We’ve all heard that distinctive ‘crackle’ of a vape, it can even be surprising at first. If you’re not expecting it then hearing these small devices crackle, hiss, or even whoosh can be a bit of shock.
The question of why a vape crackles is easily answered: that’s just part of how they work. But it’s a good idea to make sure you know what’s happening and why. Like with any electronic device spotting something going wrong can be tricky, especially when we can’t see what’s going on inside. Thankfully with vapes we can use this crackling to gauge just how well everything is running and make sure our hardware is in top shape.
Introduction: Why Does My Vape Crackle?
First of all we should clarify that a vape crackling is entirely normal. The crackle you tend to hear from a vape is the sound of E-liquid evaporating inside the pen, as the liquid is sucked through from the tank and touches the heating coil, turning into vapour. It is usually a continuous, low crackling accompanied with the ‘hiss’ of vapour escaping the nozzle, and sometimes the ‘whoosh’ of air being pulled through the air flow.
These noises are loudest with brand new vapes and tend to subside over time. You might also notice a change in how loud or continuous the crackling is when you change E-liquids, as different contents will cause liquids to vaporise faster or more slowly than others.
Why Does The Crackle On My Vape Change?
Sometimes you’ll notice that the sound of your vape crackling has changed. Listening out for any changes is always a good thing, as this can be the first sign of something being wrong with either your vape or the way you use it. Realising that the sound of your vape crackling has changed can help you to fix a problem before it really begins.
If you’re not hearing any vape crackling at all it means that not enough E-liquid is getting to the coil. This usually means that the coil just needs a clean, as it’s become clogged with the residue left over when E-liquid evaporates. Likewise, if the vape starts to taste bitter this is another sign that it needs a clean. That bitter taste, usually accompanied by a single loud pop, is from the residue heating up and evaporating all in one go.
A loud snap or crackle followed by a drawn-out spitting, like oil in a frying pan, is a sign that your coil is being flooded with E-liquid. Check the tank to make sure the vape hasn’t been over-filled and that your drags aren’t too long. If everything seems fine, then it may be a good idea to wait for the coil to cool and check that everything is set up correctly.
On the other hand, there is no distinct vape crackling but instead a drawn-out, gurgling sound there’s a good chance that your vape’s power output is too low. This gurgling is the sound of liquid not being vapourised quickly enough and remaining in the coil for too long. Again, check to make sure your vape is set up correctly, otherwise if you have an adjustable power setting try turning it up a little. It’s also worth checking your remaining battery power. This is rarely a problem for sub-ohm vapes due to their much higher power output, but this is also why their vape crackle tends to be louder.
How Do I Stop My Vape From Crackling?
Sometimes vape crackling, even the usual kind, it just unpleasant to deal with and we’d rather go without. In these cases there are a few steps you can take to reduce the noise.
It’s good to remember that the specific kind of vape your using can make a difference to the level of noise. A standard M-L (Mouth-to-Lung) vape will make a slightly quieter crackle for a longer period of time, whereas the more powerful sub-ohm will be louder but shorter. Depending on why the crackle is bothering you, changing the kind of vape you use could be the best way forwards.
You could also give an angled drip tip a try. The angle in these tips was made to prevent E-liquid from being shot back up into your mouth, but they have the added effect of helping to reduce the amount of liquid that hits the coil. This can make the vape crackling a little quieter whilst also saving you from an unpleasant accident.
Taking more shallow drags will also help to reduce vape crackling, as this limits the amount of E-liquid hitting your coil. This also helps to prevent long-term damage to your vape from flooding, so having a limit of two or three seconds per-drag is good for everything in the long run.
It’s also worth taking care when priming your vape, making sure never to use too much E-liquid. As well as potentially causing damage by flooding the coil, an excess of liquid will make the first few vape crackles very loud. Try to find that right balance between under and over priming the coil, as either of these can be why your vape suffers long-term damage.
Last of all, using thicker E-liquids will help to reduce the overall volume of vape crackling. This is because a thinner E-liquid evaporates much more quickly, giving you that sharp crackle sound whilst also having less physical liquid to muffle the sound. A thicker liquid, as well as evaporating more steadily, will be quieter purely by being better at absorbing sound.
Summary: Why Does My Vape Crackle?
So today we’ve gone into exactly why your vape crackles, what you need to look out for and what you can do to make it a little more manageable. To recap:
- Crackling is an entirely normal part of a properly functioning vape.
- Most vape crackling will get quieter with use.
- If the crackling in your vape gets louder, longer, more like a gurgle or disappears entirely, that’s a good sign that something hasn’t gone quite right.
- Most of the time you can solve these issues with a quick clean, checking that your vape is set up correctly, or making sure you aren’t overtaxing your vape.
- If you’re not a fan of the vape crackling, there are a few steps you can take to make it quieter.
Maintenance of your vape is an important part of getting the most from it. No matter how good the E-liquid, if your vape isn’t working correctly things can quickly get nasty. At Orange County we’re dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy your experience at every stage. If you know what to listen out for and how to fix these problems before they even happen, you’ll be crackling away for as long as you like.
Why Choose Orange County?
At Orange County we always put the quality of your experience first. Our products are carefully selected and only the best pass our high standards, so we can proudly say we are confident in everything we sell to you. We believe that knowing how to use our products is just as important as getting them to you, so we’re happy to provide you with our informative blog posts and reliable customer service. We only want the best to reach our customers, so that’s exactly what we’ll give you.
Why Do Vapes and CBD Go Well Together?
CBD is perfectly suited to vaping. The temperature at which a standard M-L vape operates is spot on for CBD E-liquid, allowing a substantial hit without being excessive. If you want it a little more intense, a sub-ohm vape will give you a stronger hit in a shorter burst.
By being absorbed directly through the mouth and lungs, it’s also the fastest way to take a dose of CBD outside of an IV drip.
How Should I Start Out Vaping CBD?
When it comes to breaking into vaping CBD we’d always recommend a slow climb: start out with a low dosage and gradually work up to what suits you best. This is the best way to ensure that you end up with the perfect dosage to fit your needs.
Remember, NEVER exceed the 70g of CBD per day recommended by the FSA.
MTL and DL -What’s the difference?
A Mouth-to-Lung vape operates at a lower output, meaning each drag takes a little longer to fully vaporise. The vapour is then held in the mouth before inhaling, in a similar action to smoking. Because of this M-L vapes are a good way to break into vaping, as well as being popular amongst those trying to wean themselves off cigarettes.
A Direct-to-Lung vape operates at a higher voltage, often using a sub-ohm coil to evaporate the E-liquid. This vapour passes directly into lungs in a similar method to regular breathing, so it’s often seen as easier for people with no previous experience of smoking.
Why Do I Sometimes Get E-liquid In My Mouth?
This is unfortunately one of the more common mistakes that occur when vaping. When E-liquid enters the mouth it’s usually because there is too much liquid for the coil to evaporate. It may also be caused by simply having tipped the vape upside down in a pocket, or possibly because the tank is overfilled.
As a permanent solution, drip tips are specifically designed to prevent this from happening.
Why Does My Vape Taste Stale?
Vape tasting stale can be signs of two things. Firstly, you may need to clean your coil. Secondly, there’s a chance your E-liquid has gone bad. For directions on how to check if your E-liquid is still useable, check out our article on how long E-liquid lasts.
What Is The Difference Between THC and CBD?
THC is not legal in the UK; therefore, all our products contain the legal amount (<0.2%) of THC.
Although THC (Tetrahydrocannabidiol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are both derivative components of the Cannabis plants, they are vastly different components with different effects on the human body.
CBD does not have the same intoxicating effect as THC and therefore is legal in the UK. This is also one of the main reasons people choose CBD products for pain management.
In products containing both compounds CBD can lessen the intoxicating effects of THC by binding to the cannabidiol receptors in the human body, preventing the THC from doing so and restricting its psychoactive impact.
Is It Possible To Overdose On CBD Products?
In short, no. CBD products will not put you at risk of overdosing, even if you choose to exceed the recommended limit of 70g per day (which we advise you never do). When produced from high-quality ingredients CBD products will contain no components that cause risk to your health or well-being.
Our ingredients are sourced from government-certified non-GMO facilities located in the United States.
What Does Vaping CBD Feel Like?
CBD E-liquids react differently to everyone, so no individual experience will be exactly the same as another. There are some commonly reported effects however, including:
- A sense of calm and less stressful thoughts.
- Feeling more relaxed.
- An ease of tension.
CBD products will always contain less than 0.2% THC, and therefore they cannot get you ‘high’. Because of this, waking visuals and other effects related to the psychoactive element of THC are extremely unlikely.
Many people choose to vape CBD because it is one of the fastest ways for a dosage to take effect.
Is Vaping CBD Addictive?
Unlike tobacco or alcohol, CBD does not contain any intoxicating compounds. For this reason it is unlikely that your body will develop a chemical addiction to CBD. It is still possible to develop a habitual addiction, similar to nail-biting or excessive social media use, but this will be formed from habit rather than chemical changes within your body.
Can I Take CBD If I Am Taking Medication?
If you are taking prescription medication we always advise to consult with your doctor before taking any CBD products. We also advise you to avoid CBD products if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does CBD Cause Any Side Effects?
Although many factors determine precisely how CBD will affect you, we can say with confidence that there are no significant side effects from taking CBD. Negative reactions to a cannabidiol products are often traced back to THC, being the psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis. Our products always contain less than 0.2% THC, as will the products of any reputable supplier.
We always encourage you to check the reputability of your CBD product supplier by asking for the source of their stock. We also encourage you to follow the instructions given with any CBD product to avoid misuse.
CBD products may interfere with some medications, so if you are taking prescription medications we advise you to check with a doctor familiar with canna