How to Guides

Vector Lighters Maintenance

Learn how to keep your Vector Lighter Trouble Free!

  1. Keep lighters clean from any type of dust (i.e., falling ashes when cigars and cigarettes are lighted, and dust from pockets when lighters are kept in your pockets). Use lighter leather covers to prevent dust from penetrating into the lighter. Over 90% of return lighters are serviced simply by blowing off excessive dirt and dust inside a lighter using compressed air.
  2. If necessary, blow off any excessive dirt and dust from the catalyzer area using compressed air can. Compressed air can be easily purchased from any local hardware or office supply store.
  3. Jet Turbo Flameless, Jet Torch, Jet Laser, and Electronic Piezo are not ordinary fluid flint lighters. They all have sensitive ignition mechanisms that require delicate handling of the ignition switch. Do not flick or press ignition switches like a fluid flint lighter at a fast pace. There are two different types of ignition switches; push-down and slide-down ignition switches. For both ignition switches, operate them slowly and gently. The lighter ignition system has a split-second delayed reaction time. Fast ignition usually results in misfiring, whereas slow and gentle ignition method ensures perfect ignition every time.
  4. When the flame gets weak and low, it usually means a time to refill. Constant ignition and adjustment of the flame height when the flame is weak can seriously damage lighters. Use triple refined Vector premium butane gas to refill the lighter. Refilling instructions are as follows: Simply keeping a lighter free of dirt and dust, and refilling on a regular basis will lengthen the longevity of the lighter. For any other troubles, refer to the do it yourself maintenance guide below.
    1. Make sure no open flames are nearby.
    2. Adjust the flame height to low.
    3. Bleed fuel tank by pressing down on the lighter refill valve until hissing sound stops. See the diagrams below:
      maintenance diagram
    4. Shake refill can to check if it contains gas.
    5. Hold both refill can and lighter upside down in each hand.
    6. Push refill nozzle firmly all the way into lighter refill valve and hold for 15-20 seconds.
    7. Wait until lighter reaches room temperature before igniting (roughly 5-10 minutes).
    8. Reset flame height adjuster to your desired setting.

Vector Maintenance

Do It Yourself Lighter Maintenance Guide

Lighter will spark, but will not ignite. Empty fuel tank
Low-setting of flame adjuster
Refill lighter
Set flame height adjuster high
Air Clogged Bleed Tank
Mechanical malfunctions Blow out catalyzer with compressed air
Lighter will not spark. No flint left (Flint lighters only) Replace flint
Electronic Piezo malfunction Return for service
Flame jumps Air in fuel tank Bleed fuel tank
Catalyzer malfunction Return for service
Lighter makes hissing sound Fuel tank leaks Return for service
Flame height is too high Set adjuster lower
Flame progressively rises Low Fuel Refill lighter
Flame progressively decreases Low Fuel Refill lighter
Dirty catalyzer Blow out catalyzer with compressed air