Since the first contemporary e-cigarette was invented in 2003, vaping devices have advanced rapidly. It’s difficult to know where to begin with all the various vape equipment and e-liquid tastes available. Especially if you’re new to vaping. This article will help you choose the appropriate vaporizer. Vaping devices fall into 3 categories: Cig-A-Likes (First Generation), Vape Pens (Second Generation) and Mods (Third Generation).
Let’s start with the First generation!
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VAPES?
An e-cigarette has a battery, atomizer, and e-liquid.
Before we begin, you should know that a vaping device has three essential components:
- The atomizer is powered by the battery.
- The atomizer warms and converts the e-liquid vapor.
- This is a basic need for all vaping devices.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT VAPES TYPES?
Vaping devices fall into 3 categories:
- Cig-A-Likes (First Generation)
- Vape Pens (Second Generation)
- Mods (Third Generation)
Why a Cig-a-like?
You’ve probably seen a Cig-A-Like before. Cig-A-Likes are popular entry-level vaping devices found at petrol stations. The gadgets are termed cig-a-likes due to their resemblance to genuine cigarettes. This is also where the word “e-cigarette” comes from. The objective was to make the transition from smoking to vaping as easy as possible.
Cig-A-Likes are defined by their simplicity:
- Draw enabled (No button to press)
- LED light to simulate dragging a cigarette
- A cig-a-cartomizer like’s and draw-activated functionality set it apart from other similar devices.
- Cartridge and atomizer in one.
- A cartomizer simplifies vaping by reducing it from a three-piece configuration (flavor cartridge, atomizer, and battery) to a two-piece setup (cartomizer and battery).
- The cig-a-like has no buttons and a minimal learning curve.
WHICH CIG-A-LIKE TYPES ARE AVAILABLE?
Cig-a-likes come in two varieties:
Pre-filled e-liquid: Manually fill the cartomizer with e-liquid.
Pre-filled e-liquid cartridges normally come in packs of 5 for disposable cig-a-likes. You’d refill the cartridges and keep vaping!
Refillable cig-a-likes allow you to manually add e-liquid. Cartridges must be changed when the wicking material is gone. Blank cartridges come in quantities of 5 or more.
TYPICAL CIG-A-LIKES CHARACTERISTICS
A cig-a-like is an MTL gadget that simulates smoking. This implies you hold the vape in your mouth before inhaling it. Like smoking a cigarette or retaining the taste of cigar smoke.
Mouth to lung devices share similar features:
- wattage (less than 16 W and cooler vape)
- Less vapor (less e-juice consumption)
- More slack
- Low-cost gadgets
Most cigalikes have these features:
- 1 ml e-juice capacity (20 drops)
- Nicotine 0, 6, 12, 24 mg
- Cartomizer polyfill
- Rechargeable or one-piece disposable
CAN YOU USE CIG-A-LIKES?
- Less e-liquid
- Simple vaping gadget
- Capacity of e-juice
- Low vapor output
- stifled air
They are noted for their simplicity and might be a wonderful first gadget. Most vapers began with a cig-a-like and progressed to more powerful vapes.
Other gadgets, such vape pens and pod mods, are equivalent in price and value. Next, we’ll examine into pod modifications, a similar gadget.
A POD MOD
Pod mods are the newest equipment gaining popularity among vapers. Pod Mods are low power devices that work with nicotine salt e-juices. Pod systems are the closest technology on the market right now to smoking a cigarette.
As stated, before in the cig-a-like section, the pod is referred to as a cartridge.
WHICH POD MODS ARE AVAILABLE?
Pod systems are like cig-a-likes.
Closed Pod Systems are disposable devices with pre-filled pods. When the coffee pods run out, they are changed, and you are ready to go.
Open pod systems are manually loaded with nicotine salt e-liquid bottles. The cartridges are then changed after 4-5 refills.
Both gadgets are low wattage and draw triggered, thus there are no buttons to push.
COMMON POD MOD CHARACTERISTICS
Low-power gadgets (Below 16 W)
NOSE E-Liquid (35 – 50 mg)
Ideal for new vaping smokers
Ultra-compact – around the size of a lighter
POD MODS SUIT YOU?
Pod Mods are helpful for beginning vapers. The high nicotine potency of nicotine salts and the ease of usage of these devices make switching from smoking to vaping a breeze. These gadgets are also ultra-portable and fit easily into your pocket.
- High nicotine content to simulate smoking for smokers
- Unlike a box mod, it is ultra-portable.
- Low cloud creation owing to high nicotine strength
That’s it for today. Here we explained everything about the first generation of vaporizers, the cig-a-like. Keep updated in our blog to know more about the second and third generation of vapes that we will be publishing soon. Happy vaping!