Vape pods are quickly becoming one of the most popular vaping products on the market today. However, many people still have plenty of questions about them, such as how long it takes for a vape pod to run out of juice and need replacing.
Unfortunately, this is not an answer that can be given a certain answer.
How long it takes you to get through a vape pod depends entirely on a multitude of factors that are influenced by your vaping habits. The short answer is “it depends”. Obviously, somebody who only uses their vape pod once or twice per day will find that they last longer than somebody who uses their vape pod multiple times per hour.
For vapers using our VIGGO Series pod system, it’s easy to tell when it’s time to change your pod. Simply detach the pod in use from the device battery and take a quick look at it in order to determine how much e-liquid is left inside of it. Thanks to the transparent design of VIGGO pods, it’s easy to tell when it’s time for a fresh pod. A quick glance is all it takes to know exactly when it’s time to replace the pod. VIGGO pods will last the average vaper between 3 and 4 days.
How to Know When A Vape Pod is Running Out
One of the most important aspects of using a vape pod is knowing what the warning signs of an empty or nearly empty vape pod are — there are three classic signs.
The first is a loss of flavor. If you notice that your vape juice’s flavor is a lot weaker than you are used to, then your pod is probably on its last legs. This is because there is little-to-no e-juice left in the pod and thus there is almost nothing for the device to vapourise. Alternatively (or at the same time!) you may get hit by a bitter or burnt taste.
The second sign that you need to replace your vape pod is a reduction in the amount of vapour emitted from your vape pod device. The reason for this is obvious — there is no e-juice for your pod to turn into vapour therefore emissions are reduced.
The third and final sign is a dry hit. This is possibly the worst way to find out that you need a new pod, because you take a drag on your pod and instead of the sweet and satisfying experience you are used to, a very strong and harsh burnt taste, almost similar to that of smoking, hits the back of your throat. When this happens, your device’s components may have been damaged because it is a sign the coil has burned out.
How Much E-Liquid Do Vape Pods Hold?
A vape pod’s cartridge, sometimes known as a “topper” because it slots into the battery and sits on top of the system, is what holds a pod system’s e-liquid. Whilst the cartridge’s total volume varies between different manufacturers, we typically see pods being able to hold between 1ml and 3ml of e-liquid.
Although this does not sound like a whole lot of e-liquid, it is enough for most ‘standard’ vapers who use their devices passively throughout the day. For more ‘hardcore’ vapers who like long and in-depth sessions, the smaller capacity could be problematic.
If you fall into the latter ‘hardcore’ category, just make sure that you are always carrying a bottle of e-liquid with you so that you can top up your pod’s cartridge when you need to. If you use a disposable pod system like our Viggo Series, then make sure you’re always carrying around an extra pod in case the one you’re using runs out of e-juice.
There are also a few tips you can use to help your pod’s e-liquid last longer.
How to Make Vape Pods Last Longer
If you are looking for ways to make your pods last longer, we have some basic recommendations that could go a long way:
- Pay attention when using your pods. Distraction can lead to longer, unnecessary drags that use up more e-liquid.
- If you are an ex-smoker and find that you need to take longer drags to satisfy your cravings, try using an e-liquid with a higher nicotine concentration.
- Occasionally clean and maintain your device to make sure that it is operating at the most efficient level. Unmaintained devices waste more e-liquid.
- If you can, use e-liquids with lower VG concentrations. The lower the VG concentration, the better it soaks into the wick.
- Choose less sweet and colorful e-liquids. These tend to contain sugars that caramelise and cause residue to build up in the device, shortening its life.