Aspire Plato

Introducing the Aspire Plato. An all in one personal vaporizer and tank system that fits in the palm of your hand. The Plato brings you temperature control and normal wattage mode up to 50 watts along with adjustable airflow, but that isn’t all. This little marvel also has multiple coil options so whether you enjoy a mouth to lung style or a direct to lung style the Plato has you covered. Simple but Complete!

Dimensions

A sleek and elegant look.

Colors

The Plato is available in a variety of color options.

Subohm setup for direct to lung vaping


The Plato includes a Delrin drip tip for use with the subohm atomizer system.

Subohm atomizer cartridge
with a 0.4 ohm kanthal Clapton coil.

Remove the drip tip, then unscrew the top of the tank system with either the provided key or a coin. Then pull out the cartridge and replace with a new one. Now screw on the top of the tank system and replace your drip tip.

BVC setup for mouth to lung vaping


The Plato includes a stainless steel drip tip for mouth to lung vaping.

BVC cartridge that mates to standard
Nautilus coils. It comes with a Kanthal
1.8 ohms coil preinstalled.

Remove the drip tip, then unscrew the top of the tank system with either the provided key or a coin. First unscrew the cartridge’s arrestor and then remove the old atomizer. Next tighten the arrestor and then install your new atomizer and rescrew the tank system into the Plato. Now screw on the top of the tank system and replace your drip tip.

Filling

The Plato’s tank system is very convenient. Having two juice ports filling, draining, and cleaning are easy!
(Note, the upper hole is worked as both ejuice inlet and outlet, open both holes to drain the tank)

Airflow

The Plato’s adjustable airflow system allows you to dial in your desired amount of airflow or resistance to your liking.

Components

The Plato is easy to disassemble which makes for easy cleaning and atomizer replacement.

Battery ejection

To remove the battery from the Plato simply press on the battery through the cut away.

Firmware

The Plato’s firmware can be updated via the micro usb port. Check http://www.aspirecig.com/upgrade/ to get the latest version.

Contents

The Plato comes with the Plato itself, a BVC cartridge with atomizer (preinstalled), a subohm atomizer cartridge, a stainless steel and a Delrin drip tip, an 18650 cell, two extra seals with rubber stops, a micro usb chord,, and a key for changing atomizers.
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Vaping Emits Less Formaldehyde than Previously Thought

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Good news for vapers who aren’t keen on sucking back a chemical widely used in embalming fluid: e-cigarettes don’t appear to emit as much formaldehyde as previously thought, and tend to emit levels much lower than cigarettes, according to a study published this week in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.

The study was a kind of rebuttal to a controversial letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year that raised alarm bells about dangerously high levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapor. The letter outlined a test the authors had done to measure the levels of formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) emitted from an e-cigarette, writing that the device tested puffed out as much as five times the formaldehyde as cigarettes when on the highest heat setting. The authors even concluded that vapers were at as much as 15 times higher risk of cancer than smokers.

Many scientists took umbrage with this letter, highlighting some flaws in the methodology and conclusion. More than 40 researchers and experts backed a plea to have the letter retracted. Part of the criticism circled around the fact that the researchers had only detected these high formaldehyde emissions when the vaporizer was cranked to a very high voltage level. When vaporizers heat up that quickly, they rip through juice too fast, dry out, and create a nasty taste. It’s so noticeable that vapers even have a name for it, a “dry puff” or “dry hit,” and try to avoid it. (Seriously, one Redditor described it as “burnt hair flavor” and described a desperate attempt to get the taste out of his or her throat after a single hit.)

Another criticism was with lumping all devices in under the results from testing just one type of vaporizer.

“There needs to be context because the term ‘electronic cigarette’ is not just one thing,” said Kurt Kistler, a chemistry professor at Penn State and co-author of the new study. “E-cigarettes include a huge variety of devices, power settings, wattage control, voltage control, and even temperature control.”

Rather than just write a letter, Kistler decided to just do the same experiment himself to see if he could recreate the findings, the results of which are what was published this week.

Kistler worked with a team of researchers at Enthalpy Analytical, a lab in North Carolina that focuses on e-liquid testing, to analyze the vapor of five different refillable e-cigarette devices for the presence of three different aldehydes: formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein, all of which are known to emerge when mixtures of glycerol and propylene glycol (the main ingredients in e-liquids) are heated. These chemicals are some of the laundry list of nasty emissions produced by cigarettes. Formaldehyde is considered a carcinogen, acetaldehyde is considered a possible carcinogen, and acrolein can cause lung damage. They’re not something you want to be inhaling regularly.

Kistler and his team found that the levels emitted varied widely depending on the device and the power used, but that most levels were far below what smokers inhale. Even at the highest power settings, three of the five devices produced formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein levels of less than 1 milligram each per day. In contrast, smoking a pack of cigarettes in a day exposes a smoker to 1.5-2.5 mg of formaldehyde, 10-30 mg of acetaldehyde, and 1.5-3 mg of acrolein. The levels emitted by those three e-cigarettes were also well below the exposure limits for these chemicals outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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One of the other two devices started to produce higher levels of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde at its two highest power settings, and the other had consistently high levels of both of these compounds throughout the test. In fact, the one device was consistently emitting levels higher than cigarettes, in some cases as high as 20 times higher.

However, the researchers had a theory for why that may have been the case: the coil (the part of the device that distributes heat to the e-juice) could have become overheated after using up all the liquid, causing dry puff. Previous studies have shown vaporizers with overheated coils can lead to high emissions of aldehydes. After the study was done, the researchers noticed the coil was charred, which backs up their theory, though they can’t be sure this is what happened. Still, the possibility is important to point out because dry puff is so gross, it’s unlikely any vaper would use a device at that level.

“Dry puff is noxious,” Kistler said. “It burns the nose. It burns the throat. It’s very, very unpleasant. No vaper is going to just sit there and inhale that. It kind of forces the vaper to just shut it off entirely.”

Of course, five devices don’t represent the entirety of the vast e-cigarette industry. There are countless other models, customizations, and other variables like flavorings (the researchers used unflavored liquid in this study) that could result in different emissions. Kistler readily acknowledged there’s more work to do, but said he wanted to establish the need to include the context of user habits and device variability when studying the health risks of vaping.

“We wanted to get a baseline and give people the information that these early studies were not the end of the story whatsoever,” Kistler said.

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