How to refill your e-cigarette

If you’re new to vaping, understanding how to properly refill your e-cigarette can be tricky. There are lots of different types of e-cigarettes, all with different means of refilling. Depending on how often you vape, you may need to refill your e-cigarette frequently so it is important to understand how this process works. In this guide we take you through the various e-cigarette types and how to refill them.

Closed System e-cigarettes

Cartridges are used in Closed System e-cigarettes such as the blu PLUS+™. This means that the e-liquid is contained within the cartridge itself and cannot be manually refilled. Replacing a cartridge is simple - when you start to notice a change in the way your e-cigarette is performing, it’s time for a new cartridge. These changes can include less vapour production and a weaker flavour.

To replace your cartridge, unscrew the used one and throw it away responsibly. Then take your new cartridge and screw it onto the battery. Make sure that the cartridge is attached securely as this could affect the vapour production.

blu GO™ Disposables cannot be refilled as the cartridge is internalised within the e-cig itself. When the e-liquid in your disposable has been used, simply throw away the entire e-cigarette.

Open System e-cigarettes

E-liquid bottles are used to refill Open System e-cigarettes like the blu PRO®. The name Open System e-cigarette refers to the fact that the clearomiser (where the e-liquid is stored) can be topped up manually. The blu PRO® has a clear window on the side of the device so you can see when your e-liquid has run out. To refill your blu PRO®, follow these steps:

  1. Unscrew the mouthpiece and battery from the clearomiser.
  2. Place the nozzle on the inside wall, avoiding centre tubing.
  3. Squeeze to fill the clearomiser. Gauge level using clear window and do not fill past the top of the window.
  4. Screw the mouthpiece and battery back onto the clearomiser.
  5. Take a few shorter drags to prime your e-cig for the best vapour production.

It is important to keep e-liquid out of the centre tubing, as this can lead to flooding. This is when e-liquid gets into the mouthpiece and can result in a bad taste when vaping. You can sometimes notice flooding when your e-cigarette starts making a gurgling sound and produces less vapour than normal.

When refilling your e-cigarette this way, it is a good idea to do so over a paper towel so that any spilled e-liquid can be easily mopped up. Refilling your e-cigarette also provides a good opportunity to clean the mouthpiece, as this will make sure that you continue to get a smooth draw from your device. To do this, simply place a tissue inside the back of the unscrewed mouthpiece and blow through it.

To make sure that your e-cigarette continues producing the best flavour and has a consistent vapour production, it is recommended that the clearomiser itself is replaced every 10 refills.