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By Ryan Goo | Jan 24, 2020 | Vape Blog | 3 min read
Switching from a sub-ohm vaping system to an all-in-one pod mod kit comes with many advantages. For one thing, it allows us to enjoy high-potency nicotine salts, which give us a sensation that’s more similar to that of puffing on a cigarette. Additionally, pod mod kits are extremely durable compared to box mod setups, meaning that we can easily keep our vaping system in our pocket during the day.
Another bonus of using a pod system compared to the other types of vapes is that it’s easier to maintain, relatively speaking. Because there are fewer parts, and because a pod kit is smaller than a box mod kit, less cleaning needs to be done in order to keep it in good working order.
However, that doesn’t mean that pod mod systems don’t require regular maintenance just like sub-ohm systems do. As you know, there are hundreds of different styles of pod systems on the market today, with some requiring more maintenance than others.
Today, we’ll be walking you through the process of cleaning your open pod system.
Step #1: Take apart your pod system. Most open pod systems consist of two components: the pod cartridge and the pod mod. If your kit has more separate parts, take those apart as well.
We want to start by cleaning the connections. The point at which your pod mod connects to your pod cartridge must be cleaned regularly, as dirty connections will interfere with your mod’s ability to send power to the coil.
In other words, dirty connections can actually interfere with your system’s ability to vaporize e-liquid.
Step #2: Take a cotton swab and dip it into some rubbing alcohol. Then, gently but thoroughly wipe down the connections on both the battery and the cartridge.
Step #3: Next, use your cotton swab to clean the connections that connect the mod to your charging device. Dirty connections will interfere with your battery’s ability to charge properly.
Now, let’s clean the chassis of your pod mod. Debris can cause the buttons to eventually become stuck, which means the end of your pod mod.
Step #4: If your pod mod has buttons, check to make sure that the perimeter of those buttons is clear of debris. If it’s not, try using a toothpick or another very small, sharp object to carefully dislodge debris.
Step #5: Once you’ve taken care of the buttons, you can give your pod mod a quick wipe-down using a microfiber cloth that’s been dipped into just a tiny bit of water or rubbing alcohol.
Once you’re done cleaning the mod itself, you can move onto the pod cartridge.
Step #6: Start by emptying your pod cartridge. Try to pour as much juice out as possible.
Step #7: Fill it with warm water, give it a quick shake, and dump it out. This will clear out any debris leftover from the last e-liquid.
Step #8: If your pod system has a separate mouthpiece or drip tip, remove that and run lukewarm water through it. Now, look inside. If you can see debris or juice gunk, take a cotton swab or toothpick and carefully dislodge what’s inside.
Now, you can put your open pod system back together and enjoy using it once again. We suggest following this step-by-step process on a weekly basis in order to ensure that your system is always in good, clean shape.
After following the above steps, your pod mod should be completely clean. The mod itself will be clean including all the buttons, the connections will be wiped down from juice and dirt residue, and the mouthpiece should be free of any build-up.
All vaping setups require regular maintenance in the form of cleaning, and there’s no way around that. If you want your kit to continue to give you vaping satisfaction, practice safe vaping habits and perform routine cleaning sessions. Use this guide to clean your pod mod system properly so that you can continue enjoying it to its fullest potential.
AuthorRyan is a writer at Vapebox. He fully converted to vaping in 2014 and has been educating new vapers ever since.