What’s In The Box?
1 x Joyetech EXCEED Box
1 x Joyetech EXCEED D22C Tank
2 x EX atomizer heads
1 x USB cable
1 x User manual
Battery capacity – 3000mAh
Tank capacity – 2ml
Atomizer resistance – 1.2ohm Mouth To Lung (MTL). 0.5ohm Direct To Lung (DTL)
Output modes – Constant voltage / Direct output (constant wattage)
Dimensions – 25mm x 41mm x 104mm
Two Output Modes
The EXCEED Box has two output modes, constant voltage and direct output. Simple to operate, an LED band around the top of the box will indicate your current mode while dual circuit protection will keep you vaping safe. Clicking the fire button three times in quick succession when the device is switched on will change the output between modes; the LED ring around the top of the casing will flash either red or white. red for constant wattage, white for constant voltage. If you do not like the LED light around the top, you can turn it off; remove the tank or turn the device off, then hold the fire button in for around ten seconds until the LED flashes. To turn it back on, use the same procedure.
Easy Top Fill
Unscrewing the top cap reveals the e-liquid inlets, great for on the go top ups. The D22C Tank disassembles for easy cleaning and maintenance. The top cap is designed to be child resistant and must be pressed down and turned to unscrew, similar to the caps on medicine bottles. When replacing the cap, screw it on then press down and give a little turn until it is finger tight.
Refined Airflow Control
Whether you prefer an open draw, or prefer your vape more restricted, it is easy to achieve with the EXCEED D22C thanks to its refined airflow control system. The ring around the bottom of the tank has a cut out which controls the airflow and ranges from wide open for Direct To Lung inhaling, to almost closed for Mouth To Lung inhaling. The silver coloured plate you can see has tiny holes for a more restricted airflow (MTL), while the open part of the ring allows a free airflow (DTL). Just turn the ring to suit your preference.
On the top of the device, by the tank, is a clear circular display with five LED segments that light up, each one representing approximately 20% battery charge, so 20 40 60 80 100, this makes it easy to see when your battery needs recharging. The battery can be recharged before it runs down completely.
Changing the Atomiser is quite straightforward. Unscrew the tank from the battery box, then unscrew the top cap by pushing it down and turning anti-clockwise, similar to the caps on medicine bottles. Rinse the cap with cold water and set aside. rinse the tank to remove any liquid residue by running cold water in through the fill holes at the top, then unscrew the top portion above the glass to separate it from the bottom. Unscrew the Atomiser and discard, then give the internal surfaces a wipe with a piece of kitchen roll or tissue to dry them. Screw in the replacement Atomiser and drip a few drops of your liquid down into the centre, rotating it as you do so to spread the liquid around; this priming of the Atomiser reduces any risk of a 'dry hit' when you take your first draw. Replace the glass and top portion by screwing to the bottom section carefully; only finger tight so that you do not strain or crack the glass. Fill the tank with your liquid, replace the top cap, and allow a couple of minutes for the liquid to saturate the Atomiser. Now you are good to go. Once you have changed an Atomiser, you will find it is probably quicker than reading these instructions, but we like to be thorough and make things as easy as possible for you.
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Before we decided to add hardware to our range of liquids and flavourings, it was important to know the device and test its reliability, so for the past few months I have been using an Exceed Box on a daily basis, mostly with a higher Nicotine strength around 18mg/ml with the 1.2OHM coil, and 10mg/ml with the 0.5OHM coil. Using the higher strength means that I get the Nicotine satisfaction after just a few drags and with minimum visible vapour. Smokers who move to vaping, and use low strength Nicotine liquid, quite often find themselves taking more drags of their Ecig than they would on a cigarette, there are good reasons why that happens.
I worked for a company that conducted scientific tests, in the form of blood plasma trials,which indicated that Nicotine from vaporised eliquid enters the bloodstream in just about the same time as from a conventional cigarette. T-max and C-max (time to enter and peak amount) were found to be comparable when using 4.5% (45mg/ml) Nicotine strength cartridges, entering the bloodstream within 10 seconds and peaking in around 5 minutes.
Measuring daily Nicotine intake is pretty much a waste of time; you can vape low-Nic constantly and not achieve the same satisfaction you did when smoking because it is the nature of delivery of Nicotine to the bloodstream that makes a big difference. If Nicotine degraded in the system gradually we would not notice it so much when it wasn't there, but it doesn't, it maintains quite a high level for between 30-60 minutes and then degrades quite quickly, which triggers the craving effect.
Using a higher percentage Nicotine more closely mimics the 'hit' and delivery method and thus gives more satisfaction in respect to the Nicotine hit; you can vape at a higher percentage but still have an overall lower daily consumption. 2.5ml of 4.5% delivers less Nicotine than 6ml of 2.0%, but for many people would offer more like the effect and satisfaction of smoking, that is to take a few drags then leave it for 30-60 minutes. Nicotine concentration must reach a threshold in the brain to trigger the receptors which release Dopamine, the feelgood chemical, thus alleviating the symptoms associated with Nicotine craving/withdrawal.
Regulations now limit the maximum strength at 20mg/ml (2.0%), but the great advancement in the efficiency of vaping devices means that 18mg/ml can be enough to satisfy most Nicotine cravings and does not require you to 'chainvape'. Some people want to reduce their Nicotine to a very low level, others prefer to enjoy their indulgence, it is a personal choice.
The above is not based on something I read on a forum, but on tests over a three year period when I worked for the company that conducted them and that is why they sold 45mg/ml (4.5%) strength eliquid. I sometimes vape lower strength if I'm doing a lot of testing, or simply enjoying the flavours, but for the Nicotine hit and 'smoking satisfaction' I use 18mg/ml but less of it.
1 All hardware comes with a 28 day parts warranty, unless stated otherwise in the individual product listings or manual, this does not cover any atomizer heads, wire or wicking material. We are not responsible for any damage through improper use or coil builds. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure they have significant knowledge of coil resistances. Mains chargers and USB leads have a 12-month warranty, which covers the component parts; this does not cover damaged wiring or improper use.
2 You should be aware that our electronic cigarette atomizers and batteries, although made to the highest quality, may fail or degrade over a period of time. An electronic cigarette atomizer's expected lifespan is around 7-14 days depending on usage and an electronic cigarette battery's expected lifespan is 2-3 months. This is not a guarantee that you will ‘like’ the Electronic Cigarette, simply that it will function as described within the specified timeframe.
3 All replacement atomizer heads are sold as a single use disposable items and are covered by our DOA (dead on arrival) warranty. This means, that from date of receipt the buyer has 48 hours to ensure the goods are in good working order and report any faults.
4 Any replacement parts are warranted from the date of delivery of the original order.
5 The warranty in clause 16.1 to 16.4 does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from:
(a) fair wear and tear;
(b) wilful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party;
(c) failure by you to operate or use the Products in accordance with the user instructions;
(d) failure by you to carry normal maintenance of the Products including regular cleaning of components and connectors;
(e) any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who is not one of our authorised repairers; or
(f) any specification provided by you.
6 This warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.