You may have heard that the Joye 510 is the most effective
electronic cigarette ever made and, because of that, is the most
popular (among those in the know)... and even won something called the Vapy Award. Well, you heard right!
But what is a 'Joye 510'? Why is it so sensational?
What should you order to make it work? And how do you use
it? Well, you've come to the
right place; this guide is where all secrets will be revealed!
Like any subculture, 'vaping' has its
own acronyms and lingo. We'll clarify the acronyms as we use each one for the
first time. Here's some of the jargon to get started:
who use electronic cigarettes are vapers who vape the vapor
of personal vaporizers (PVs - another name for e-cigarettes)...
just as smokers smoke the burning tobacco of traditional cigarettes,
cigars, and pipes.
gets vaporized (or vaped) is the e-liquid or juice in
the cartridge of the e-cig (or dripped on the atomizer).
Milli (i.e., metric)
measurements are used in this world: millimeter length of e-cigs
(use a 100s cigarette as your benchmark, i.e., 100 mm)... milliliters
of juice (30 ml = 1 oz.)... milligrams of nicotine (e.g., 'High' =
~18 mg)... and milliamp hours (mAh – how long or how many puffs before the battery
needs to be recharged).
Since an e-cig is electronic (digital), vapers refer to a tobacco
cigarette as an analog.
hit (TH) is that
rush you get when inhaling (centered on a tickle or pinched feeling in the
back of the throat).
The e-cigarette itself (i.e., the hardware)
is a battery-powered device for vaporizing the liquid put in it. There are many different models in
varying shapes, sizes, and effectiveness. Most look somewhat similar to an
analog cigarette, but are a bit longer. Some look like cigars or pipes; and
some are much longer and/or fatter than analogs and have weird shapes. We'll
talk about all this in greater detail when we describe the Joye 510 model.
The liquid used in an e-cig
USP-grade PG (Propylene Glycol) - used in food flavorings,
cosmetics, asthma inhalers, and artificial 'smoke' at rock concerts. NOTE:
Some people are allergic to PG (e.g., a rash or sore throat). They should use...
Or USP-grade VG (Vegetable Glycerin - more syrupy, and
derived from veggies). PG generates somewhat more flavor and throat hit;
VG produces more vapor. Cignot carries both PG and VG based
Plus a selectable amount of nicotine (derived from tobacco) or
no nicotine at all.
Plus flavoring (derived from different types of tobacco
and/or food/candy flavorings).
510 is a 'Mini' class e-cig, i.e., much shorter than a 'Penstyle' (second from
the top of this photo) but a bit longer than a regular cigarette-sized 'Super-Mini' (at the very bottom of the photo). It strikes what many of us find
to be the perfect balance between performance and ease of handling. And it
doesn't look anything like those strange-shaped things, e.g., the one at
A Three-Piece E-cig Like most
electronic cigarettes, the 510 has three components, illustrated in this photo:
a. Thecartridge(or cart)
contains the porous material that absorbs the e-liquid. In the 510, the
cartridge and mouthpiece are integrated and can be either flat ('whistle-tip')
or round, both of which are sold by Cignot.
b. The single most important component of the
510 is itsatomizer(or atty). This
is what takes the juice from the cartridge and magically transforms it into the
vapor, flavor, and throat hit described in the next section; and it does so more
effectively than almost every other e-cig. As shown in the photo on the right,
the Joye 510 atomizer is unexposed, sitting inside a tube, enabling
non-messy dripping (an alternative to refilling carts) and delivery of a smooth
c.The rechargeablebattery(or batt) of
course, powers the atomizer. Most e-cig batteries originally
had an automatic switch (e.g., turned on by sucking on the
mouthpiece or by sound or movement) as in the battery shown on the left. An
increasing number are manual (turned on by pressing a button on
the side of the battery) as shown in the photo on the right.
battery enables hands-free operation and may be appealing to a new vaper.
However, a manual battery can provide a more reliable, in-control vaping experience.
It is very popular because you can take as long a draw as you like, and is less
likely to malfunction. [NOTE: Cignot is one of the very few suppliers offering you the choice
of manual or automatic, or both in the same kit.]
The Achilles Heel of cigarette-shaped
personal vaporizers is the frequent recharging of the batteries. This is not a
problem when you have access to a power outlet to charge one of your batteries
while you are vaping another. But when you are out and about, you'll want a...
The PCC is your on-the-go battery
charger. When the battery you are vaping with poops out, you just swap it for
the freshly recharged one - even when you are away from a power outlet. So, every
hour or three (depending on how heavily you vape), you open the PCC in your
shirt pocket or purse and switch batteries. This will keep you going all day
and evening long. Charge the PCC itself while you sleep. In addition to
charging one of your batteries, the Joye 510 PCC has three extra slots to hold
three cartridges or a spare atomizer and two carts.
When you are sitting at your computer,
you can use a...
This provides a constant charge to the atomizer, so
no recharging is ever required. It looks, feels and operates like the battery
on a portable 510, just with a slender cord coming out the end into a box with
a battery and plugged into a USB port on your computer.
What Should I Order?
should order will depend on your budget, your lifestyle, and whether this is
your very first e-cig or you already have general vaping supplies. At a
minimum, your order should include...
Cignot's $35Joye 510 NO BOX Kitcontains
all you need to get rolling ... and (by adding e-liquid to your order) continue
vaping for many weeks or months.
Two complete e-cigarettes - that is,
two manual and/or automatic batteries and two atomizers, black
and/or white. [I recommend that you order the manual batteries, but if pressing
a button as you inhale puts you off, order the automatic ... or one of each.]
Five prefilled cartridges
One wall charger - for
bringing exhausted batteries back to life.
An illustrated instruction
manual - it's small in size, but comprehensive in basic operating
instructions ... and written in real English (i.e., not an awkward
translation of Chinese).
Those two batteries (fully charged) will keep most vapers
going for an evening out ... and (if you are an occasional vaper) for a day at
work. This will also sustain anyone who has access to a wall socket
during the day (to recharge your batteries).
a computer, as important as the hardware is, an electronic cigarette is just a paperweight
without software. For an e-cig, the software is the e-liquid. The
hardware in the starter kit will likely keep you going for one or two months,
but the five prefilled cartridges will last you only a couple days.
or two five-packs of Joye 510 Empty
Cartridgesand at least 30 ml of e-liquid. A pack a day
smoker will use approximately 10 ml a week. [NOTE: Even if you choose to start
out only with prefilled carts, order at least some e-liquid. You'll need
it to prime the atomizer (explained in the next section).] I recommend getting
several 5-ml bottles (in different flavors) and at least one bottle of
PG and one of VG to see which you prefer. [For
background information on e-liquid, nicotine levels, and flavors, see the first
half of Part
3 of my WWV Illustrated Guide.]
offers e-liquid in many categories, several
nicotine levels, and scores of flavors:
Other PG and VG - This liquid is
produced by Boge Technology Co Ltd.Boge
carries a myriad of national and international certifications including ISO9001:2008
Joye PG - premium e-liquid made by the
manufacturer of the Joye 510.
BASIC VG - US made exclusively for Cignot
with a focus on natural flavorings.
To ensure all-day vaping, you
may want to supplement the starter kit and e-liquid with:
to charge one battery while vaping the other (and hold an extra atty and three
carts), even when you are out and about.
And/or the $22USB Passthroughto
save your two charged batteries for when you are away from the computer.
What to Do with It
Charging Up and Plugging In
The first thing to do when your order
arrives is to charge your batteries fully - at least until the LED on
the charger turns from red to green, although
four to eight hours is recommended for the initial charge. Connect the charger and
cord and plug into a wall outlet or power strip. Screw a battery into the
charger (notice that the LED on the battery flashes briefly and the light on
the charger turns red).
If you ordered the PCC, charge
that fully as well. Connect the miniUSB cable to the Joye 510 PCC and plug the
cable into a USB port on your computer. [The tiny plug of the miniUSB
cord goes into the bottom of your PCC; the larger plug goes into a USB port on
your computer.] The red light will turn on and, when
the PCC is fully charged, the green light turns on. Tip: You can charge
one of your batteries in the PCC, as you are charging the PCC itself.
If you ordered the USB Passthrough,
you can begin vaping immediately, even while your batteries are charging.
Insert that slender blue battery into the black box on the cord (line it up the
end with the bump at the + sign and the flat end at the spring). Close the
little black box and plug the cord into your computer. From now on, you can use
your PT just like a battery, following the instructions in the next section.
While all that charging is going on, why don't you sit back and read the little manual that came with your
starter kit ... and watch this review and demonstration of the Joye510 PCC
(branded “Titan” by TECC) by Scott ('igetcha69' of E-Cig-Reviews.com):
Your First Vape
Remove the temporary empty mouthpiece from the atomizer
and put it to the side (you might want to use that in the future if you decide
to 'drip'). Open up one of the cartridge packets. Remove the plastic 'condom'
on the end (which was keeping the juice moist). Push the cartridge into the
open end of the atomizer. Screw the atomizer/cartomizer into a fully charged
battery (or passthrough).
For an optimum vaping experience, orient the
cartridge as shown and described here by eclypse:
The filler in your cartridge is not blue.]
big moment! You stick it in your mouth and puff. [If you have an automatic
battery, skip to the next paragraph.] Nothing happens.Oh,
that's right! I forgot to press the button.So you do it again, pressing the button while you
Oh, I felt something there, but not much. And where's this vapor
everybody talks about? Has Cignot let me down?Nope.
The problem is not with your new Joye 510; it's
with your drag technique. You're attempting to do it the same way as you have
smoked an analog cigarette: a short, sharp puff directly into your lungs. But
an e-cig, although similar in some ways, is not an analog. So some brief instruction is in order...
Using his penstyle e-cig (with an automatic
battery), joshuajamerson explains and demonstrates what you did wrong and
contrasts that with the more effective way to do it:
If you have a manual battery, you don't have
to worry about that 'fine line' he mentions. You just press the button and drag
as long as you want. If you have an automatic battery, you may want to precede
that long controlled drag, with a 'primer puff' (to engage the battery) as
demonstrated by Scott ('igetcha'):
One aspect of puffing on an e-cig that neither of
them mentions is the two-phase inhale that most of us use. That long
leisurely drag is not directly into your lungs (as with an analog), but into
your mouth ... and then inhale into your lungs.
Why don't you give it a try? That was much
better, wasn't it? Lots of vapor and you really felt it. Oh, you want to go
right back and do it again, huh? OK! Have at it ... and start evolving your own
You may notice a rather unpleasant taste as you are
vaping. Don't worry; you are about to find out how to take care of that. We
need to learn some...
To do that, let's bring in ECF's and VF's
You Ever Wanted to Know About Your 510 tutorial provides the foundation for effective
continued use of your Joye 510. [I'll be quoting only brief portions here. I
urge you to read it thoroughly: now and several times during the next week or
so.] We'll supplement her wisdom with that of others from the vaping community,
who will be joining us in photos.
In the Getting Started portion of her tutorial, to get rid of that unpleasant
taste, Kristin advises you to:
...blow out your atomizer. The atomizer comes from the
factory with a 'primer fluid' to keep it moist, but it tastes terrible.
[Actually, I don't think it’s that bad.] Simply place your mouth over
the threaded end and blow hard [and steadily] onto a paper towel until no more
liquid comes out.
This is the same thing to do if your atomizer ever becomes flooded with too
much e-liquid at once.]
There may still be some primer fluid on the atomizer, so
drip TWO drops [of e-liquid] directly onto the metal coil in the atomizer,
attach the [mouthpiece/cartridge] to the atomizer and then screw the atomizer
onto the fully charged battery.
[Then]...take a few puffs into your mouth [but don't inhale
into your lungs] and blow it directly out, to get the liquid flowing into the
atomizer….If you continue to taste a burnt/chemical taste, this is the atomizer
burning off the primer fluid. Continue to 'puff & blow' until the taste
From then on you will be able to vape contentedly with that
atomizer. After awhile, you'll notice the flavor, vapor, and/or TH
(i.e., throat hit) begin to falter. That means you need to 'top off' your
Use the dropper to drip the liquid until it no longer
absorbs into the filler. Usually around 15 drops [with a blank cartridge].
To ensure that the liquid is fully absorbed throughout the
cartridge filling, it can be helpful to briefly insert a bent paper clip
between the filler and the side of the cart.
liquid pools at the top, dab with a paper towel. Drip two drops directly onto
the metal coil in the atomizer to prime it, push the cartridge back into the
There is a lot more you can learn about Cignot's sensational Joye 510 and how
to enjoy it. Browse the threads in ECF's Cignot and 510 Model Specific
forums and search throughout ECF and Vapers Forum.
As a last resort, you can even ask me!
[That 'last resort' crack was modest self-deprecation and not meant to
discourage you. Actually, I'd love to hear from you! Be forewarned: I am not
very technically savvy.]
Of course, for any questions about the items you receive – or want
to order – from Cignot, don't
hesitate to contact them.
Enjoy your Joye 510 electronic
cigarette and accessories, all the great Cignot e-liquid ... and your
interactions with one of the very best vaping suppliers in the world!