops :).
  14. VapingSapien

    VapingSapien Full Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    15 cigars a day? You call that casual? Wow, I hope the e cigarette is working for you because that's like eating a large tub of tobacco for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sorry for going off topic.
  15. ChloeEranu

    ChloeEranu Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    Laurel, MT
    If I'm understanding your question correctly, you want to know how much nic is in a drop of liquid? Generally you drip 2-3 drops per time. At 24mg nic, that is 24 mg per 1 ML of juice. It usually takes between 10-15 drops to equal 1 ml.

    The reason why 10 drops does not always equal 1 ML is because different vendors use different tips. For example, my Tasty Vapor tip is tiny and I can drip 3-4 drops depending on how dry I let the atty get. With my V4L bottle I drip 2 drops max.. any more and I get juice in my mouth.

    Hope I understood and answered your question!


    I also forgot to note, that if you aren't experiencing any OD symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are concerned, you can get a bottle of lower nic juice to use throughout the day, and if you feel like you need to, drop a few drops of the higher nic stuff occasionally and then go back to the lower stuff.
  16. rrayda

    rrayda Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    the icy northlands
    Number of drops in my atty depends on a few things. When I first start vaping after a good atty cleaning, it's maybe 5 or 6 drops to prime the atty. I'll hit that a few times and maybe only get two sorry little puffs, then it's time for 3 or 4 more drops. Whenever it feels like I'm out of juice, more goes into the atty...the plastic dropper bottles seem to have larger drops, so 3 does it with them, the glass eye dropper style bottles tend to need more like 4 drops.
  17. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    i see! that clears thing up. thank you very much
  18. Raymond Go Ho

    Raymond Go Ho Full Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    yes, you understand my question! thank you!
  19. dell77

    dell77 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Dallas TX, USA
    Yes me too... 2 drop only
  20. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    24mg per ml. If you didn't chain smoke and you chain vape 24mg then you could overdose on nic or at the very least escalate your nicotine habit. You might want to consider getting lower nicotine if you want to chain vape. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your mouth from getting dry and I'd recommend having at least some VG in your ejuice (like 70pg/30vg juice) to help avoid sore tongue and throat.

    Some symptoms of too much nicotine - headache, light-headed, rapid heartbeart or worse
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