VAPE ENCYLOPEDIA: VAPE GLOSSARY FROM A-Z 2023

 

A:

  • Atomizer: The heating element in a vape device that vaporizes e-liquid.
  • Atomizer head: The replaceable part of an atomizer that contains the heating coil.
  • Advanced Personal Vaporizer (APV): A more advanced version of a basic e-cigarette, typically featuring more advanced features such as variable wattage and temperature control.
  • All Day Vape (ADV): A term used to describe an e-liquid that is enjoyable to vape all day.
  • Airflow: The amount of air that is allowed to enter a vape device, which can affect the amount of vapor produced.
  • Adjustable Wattage: A feature on some vape devices that allows the user to adjust the power output of the device.
  • Adjustable Airflow: A feature on some vape devices that allows the user to adjust the amount of air that enters the device, which can affect the amount of vapor produced.
  • Amperage: The flow of electrical current, measured in amperes.
  • Absolute Maximum Rating (AMR): The maximum limit for a specific characteristic or parameter for a device or component.
  • Atomizer Tank: A vape tank that holds the e-liquid and atomizer head.
  • B:
  • Battery: The power source for a vape device, usually rechargeable.
  • Box Mod: A type of vape device that is shaped like a box and typically has more advanced features such as variable wattage and temperature control.
  • Bottom-Feeding (BF) Squonk Mod: A type of vape device that has a built-in bottle that is squeezed to feed e-liquid to the atomizer.
  • Battery Life: The amount of time a battery will last before it needs to be recharged.
  • Battery Safety: The measures taken to ensure the safe use and handling of batteries in a vape device.
  • Battery Capacity: The amount of energy stored in a battery, measured in milliampere-hours (mAh).
  • Battery Voltage: The electrical potential difference between two points, measured in volts (V).
  • Battery Charge Cycles: The number of times a battery can be charged and discharged.
  • Battery Discharge Rate: The rate at which a battery discharges its energy, measured in milliamperes (mA).
  • Battery Cutoff: A safety feature that automatically turns off the device when the battery reaches a certain level of discharge to prevent over-discharge and prolong battery life.
  • C:
  • Cartridge: A pre-filled container of e-liquid that is inserted into a vape device.
  • Coil: The heating element in an atomizer, typically made of a metal wire.
  • Clearomizer: A type of vape tank that uses a clear or transparent material, allowing the user to see the e-liquid level.
  • Closed-System Device: A vape device that uses pre-filled cartridges and cannot be refilled by the user.
  • Cloud Chasing: The practice of producing large clouds of vapor by using high wattage and airflow.
  • CBD: A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that has been found to have potential benefits such as reducing anxiety and depression, managing chronic pain, and improving overall skin health.
  • Coil Resistance: The resistance of the coil measured in ohms (Ω).
  • Coil Building: The process of building or wrapping your own coils.
  • Coil Jig: A tool used to make building coils easier.
  • Cartomizer: A type of vape device that combines the atomizer and cartridge into one unit.

 

D:

 

Direct-to-Lung (DTL) - A type of vaping where the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs, rather than being held in the mouth first.

Device: A general term used to refer to a vape device or mod.

Dry Hit: An unpleasant taste that occurs when the coil is dry and not enough e-liquid is present to vaporize.

Disposable Vape: A type of vape device that is intended to be used once and then thrown away.

Drip Tip: A removable mouthpiece for a vape device.

Diacetyl: A chemical that is sometimes used in e-liquids and has been linked to a lung disease known as "popcorn lung."

Direct Voltage: The voltage supplied by a battery, which decreases as the battery drains.

DNA Chip: A type of chip used in high-end vaping devices that allows for customizable settings and performance.

Draw: The act of inhaling on a vape device.

Drip: The act of adding e-liquid directly to the coil of a vape device, rather than using a tank or cartridge.

E:

 

E-liquid: The liquid that is vaporized in a vape device, usually containing nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavorings.

E-juice: Another term for e-liquid.

E-cigarette: A type of vape device that was one of the first on the market.

E-juice Calculator: An online tool that helps users create their own e-liquids by calculating the proper ratios of ingredients.

E-juice Steeping: The process of allowing e-liquid to sit and "steep" to improve the flavor.

E-juice Mixing: The process of creating your own e-liquid by mixing base ingredientsand flavorings.

 

E-juice Aging: The process of allowing e-liquid to sit over time to improve the flavor.

E-juice Bottle: A container for storing e-liquid.

E-juice Shot: A small container of concentrated flavor that can be added to e-liquid to enhance the flavor.

E-juice Shortfill: A type of e-liquid that is sold in a bottle that is not filled to the top, allowing the user to add their own nicotine shots.

E-juice VG/PG Ratio: The ratio of vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol in an e-liquid.

E-juice Nicotine Strength: The amount of nicotine in an e-liquid, measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml).

E-juice Cloud Production: The amount of vapor produced by an e-liquid.

E-juice Throat Hit: The sensation in the back of the throat when vaping an e-liquid with nicotine.

F:

 

Flavor: The taste and aroma of e-liquid.

Flavor Concentrate: A concentrated form of e-liquid flavoring that is added to the base ingredients to create an e-liquid.

Flavor Profile: The combination of flavors in an e-liquid.

Fused Clapton Coil: A type of coil that is made by wrapping one wire around another.

Fire Button: The button on a vape device that is pressed to activate the heating element and produce vapor.

Freebase Nicotine: The traditional form of nicotine used in e-liquids.

Fresh Coil: A new and clean coil that has not yet been used.

Flavor Chasing: The practice of searching for and trying new e-liquid flavors.

Fill Port: The opening in a vape tank or cartridge where e-liquid is added.

Fluff: The small amount of cotton that is left on a coil after it has been installed.

G:

 

VG: Vegetable glycerin, an ingredient in e-liquid that is responsible for the production of vapor.

PG: Propylene glycol, an ingredient in e-liquid that is responsible for the "throat hit" sensation.

Glass Tank: A type of vape tank that is made of glass.

Gurgling: A sound that can be heard when air bubbles are present in a vape device, indicating that the device needs to be cleaned.

Glassomizer: A type of vape tank that is made of glass.

Genuine: A term used to describe authentic products as opposed to knockoffs or clones.

Glass Globe Atomizer: A type of atomizer that uses a glass globe as the e-liquid container.

Glass Dropper Bottle: A type of bottle that is often used to store e-liquid and has a dropper tip for easy filling of tanks.

Green Lung: A term used to describe the symptoms of inhaling too much vegetable glycerin (VG).

Gunk: The buildup of e-liquid and other debris in a vape device.

H:

 

Hybrid Mod: A type of vape device that combines the features of a mechanical mod and a regulated mod.

High VG: An e-liquid with a high ratio of vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol.

High Resistance: A coil with a high resistance measured in ohms (Ω).

High Wattage: A device that can handle high wattage, typically above 100W.

Heat Sink: A component in some vape devices that dissipates heat.

Hit: The sensation felt in the throat when vaping an e-liquid with nicotine.

Hybrid Atomizer: An atomizer that combines a rebuildable atomizer and a sub-ohm tank.

High Drain Battery: A type of battery that can handle high current.

Handcheck: A term used to show off your vape device in your hand.

Hybrid Connection: A type of connection that allows the user to attach both a mechanical mod and a sub-ohm tank.

I:

 

Impedance: The opposition to the flow of an alternating current, measured in ohms (Ω).

Inhale: The act of drawing vapor into the mouth.

Inductive Kick: The sensation felt in the hand when using a mechanical mod.

Internal Battery: A type of battery that is built into a device and cannot be removed.

Inhale Activation: A type of vape device that is activated by inhaling on the mouthpiece.

Integrated Battery: A type of battery that is built into a device and cannot be removed.

Inhale Activated Switch: A switch that is activated by inhaling on the device.

Inhalation Method: The way in which the vapor is inhaled, such as mouth-to-lung or direct-to-lung.

Indicator Light: A light that shows the battery status or other information on a device.

Infused E-liquid: An e-liquid that has had additional ingredients such as CBD or herbs added to it.

J:

 

Juice: Another term for e-liquid.

Joule: A unit of energy, used in vaping to measure power output.

Juice Flow Control: A feature on some tanks that allows the user to adjust the amount of e-liquid that is fed to the coil.

Juice Port: The opening in a vape tank or cartridge where e-liquid is added.

Juice Well The reservoir in a vape tank or atomizer that holds e-liquid.

 

Juice Level: The amount of e-liquid in a tank or cartridge.

Juice Splatter: The unwanted leakage of e-liquid from a tank or atomizer.

Juice Wicking: The process of absorbing e-liquid into the wick of an atomizer.

Jumper: A term used to describe a vaper who switches between different devices or setups frequently.

Jig: A tool used to make building coils easier.

Joules Mode: A mode in which power output is measured in joules rather than watts.

JUUL: A brand of closed-system vape device that uses pre-filled pods.

JUUL Pod: A pre-filled pod for use with the JUUL device, containing e-liquid and a built-in coil

K:

 

Kanthal: A type of wire commonly used for building coils in vaping.

Kick: A slang term used to describe the feeling of nicotine in the back of the throat when vaping.

Kangertech: A brand that produces a wide range of vaping devices and accessories.

Kbox: A type of mod made by the brand Kangertech.

Key Lime Pie: A flavor of e-liquid that tastes like the dessert of the same name.

Kanthal Wire: A type of wire commonly used for building coils in vaping.

Kilo Vape Juice: A term used to describe large bottles of e-liquid.

Kanger Subtank: A type of tank made by the brand Kangertech.

Kanger Protank: A type of tank made by the brand Kangertech.

Kanger Mini: A type of tank made by the brand Kangertech.

L:

 

Liquid: Another term for e-liquid.

Leaking: When e-liquid oozes out of the tank or atomizer.

Low Resistance: A coil with a low resistance measured in ohms (Ω).

Low Voltage: A device that is running on low power.

Light Emitting Diode (LED): A type of light commonly used as indicator lights on vape devices.

Lithium-Ion Battery: A type of rechargeable battery commonly used in vaping devices.

Low Wattage: A device that can handle low wattage, typically below 50W.

Long Drag: Taking a long inhale on a vape device.

Liquid Feed: The flow of e-liquid to the coil in a vape tank or atomizer.

LED Light: A type of light commonly used as indicator lights on vape devices.

M:

 

Mouth-to-Lung (MTL): A type of vaping where the vapor is held in the mouth before being inhaled into the lungs.

Mechanical Mod: A type of vape device that does not have any electronic components and is activated by a mechanical switch.

Mod: A shortened term for "modification," referring to a vape device that has been modified or customized.

Mesh Coil: A type of coil that uses a mesh material instead of traditional wire.

Max VG: An e-liquid with a high ratio of vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol.

Mechanical Switch: A type of switch found on mechanical mods, which completes the circuit when pressed.

MTL Tank: A type of tank that is designed for mouth-to-lung vaping.

Mainstream Vapor: A term used to describe the large clouds of vapor produced by sub-ohm vaping.

Milliampere Hour (mAh): A unit of measurement for battery capacity.

Mouthpiece: The part of a vape device that is placed in the mouth when inhaling.

N:

 

Nicotine: An addictive stimulant that is commonly found in e-liquids.

Nicotine Salt: A type of nicotine that is in a more stable form and can be used in higher concentrations in e-liquids.

Nicotine Strength: The amount of nicotine in an e-liquid, measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml).

Nautilus: A type of tank made by the brand Aspire.

Nautilus X: A type of tank made by the brand Aspire.

Nautilus Mini: A type of tank made by the brand Aspire.

Negative Terminal: The negative end of a battery.

Nickel (Ni): A type of wire commonly used for building coils in vaping.

Nickel Chromium (NiCr): A type of wire commonly used for building coils in vaping.

No-Spill Coil Swap System: A feature on some tanks that makes it easy to change the coil without spilling e-liquid.

O:

 

Ohm: The unit of measurement for electrical resistance.

Ohm's Law: A basic principle in physics that states the current flowing through a circuit is directly proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance.

OLED: A type of display commonly used on vape devices.

Organic Cotton: A type of cotton that is grown without the use of pesticides or other chemicals and is commonly used as wicking material in vaping.

Ohm Reader: A tool used to measure the resistance of a coil.

Organic Cotton Pad: A type of wicking material made from organic cotton.

Ohm's Law Calculator: An online tool that helps users calculate the power, current, and resistance in a circuit.

Organic Cotton Ball: A type of wicking material made from organic cotton.

Ohm Meter: A device that measures the resistance of a coil.

Organic Cotton Bacon: A type of wicking material made from organic cotton.

P:

 

Propylene Glycol (PG): An ingredient in e-liquid that is responsible for the "throat hit" sensation.

Personal Vaporizer (PV): Another term for a vape device.

Passthrough: A feature on some vape devices that allows the device to be used while it isbeing charged.

 

Puff Counter: A feature on some vape devices that counts the number of puffs taken.

Priming: The process of saturating a new coil with e-liquid before using it.

Pod System: A type of vape device that uses pre-filled pods or cartridges.

Power Bank: A portable battery pack that can be used to charge a vape device.

Power Mode: A mode on a vape device that allows the user to adjust the power output.

PCTG: A type of plastic commonly used in vape tanks and pods.

PEEK: A type of insulating material commonly used in vape devices.

Puff: A single inhale on a vape device.

Q:

 

Quartz: A type of material commonly used in the heating element of vape coils.

Quick Charge: A feature on some vape devices that allows the device to be charged faster.

Quad Coil: A type of coil that uses four coils.

Quad-Core: A type of processor commonly used in vape devices.

Quadrant: A type of airflow control on some vape tanks.

Quadruple Coil: A type of coil that uses four coils.

Quartz Glass: A type of glass commonly used in vape tanks.

Quick Release: A feature on some vape tanks that makes it easy to remove and replace the coil.

Quadruple Airflow: A type of airflow control that uses four airholes.

Quadruple O-Ring: A type of o-ring that uses four o-rings.

R:

 

Rebuildable Atomizer (RBA): A type of atomizer that allows the user to build and install their own coils.

Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (RDA): A type of atomizer that allows the user to build and install their own coils and drip e-liquid directly onto the coils.

Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA): A type of atomizer that allows the user to build and install their own coils and has a tank to hold e-liquid.

Resistance: The opposition to the flow of electrical current, measured in ohms (Ω).

Regulation: The process of controlling the power output of a device.

Regenerable Atomizer: A type of atomizer that can be rebuilt or renewed.

Recoil: A term used to describe the spring-like action of a mechanical mod.

Rechargeable: A device that can be charged.

Recoil RDA: A RDA that uses a spring-loaded center pin.

Recoil Ring: A ring that sits around the 510 connector to reduce the "spinning" effect

Recoil RDA: A RDA that uses a spring-loaded center pin.

S:

 

Sub-Ohm: A type of vaping where the resistance of the coil is less than one ohm.

Squonk: A type of vape device that uses a squeeze bottle to feed e-liquid to the atomizer.

Sub-Ohm Tank: A type of tank that is designed for sub-ohm vaping.

Sub-Ohm Coil: A type of coil that has a resistance of less than one ohm.

Squonk Mod: A type of mod that is designed to be used with a squonk atomizer.

Sub-Ohm Building: The process of building a coil with a resistance of less than one ohm.

Squonking: The act of using a squonk mod.

Sub-Ohm Vaping: The act of vapingwith a coil that has a resistance of less than one ohm.

 

Screen: A display on a vape device that shows information such as battery level, resistance, and wattage.

Short Circuit: A condition that occurs when the positive and negative terminals of a battery come into contact, causing an electrical current to flow improperly.

Starter Kit: A package that includes a vape device and accessories, usually intended for beginners.

Steeping: The process of letting an e-liquid sit for a period of time to allow the flavors to develop and mature.

Sub-Ohm Coil Building: The process of building a coil with a resistance of less than one ohm.

Sub-Ohm Vape Juice: E-liquid that is specifically formulated for use with sub-ohm coils.

Sub-Ohm Vaping: The act of vaping with a coil that has a resistance of less than one ohm.

Sub-Ohm RDA: A RDA that is designed for use with sub-ohm coils.

T:

 

Tank: A container that holds e-liquid and houses the coil in a vape device.

Throat Hit: The sensation in the back of the throat when vaping, usually caused by nicotine and/or propylene glycol.

Temperature Control (TC): A feature on some vape devices that allows the user to set and control the temperature of the coil.

Top Fill: A type of tank that can be filled from the top, rather than the bottom.

Temperature Control Coil: A type of coil that can be used in temperature control mode.

Temperature Control Mod: A type of mod that can be used in temperature control mode.

Temperature Control Vaping: The act of vaping in temperature control mode.

Temperature Control RDA: A RDA that can be used in temperature control mode.

Temperature Control Tank: A type of tank that can be used in temperature control mode.

Temperature Control E-Juice: E-liquid that is specially formulated for use in temperature control mode.

U:

 

Unregulated Mod: A type of mod that does not have any electronic components and is activated by a mechanical switch.

USB Charger: A device that can be used to charge a vape device via a USB cable.

Ultra Low Resistance: A coil with a resistance of less than 0.1 ohm.

Ultra Portable: A type of vape device that is small and easy to carry around.

Unregulated Box Mod: A type of box mod that does not have any electronic components and is activated by a mechanical switch.

Unregulated Mechanical Mod: A type of mechanical mod that does not have any electronic components and is activated by a mechanical switch.

Ultra Low Voltage: A device that is running on very low power.

Ultra Low Wattage: A device that can handle very low wattage, typically below 10W.

Ultra Portable Vape: A type of vape device that is small and easy to carry around.

Ultra Low Resistance Coil: A type of coil that has a resistance of less than 0.1 ohm.

V:

 

Vape: The act of inhaling vapor from a vape device.

Vape Juice: Another term for e-liquid.

Vape Pen: A type of vape device that resembles a pen in shape.

Vapor: The substance that is inhaled when vaping.

Vapor Production: The amount of vapor produced by a vape device.

Variable Voltage: A feature on some vape devices that allows the user to adjust the voltage output.

Variable Wattage: Afeature on some vape devices that allows the user to adjust the wattage output.

 

Vaping: The act of inhaling vapor from a vape device.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG): An ingredient in e-liquid that is responsible for the "thickness" of the vapor.

Vape Mod: A type of vape device that can be modified or customized with different parts and features.

Vape Tank: A container that holds e-liquid and houses the coil in a vape device.

Vape Coil: The heating element in a vape device that vaporizes the e-liquid.

Vape Juice Flavors: The various flavors of e-liquid that are available, such as fruit, menthol, and dessert.

Vape Battery: The power source for a vape device, typically a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Vape Juice Bottle: A container that holds e-liquid and is used to refill a vape tank.

Vape Juice Nicotine Strength: The amount of nicotine in an e-liquid, measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml).

W:

 

Watt: The unit of measurement for power.

Wattage: The amount of power that is being delivered to the coil in a vape device.

Wick: The material that absorbs e-liquid and delivers it to the coil in a vape device.

Wire: The material that is used to make the coil in a vape device.

Wattage Control: A feature on some vape devices that allows the user to adjust the wattage output.

Wattage Mode: A mode on a vape device that allows the user to adjust the wattage output.

Wattage Range: The range of wattage that a device can handle.

Wattage Setting: The current wattage that a device is set to.

Wire Cutters: A tool that is used to cut wire for building coils.

Wire Stripper: A tool that is used to strip the insulation off of wire for building coils.

X:

 

X-Ray: A type of coil that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray RDA: A type of RDA that has an X-shaped deck for building coils.

X-Ray Tank: A type of tank that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Coil: A type of coil that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Mod: A type of mod that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Build: A type of build that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Wicking: A type of wicking that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Airflow: A type of airflow that has an X-shaped design.

X-Ray Vaping: Vaping using an X-Ray coil.

X-Ray RTA: A type of RTA that has an X-shaped deck for building coils.

Y:

 

Yocan: A brand of vape devices and accessories.

Yocan Evolve: A type of vape pen made by the brand Yocan.

Yocan Evolve Plus: A type of vape pen made by the brand Yocan.

Yocan Hive: A type of vape pen made by the brand Yocan.

Yocan Magneto: A type of vape pen made by the brand Yocan.

Yocan Regen: A type of vape pen made by the brand Yocan.

 

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