A Cone: A Cover for the connections of the atomizer and the battery, so it all blends nicely together and gives a streamlined look.
Analog: a real tobacco cigarette.
Annealing: in metallurgy and materials science, is a heat treatment wherein a material is altered, causing changes in its properties such as hardness and ductility. It is a process that produces conditions by heating to above the critical temperature, maintaining a suitable temperature, and then cooling. This with E-cigs is a process often used to burn off the manufacturing coating on coils and steel mesh.
Atomizer: One of the components inside an electronic cigarette which functions with low heat to turn liquid into vapor so it can be inhaled. Atomizers are used on a multitude of products from perfume bottles, inhalers and cooking sprays.
Automatic Battery: The Automatic battery has no button, but has an internal sensor instead, which activates when you inhale.
They give you the natural feeling of smoking a cigarette.
Some Automatic batteries have a sound sensor which activates when it hears a sound. And other Automatic batteries work by air pressure. They require some attention to the sensor hole which is located inside the threaded battery contact where the atomiser/ cartomizer screws on. This hole tends to get e-liquid in it caused by liquid leakage from overfilling. Automatic batteries need this area cleaned regularly. Failure to keep liquid out of the hole could cause battery failure or sensor damage.
Battery: This typically rechargeable component provides power to the atomizer when the user inhales on the mouthpiece. Most electronic cigarettes employ a lithium ion battery which ranges in size. An LED light on the end glows to signal activation from inhalation or when the button is pushed on a manual battery.
Cartomizer: A combination disposable atomizer and cartridge employed by 2-piece electronic cigarettes. This can be refillable and non-refillable.
Cartridge: A cartridge is filled with special (cotton wool like) fluff , which can withstand high temperatures and does not burn under heated atomized conditions, and is fairly simple to use.
Carts: Shortened version for cartridge.
Coil: Wire wrapped around a wick, to enable the E-liquid to heat up and vaporize. Most commonly used coil is Nichrome, and kanthal, and available in various resistances.
Constant Vaping: The time that you are actually holding the button down on the battery.
Cutoff: Some battery models utilize a cutoff mechanism to turn off the battery when it is overused; This protects the atomizer from burning out and the user from inhaling too much nicotine.
Display: Displays are often used in Variavle voltage/ Variable wattage Devices.
Depending on the device you’re using, they will tell you how much battery power there is left in your battery, what the ohmage of your atomizer is, how high you’ve got the voltage/ wattage set to. The displays can be either LED, or OLED, again depending on your device.
Disposable E-Cigarette: A single-use electronic cigarettes designed to throw away when the e-liquid is empty. There are many shapes and sizes of disposable e-cigarettes & e-cigars on the market. These are not refillable.
Drip Tip: a mouth piece for your device, and is generally used with an atomizer, You simply use it in place of a cartridge. It doesn’t matter which type of atomizer you use.The drip tip is made to fit specific models, so buy one to fit yours. To use a drip tip take off the cartridge from your atomizer. Put the drip tip in place. You can Drip E-Liquid directly on toyour atomiser or choose to drip it in your drip tip.
DIY: Do it yourself homemade e-liquid or modification.
E-cig: short for Electronic cigarette.
Electronic Cigarette: An electronic Cigarette is a battery-powered electronic device that converts a liquid nicotine or non-nicotine solution (e-liquid) into water vapor. Many resemble traditional analog cigarettes in size, shape and color, but they are also manufactured to mimic pens, cigars and pipes. Increasingly, Custom color combinations, styles and modifications are becoming popular. Other Terms: E-Cigarette, E Cigarette, ECigarette, ECig, E-Cig, Digi-cig, E-Ciggy, Personal Vaporizer.
E-Liquid: The nicotine or non-nicotine solution used in an e-cigarette. This solution usually consists of nicotine dissolved in propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerin (VG), natural and artificial flavorings and water. Both PG and VG are common food additives and create vapor at low temperatures. Flavors often imitate well-known cigarette brands, tobacco flavors, menthol, fruit and other flavors. Hundreds of different flavors are available. Nicotine concentrations range from zero to extra-high (0 mg to 54mg). See propylene glycol. Other terms: E Liquid, ELiquid, eLiquid, Juice, E-Juice, Nicotine Fluid, smoke juice.
The Kick: Is a simple way to enjoy variable voltage using an existing mod. The Kick is not an electronic cigarette, but rather an additional module that allows any 18650 based mechanical switch mod to function as a variable voltage, or more precisely a variable wattage electronic cigarette. Simply replace an existing 18650 battery with an 18500 or 18490 battery topped off by the Kick and begin enjoying all the vapor variable voltage has to offer!”
LED: Light-emitting diode, a semiconductor diode that glows when a voltage is applied.
Application in Electronic cigarettes, can be an LED display, or button
Lithium-ion battery: (sometimes Li-ion battery or LIB) is a member of a family of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge, and back when charging. Li-ion batteries use an interrelated lithium compound as the electrode material, compared to the metallic lithium used in the non-rechargeable lithium battery.
mAh: Milliampere per hour. This refers to how many puffs you can take before the battery needs to be recharged.Slender batteries (like cig-a-likes) range from 90 to 280 mAh.
Again, the mAh determines how long it will last inbetween charges.
Manual battery: An electronic cigarette battery which functions only when a button is pressed while inhaling. They typically produce more vapor that an automatic battery.
Micro Cigarette: 50mm – 99mm in size, a compromise between physical size and liquid capacity/battery life. These generally look quite a bit more like a traditional cigarette, but are still slightly larger. Mini cartridges vary greatly, but usually contain between .5mL to 1mL of e-liquid.
Mini-Cigarette: A small version of an e-cigarette, ranging in size from 116mm – 139mm.
Mesh: woven metal wired sheet, used to make a metal wick
Mixer: A person that mixes their own E-liquid
Mod: Short for modification, this is a homemade or purchased design alteration of a manufactured battery, atomizer or cartridge. Mods are generally done and/or used by avid e-smokers looking to increase vapor production, battery life or ease of use.
Modder: A Person that likes to build their own
Nicotine Level: The amount of nicotine present in a cartridge or bottle of e-liquid. It is usually measured in mg/ml.
Nic base: A nicotine base, used to mix your own E-liquid, this can come in PG, VG or a PG/VG mix
NRT: Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Attempt to stop smoking in aid of Nicotine Replacement Products.
NRP: Nicotine Replacement Products, EG Gums, patches, Lossengers etc
Ohm: A measure of electrical resistance. A lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore faster heating. The Ohm window is 1.2-1.9 Ohms
Pass-through (PT): Unlike batteries, the passthrough plugs into a USB port on your computer to allow you to vape without worrying about battery life. They also run at a higher voltage so you often get warmer vapor and increased throat hit from them. You can also use a PT with a portable USB power supply or a USB power adapter, as long as they are compatible.
PCC: Abbreviation for Portable Charging Case.
Pen-Style: A style of electronic cigarette, known for its resemblance to a ball point pen and/or a 1920′s to 1950′s cigarette holder. These are the first type of electronic cigarette created and range in size from 140mm – 160mm.
Personal Vaporizer: (PV) – another term for an electronic cigarette.
PG: Propylene Glycol ( a base liquid used in E-liquid)
Pipe Style: As the name may suggest, these look just like a pipe. They have big cartridges, but blanks aren’t quite as readily available as the rest of the styles. The cartridges hold more than 2mL of e-liquid at a time.
Priming: A puffing technique used on automatic batteries to produce the most vapor. This requires taking a deep inhale to “warm up” the atomizer. Once warmed, the battery is primed.
Propylene Glycol (PG): Propylene Glycol is the most commonly used base carrier for nicotine and flavor solutions for electronic cigarettes. Also commonly used in inhalers, medicines, foods, and other consumer products. Has also been tested an an effective germicide. Propylene Glycol has been deemed generally safe to be used in medical products as well as food products for general consumption. Some people have reported having an allergic reaction to PG. These people also find that they have issues with certain brands of toothpaste, lotions, soaps, and medicines containing PG. If you have issues with PG, it is suggested you look into using a product with a Vegetable Glycerin base.
PV: Personal Vaporizer, is another name for the Electronic Cigarette.
RMS: Root Mean Square. RMS is a tool which allows us to use the DC power equations, namely: P=IV=I*I/R, with AC waveforms, and still have everything work out. It’s calculated by taking one cycle of a periodic waveform and squaring it, and finding the square root of the are a under the curve. RMS is calculated differently for each periodic waveform.
Standard resistance: A standard resistance cartomizer/ atomizer is typically a range from 2.1-2.9 Ohms. A standard resistance atomizer is 2.5 Ohm.
Starter Kits: This is usually where new users begin when they try their first electronic cigarette. A starter kit can contain anything from the basics (battery and charger) to a complete assortment of parts and accessories.
Steel Mesh: Woven stainless steel 400 mesh. like silica, is used as wicking material for atomizer etc
You can get them in thin sheets of different sizes, and are easy to cut.
Super Mini: the smallest, usually from 80 to 110cm. closest size to an analogue.
Switch: (how the battery is engaged): Most e-cig batteries originally had an automatic switch (turned on by sucking on the mouthpiece or by sound or movement) as in a lot of cig-a-likes, also known as pen style.
Now, most batteries are manual (turned on by pressing a button on the side of the battery)
The most popular ones are the eGo style batteries.
Tank: A container that holds a substantial amount of liquid, generally clear so the amount is visible.
THR: Tobacco Harm Reduction
Throat Hit: A descriptive term used for the sensation felt in the back of the throat when an inhalation is taken from an electronic cigarette. A good throat hit closely mimics the feeling from traditional cigarette smoking. Nicotine levels greatly affect throat hit strength with higher nicotine levels having a harder throat hit sensation.
Vape: The act of inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette.
Vaper: a person that uses an e-cig, as in “I’m a vaper.”
Vaping: An alternative word for eSmoking. The habit or pastime of using electronic cigarettes. Many electronic cigarette users call themselves, “Vapors” and participate in “Vaping” instead of smoking.
Vapor: The smoke-like vapor produced from an electronic cigarette when e-liquid is turned from a liquid to a gas by the atomizer. This vapor is a pure food grade version similar to the smoke produced by a fog machine. The most common ingredient is propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin.
Vaporizer: The electronic component which turns e-liquid into a gas or a vapor. This is also another term used for Electronic Cigarette.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG): Vegetable Glycerin is a natural alternative to Propylene Glycol and is sometimes used as the majority base in the E-Liquid. Vegetable Glycerin comes from the production of palm or coconut oils and is suitable to be used in sweeteners and in skin care products. It creates a slightly thicker vapor.
VG: Vegetable Glycerin ( a base liquid used in E-liquid)
VV: Variable, Voltage
VW: Variable wattage
Voltage: (how much power is delivered to the atomizer): Most e-cig batteries are 3.2-3.7 V.Some mods are 5V or 6V.
Wick: The wick in an electronic cigarette are commonly Silica wicks, other varieties, such as steel mesh wicks and fiberglass etc. are also used. The wick together with the coil form the atomizer, which is then fed with juice (e-liquid), and when heated at the right temperature by a suitable voltage battery, and inhaled, produces vapor. The atomizer screws onto a suitable battery and a filled cartridge is then inserted into the atomizer. The filler inside the cartridge pushes into the atomizer bridge and the bridge sucks up the juice. When the bridge is moist enough, it feeds the wick with juice.