The Vaporesso VM Stick 18 may look like a fairly standard vape pen on the surface. When you learn about the technical innovations that the product designers at Vaporesso have crammed into this device, though, a different picture begins to emerge. The VM Stick 18 isn’t like the underpowered vape pens of old; it’s an incredibly full-featured vaping device that’s designed to give you a spectacular experience regardless of the type of e-liquid you use.

If you’re a fan of nicotine salt e-liquids, you’re going to love the VM 18 tank’s pre-installed CCELL coil, which operates at 1.0 ohm and has a ceramic wick for pure flavour delivery and superb longevity. If you’re looking for a tiny vape pen that can deliver enormous vapour clouds, you’ll want to install the included 0.6-ohm mesh coil. The mesh coil has a wick that combines cotton with tea fibre to promote maximum e-liquid saturation for deep, enjoyable puffs with no dry hits.

By now, you should be getting the idea that, if you’re selected the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 as your next vape pen, you’ve made an excellent choice. While you wait for the device to arrive, our instruction manual is going to get you up to speed quickly by explaining the most important aspects of using the device and providing some troubleshooting steps that can help if something goes wrong – and if you haven’t ordered the VM Stick 18 yet, why are you still waiting? You can grab it right here for just £20.99.

How to Use the Vaporesso VM Stick 18

We’ll begin with an overview of how to use the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 and how to have the best possible experience with it. Our goal here isn’t to replace the full printed manual – which you should still read – but rather to provide the essential information that you need to get yourself up and running as quickly as possible. Once you’ve finished setting the VM Stick 18 up and are enjoying your new device, you should take a moment to read the printed manual included with the kit.

How to Charge the Vaporesso VM Stick 18

To charge the Vaporesso VM Stick 18, connect the device to your computer using the included USB cable. The VM Stick 18 has a built-in 1,200 mAh battery that fully charges in about 60 minutes. While the device charges, the LED indicator built into the fire button glows white. When the charge cycle is complete, the LED turns off. To ensure that the battery will have the best possible longevity, we recommend charging the battery fully before using the VM Stick 18 for the first time.


How to Fill the Vaporesso VM 18 Tank

The Vaporesso VM 18 tank has a twist-off cap, so it has excellent leak resistance while remaining easy to fill. Simply twist the tank’s top cap counterclockwise to remove it. Once you’ve removed the cap, you’ll see the tank’s reservoir. Add e-liquid directly to the reservoir, avoiding the airflow chimney in the centre of the coil. When the level of e-liquid has almost reached the top of the tank, replace the cap. Don’t forget to let the tank stand for five minutes before vaping if you’re filling the tank for the first time or replacing the coil.

How to Replace the Vaporesso VM 18 Coil

The Vaporesso VM 18 tank isn’t just easy to fill; it’s also easy to maintain. When you begin to taste a flavour a bit like that of burned sugar when vaping, it means that e-liquid residue has begun to collect on your tank’s atomizer coil. From that point, the flavour quality will only get worse, so when you’re no longer happy with your vaping experience, it’s time to replace the coil.

To replace the coil in the Vaporesso VM 18 tank, remove the tank from the vape pen. While holding the tank upside down, unscrew the bottom metal cap. Lift the old coil out of the tank and push in a new one before reassembling and refilling the tank.

How to Vape With the Vaporesso VM Stick 18

The Vaporesso VM Stick 18 is designed to be completely usable for a beginner – even if you’ve never used another vaping device before. Apart from the fire button, it has no controls. There’s also nothing to adjust; the device automatically operates at the ideal voltage for the installed atomizer coil.

After you’ve fully charged the battery, filled the tank and waited five minutes for the tank’s atomizer coil to become completely saturated with e-liquid, you’re ready to start vaping. Press the fire button five times quickly to turn the VM Stick 18 on. To vape, puff on the device while holding the fire button.

If you’re using the pre-installed 1.0-ohm CCELL coil, you’ll have the best experience with the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 if you use a high-nicotine e-liquid and inhale with the same mouth-to-lung style that you’d use when smoking a cigarette. If you prefer bigger vapour clouds, the VM Stick 18 can give you a nice restricted direct-to-lung hit with the included 0.6-ohm mesh coil. Don’t forget that you should generally use a lower-nicotine e-liquid when inhaling directly to the lungs.

How to Fix Problems With the Vaporesso VM Stick 18

One of the best things about using a vaping device as simple as the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 is that there’s very little that can go wrong with it – and if something does happen to go wrong, tracking down the cause and fixing it is usually a fairly easy task. In this section of our Vaporesso VM Stick 18 instruction manual, we’ll provide some troubleshooting steps that can help you get back up and running if your vape pen doesn’t behave as expected.

Vaporesso VM Stick 18 Not Charging

When you connect the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 to a USB power source, the built-in LED indicator should immediately begin glowing white. If it doesn’t, you should start by making sure that the power source fits the vape pen’s charging specifications, which call for a 5-volt, 1-amp power source. It’s very probable that you’ll experience a problem, for instance, if you try to charge the VM Stick 18 with a mobile phone wall adapter. For the most reliable charging, we suggest using your computer as the power source. If the VM Stick 18 still doesn’t charge, replace the USB cable.

Vaporesso VM Stick 18 Not Vaping

If the Vaporesso VM Stick 18 isn’t vaping when you press the fire button, you should check the indicator light to see if it’s blinking. If the light blinks continuously, the battery is dead. Charge the device fully before you continue vaping. If nothing happens when you press the fire button, the VM Stick 18 may simply be turned off. Try pressing the fire button five times to turn the VM Stick 18 on.

If you’ve tried both of those things and are still unable to vape, you should check the tank for a potential issue. Remove the VM 18 tank and check the threading at the top of the vape pen to see if it’s wet. If e-liquid has leaked into the threading, use a cotton swab to remove it. Try vaping again. If the VM Stick 18 still doesn’t work, there may be a problem with the atomizer coil. Replace the atomizer coil, making sure that the coil is fully inserted, and the tank is screwed together tightly.

Vaporesso VM Stick 18 Gurgling or Leaking

With a vape pen like the Vaporesso VM Stick 18, it’s especially important to inhale gently when vaping because the tank has fairly small intake vents. The VM Stick 18 is designed to provide a great mouth-to-lung vaping experience, and to do that, the tank has the same tight airflow characteristics of a cigarette. You’ll get slightly freer airflow if you install the 0.6-ohm mesh coil, but even then, the VM 18 tank is still designed to provide a restricted direct-to-lung hit. The way to get the biggest possible clouds out of the tank is by inhaling slowly and deeply.

If you hear a gurgling noise when using the VM Stick 18, it’s probably because you’ve used too much air pressure when puffing and have forced excess e-liquid into the atomizer coil assembly, flooding the coil. That causes a gurgling noise as the e-liquid begins to creep into the tank’s centre air chimney, and when you stop vaping, the e-liquid may leak out of the tank’s airflow vents.

To stop the gurgling noise so you can get back to vaping, all that you need to do is take a small piece of paper towel and twist it into a narrow point. Push the paper towel down the tank’s mouthpiece and hold it there for a moment. The paper towel absorbs the excess e-liquid and stops the gurgling. When you resume vaping, don’t forget to inhale gently – and if you find that your vaping experience isn’t fully satisfying, consider increasing the nicotine strength of your e-liquid.