Why Cloud Chasing Is Dangerous


I came across a post on the sub-Reddit /r/electronic_cigarette, if you guys haven’t already checked this sub-reddit out I suggest you do. Lots of useful info on vaping there.

This post was from 2 years ago, and even though cloud chasing isn’t so hard to do nowadays, we still can get some useful advice from this post especially for vapers who like to cloud chase using mechanical mods.

Now I’m not one to discourage you from vaping, but knowing certain things especially when it comes to personal safety doesn’t hurt.

So according to the post, cloud chasing becomes dangerous when people don’t have a good understanding of batteries.

These batteries that we use for vaping weren’t made for that specific purpose. If you push your batteries too far the consequences could be fatal!

So here are 6 tips from the post that gives us tips on how to prevent a mech mod from blowing up in your face:

  1. Only use IMR batteries and only big ones. Don’t do this with an 18350. Go 18650 and don’t push your luck.
  2. If you don’t own a multimeter, go buy one.
  3. Know your amp limits on the batteries you’re using, check the voltage on those batteries and check the resistance on your coils, learn the math to figure out your amps, watts, volts, etc. Operate within the manufacturer constraints and if you decide to “push it” do it once or twice then stop.
  4. Check yoru battery constantly. Take 10 hits on some super vape set up… check the battery. Change it at the appropriate time.
  5. If the battery gets hot… stop, take the battery out, set it someplace not flammable, wait 5 minutes and check on the battery, if it’s hotter find a safe place to put it where it’s not going to do any damage, wait for the battery to finish doing whatever it’s gonna do (theres a variety of things that ‘could’ happen at this point) and when it’s done, clean up. If you don’t know how to clean up a failed battery, google it.
  6. If you make a video of your phat clouds… please, put a disclaimer on it, some info other than “OMG look at the clouds’ that tells brand new vapers that you’re doing this with the proper information and that they should not “try this at home” so to speak.

The key thing here everyone is KNOW YOUR BATTERIES! I did a post that helped me understand batteries for vaping better so if you do have questions about this please check it out.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!


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