Electronic Cigarette – Vape Glossary
Vaping: A person using a personal vaporizer AKA E cig.
PV and APV: Stands for “Personal vaporizer” or “Advanced Personal vaporizer” This is the term recognized in the “ecig” market as a more accurate name for the modern day devices used for the vaporization of nicotine e liquid.
Cig-alike: This is ecig style that looks a lot like a cigarette, they often have a cute little light at the end of the device that lights up when you puff on it. They are most often automatic batteries, meaning no button is pressed in order to use them, just simply puff on them. These are the ones you can usually buy at the gas stations, grocery stores. We view them as the entry level to vaping.
eGo: Slightly thicker and usually longer than a cig-alike style ecig This is the most commonly used pv or ecig, they come in different sizes and colors and usually are manually operated devices via a small button located at the top of the device, right above the sealed battery tube. They come in different battery configurations and are often times just referred to as a battery. TVH carries exclusively Joyetech eGo style batteries
510: This is the type of connection that most modern pv’s use, it’s the connector part that your tanks/cartomizers screw into. All of the accessories that The Vapor Hut sells are 510 threaded.
Atomizer: AKA Atty. The atomizer connects to the battery, and contains the heating element which produces the vapor. Atomizers are considered throw-away parts. The atomizer WILL GO OUT. It is highly recommended that you keep at least 2 extra atomizers at all times. The atomizer will last anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months.
Cartomizer: This is the combination of a cartridge and an atomizer. It is a slim metal tube that is filled with a poly fill cotton material, it has a vertical atomizer that runs up through the center of the tube. You soak the cotton with your e liquid and use it to vape out of.
Tank: A juice delivery system that uses a variety of different methods to get juice to an atomizer to be warmed then vaped. A common tank style would be a cartotank that uses a cartomizer with a hole(s) punched in the side then place in a tube (tank) and filled with juice, the juice from the tank feeds the cartomizer and keeps the cotton inside the cart saturated with eliquid. Another common tank would be the ce4 style tank or the vivi nova style tanks that use several wicks that are attached to the atomizer (coil) and hang down into the tank of juice.
Wick, head, coil: These are the replaceable atomizer heads that are used in your repairable tank systems like the vivi novas, vision 2.0 or kanger tanks. All or any of the names will work, although technically they are called atomizer heads, they are normally available in 3 resistances 1.8, 2,4 and 2.8ohms
MAH: Milliamps per hour
650mah Battery: This is the size of the battery. This battery will stay charged for 6-8 hours.(depending on how much you use it during the day and how high you have your voltage set)
1000mah Battery: This battery stays charged for 10-12 hours. (depending on how much you use it during the day and how high you have your voltage set)
Pass-through: A pv that can be vaped while it is charging. This one requires the passthrough charging cord.
Dripping: This method is when you would use a drip tip (mouthpiece that goes on the atomizer) and you drip your juice directly onto the atomizer(heating coil). It takes three drops which is good for about 5-10 puffs (depending on voltage,
and size of your pulls) however, you have to continue dripping. This provides an excellent throat hit and flavor.
Drip Tips: This is a mouthpiece needed for dripping, that connects directly to the atomizer.
MOD This is a term used to describe the big battery pvs..the ones that usually look sort of like flashlights. The name mod comes from the fact that they were originally a “modified electronic cig” Modified for usage with bigger batteries. There are several different shapes and sizes of “mods” from boxes, to big tubes so basically anything that is not an eGo style or a cig alike is considered a mod, or more accurately an APV
Tips: This is just a shortened way of referring to a drip tip, although commonly used to describe the tanks, however that is inaccurate. A tank is a tank, and it comes with a tip. This is extremely confusing to VH employees when you ask for more “tips” when in fact you mean tips…Just a friendly little piece of info.
Burner: These do not exist in the vaping world, since nothing is combusted there are no need for burners. Often time people ask for a burner what you are looking for is a new wick or coil, or head.
Flints: See burners description
Elements: See Flints description
Throat Hit: This is the feeling in your throat that you receive from traditional cigarettes.
RBA: Rebuildable Atomizer. These are your more advanced systems that are intended not for the novice vaper. The atomizer section is rebuilt by you taking the raw materials making your own wicks and coils, you can’t just buy new burners for these. (:
Resistance: Too complicated to describe here on this page, basically a simple short cut is: the lower the resistance of your atty/wick the lower the voltage needed to get a good vape. The higher the resistance the higher you can turn you voltage up and get a warmer thicker vape. So if you have a vivi nova with a 1.8ohm wick you wouldn’t need to go above 4.2-4.3 volts to get a good vape, but if you’re using the 2.8ohm wick you can turn your voltage up to 4.8-5 volts.
Ejuice– Commonly simply referred to as “juice”A consumable liquid that consist of a combination of nicotine, propylene glycol, flavoring, and vegetable glycerin and is available in several different flavors and strengths, this is the stuff that you vaporize
Vaporlife carries following strengths (Depending Upon Brand):
6mg=extra ultra light
Volt – Watts – Amps and Ohms Calculations
Amps are how many electrons flow past a certain point per second. Volts is a measure of how much force that each electron is under. Think of water in a hose. A gallon a minute (think amps) just dribbles out if it is under low pressure (think voltage). But if you restrict the end of the hose, letting the pressure build up, the water can have more power (like watts), even though it is still only one gallon a minute. In fact the power can grow enormous as the pressure builds, to the point that a water knife can cut a sheet of glass. In the same manner as the voltage is increased a small amount of current can turn into a lot of watts.
Converting Watts to Amps
The conversion of Watts to Amps is governed by the equation Amps = Watts/Volts
For example 12 watts/12 volts = 1 amp
Converting Amps to Watts
The conversion of Amps to Watts is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts
For example 1 amp * 110 volts = 110 watts
Converting Watts to Volts
The conversion of Watts to Volts is governed by the equation Volts = Watts/Amps
For example 100 watts/10 amps = 10 volts
Converting Volts to Watts
The conversion of Volts to Watts is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts
For example 1.5 amps * 12 volts = 18 watts
Converting Volts to Amps at fixed wattage
The conversion of Volts to Amps is governed by the equations Amps = Watts/Volts
For example 120 watts/110 volts = 1.09 amps
Converting Amps to Volts at fixed wattage
The conversion of Amps to Volts is governed by the equation Volts = Watts/Amps
For Example, 48 watts / 12 Amps = 4 Volts