How does a vape pen work?
The vape tank goes on the top of the vape and is the part that holds the juice. If you’re using a disposable device, the tank is typically referred to as the cartridge or pod. Often, vape tanks are the first thing a user will buy or replace because they can drastically alter the vaping experience with features like adjustable airflow.
Atomizers are one of the most important parts of a vape. It’s responsible for turning your juice into vapor. Your atomizer may be a separate component or built into the tank, depending on the one you choose.
For a fully customizable experience, having adjustable airflow is an important feature. The placing of the airflow can also affect the quality of your vape hits. Top airflow is popular because it immediately addresses one of the most common problems, which is leaking. The airflow can sometimes be on the side of the atomizer as well.
Most people who are looking to build their own vape from the ground up start with vape mods. These devices are often self-contained and may come with built-in atomizers and tanks which you may be able to remove and replace as you wish.
The 510 connector is the part of the top of the mod where the tank screw in. “510” refers to 10 threads at 5mm. This type of threaded connection quickly became the standard for most e-cigs and vape pens, making it easier to use various cartridges and pens together.
The battery is what powers the vape. Lithium-ion batteries are generally the best choice for vapes because they’re rechargeable, but many options are available. Batteries can either be internal or external. External batteries are labeled by their diameter and length. For example, the most common battery is a 18650 battery. The eighteen stands for its diameter, while the sixty-five stands for its length. Vape pods usually have internal batteries that cannot be removed unless you open the device itself. Vape devices with this type of battery are good to start with. To charge it, you will need to connect the device to a charging cable.
The fire button is the button you need to press when you want to puff. Some devices may not have a fire button and instead have an automatic draw when you inhale. Another function of the fire button in pod mods is to turn your device on or off. There might also be a combination of buttons that lock your device and prevent you from accidentally pressing the buttons.
Display screens are necessary for vape mods with adjustable controls. Displays will allow you to see the wattage, coil resistance, voltage, ampere, and sometimes even the puff count.
Function buttons are the buttons on your vape mod that allow you to adjust the settings of your vape. Modern vape devices have temperature control settings that ensure you don't overheat your device. This is great for people who have just started vaping, so they don't overheat the coil or battery. Another way to customize the vapor output is through wattage or voltage settings. By controlling the amount of power that your device will pass through the atomizer, you can create thick or thin clouds.
The two most common types of charging ports on a vaping device are micro-USB and USB-C. These are the same cables used to charge cell phones