You can use the following tips to clean and care for your Genecigs 510 electronic cigarette. Correct maintenance of your e-cigarette will help it to perform better and last longer.
Cartomiser Cleaning and Care
You really only need to know 3 things in order to properly maintain your 510 cartomisers and maximise their lifespan.
Keep the cartomiser wet
Never let the gauze inside your cartomiser dry out, or the cartomiser’s heating wire will burn it. Burnt gauze spells the end of the cartomiser’s ability to produce vapour that tastes good.
Avoid putting your cartomisers in an early grave by always keeping them topped up with e-liquid.Â The time to top up is when your cartomiser’s vapour production starts to diminish, a sign that the e-liquid inside is running low.
Boil-cleaning is an option
If your cartomiser becomes clogged up with e-liquid, it may become difficult to draw on and produce only limited quantities of vapour. Boil-cleaning may remove the e-liquid residue and improve the cartomiser’s functionality.
Remove the rubber mouthpiece, place the cartomiser in a pot of water on the stove,Â and boil it forÂ about 3Â minutes. Afterward, empty the hot water and cool your cartomiser under running cold water before handling it.
Get out as much excess water as you can by blowing through the mouthpiece end of the cartomiser. Then placeÂ it mouthpiece-side down some paper towels or a dish cloth and leave it to dry outÂ for 12-18 hours.
You can boil your cartomisers in batches to save time, but leave at least one spare because they take a minimum of 12 hours to dry out properly. Don’t try toÂ use yourÂ cartomiser before it is fully dry â€“ the heating coil wonâ€™t work properly if itâ€™s damp, so youâ€™ll just end up wasting e-liquid.
Cartomisers are disposable products
While the steps above can help to maximise the lifespan of your cartomiser, bear in mind that it’s a disposable product and can only be filled/refilled with e-liquid about 5 times.
Each refill yields about the same number of puffs a pack of tobacco cigarettes, so this still represents excellent value over the high cost of smoking.
A 510 cartomiser is disposable because the filament coating on its heating wire gets burned away each time the cartomiser is used. Once it’s completely burned off, the wire won’t be able to produce enough heat to properly vapourise e-liquid, even if it is boiled clean.
Battery Cleaning and Care
Look after your 510 battery by keeping its screw end clean. This will let your battery recharge more effectively and have a longer lifespan.
- Whenever you notice that the screw end of your battery has become stained with e-liquid that has seeped through from the cartomiser, wipe away the stains with a piece of tissue paper.
- Apply the cleaning procedure above to your 510 battery cable charger if you notice the metal connector is discoloured.