The world of vaping may sound like an exciting space to be in 2022, considering the constantly evolving technology and how the younger generations are shifting away from cigarette smoking to vaping. In this guide, you will get to know the different aspects of vaping and what are the key things to look out for.
Let us start with the basics.
What is an e-cigarette?
An e-cigarette is nothing but a mechanical device that heats e-liquid into a vapor which delivers the nicotine and other flavors into your body. They were designed to help cigarette smokers deviate away from that towards vaping. If you want, you can have an e-cigarette without nicotine too. There are various e-liquids and vape cartridge holders without added nicotine salts, and they too come in a range of flavors.
Identify Your Needs First:
Your smoking habits will need to be determined first before choosing a vaping device. For example, if you are a heavy smoker, you will need a vaping device that has a big battery. An 810 threaded battery is used for most vaping devices, and the capacity is measured in mAh. You can also buy a higher ampere rated vape pen charger for a faster charging experience.
Next comes the way you want to feel when you vape. For example- specific vaping devices replicate the feeling of traditional cigarette smoke. They also have optimized airflow for higher nicotine e-liquids flow.
Some people like to experience the ‘throat hit’ type of smoking. This is because they want to satisfy their nicotine cravings. So due to this varying nicotine percentage, added e-liquids are available and also higher resistance vaping coils are made so that effective heating of the e-liquids can happen and a large vapor mushroom can be created.
What Goes Into Making A Vape Device?
Although vape devices come in different sizes and configurations, they all have specific components in common. Let us discuss those in detail.
- Battery: The battery is the main component of a vaping device. It is responsible for providing power to the atomiser, which in turn heats up the e-liquid and creates the vaping aroma. Cheaper vape devices use a built-in battery which can be recharged either using a good old micro USB or newer USB type c. You might find additional functionalities within the battery unit, which may be operated using a single button. Nevertheless, there will exist no button in certain low-cost vaping devices but rather a pressure-sensitive plate that will activate the atomizer whenever you take a puff.
You will also find some advanced vaping devices which have features like variable power, temperature control and other new-age technologies. These devices actually have a larger capacity battery and also have intelligent chipsets.
- Atomiser: The atomiser portion of the vaping device turns e-liquid into vapor and holds a reserve of e-liquid in the tank to be able to readily vape. So, in essence, there are two parts to an atomiser: a tank/pod to store the e-liquid and the vape coil. A tank usually comprises an industry-standard 510 connection between a vape coil and e-liquid. A vape pod uses a proprietary connection to use specifically with a vaping device with which it came.
Usually, manufacturers use stainless steel and glass materials in constructing a tank. On the other hand, Pods are made using food-grade plastics and can either be pre-filled or refillable.
- Vape Coil: Vape coil is the single most important aspect of a vaping device, for this is where the e-liquid gets converted into vapes. The e-liquid saturates the wicking material and is vaporized by a heating element called a vape coil. This wicking material is usually cotton, and the coil is most commonly kanthal wire or mesh. This is why vape coils have a limited life span, and a lot of it actually depends upon the type of e-liquid you have chosen to use, the power output you are looking for, and how frequently you vape.
When you are in the market to check out a new vaping device, check for these three readings. First is the vape coil resistance which is measured in Ohms (Ω). The higher the resistance of the vape coil, the lower is its power/wattage output. Similarly, the lower the vape coil’s resistance, the higher its power/wattage output will be. So the power/wattage output is inversely proportional to the resistance of the coil.
While there are many different types of vaping devices available in the market, you should do your own research and invest in a vaping device which suits your unique needs.