Ecigs or Electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers are battery powered electronic devices used to vaporize E liquid for inhalation. The E liquid May or may not contain nicotine and produces a vapor or mist rather than a smoke from a traditional cigarette.E cigarettes were invented by the Chinese pharmasist Hon Lik in 2003 and by 2005 were being exported by Ruyan the company he worked for.The long term affects from E cigarettes are unknown but in May 2014, Cancer Research UK released a statement saying, "Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are almost certainly much safer than tobacco cigarettes and may help smokers to cut down or quit smoking. We support the use of high quality e-cigarettes because we believe that they have significant potential to help smokers who aren't otherwise ready or able to quit smoking by providing them with much safer alternatives to smoked tobacco. It is important that regulation does not stifle the development of this market nor make accessing these products by smokers more difficult. However, the current safeguards are insufficient to ensure that these products are as safe as nicotine replacement therapy and to ensure that they are not marketed to non-smokers and children. The UK National Health Service noted that the toxic chemicals found by the FDA were at levels one-thousandth that of cigarette smoke, and that while there is no certainty that these small traces are harmless, initial test results are reassuring.There are many brands and types of E cigarettes and Ozecigs starter kits on the market today which can be quite daunting and extremely confusing to someone first looking into E cigarettes and wanting to try them out so I have written this guide to help you get started on a better path.The earlier types (commonly referred to as first generation E cigarettes) resembled a normal cigarette 'cigalike' and consisted of a battery and disposable pre filled cartridge. Still widely available these can be a good transition from cigarettes into the world of vaping however we would not recommend them. Being much more expensive and having very little battery life most users quickly move on to the second generation type E cigarettes which offer much more options with a substantially better experience.The newer generation E cigarettes come in a variety of options and configurations but basically consist of a rechargeable battery connected to a tank containing the e liquid and a heating element.With so many types, options and configurations it can be quite overwhelming for someone just starting out so I will break it all down to alleviate any confusionBatteriesThere are quite a few different types of threads used on batteries with some companies even using there own proprietary threads but the 510 and ego can be considered the industry standard and will enable your equipment to be interchangeable with all the other major brands and ongoing improved components. Here at Oz E cigs we only sell 510 and ego compatible genuine equipment.Batteries are either automatic or manual with the 'autos' activated when the user inhales or takes a draw on the device. These batteries detect air passing through them which controls there activation. There complex design makes them much more prone to malfunctions and failures.We recommend using manual batteries which have a button for the user to control activation.
They give the user greater control with a much better vaping experience and vastly increased reliability.Batteries come in a range shapes and sizes and as long as they are 510/ego they are all compatible. With the same diameter but varying lengths, 650mAh, 900mAh and 100mAh are standard capacities with regulated or constant 3.2v output. 'VV' or variable voltage batteries typically come in 1000mAh, 1300mAh and 1600mAh capacities and allows the user to vary the voltage between 3.2v to 4.8v with a twisting dial on the end. Turning up or down the voltage essentially controls how 'hot' the heating element or 'coil' gets. This will change the thickness, flavour and temperature of the vape (coil resistance also changes this but more on that later) We would suggest people just starting out use the regulated 3.2v batteries at first as the 'VV' batteries can give a burnt taste if used wrong and take a bit of 'feel' to use them efficiently. When used effectively like this they can offer a superior vaping experience that is tailored to the users preference.Now for the interesting part atomizers, cartomizers, clearomizers, glassomizers. It's enough to confuse anyone stating out. All of them have the same roll which is to store the E liquid and transfer it to the heating coil or 'atomizer', technically they are all just different types of atomizers. 'Drippers drip the E liquid directly on to the heating coil. When they work well they can produce a efficient clean vape but they require some 'technique'. We wouldn't recommend them to the novice vaper.Cartomizers are extensively used on the 'cigalikes' as well and feature a gause/ cotton or similar type fabric that is soaked In the E liquid that's wrapped around the heating element.Clearomizers and glassomizers come in a huge range from numerous manufactures. With constant improvements and updated versions they can offer good low maintenance solution for the novice and experienced vaper alike. Consisting of a storage tank with a transparent section showing e liquid levels and either a top or bottom coil they can offer large capacities with consistent vapour production with low maintenance.MODS are must commonly used by experienced vapers who require large current for there atomizers. MODs are either mechanical or have circuitry to control output. Care needs to be taken with Unprotected mechanical MODs as they can exceed the batteries design parameters and at best dramatically shorten the batteries life or at the other end of the scale the battery will heat up, vent and explode or catch fire. This is true for any battery that is discharged or charged to rapidly or overcharged and why we use and recommend high quality regulated MOD’s and the use of the lipo guard battery bag when charging.