Disposable Vape Weak Hits: How to Fix It

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A disposable e-cigarette like the Hyde Vape might be small, but it can pack a potent punch. That’s why, if you happen to get a weak hit from your disposable vaping device, you’re really going to notice it. When you use a disposable vape, you expect nothing but big, satisfying hits.

Well, this article is here to solve that problem. In almost all cases, a disposable vape that gives you weak hits is something you can fix relatively easily. In this article, we’ll explain how to do it.

Low Battery or E-Liquid

The first thing you need to know about disposable vapes is that they usually aren’t regulated to operate at a specific voltage. Instead, a disposable vape usually operates at the battery’s maximum available voltage, which means that you’ll get bigger clouds with a new device than you will with a device that you’ve been using for a while. As the battery’s available voltage declines – or the device begins to run out of e-liquid – you’ll get smaller clouds with diminished flavor. At that point, the device is nearly finished, so make sure that you have another disposable vape that’s ready to use.

Wrong Nicotine Strength

When you buy a disposable vape, you may have a choice of different nicotine strengths. With a modern bar-shaped device, you’ll usually have two choices of approximately 25 mg/ml and 50 mg/ml. Usually, the higher strength is best for those who are still in the process of quitting smoking, The lower strength is generally best for those who are already full-time vapers and have adjusted to lower blood-nicotine levels. If you’re using the lower nicotine strength and feel like you’re getting weak hits, you might have a better experience with the higher nicotine strength.


Your disposable vape has a narrow air tube leading from the atomizer coil to the mouthpiece – and if you inhale too firmly, it’s possible to suck e-liquid into the tube and block your disposable e-cigarette’s airflow. You’ll know that’s happened because you’ll hear a gurgling sound when you puff on your device and may even get droplets of e-liquid in your mouth.

Your disposable vape probably has an indicator light to let you know when the device is active. You can test your device’s air pressure sensor by inhaling extremely gently and increasing the air pressure until the indicator turns on. That’s as firmly as you should inhale; if you use that amount of air pressure every time you puff, you shouldn’t have to worry about weak hits due to e-liquid being caught in your e-cigarette’s air tube.

If you already have e-liquid caught in your device’s air tube, you can try to knock it out by inverting the device and tapping the mouthpiece gently on a paper towel. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to continue using the device until the wick reabsorbs the excess e-liquid.

Problem With the Airflow Sensor

Once in a while, you may encounter a disposable vape with an airflow sensor that isn’t very sensitive. You may find that you have to inhale more firmly than usual to get the device to produce a satisfying hit – which, of course, leads to the gurgling problem that we mentioned above.

If your disposable vape has a problematic airflow sensor, you can often get it to work more reliably by blocking one of the device’s air intake holes with your finger when you inhale. That increases the pressure of the air flowing over the sensor, which can often get the sensor to work more reliably.

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Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.
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