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The Different Parts Of An Electronic cigarette

E-cigarettes, which is also called vaporizers or Personal vapers (PVs), are devices made for simulating the experience of smoking. It uses special e-cigarette parts to create vapor or an aerosol that usually contains nicotine.

These devices were created only in the last decade in China, but have rapidly been improved and modified to create a smoking experience that has less toxins than traditional cigarettes and can be highly individualized to meet the tastes and needs of a lot of different individuals.

This article will tell you about several different components of e-cigarettes that can sometimes be replaced and that vary between devices.

electronic cigarette parts

The Traditional Atomizer

The atomizer is really at the heart of vaporizers. The atomizer is a unique device that has a small heating element that acts to vaporize the liquid called e-juice or e-liquid, depending on who you are asking. In the atomizer is also the wick that draws the liquid in  so that it can be vaporized.

The resistance wire or coil is connected to positive and negative poles. When a button is pressed or via a suction switch, the device activates and these poles make the coil heat extremely rapidly. The vapor can then be inhaled by the person using the e-cigarette.

There's a lot of different brands and suppliers of E-cigarettes, and they also often have different atomizers, so you got plenty of choices

kangertech atomizer

The Cartomizer and It's Benefits

Most Cig-a-like e-cigs don't use ordinary atomizers, but instead they use something called cartomizers. The cartomizers is really just an atomizer with a larger cartridge that contains a poly-foam that holds the e-liquid in place. Cartomizers can hold more coils, around 3, which can be used to create more vapor.

This makes the vapor thicker and can propel more nicotine from the e-juice. These cartridges can be refilled but will need to be replaced if they are used incorrectly and the wick becomes clogged after being used too much when the e-juice level is low.


As you probably have guessed, these are cartridges or tanks that are clear. They are popular among vapers because they allow you more control over drag resistance, so you can optimize for mouth hits or lung hits. You can also get more control of how much vapor is being produced and it generally it's a more pleasant vaping experience, if you don't need the looks of a cig-a-like. Clearomizers don't usually have a poly-foam, rather they have single or dual coils that have wicking systems that vary from device to device, these are usually outfitted with some sort of cotton as a wick, but you don't really have to think about it, as it comes preinstalled. You can get clearomizers in plastic or glass. The glass are higher-end and could be more resistant to cracks and breakage, depending of the thickness of the material.

Kanger Clearomizers

Power Devices and Batteries

One of the main parts of an E-cigarette is the battery, which is the power source that is turned on to give power to the coils, that then again heats up the e-liquid to produce vapor. Most e-cigarettes have rechargeable batteries, which is one of the reasons that they are so popular. You don't need to continually go to the store to get more cigarettes. All you have to do is keep your device charged and you won't need to replace any of the mechanical elements of the vaporizer. If you want to get really fancy, there are variable power e-cigarettes that allow the vaper to manually adjust the amount of power that goes to the coil of the atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer. The watts that are going to the coil are often shown in a display that usually is LED. If you want to keep track of how often you are using the variable power devices, some e-cigarettes will also have this feature and even a "puff counter." In all, these mods and customizable options for e-cigarettes show how quickly the market is accepting these devices and how eager people are to get a custom smoking experience.

Smoking isn't just a habit; it's a hobby. People all over the world want to be able to know how their devices are working and what they are ingesting.