What You Need To Know About Vaping
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What You Need To Know About Vaping

EGO-Quite-Smoking-Starter-KitThe idea of vaping is not always well understood but this should help. Just keep in mind that resistance is a measure of an opposing force against current. Thicker wires give the current an easier time flowing but the resistance is lower. Dual coils have current with two paths to flow through which lowers the resistance. Two 1-ohm coils in parallel will give the atomizer a resistance of .5 ohms which is 4 times more wire than a 1-ohm single-coil product using the same wire and gauge. To be parallel, each coil has to have one end connected to the positive post and the other end connected to ground.


Vaporizers and eCigs are different from each other. The earlier eCigs were created to look like cigarettes making them easily recognized as tobacco alternatives. They consisted of 2 parts: the battery and the cartomizer. The cartomizer is a cartridge and atomizer all in one. Cartridges hold the flavor and nicotine, and the atomizer vaporizes it. Cartridges have to be replaced but the battery can be recharged. Some companies offer this in a one-piece disposable unit. Usage is measured in puffs or “drags” and 10 is the average number of drags per tobacco cigarette. The average cartomizer will last approximately 300 puffs or 30 cigarettes. Battery life will last as long as smoking 10 cigarettes. It comes in various strengths. The1.8% or 10 mg eCig is similar to a real tobacco cigarette. The convenient thing is you can purchase them in convenience stores. However, they are limited in flavors depending on the brand.


Vape pens are very popular. They consist of a battery, an atomizer, and a tank to hold the ejuice and nicotine. Pens usually have a standard fitting making the battery and tanks interchangeable. Atomizers for these devices consist of a wick to absorb the liquid and a core to vaporize.


Ejuice tanks hold about 1-2 mL of ejuice. There are approximately 50 drags per mL. Nicotine strength is in multiples of 6 mg/mL of liquid. Atomizers need replacement after 2-3 weeks or when it starts to taste burned. Battery life depends on the size. If you’re not vaping constantly, a 650 milliamp power battery can last a day or so. The advantage of a vape pen is that it uses most brands of ejuice.


Mods are preferred by vape ‘hobbyists’. You get more vapor and enhanced flavoring. Mods are similar to vape pens with 2 key differences. Batteries are a separate component and can be shared between other mods, and the atomizers can be rebuilt – the wick and coil are assembled manually. To achieve vapor volume, atomizer resistance is lower. Because of this, it burns more ejuice and batteries drain faster. There are larger tanks, however. Airflow is another factor in vapor volume. Atomizers can last 2 weeks but it’s not easy swapping them out. Tanks can use any brand of ejuice. It is difficult to estimate battery life since it depends on how the mod is built.