306 — One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. Many users of the 510 e-cigs are using the 306 atomizers on their batteries, as they feel it gives a better experience.
401, 402, and 403 — Also referred to as m401, m402, and m403, this is one of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The 401 model is the longest in physical length and battery life of the three while the 403 is the shortest in length and battery life.
510 Threading — By far the most widely used threading style, making 510 vapes and e-cigs the most popular in the vape pen industry. Examples of vaporizers that use 510 Threading: Atmos Optimus 510, White Rhino Sleek, and all eGo mods.
901 — One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available.
Adapter — Allows a specific style of atomizer or cartomizer to fit onto a different style of battery. Many users prefer the vapor production of one style of atty but prefer the battery life of another style battery. An adapter allows them to have access to both preferences simultaneously.
Analog or Analogue — Slang term for a traditional tobacco cigarette.
Atomizer (Abbreviated as Atty) — This is the chamber/section of an e-cigarette or vaporizer that actually heats the juice, wax, or oil to the point of vaporization. An atomizer is a heating element consisting of a stainless steel coil around a thin wick that is concealed underneath a mouthpiece adapter. To use an atomizer, simply load your desired material directly on top of the coil and reattach the mouthpiece before activating the power switch.
Automatic — A style of electronic cigarette battery that does not use a button to activate the heating element. Rather, when the user breathes on the device a switch is activated and the atomizer is activated. The automatic style of e-cig is most akin to smoking a traditional cigarette.
Battery (abbreviated as Batt) — The battery piece of an electronic cigarette is the part that provides power to the heating element. This allows the heating element to heat the Juice and produce vapor for inhalation. There are two main types of battery when it comes to vapes and e-cigs: Fixed Voltage and Variable Voltage.
Bridge — A small U-shaped covering inside of certain atomizers. This is used to absorb liquid and help wick it towards the heating element.
Cartridge (Abbreviated as Cart) — A plastic tube-like piece that is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds the juice.
Cartomizer (Abbreviated as Carto) — A cartomizer is a portmanteau that means "cartridge and atomizer combined into a single unit." Cartomizers are generally inexpensive, sometimes disposable, and they hold more material than a regular cartridge/atomizer combination. Typically cartomizers feature a stainless steel coil at the very bottom of the chamber which starts a conduction current, causing the release of active ingredients into a breathable vapor.
Charger — A battery charger. This is used to recharge your e-cig battery once it has been depleted. Most e-Cigs are compatible with either an AC Charger, Car Charger, or USB Charger.
Drip Tip — An accessory that can be used in conjunction with an atomizer or cartomizer. These have a larger opening than the original equipment and allows a user to drip Juice directly onto the atomizer. Some people use a drip tip in place of a cartridge simply for looks and/or comfort.
Dripping — A popular method of adding e-juice to the atomizer. Users drip a few drops of juice directly onto the bridge before vaping. Many users feel this method produces the best vapor production and taste, since there is no filler material interfering with the process.
E-Cig — Standard abbreviation for "Electronic Cigarette." E-Cigs are viewed as a healthy alternative to smoking normal tobacco cigarettes and a legitimate step in any serious smoking cessation program. They are made in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and offer many modification options.
E-Juice — Also commonly called "E-Liquid," "Smoke Juice," or just plain "juice." This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette. It may or may not contain nicotine.
E-Liquid — Also referred to as "E-Juice," "Juice," or "Smoke Liquid." This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette. It may or may not contain nicotine.
eGo — A style of electronic cigarette that utilizes the 510 threads and allows users to use 510 components with a much larger battery. Many people feel that eGo is one of the superior models of e-cigs that are currently available.
Electronic Cigarette (Abbreviated as E-Cig) — A device that heats up a liquid solution (consisting of nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycol) to a point where it turns into a vapor which can be inhaled for therapeutic effects.
Filler Material (Abbreviated as Filler) — Material placed inside of a Cartridge that is absorbent. Filler material helps keep the juice inside of a cartridge and delivers it to the atomizer at an optimal pace (so as to not flood the device). Many cartridges come with PolyFill as the Filler Material, but there are many modifications available that may help enhance your e-cig experience
Flooding — Something you want to avoid. Flooding can occur when too much Juice is applied to the atomizer or clearomizer. Since atomizers require some air to properly vaporize Liquid, adding too much Juice or Wax to an atomizer will cause a decrease in flavor and vapor production.
Glass Globe Attachment — A Glass Globe is a special type of mouthpiece designed for waxy oil vaporizers such as the C-Rig or Source Micro. The advantage to using a Glass Globe mouthpiece is that the glass cools the vapor better than a metal or plastic mouthpiece, and provides no artificial taste to mask the delicious flavor of your medicinal concentrates.
Heating Chamber — Any piece of a vaporizer pen that connects to a battery and contains the herbal leaves or concentrates for aromatherapy inhalation. Atomizers, clearomizers, and cartomizers are all types of Heating Chambers.
Herb Chamber — Can also be called a cartomizer or "herb cartridge" in particular vapes that are good at vaporizing herbs and loose leaf material.
Hot Cigarette — A slang term for a traditional cigarette.
Hookah Pen — Another name for a disposable e-cigarette or vape pen.
Juice — Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette. It typically is made with vegetable glycol and carries a distinctive flavor. There are hundreds if not thousands of different flavors and strengths of juice available.
Leakage — This can happen when too much Juice is added to an atomizer or cartomizer. Juice can leak out of the bottom of the heating element and onto the battery, which in some cases can damage the device (as is the case with Automatic Batteries).
Light Emitting Diode (Abbreviated as LED) — A diode that converts applied voltage to light. These are commonly used in electronic cigarette devices to indicate that the device is actively being used.
Liquid — Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, Smoke Juice, or Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
Low Resistance (Abbreviated as LR) — An atomizer or cartomizer with a lower Ohm rating than the standard equipment. Low resistance generally causes the heating element to heat up faster and produces vapor more quickly than high resistance heating elements. In many cases LR elements produce more vapor than an atty or cartomizer that has a standard resistance rating.
m401, m402, and m403 — Also referred to as 401, 402, and 403, these are one of many styles of electronic cigarette batteries available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The m401 model is the longest in both physical length and battery life, while the m403 is the smallest and boasts the shortest battery life.
Manual — A style of electronic cigarette battery that has a circular button (usually on the top or side of the battery) that activates the heating element. When the user wishes to use the device, the button must first be pressed five times rapidly in order to unlock the battery. Then once the battery is unlocked, the user must press and hold the button in order to produce vapor from the atomizer. The manual style of e-cig is less like a traditional cigarette than the Automatic, but is preferred by many due to the fact that it is sealed and is not as subject to leakage.
Milligrams (Abbreviated as mg) — The measurement for the amount of nicotine found in an eJuice. Normal levels are 0mg, 6mg, 8mg, 12mg, 16mg, 18mg, 24mg, 30mg, 36mg and 48mg. Generally speaking, a medium level of nicotine is around 18mg. Those who use Juice with higher nicotine content are generally people who were heavy smokers or have been vaping for quite some time.
Milliliters (Abbreviated as mL) — The amount of Juice in a given container.
Mini — One of many styles of e-cigarettes available today. Minis generally are about the same size as a traditional cigarette and have the shortest battery life of any style e-cig.
Mod — Can be used to describe modifications to a device or accessory (such as getting more vapor production out of your cartridges) or a design variation of a commonly manufactured electronic cigarette. In the latter context, mods typically use larger rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries and allow the user longer battery life and increased vapor production but at the cost of the device looking like a traditional cigarette. Many mods will also allow the user to increase or decrease the voltage of their device to achieve optimal performance.
Nicotine — The active ingredient in e-liquids and e-juices, measured in Milligrams (mg). This is a stimulant, an alkaloid derived from organic plant matter, that can trigger the release of certain chemicals in the brain, such as epinephrine and dopamine, to name just a couple. Nicotine is the addictive
Ohm — The measure of electrical resistance in all vape pen and e-cig batteries. A lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore faster heating process.
Pass Through — A cable that plugs directly into the USB port of a computer or charger and allows the user to vape without having to worry about battery life. Some users report better vapor production and/or flavor while using a Pass-Through compared to their regular batteries.
Pen Style — One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. Slightly resembles a ball point pen in appearance.
Personal Charging Case (abbreviated as PCC) — This is a portable power charger that can be taken with a user on the go to charge electronic cigarette batteries when away from a power outlet. Particularly useful when vaping on an e-cig that has less than a 2 hour battery life per full charge.
Personal Vaporizor (Abbreviated as PV) — Another name for a pen style vape or electronic cigarette. Usually used in reference to the larger style e-cigs (also known as Mods) as opposed to disposable e-cigs.
Propylene Glycol (Abbreviated as PG) — An ingredient found in many brands of E-Juice. Some users have reported an allergic reaction to it and must therefore use 100% VG Juice instead. This is one of the ingredients used that when heated will produce vapor that can be inhaled. Typically, PG produces less vapor than its VG counterpart but provides more flavor and Throat Hit. This substance has been used as a primary ingredient in medical inhalers for years.
Smoke Juice — Also referred to as E-Liquid, Liquid, Juice, or E-Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
Smokeless Cigarette — A term used to refer to an electronic cigarette. This term is used commonly due to the fact that no actual smoke is inhaled or exhaled while using an e-cig.
Starter Kit — A kit that includes basic e-cigarette equipment. Typically includes everything needed to begin vaping. Most starter kits come with 1 or more atomizers, 1 or more batteries, a charger and 5 cartridges pre-filled with Juice.
Throat Hit (Abbreviated as TH) — The tingling feeling one feels in the back of the throat when vaporizing juice that contains nicotine. Typically, since nicotine is a large contributing factor in throat hit, when a juice that contains zero nicotine is vaporized, there is no throat hit.
USB Charger — USB sstands for Universal Serial Bus and works with virtually any computer port as well as most car and AC adapters; this is the preferred method of charging for virtually every vaporizer pen battery in our online warehouse.
Vape — An abbreviation of "vaporizer," typically used when describing the small, pen style devices. If describing anything besides a pen vaporizer usually the term "desktop," "whip style" or "portable" is applied.
Vaping — The action of "smoking" an electronic cigarette. Since e-cigs actually produce vapor (rather than smoke) people refer to this as "Vaping".
Vapor Cigarette — A term used to refer to an electronic cigarette. This term is used commonly due to the water vapor that is exhaled when using an e-cig.
Vapor Production — Typically associated with Juices. Indicates how much vapor is produced using an average inhale of an e-cigarette. Generally with a large inhalation you'll see a pretty pronounced cloud of vapor.
Variable Voltage — A style of vape battery which allows the user to control the voltage using a dimmer-style switch to rotate through the voltage settings.
Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin (Abbreviated as VG) — An ingredient found in many brands of E-Juice. This is one of the ingredients used that when heated will produce vapor that can be inhaled. Typically, VG produces more vapor than it's PG counterpart but provides less flavor and Throat Hit. Some users who are allergic to Propylene Glycol must use 100% VG Juices.
Wick — A narrow piece of poly string that is inside of many styles of atomizers that allows easier delivery of Juice to the heating element.