How does an E-Cig Work? Some clever technology goes into your E-Cig. Inside, is a motion sensor which becomes active once you start smoking. From there, the vapouriser inside your E-Cig cartridge heats liquid into smoke, and gives you a measured dosage of Nicotine. Just like an ordinary Cigarette!
What is an E-Cigarette? You could think of the E-Cig (Electronic Cigarette) as a vaporiser, designed to turn liquid into smoke. The liquid is a special solution designed to provide nicotine, flavoured air or indeed both at once when converted to vapour inside the device. E-Cigarettes should not be confused with abstention aids such as patches or gum, in fact modern E-Cigs are designed with the smoker in mind but without the dangerous health and environmental risk factors such as cancers or air pollution (not to mention it's much more cost effective!). Nicotine, the stimulant which makes cigarettes addictive, is still present in all but the 0mg cartridge models. This means that you can expect a near identical experience to tobacco cigarettes, right down to the flavour, if you elect to use Nicotine content cartridges. A Lithium Ion battery, a vaporising device and a cartridge all fit together to make up what we, E-Nic, believe is the next step for modern cigarettes;
What is E liquid? E-Liquid is the solution found inside an E-cigarette cartridge, and is responsible for giving smokers both the flavour and feeling of a typical cigarette. This is because Nicotine is present in all but the 0mg models of cartridge available on our site. Because of its fluid form, E Liquid can also produce other distinctive and enjoyable flavours (such as strawberry!) for a more personal smoking experience. New and exciting flavours are in development constantly so it's an exciting time to be smoking the E-Cigarette. To explain with science, the liquid is based on either propylene glycerol and/or vegetable glycerine and/or polyethylene glycol 400. Flavouring and Nicotine are in there too, with nicotine usually being around 0% to 3.6% depending on your cartridge model. Measuring the nicotine content of an E Liquid cartridge is relatively simple. 24mg of nicotine is equal to 2.4% of the cartridge. This is helpful to know, as certain stores/brands may display nicotine content as either Mg-per-ml or percentage (%) based. Luckily as you have just seen, that figure is easily converted. We recommend using only E-Nic Cartridges with E-Nic Cigarettes because the product may not perform optimally otherwise. Liquid for producing vapour in electronic cigarettes, known as e-juice or e-liquid, is a solution of propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerin (VG) and/or polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400) mixed with concentrated flavors, and optionally, a variable percentage of a liquid nicotine concentrate. The solution is often sold in a bottle or contained in pre-filled disposable cartridges. Many manufacturers offer dozens of flavors which resemble the taste of regular tobacco, menthol, vanilla, coffee, cola and various fruits, but nicotine concentrations vary by manufacturer. The standard notation "mg/ml" is often used in labelling, sometimes shortened to a simple "mg" (milligram). Nicotine-free solutions are also common. Some electronic cigarette users prefer to make their own e-juice in a form known as "DIY".
Cartridge - Refills The cartridge, a small plastic container with openings at each end, serves as both a liquid reservoir and mouthpiece.
It allows the passage of liquid into the atomizer, and vapour from the atomizer to the user's mouth, without any leakage of liquid into the mouth.
Most models utilise a plastic sponge to keep the liquid in place, but it is common to find a refillable tank that holds the liquid, with a separate tunnel connecting to the atomizer. When the liquid is depleted, users can refill it or replace with another pre-filled cartridge. Some users forgo liquid reservoirs and drip liquid directly onto the atomizer in a method known as "dripping". A single cartridge can be the equivalent of 20 cigarettes.
Atomizer The atomizer contains a small heating coil that vapourizes the liquid, and generally consists of a simple filament and wicking metal mesh or silica wick to draw the liquid in. It is positioned in the center of the three components that make up the entire electronic cigarette cylinder: the cartridge attaches to one end, and the power unit to the other. The atomizer's filament will lose efficiency over time due to a build-up of sediment, or it "burns out" entirely, requiring replacement. In some models, the cartridge and atomizer component are integrated into what is known as a cartomizer.
Cartomizer The term cartomizer describes the combination of atomizer and cartridge in the same unit. A cartomizer consists of a heating element surrounded by a poly-foam soaked in the liquid. This combination is mainly used in the devices that are manufactured to look like cigarettes, and is covered by Gamucci's patent.
Battery Most portable power units contain a lithium-ion rechargeable battery which makes up the largest component of an electronic cigarette. The battery may contain an electronic airflow sensor: activation is triggered simply by drawing breath through the device. Other models come with a power switch, which must be held during operation. A LED to announce activation may also be equipped in the front of the power unit casing.
How long a battery lasts will depend on its current capacity (in mAh), which ranges from 100 mAh for smaller batteries, to over 1000 mAh for larger ones. E-cigarette performance also depends on the battery's voltage, which typically ranges from 3.2V to 4.2V. Some variable voltage devices will offer voltages as high as 7V. USB e-cigarettes do not run on a battery and instead supply a constant voltage of 5V using a computer USB port as the power source.
E-cigarette batteries can have different threading that make them compatible only with cartridges of the same threading. The most common types of threading are:KR808D-1 (E8), KR808D-2 (E9), 510, DSE103 and L88B.
Batteries are usually charged via an AC outlet, car charger socket or USB. Some manufacturers also offer a cigarette pack-like portable charging case (PCC), which contains a larger battery to charge smaller batteries of individual e-cigarettes.