There are many different types of E-Cigz available on the market now: from small mini models to huge 26650 MODs! All of these models are made of two main parts: a Battery, and Top (Clearomizer, or TubeTank). It’s important to know the difference so you can choose the right E-Cig for you!
The first models of E-Cigz used fiddly, refillable Cartridges with a separate Atomizer and had a very small capacity. The next model used Cartomizers, which was a combination of Atomizers and the refillable Cartridge in one piece. This made it so that it had a much larger capacity than the previous models, and was much easier to use, but the Cartomizers used a cotton-like material in them to suspend the liquid and were prone to burning.
The Clearomizer came next—this type of Top had a much larger liquid capacity and a window so that you could see how much liquid was inside. It also came with replaceable Coils, which were the heating element for the e-cigarette, and meant that you could re-use the Top without replacing it. These Tops were first designed with the heating element (Coils) on the top with wicks that dropped down into the Clearomizer, and then later changed to a bottom Coil design, which offered better liquid wicking. TubeTanks are larger Clearomizers, they have a much larger diameter to match the larger-sized MOD models. TubeTanks offer much larger liquid capacity, and many have features such as: Pyrex Glass Tanks and Airflow Control.
Smaller sized E-Cigz are 510 or eGo/EVOD threaded batteries. The Kanger EMUS are the smallest E-Cigz that we offer, and are roughly the same size as a tobacco cigarette. The most common model is the slightly larger eGo or EVOD models (roughly the size of a small cigar), and offer much longer battery-life and higher performance. They come in many different sizes, colours, finishes and designs and are compatible with a large variety of eGo Tops (Clearomizers, and TubeTanks). Some of the more advanced eGo batteries have features such as: Variable Voltage (ability to choose the desired power/performance), Carbon Fibre finishes, and LED readouts on them so that you can see the battery level and the amount of power (voltage) that you’re using. MOD’s are larger battery devices that usually have a removable inner battery (much like a flashlight). MOD’s offer much higher power, and larger liquid capacity.
Some people are cloud-chasers, meaning they want the vapor or smoke effect to be more cigarette-like, with a large throat-hit and huge clouds of vapor to make their experience more realistic. In order to get this effect, you need a MOD with a TubeTank, or for the serious user’s a rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA). RDA’s typically don’t hold any liquid, and you need to drip the liquid directly into the atomizer. These types of e-cigarettes are mostly for DIY people who customize their RDAs by building their own wire coils and customizing their wicking materials. To do this, you’ll need to use a multi-meter and have a good understanding of voltage and ohmage.
Not sure what type of E-Cig is best for you? We’d be happy to help you choose the right E-Cig for your needs!