Collection: eCig Technology
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are hand-held, battery-operated, devices that deliver vaporized nicotine-propylene glycol solution to the user. Most e-cigs have three basic components- battery, atomizer unit, and ejuice cartridge tank. Depending on the type of e-cigs, single use/ rechargeable/ refillable, the batteries and ejuice cartridge type vary.
Based on the type of product- e-cig vs. Advanced Personal Vaporizer, the battery can vary from standard batteries to variable voltage batteries. The variable wattage batteries typically allow users to adjust wattage output from 5 to 15 watts of power. Some e-cig companies such as Joyetech and Vuse also feature “intelligent batteries” that support smartchips.
The atomizer is the most critical component of the e-cig as it contains a heating coil and is responsible for turning the eliquid in the cartridge into vapor when a person inhales on the device. Some e-cig devices are only made of two pieces- the battery and the cartomizer. In these types of devices, the atomizer and cartridge are combined to form one component that connects to the battery.
ejuice for the e-cig is available either as disposables or refillable, in which case, vape juice from any manufacturer can be refilled in the cartridges much like you refill ink cheaper inks into expensive printer cartridges. However, some e-cig companies are now making proprietary devices in which only the brand cartridge will work with the device. For instance, Vuse has a proprietary encryption technology that does not permit any non-VUSE Cartridges to be used with device.
Some e-cig brands contain smart processors that enable usage information to be tracked and shared with family and friends. For instance, through Smokio’s apps, users can track the number of their vapes, check the battery and regulate the amount of vapor you're getting with each puff. Vapor Corp announced an e-cig that has a finger-print lock to prevent unintended use of the device.