Below is a glossary to give you a better understanding of all the products mentioned on our site and across the eCigarette community.
Battery: Rechargeable lithium battery used to power Electronic Cigarettes. This is the part of the eCigarette that mimics the tobacco filled part of a traditional cigarette. eCig batteries have an LED indicator (various colors) on the tip that mimic the fire on a traditional cigarette.
Auto Battery: Auto batteries are operated just by taking a drag like you would on a traditional cigarette. When a drag is taken the battery is activated and the liquid in the cartridge is turned into vapor.
Manual and/or Push-button Battery: Manual batteries are operated by pushing a small button located on the battery tube. When the button is pressed the battery is activated and the liquid in the cartridge is turned into vapor.
Atomizer: Part of the eCig that atomizers the liquid to create the vapor. Atomizers screw into the battery and a cartridge containing the liquid inserts onto the atomizer. 3 piece (Battery, Atomizer, and Cartridge) design eCigs have an atomizer, 2 piece design eCigs do not have a separate atomizer
Cartridge: Part of the eCig that contains the flavored liquid used to create vapor. This is the part of the eCigarette that mimics the filter part of a traditional cigarette. All cartridges can be refilled with eLiquid and its recommended they be replaced after 10 refills.
Cartomizer: Part of the eCig that contains the flavored liquid used to create vapor and a built in atomizer. A cartomizer combines the atomizer and cartridge into one piece which makes the eCig a 2 piece (Battery and Cartomizer) design. This is the part of the eCigarette that mimics the filter part of a traditional cigarette. All cartomizers can be refilled with eLiquid and its recommended they be replaced after 10 refills. Cartomizers were invented as a replacement for the separate atomizers and cartridges but some consumers still prefer the 3 piece design so most suppliers offer both configurations.
Tank Cartridges: Clear plastic cartridge that is filled with liquid to create vapor. Tank cartridges have no cotton filler, they just hold liquid and require an atomizer to create the vapor. The tank cartridge was invented to allow you to see how much liquid is left in the cartridge and to eliminate the need for cotton in the cartridge. These are great designs and experienced vapers love them. These are available for our eGo and 510 models.
Tank Atomizer: Atomizers used with tank cartridges. These atomizers have a small needle like port that punctures the tank cartridges to allow liquid to flow into the atomizer for vapor to be produced.
PCC: This is a Portable Charging Case that is the same size and shape as a traditional pack of cigarettes and is used to store and charge your eCigarette batteries while you're on the go. PCC cases also hold 5 cartridges or cartomizers, an extra battery and have an LED indicator to let you know the charging progress of you eCig batteries as well as the charge left in the PCC itself. The PCC has an internal battery that will charge your eCig batteries up to 10 times before needing recharged. To recharge them you just plug them up to a USB connector to your computer or USB wall adapter and when the light turns green you're ready to go. Our PCCs have a green indicator light to let you know when your battery is charged. While the battery is charging the light will be red and when it completes the light turns green. They are simple to use, screw your battery in, push the charging button and when the light turns from red to green the battery is ready to use. This is a great accessory for when you're away from home shopping, at work, restaurants, bars, etc
Smart PCC: This means the PCC has an LCD display to show you the charging progress, the PCC can be charged while its charging batteries, and your batteries can be left on the charger after they are fully charged because the PCC turns itself off when the battery is charged.
eLiquid: Liquid used to refill cartridges, cartomizers, and tanks. Liquid is available in many different flavors and strengths of nicotine and also comes with just the flavor without the nicotine. All our cartridges, cartomizers and tanks are refillable and using the liquid to refill cartridges is 50% cheaper than using prefilled cartridges. Prefilled cartridges can be refilled with the same or different flavor liquid. When filling with a different flavor it normally takes 20 - 40 puffs to get the old flavor out of the cartridge.
Pass-Through: This is a device that looks like an eCig battery but it has a USB cord that connects to your computer as a power source for creating vapor. These are great if you are in front of your computer a lot and don't want to drain the power from your normal batteries. The computer provides a power source to the atomizer so as long as its plugged up it works.
2 Piece Design: This term is used to describe eCigarettes that use a battery and a cartomizer. The cartomizer is an atomizer and cartridge built together as one piece. The one piece unit contains the atomization device as well as the liquid and it screws onto the eCig battery. When the battery is activated the cartomizer creates vapor. Cartomizers were invented as a replacement for the separate atomizers and cartridges but some consumers still prefer the 3 piece design so most suppliers offer both configurations.
3 Piece Design: This term is used to describe eCigarettes that use a battery, atomizer, and cartridge making up 3 pieces. The atomizer screws onto the battery and the cartridge containing the liquid slides onto the atomizer. When the battery is activated the atomizer creates vapor from the liquid in the cartridge. This is the original design of the eCig and its still very popular among consumers.
USB Charger: Charger that the eCig battery plugs into to charge the battery. USB chargers can be connected to your computer USB port, a USB car charger, and/or a USB wall charger adapter. Most chargers have a light that when plugged up is green or blue, when the eCig battery is screwed in and charging begins the light will turn red, when the battery is charged the light will turn back green or blue. Typically charging times range from 45 minutes for regular eCigs and up to 2 hours from large capacity batteries like come with the eGo.
Wall Charger Adapter: AC plug that plugs into a wall outlet and has a USB port for plugging in the USB eCig charger. Most of these have a red indicator light that just lets you know there is power to the adapter. The light does not change when you are charging a battery. The light on the USB charger lets you know when your battery is charged.
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