Either you’re transitioning from smoking cigarettes to e-cigs, or you’re looking for a new hobby, or you don’t know where to start in your vaping journey – choosing the best starter kit matters.
Why is it important?
A little additional knowledge won’t hurt – and of course to get your money’s worth.
What’s in the Starter Kit? Misthub breaks it down for us!
Device – Vaping devices can come in a large variety of colors and shapes often dependent on their specific uses. Some might look like a traditional cigarettes while others might resemble a pen, a tube, a box, or other forms but they all serve the same purpose ultimately. To take the power supplied by the battery and deliver it to the atomizer
Battery – This is the most crucial part of the device. It supplies power. While some devices use a non-replaceable internal battery a large portion use one or more replaceable rechargeable high drain batteries.
Atomizer – This heat resistant part houses one or more resistance wire coils and its wick(s) often with some form of reservoir to hold e-liquid. There are many different styles, atomized cartridges (obsolete), Cartomizers, Clearomizers, Rebuildable Tank Atomizers, Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers, Hybrid Atomizers (rebuildable dripping tank atomizers and Genesis Atomizers).
Coil/s – These are small pieces of resistance wire that is made into a coil shape resembling a spring. The type of wire used, the diameter of the coil and the number of wraps will all effect the coil’s resistance. It’s resistance is what determines the amount of electricity it will need to power it and the amount of heat it will produce. Coils are commonly made from Kanthal and NiChrome and more recently Nickel and are considered to be the safest to use for vaping.
E-liquid – Also known as e-juice, this is a solution consisting of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food flavorings, and sometimes nicotine. This liquid can come in a variety of PG/VG ratios and nicotine strengths. Typically most cigarette smokers switching to e-cigarettes will start using high nicotine juices and move towards lower strength juices over time. It is common for most people to start out using strengths as high as 18mg/ml (heavy smokers as high as 24mg/ml) but often will soon switch to 12mg/ml e-liquids for their improved flavor (as nicotine content drops flavor increases) We do not recommend use of e-liquid with a nicotine strength above 18mg/ml. In fact we recommend using the minimum nicotine strength needed to sate your nicotine cravings because as nicotine content is decreased flavor is improved. It is important to note advanced users using devices that produce more vapor will typically use lower strength nicotine because when more vapor is produced and inhaled, the overall nicotine concentration stays the same. The need for higher nicotine concentrations is exclusive to devices producing smaller amounts of vapor.
Wicks – Made from various materials including cotton, twisted silica cord, eko-wool, ceramic, and stainless steel mesh the wick(s) carry e-liquid to the coils. Wicking material acts as delivery method e-juice from tank directly on to a coil itself, where it is vaporized
Are you ready to start your vaping journey? But wait! Before you start, take a look at this video from Vape Guide. Trust me after watching this, you’ll thank me later!
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