Published on: 21/10/2022
Which atomizer for electronic cigarettes to buy? Here is a guide based on the most important parameters.
The choice of atomizer is a critical moment for electronic cigarette users; this element plays a critical role in vaping. For newcomers to the world of vaping, this choice can be a problem, especially if you do not know how to select the atomizer.
In the following lines, you will find out which parameters you should consider when choosing an atomizer for your electronic cigarette.
Cheek or lung shot: it depends on the atomizer
Perhaps a person approaching the world of electronic cigarettes is not always aware of this, but the various devices available on the market differ from each other in several characteristics that affect aromatic performance. One of the most significant concerns is the type of puff, and it depends directly on the model of atomizer chosen.
The atomizer is unquestionably the most important element of the e-cig because it is inside it that vaping liquids are vaporized by heating a heating element (called a coil). Depending on the type of shot that the vaper prefers, however, the model of the atomizer to be fitted in the e-cigarette changes. There are, in fact, atomizers suitable for a cheek shot and atomizers for a lung shot.
What is the difference between these two types of pull? Well, the cheek shot is similar to the typical shot of analogue cigarettes, i.e. a closed shot with a moderate amount of vapour; the lung shot, on the other hand, involves inhaling the vapour directly into the lungs. An atomizer that is functional for these produces a much denser and more abundant vapour and allows a higher amount of liquid nicotine to be absorbed than a cheek one.
Before considering the purchase of an atomizer for your pod, therefore, try to understand what kind of vaping experience you prefer. Perhaps try both types of vaping with a friend’s e-cig to find out which one best suits your needs.
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How to choose between rechargeable and non-rechargeable atomizers
When the time comes to buy your first e-cigarette and choose the atomizer, it is essential to take another aspect into account: this component can be either rechargeable or non-rechargeable.
What does that mean? A non-rebuildable atomizer includes a non-replaceable resistance; therefore, once worn out, you have to throw away the atomizer and replace it with a new one. This type of atomizer is probably best suited to vaping novices.
For more experienced vapers, however, the rebuildable atomizer is more suitable. What is its characteristic? Simple, that the coil is replaceable, and it is the vaper himself who assembles it manually and mounts it in the tank. A rebuildable atomizer gives the vaper the possibility to change the type of vaping and to enjoy different sensory experiences since the thickness of the resistive wire and the type of assembly decisively influence the performance.
In the light of what you have just read, you will have realized that for your first vapes you would be better off opting for a non-rebuildable atomizer; once you are familiar with your device, however, you can try your hand at building your resistance and experiment with different ways of vaping your fruity, tobacco or creamy liquids.
Pay attention to atomizer size and fit with the box
The size of the tank is a factor that might seem trivial on the surface; however, it misleads many novice vapers who are caught up in the frenzy to buy the atomizer, do not pay proper attention to its length and, above all, its diameter.
Regarding the first characteristic, it is important to evaluate the shape and size of the box because an atomizer that is too small mounted in a large device would be uncomfortable. Moreover, it would not be the best from an aesthetic perspective (this also applies to a long tank in a small pod). However, the most significant factor is the diameter: generally speaking, atomizers for cheek shots have a slightly smaller diameter than those for lungs (the former around 22 mm, the latter between 24 and 25 mm).
Beyond the size, however, it is crucial to have the e-cig’s characteristics at hand. Indeed, an atomizer must be supported by a battery that provides the right wattage and must be adaptable to the box’s mounting systems. Mounting a tank that does not fit perfectly with the e-cigarette model exposes one to annoying risks such as inhaling a vaporized liquid or, in the worst cases, leaking liquid into the device with consequent short circuits.
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In this article, we have set out the main characteristics that a novice vaper should consider before buying his first atomizer. With time and experience, certain words and notions will become commonplace, and you will be perfectly able to customize your experience with both the choice of e-cig components and the various types of vaping flavourings.
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