Can I use freebase vape juice to refill my pod system?

Freebase nicotine has a higher pH level, this affects its alkalinity. In other words, freebase vape juices have a slightly harsher nicotine taste than nicotine salts. The higher the nicotine content, the more likely you are to taste the peppery flavor of nicotine.  Nic salts on the other hand, contains benzoic acid which reduces its alkalinity to reportedly provide a smoother hit and it helps vaporize nicotine at lower temperatures. It's therefore important to remember that nic salts are designed to be used in low wattage devices, like pod systems.

Nicotine strength is the key factor in deciding whether or not to use a freebase vape juice in a refillable pod device. Freebase E-Liquids with a nicotine strength of 50mg are NOT the same as a 50mg nic salts. All Vapor Vapes freebase liquids 30mg+ needs to be diluted before use. Technically while you can use a 50/50 PG/VG blend* of up to 24mg in your refillable pod, the vape experience might differ significantly:
  • Lower freebase nicotine juices may not provide the same hit as the salt nics you are used to.
  • Freebase juices higher in nicotine, when vaped in a pod system, may results in an unpleasant flavor.
  • You may need to more frequently replace/change your pod when using a stronger freebase nic blend.
* Note: While most pod devices will work well with a 50/50 PG/VG vape juice blend others might require a higher VG mix. Please remember to check compatibility with your device before purchasing vape juices.

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