If you're serious about getting into the vaping industry, or maybe you just want to talk trash with your gang of local vape enthusiasts. Regardless, it's important to have a working knowledge of your vape device and how to use it properly, after all in the wrong hands they are still powerful devices that can be dangerous when used improperly. We don't want to make any judgment calls on anyone, but if proper safety is used then it's likely that some situations can be avoided.
P = E2 / I And Other Vape Equations
The mainstay of rebuildable vaporizers is their ability to have their power settings altered and honed in.
This means understanding ohms law. It's likely going to use a little math, but you can double check or even just punch the numbers into an app, and you'll be able to help customers quickly or even figure out the setting yourself. However, if you aren't familiar here's how the formula works.
P is the power generated at the coil or wattage.
The most useful formulas to understand are the three that calculate current:
(I = V ÷ R)
(P = V x I)
(R = V ÷ I)
These will allow you to figure out the current your coil will draw and the wattage that will result.
As resistance increases know that current and power will drop. If you decrease resistance, current and power will increase.
The resistance formula (where resistance = R) allows you to calculate a safe low resistance based on the CDR of your battery.
Vapers want to stay within the safe limits of their batteries and to tweak the amount of power at your coil to help you achieve your own vaping preference. All of our batteries should be treated with care and properly maintained to avoid issues.
Wire Gauge and Mass
One thing more advanced users will consider is the coil ramp-up time and the heat of the coil that is factored by the wire gauge and overall mass. THere are many resources out there to help determine that, but it's worth advising customers to keep that in mind anytime they start questioning about Ohm's law.
Always assume that your battery voltage is the equivalent of a fully charged battery: 4.2V for a single battery mod or parallel battery mod. If you're running a dual series mod then the voltage is 8.4.
Also, the best answer isn't a guess. If you don't know something, always tell the client that you aren't sure and consider researching it with them. It's much better to research and figure out the answer than assume anything and risk losing the trust of a fellow vaper.
Applying for a Job at a Vape Store
The fact of the matter is that most people who get into vaping and sales do it because they are actually passionate about the products. Learning about something you are passionate about is easy right?
The mainstay goal of a shop, at its core, should be to help smokers turn toward vaping and quite the habit that is so prevalent in our society. Many shop owners and vapers will refer to the old ways, analog, when talking about cigarettes, so make sure you have some of the lingoes down:
DIY: Do it yourself. can be referred to building an atomizer or simply blending your own e-juice. Store owners like to see that you have some experience in this field too!
Wick: Most atomizers use a wick to deliver e-juice to the heat source, for a consistent vapor. Most are made from silica cord, but wick can also be made from rolled up steel mesh, ceramic, fiberglass, or cotton.
Dripping: Putting e-juice directly on the atomizer.
Fuse: A specially designed fuse for use in mechanical mods to prevent some types of battery failure. This is great to have knowledge of when it comes time to start calculating wattage and making alterations to the device.
Vaper: That's you, pal!
Why People Vape
Some customers will have specific needs, especially if they are solely interested in quitting smoking. You might consider that they want to spend the least amount of money possible.
First, you'll want to explain that they need to understand that if one buys the cheapest gear on the planet, you’re not going to be saving any money when some piece of it breaks and you have to replace it.
The fact is, just like many smokers will haul a pack of cigarettes and a lighter around, you'll find that a vape will fulfill the same duties, therefore you need something for durable use.
It's the job of the vape salesperson to help customers find what they need for thier particular lifestyle.
Educating the Vape Community
Knowing the product is key. This goes for anyone in the vape community. So, often vape stores will look to hire people that are good at explaining things. That doesn't mean you have to understand everything beforehand, you can learn a great deal about vaping, and everyone attempting to learn over time. For instance, some tanks and mods don't work well together. It's wise to get that knowledge down so that you can help customers choose good additions to their kits.
Of course, it's difficult to know how everything will interact together. Thus, the best line of defense here is to understand how to diagnose vape issues.
You cannot overstate the power of good cleaning habits for someone's mod. Everything from ego batteries to a Provari needs to be cleaned with regularity. That goes for all aspects of a vape, the hygiene will pay dividends if you want your gear to last for a long time. That's just good vaping etiquette.
Good luck out there, it's worth looking into our other vape reviews and advice to understand more about the vape world if you're a novice. If you're an expert or a self-proclaimed expert, leave us a comment or share our articles if you've found them helpful!