Frequently Asked Questions
Q~ What is a Hybrid Personal Vaporizer?
A~ A Hybrid PV is a personal vaporizing (PV) device that has a battery housing, a tank and a rebuildable atomizer all built into a single unit. They are designed to work as a single unit, not separate pieces like most PVs that have battery mods, separate thread on atomizers and optional tanks.
Q~ What is a rebuildable atomizer?
A~ A rebuildable atomizer is an atomizer that is connected to the personal vaporizer and can be easily accessed for the replacement of the wick and coils.
Q~ What type of batteries does the Zenesis Hybrid PV take?
A~ The Zenesis Standard takes an AW IMR 18650 battery and the Zenesis Mini takes an 18350 battery. Both models were designed specifically for use with the AW IMR batteries and it is highly recommended that you use only them.
Q~ What kind of switch is on the Zenesis?
A~ Both the Zenesis Standard and Zenesis Mini come with a bottom mounted, magnetic button.
Q~ What are the dimensions and tank sizes of the Zenesis?
A~ The Zenesis Standard - Diameter: .875", Height: 6.250" with a 5ml tank
The Zenesis Mini - Diameter: .875", Height: 4.500" with a 4ml tank
Q~ What material is the Zenesis made of?
A~ The Zenesis Standard and the Zenesis Mini bodies are made of 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel.
Q~ What is the tank on the Zenesis made of?
A~ The tank which holds the juice in the Zenesis PV is made of fused quartz. Fuzed quartz is a crystal clear material that exceeds the ability of Pyrex to be impervious to liquids. Your juice has no ability to damage fused quartz. There may also be options for a polycarbonate tube and possibly a stainless steel tube in the future.
Q~ Are there any other Zenesis designs on the horizon?
A~ Yes! Currently, the Zenesis Dragon is in production. While there is little to no information regarding the Dragon, we do know that it will not be a pink, bottom fed, box mod nor is it made of rhodium or mithril. In addition, each November, a Limited Edition Zenesis PV will be produced and sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Q~ What is a Zenjector?
A~ The Zenjector is an aluminum plunger syringe, sealed by O-rings, with a storage compartment built into the plunger to hold the needle when not in use.
Q~ What is a Z-Atty?
A~ The Z-Atty is a rebuildable atomizer made to go on top of existing pv’s in lieu of a traditional atomizer or cartomizers. There are three models, including the Z-Atty-Pro, designed specifically for the Provari, the Z-Atty-G, designed specifically for the GGTS and the GG Stealth Golden Greek PV’s and the Z-Atty-U which is a universal atomizer built to fit most 510 PV’s. All Z-Atty's have 4 ml tanks. There is also a fourth model in the works that will be designed specifically for the Megalodon.
Q~ Will a rebuildable atomizer for bottom fed PV’s be made available?
A~ No. There is no chance that a BFA (bottom fed atomizer) will be made by Zen as bottom feeding PVs do not lend themselves to performing well with mesh/coil atomizers.
Q~ Is the Zenesis engraved?
A~ Each Zenesis PV is engraved with the “Zen~” logo.
Q~ What accessories come with the Zenesis?
A~ Every Zenesis PV comes with 12 pre oxidized and pre rolled mesh wicks and enough Kanthal to last a year of new coils. Additionally, each Zenesis comes with a syringe for filling the tank, an allen wrench and a carrying case.
Q ~ Is the Zenesis vented for battery safety?
A~ The Zenesis PV is not traditionally vented with standard holes but the battery end has safety features that are important to note:
~ There is no spring holding the battery in contact, so when the button is not
depressed, there is no electrical connection. Springs in a PV can represent risk of unwanted connection.
~ The switch mechanism has air space designed into it; in the event of a battery that vents, the gasses will pass through the air space and out the sides between the button and the switch housing. The gasses will cause the air channel to increase with pressure. This is by design.
Q~ Is the Zenesis ready to vape when it arrives?
A~ The Zenesis comes with a wick installed and a four coil wrap. As the wicks do have a break in period, it is recommended that you carefully pop off the cap and drip some juice on the wick, give it a burn while pulsing the switch, and burn it off. Repeat a couple of times. Don't just slam on the switch and watch the pretty coil glowing. If you overdo it you will be making a new coil much sooner than you expected… it needs a little break-in time. Once you've done that three or four times, add juice and be patient with it for the first few hours. If you're getting dry hits, tip the PV down for half a minute. Do not tear the coil apart in frustration.
Q ~ How long does one wick last?
A~ While the wick longevity is varied based on frequency of use, the average wick should last about a month before needing to be changed.
Q~ What is the difference between 400 and 325 grade wicks?
A~ Thin juices wick better on a 400 grade wick and thicker juices wick well on 325. It is recommended that any juice above 30% vg be used with the 325 mesh. Six of each type of mesh wick are included with the Zenesis PV.
Q~ Will all drip tips fit the Zenesis?
A~ Most, but not all, 510 driptips will fit the Zenesis. Drip tips are designed to fit 510, 808 and 901 atomizer tubes. In the design of the top cap, a lot of cartomizers and atomizers on the market were measured and the hole size was selected based on these measurements. There is no exact drill size available that is the exact size of an average cartomizer tube. Any tips supplied by Kcos at mawndriptips.com can be turned down to fit. If the hole is enlarged, many of the current drip tips will fit too loose.
Q~ How do I adjust the ohm’s on my Zenesis?
A~ Forget about ohm’s! The Zenesis PV produces vapor that can range from smooth and thick to harsh and thin, all with the same number of wraps. The air flow is the determining factor in that variance. One important thing to realize is that with a regular thread on atomizer you have no control over the air passing over the heating element and with the Zenesis you have complete control of that aspect, and it makes a bigger difference in performance than the difference between 1.5 and 2.5 ohms. Start with 4 coil wraps. If its too hot, add a coil. If it’s too cold, remove a coil.
Q~ How do I adjust the throat hit on a Zenesis?
A~ The Zenesis top cap has a hole built in that is adjustable to control airflow. The cap may be rotated so that it’s very close to the wick, or farther away. The closer to the wick the hole is positioned, the more vapor you get; the further away, the stronger the throat hit. In addition, the more airflow there is, the cooler the vapor is because you are cooling the coil faster. Less airflow equals a stronger throat hit and less vapor. Other factors for controlling throat hit are the juice you are using and the nicotine content of the juice. If your juice is hitting too hard, you can adjust your top cap or compensate with your coils by adding a wrap to cool it off.
Q~ How do I order a Zenesis?
A~ The Zenesis should be available to order from Home sometime in April.
Q~ Is there a link to an informative video of some sort?
A~ Yes. Yes there are. House of Hybrids featuring the Zenesis PV
Q~ Where can I go to get even more information about the Zenesis?
A~ There is a social group on ECF (Electronic Cigarette Forums) in which all manner of useful information can be obtained. You can find it here.
Q~ How will I know if the coil is shorted?
A~ Metallic Taste always indicates a short in the coil. There are four kinds of shorts that can happen, and all are easilly fixed and/or prevented in the first place.
They are as follows:
1: The wick is shorted to the body of the PV at the bottom of the tank. The wick MUST NOT touch the bottom of the tank, or the center post inside the tank. If it is touching... slide the wick away from the contact point.
2: The wick is shorted to the positive post. The wick must never touch the post or screw that is right behind it. If it is touching, adjust so it is not.
3: The wick is shorting to the top cap... This one is harder to see... you have to look into the drip tip hole to see if the wick is touching the top cap... if it is, snip off a little of the wick, because pushing it down may cause #1 to happen.
4: The coil is shorted to the wick. This is the most common culprit... and very easy to remedy. With the coil firing, using a toothpick or the tip of your syringe to slide the coils up and down on the wick will free the short... you will see the coil start to glow in areas where it wasn't... this is an indication you're getting there. Towards the end of my "coil basics" video, you will see me adjusting the coil to fire correctly. This may take a few minutes the first time you do it... possibly several... but it should come along nicely once you get the hang of it. Soon... you will be able to do this in seconds!
Q - What is the best way to roll a wick and wrap the coil?
A - Rolling an oxidized wick on a medium sized paperclip gives you the perfect size in diameter for your wick. When done rolling, leave the wick on the paperclip and insert it into the Zenesis tank. Wrap your coil around the wick and then remove the paperclip. This should make rolling wicks and wrapping coils an easy task.
Q~ What are the o ring sizes for the Zenesis?
A~ For both the standard and mini Zenesis, the tank o rings are 5/8" OD 1/2" ID x 1/16" and the cap o ring is 3/4" OD 5/8" ID x 1/16"