Vapouround magazine Special Issue 01 - Page 159

FYI and power outputs and are generally rechargeable lithium ion devices. Battery cut off- Automatic batteries normally have a cut off time limit of around 6 to 12 seconds to prevent burnout of the device. After this time the power will be automatically cut off even if the user continues to draw air through the mouthpiece for longer. There may also be cut offs where the total operational time of the battery can be limited in a given time period, say over three minutes for example. BCC – This abbreviation stands for bottom coil clearomizer where the coil is found within the base of a (usually) replaceable cartridge which contains the coil, wick, and centre air channel. BDC - Bottom dual coil clearomizer. As above but this time the unit contains a dual coil. Best Atomizer - You may often hear vapers say that “x” or “y” is the best atomizer and they will then often be able to speak at great length about why they are right. In actuality, the idea of there being an unparalleled atomiser is fictional, just as there is no one best car or even football team. It is a totally subjective matter and what is best for one person may not be at all suitable for another. Whatever atomizer best meets your particular needs at any given time will be the best atomizer for you. Bricks and Mortar Establishment – A physical store where you can buy electronic cigarettes and other vaping related products as opposed to an online store selling the same products. Some companies only operate online, some only through physical Bridge - This is the small U-shaped wire mesh arch which is found above the heater coil in a regular atomizer. The bridge in modern atomizers is mainly there to hold liquid for nebulising, and it contributes to creating a liquid-saturated atmosphere around the coil. C Cartridge (Cart) – A plastic or covered metal mouthpiece that forms part of a 3-piece set and usually contains some Cartomizer (Carto) – A cartomizer or carto is a combination of disposable cartridges and atomizers. They hold more e-liquid than a regular cartridge/atomizer combination. The cartomizer tank is placed in the middle of the tube and is designed to hold the e-liquid. It is typically made of pol surrounding a type of gauze material that is wrapped around an atomizer coil and a Clearomizer – A clearomizer is a transparent version of a cartomizer, designed to let users know how much e liquid they have left. It is usually made of thin plastic to maintain transparency. Clearomizers typically hold 2-3 ml of e-liquid, depending on the size and design. Clouds – The vapor that is exhaled when smoking electronic cigarettes is referred to as clouds. Coil – The wire that is used to vaporise the e-liquid by creating an electrical circuit. The coil is usually made up of Nichrome or Kanthal wire. The coil must be either immersed in liquid or a saturated atmosphere otherwise it will overheat. Cut-Off – A safety feature that automatically stops you from taking a drag on your e-cig if you take a drag for too long. It lights that usually let you know the feature is being used. D Deck sit on an RBA/RDA, which is designed to keep e-liquid off of the battery connection. Digital Cigarette – Another name for electronic cigarettes. Disposable E-Cigs – Electronic cigarettes that are designed to be used and then thrown away. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) – Term used for people that make their own e-liquid or hardware. Dragon Coil – Can be either macro or micro coils, they are wrapped as normal but the wick is wrapped outside of the coil so Draw – Vapers inhale from their mouth on the electronic cigarette mouthpiece. Drip – To drip dr ops of e-liquid into an atomizer. Drip Kit – A battery, atomizer chamber, and drip tip, designed Drip On-Demand (DOD) – An add-on that is used to feed e-liquid into your atomizer by squeezing the bottle. It makes dripping easier. Dripping – Vaping by adding a few drops of e-liquid directly into the atomizer chamber instead of using a cartridge. This is the Drip Shield – The drip shield is a round metal or plastic tube that slips over your atomizer. If leaking occurs on your atomizer, the liquid will leak into the drip shield instead of leaking onto your PV. It then returns the excess e-liquid to the atomizer to be used. Dry Burn liquid to saturate it, which results in the heating up, and glowing of the coil. This allows the cleaning of the coil by burning off impurities. Dry Hit dry hit. it will consist of low vapour volume, with hot, thin vapour and a noticeably dry quality to the vape. Dual-Coil Cartomizers – A cartomizer that has two coils instead of one. VAPOUROUND MAGAZINE USA 153