How long do the batteries and the glycerin last?
If the smoke generator is turned on continuously, the charge will last for 20-25 minutes. But if it is used in normal mode with periodic ons and offs, the total operating time will increase by 2-3 times.
If you use the smoke machine only for performances, one charge should be enough for 5-8 gigs. If your rehearsals are long, then one charge will last for 10-15 hours of rehearsals.
It is not recommended to fully discharge the battery, since this will shorten its life.
The consumption of glycerin is difficult to calculate, because it is very small. On average, 1 ml of glycerin is spent during 1-hour rehearsal with a smoke machine. The capacity of the smoke machine glycerin container is about 3 ml. It is necessary to replenish glycerin when there in about 1 ml left in the container, therefore, without refuelling, it can work for about 5 hours of rehearsals.
I recommend checking the fluid level quite often, after about 2-4 performances. In this way you are guaranteed to protect your smoke generator from drying out and its spiral from overheating.
The spiral life span has not yet been determined, because no one has burned one yet. Complete with the smoke machine there is 1 replacement spiral. Soon, a video with a spiral replacement instructions will be uploaded here.