Variable Voltage (VV) Device
Variable Wattage or Power Device
Base – A liquid that forms the basis of the E-liquid. Either Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG) or a mix of the two. This is the liquid that produces the visible vapour and carries the flavouring and nicotine. Both liquids are inert and regularly used in cosmetics, foods and other products.
E-Liquid (Juice) – E-Liquid is vaporized by the heating element to produce vapor which can is then inhaled to create the sensation of smoking. E-Liquid contains 3 main components. A base of either Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerine nicotine, and flavourings.
Mod – Originally , a mod was a device created by an e-cig enthusiasts looking for a better device than those mass produced. They wanted superior performance in battery life and vapor production as well as build quality. The term “mod” is used loosely these days and sometimes not correctly. Mod can also be used to describe a modification made to an electronic cigarette or device to improve it’s performance.
Propylene Glycol (PG) – Propylene Glycol is used as a base in e-liquids. Propylene glycol is approved for use in cosmetics, toiletries, food colourings, cake mixes, salad dressings, soft drinks and more. It’s also used in the smoke/fog machines in theatres and nightclubs. Propylene glycol has been used in asthma inhalers since the 1950′s.
Resistance – Atomizers and cartomizers all have a resistance rating in Ohms. The easiest way to think of this is that the lower the resistance rating, the “hotter” the heating element will get with less power. This is why people will use Low Resistance (LR) atomizers of cartomizers on lower powered devices such as the EGO. It is important to understand that voltage can be supplied to what resistance attys/cartos so that you do not burn them out.
Throat Hit – Throat Hit is the feeling on in the back of the throat when inhaling vapor. The e-liquid’s nicotine level, flavorings used, VG/PG ratio and the voltage used all factor into the amount of throat hit.
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