The GreenSmoke electronic cigarette is one of the more popular electronic cigarettes on the market today. Many e-cig users have found that they prefer to use their own e-liquid or e-juice to refill the GreenSmoke e-cig cartridges after they run out of e-liquid from the initial purchase. At the time of this writing, GreenSmoke has removed refillable cartridges from the market in order to develop an easier-to-refill cartridge, but that does not mean you can’t use your own e-liquid to refill your existing cartridges.
GreenSmoke Electronic Cigarette Cartridges
GreenSmoke cartridges are the component of the e-cig that looks like the filter component of a traditional cigarette. The cartridge contains the e-liquid or e juice mixture that has the nicotine, flavoring, water, propylene glycol, and atomizer component of the e-cig. The atomizer is the part of the electronic cigarette which heats the electronic juice in order to create the e-cig vapor. GreenSmoke cartridges are available in five strengths of nicotine. They are:
16mg = Equivalent to non-filtered traditional smokes
8mg = Equivalent to “full flavored” traditional smokes
6mg = Equivalent to “Light” cigarettes
4mg = Equivalent to “Ultra Light” cigarettes
0mg = No nicotine, but has the same “Flavor” as the traditional smoke
Each of the cartridges is equivalent to 1 to 1.5 packs of traditional tobacco smokes.
Refilling Your GreenSmoke Cartridges
Now, there is not a “recommended” or “authorized” method published by GreenSmoke to refill the electronic cigarette cartridges, however, many e-cig users prefer to purchase or make their own e liquid to refill the cartridges after they run out of e juice from the initial purchase. You will eventually need to purchase more cartridges as the atomizer clogs or fails since they are not designed for re-use, but the advantages of refilling your own cartridges are that you will save even more money over the long term. The following is a recommended method to consider if you are going to refill your own GreenSmoke cartridges.
How to Refill Your GreenSmoke Cartridges
Step 1 – Take the White Rubber Cap off of the end of the cartridge using tweezer or a small screwdriver. Some of the cartridge models will also have a clear rubber o-ring that you need to remove. Don’t lose this o-ring as it helps keep the e juice out of your mouth.
Step 2 – Use a syringe to add your e liquid along the outside wall of the cartridge. Generally, you will be putting .5 ml of e juice in the cartridge if using a syringe. If you do not have a syringe, this will be about 17-20 droplets. A word of warning here, go a little lower on the amount until you get proficient with refilling your own cartridges. Using a syringe is recommended over just dripping the e liquid since it is harder to over-fill the cartridge with a syringe.
Step 3 – Replace the Electronic Cigarette cartridge rubber cap. If it has an o-ring, the o-ring will go on first.
Step 4 – Roll the cartridge between your hands (similar to warming your hands) with the white cap pointed in the air for approximately 15 seconds. This is to evenly distribute the e juice inside of the cartridge.
Step 5 – Re-attach the e-cig battery and you are finished.
- If you are using the drip method, you should drip it around the inside edges of the electronic cigarette.
- Some people recommend blowing on the top of the cartridge if you think you have over filled it to get rid of the excessive e juice. This is very dangerous as e juice is poisonous to ingest.
- Consider wearing rubber gloves when refilling e liquid due to its poisonous nature
- Keep e juice/e liquid out of the reach of children. It is poisonous.