Vape Devices for Beginners
When you’re a brand new vaper, the jargon can be very confusing. At Gr8 Ape Vape we don’t want anyone to feel left out, which is why we have gathered together a list of all the info you need to know about vape devices.
What Are the Different Vape Devices?
When it comes to vaping, there are four main devices or types of e-cigarettes that people use: disposables, mechanical mods, pen-style mods, and box-style mods. In this article, we’re only going to talk about disposables and pen-style mods, as most beginners will start on one of these two.
Most beginners start off with disposable e-cigarettes, because they are the easiest to use of all the devices. Disposable vapes are relatively cheap, and are readily available in most areas. They are either sold as all-in-one units that are thrown away when the battery runs out, or they are sold with rechargeable batteries. Some even have replaceable cartridge tips, which contain the heating element, wick and e-juice.
(aka Vape Pens)
Vape pens are the next step up in customizable vaporizers. They are larger than disposables and normal cigarettes, and contain a few customizable components. Although they are a lot more powerful than disposables, they are also more expensive and require some basic maintenance in order to function properly.
When you really start getting into vaping, you will notice that many people have customized devices that suit their specific needs. Although components vary from person to person, the average vaporizer requires the following pieces of hardware:
The sub-ohm tank is the large piece of equipment that houses other components of a vaporizer, including the e-liquid, coil and wick. All tanks are heat resistant, so they won’t burn you when they heat up. Tanks come in three different styles: atomizers (smaller capacity, best for people who prefer dripping), cartomizers (similar to atomizer, but allows for longer vape time) and clearomizers (cylindrically shaped clear tank).
The coil is a small piece of wire connected to the battery, named after it’s coil-like shape. When the coil is heated, it turns e-liquid into vapor. Single coils have one heating element, whereas dual coils have two.
The coil inside a vaporizer is wrapped around a piece of absorbent material known as the wick. Wicks are usually made out of cotton, stainless steel mesh, or other materials that can soak up e-liquid. Without the wick, the coil would have nothing to heat, and you wouldn’t be able to vape at all.
E-liquid, also known as vape juice, is one of the most important parts of any kit. Without e-juice you can’t make vapor. Most e-liquids are made out of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavorings and nicotine. Juice comes in tons of different flavors, colors, and nicotine ratios. Beginner vapers who have recently quit smoking often start off with e-liquids that have high nicotine levels and start slowly cutting down the nicotine level over time.
Batteries are batteries, right? Wrong. There are lots of different batteries and chargers on the market, and each one has unique properties. Some vaporizers are built with internal, non-replaceable batteries that have to be regularly recharged, whereas others are designed with replaceable batteries. The biggest difference between the two is that if the non-replaceable batteries in a device break, the entire vaporizer will have to be replaced.
The type of battery your device requires will dictate the type of charger you will have to use. Vaporizers with internal, non-replaceable batteries can often be charged using USB chargers connected to a laptop or specialized adaptor. Removable batteries can be charged using every day, lithium-ion battery chargers. For environmental reasons, we recommend spending the extra cash on a battery charger rather than buying new batteries every time your old ones run out.
At Gr8 Ape Vape, we want you to have the best introduction to vaping possible – check out our full range of products and devices to start your kit today!