When you start using a vape, you first need to know how to use it. There are various parts that make up a vape, and it is a good idea to pursue the depth of vaping by customizing it to your own liking. Also, fine-tuning the way you smoke will also change the taste and feel of the vapor. In this issue, we will explain in detail the basics and key points of how to use a vape.
How does a vape work?
A vape is a device used to enjoy the taste and aroma of vapor generated by heating flavored liquid and inhaling it. The basic mechanism is that the liquid is vaporized by supplying power from a pre-charged battery to a heating unit. The major difference from paper cigarettes and heated cigarettes is that tobacco leaves are not used as raw materials. In the case of heated cigarettes such as Icos, tobacco leaves are used in special sticks and capsules, which are mainly used for the purpose of nicotine intake. On the other hand, the main purpose of using a vape, which does not contain tobacco leaves in its liquid, is to relax with its aroma and to try to reduce or quit smoking.
However, not all vape liquids are nicotine-free. Nicotine-containing liquids can be purchased if they are in the form of personal imports from overseas. However, please note that the transfer or sale to others is prohibited by law, and there is a limit of 120ml per month that can be imported. There are also devices that are compatible with Plumtec cigarette capsules, which are similar in structure to vapes, and using such devices is another way to consume nicotine with a vape. There is also a wide variety of nicotine-free liquids available, so the appeal of vaping is that you can enjoy a wide variety of flavors with or without nicotine.
Structure of a Vape Device
There are three main components that make up a vape device: the battery, atomizer, and drip tip. By understanding the characteristics of each part and choosing the model that best suits your purpose, you will be able to enjoy a more satisfying vape life. The following is a part-by-part explanation of the structure of a vape device.
The battery is the part that stores the electric power to supply to the heating unit. The battery is also called a mod, and can be divided into two main types: mechanical mods and technical mods. Mechanical mods are simple types with only the function of energizing the battery, and are often compact pen-shaped with few functions. Technical mods have built-in safety devices and control boards, and are generally larger and box-shaped.
Since the amount and density of vapor cannot be adjusted by battery operation in mechanical mods, it is necessary to customize the atomizer after calculating the resistance value and other factors. This type of mod requires specialized knowledge to handle it properly, so it is suitable for advanced users. On the other hand, technical mods allow easy adjustment of voltage and power, and there is no need to worry about accidents such as explosions. For this reason, we recommend that vape beginners choose a technical mod as their first vape. Some technical mods have a temperature control function that makes them more convenient for beginners, and those who often use their vape on the go should choose a battery with a large capacity that can be used for a long time on a single charge.
The atomizer is the part that produces vapor. It consists of a tank for storing liquid, a coil for heating, and an air hole for taking in air. Around the coil is a wick of cotton, which is soaked with liquid and then current is applied to the coil to vaporize the liquid. The tank is usually made of transparent material, such as resin, plastic, or tempered glass, so that the remaining amount of liquid can be seen.
It is important to consider the compatibility of the liquid and tank material, as menthol- and citrus-flavored liquids can erode the plastic. As for coils, the lower the resistance, the more vapor is produced. If you want to enjoy an explosive smoking experience, prepare batteries and atomizers that are compatible with low-resistance coils. If you use a vape for smoking explosively, you should also pay attention to the capacity of the tank, as the liquid will be consumed more quickly.
The drip tip is the part that you put directly into your mouth to inhale the vapor. Drip tips are standardized, and if they do not match the atomizer you have, you will not be able to joint them. If you want to try as many drip tips as possible, you should use an atomizer that is compatible with the most common 510 standard. The length of the drip tip will affect the vape's smoking comfort, with longer drip tips producing slightly cooler vapor temperatures and shorter drip tips producing slightly higher vapor temperatures. Also, the narrower the inner diameter, the more compressed and dense the vapor will be, whereas with a thicker one, you will be breathing a lighter vapor that is less compressed and more palatable. If you want to enjoy flavorful vapor, a long and thin one will be suitable, while a short and thick one will be suitable if you want to enjoy a smoke explosion.
However, when using a short drip tip, you need to be careful about spitback. Spitback is the phenomenon of heated liquid splashing into the mouth in liquid form. If you are concerned about spitback, try a product with a special anti-spitback coating, such as a spiral-shaped interior. Drip tips are made of various materials, including metal, resin, and wood. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to choose the material that best suits your purpose. In addition, the drip tip is a part that easily gets dirty, so it is important to choose a drip tip that is easy to clean as well as easy to smoke.