NOTE: For kit size and estimated test counts, please review “Additional Information”.
Whats included– Test Solution (info)
– 2 x 3 ml Syringes (info)
– Pair of Nitrile gloves (info) – Face mask (info)
Whats not included (That you will need)
– Guided Instructions with pictures (info)
– Print-friendly detailed instructions (info)
– Distilled water
– White cup/mug
SAFETY: The kits contents are fairly safe to use. This doesn’t mean you could/should bath in them or use it as a Visine substitute. For details, click on the “info” links for each item. For full details on safety. Please review our Waiver.
However, caution should be taken when handling eLiquid. We don’t sell this item but feel it should be stated as you will inevitably be handling eLiquid if you are reviewing/buying this item, which tests the Nicotine Strength of the aforementioned.
This kit works very well on most eliquid’s. We have tested many eLiquid’s and only 1 eLiquid had a problem. We have had no complaints so far from any customers. 🙂
The most accurate results come from clear (can be colored) eLiquids and unflavoured eLiquids.
The Test Solution has been optimized to work with higher nicotine concentrations, such as 24MG/ML or higher. The test solution will still work with lower concentrations, such as 3MG/ML. However, during the test, 3-5 drops of Bromothymol Blue (not included in this kit but can be ordered separately here.) will need to be added as a step just prior to adding the test solution.
There are two types of eLiquids that may produce inaccurate results or no changes in color during the testing stages, hence, also inaccurate results. The eLiquid Test Kit may have the following limitations.
Blame science, not us.
eLiquids that are so dark that when held up to a light, that little to no light passes through. Basically, unclear or opaque eLiquids. Colored eLiquids are fine. We have tested a ton of colored eLiquids with accurate results. Its the very dark opaque eLiquids that have issues.
The results of the test on such eLiquid’s is that the pH Indicator may not bring out the color that you are seeking out of the test (blue, green, yellow transitions) because the eLiquid started out with such a deep color.
You will know very early on if the test will yield accurate results if the eLiquid turns blue-ish after adding the test solution and swirling. If it doesnt turn blue-ish, the test may not work.
eLiquids that contain acidic elements such as citric acid or ascorbic acid can be prone to inaccurate results. Some eLiquids contain these acidic elements to reduce the nicotine smell or enhance flavours. But most eLiquids dont contain these acidic elements. The test and calculations rely on specific acid levels and adding more acid (eLiquid containing acid which cant be controlled) then what is already pre-defined in the test can skew results.
Again, most eLiquids yield accurate results. We just need to let you know (prior to obtaining and prior to us being ridiculed by you) that our kits have some limitations.
If you have skewed results, please contact us and let us know what ingredients are in the eLiquid tested.
On a side note. This kit relies on ability to determine changes in color. Please do not obtain this kit if you cannot differentiate between colors or are primarily testing eLiquids that fall under the 2 categories above.
For Educational Use Only.