Learn What the Atomizer is and How it Works

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The function of an atomiser is to vaporize e-liquid into a vapor form. Rebuildable atomizers, sub-ohm tanks, and pods  all fall under the same category and usually fall under the umbrella term – tank. All e-cigarettes need an atomizer to work and the main difference of the types of tanks are the delivery systems inside them.

Each atomizer has a positive and negative terminal, a coil made of wire to connect the two and a wicking material. When the device is powered up to complete the circuit, the coil will heat up vaporizing your e-liquid.

Different types of atomizers?

In today’s vaping world, there are many type of atomizers that are offered to give different vaping experiences. Some you must re-build yourself and some are integrated into pods, but all will need replacing after a certain amount of time. Depending on the atomizer you choose, you can change the experience you have with better quality and enhanced performance.

You’re able to achieve an advanced level of performance by constructing intricate coils and using the best vape cotton. Some atomizers produce a better throat hit, some produce extra flavour and some produce more vapor – you just have to decide what is more important to you. The dripping atomizer, or RDA, is said to be called the ‘purists’ atomizer, as it gives the best taste out of all the atomizers. However you might not have the time to build and install your own coils, in which case a pod system or a sub-ohm tank may be better suited to you.

Which Atomizer is Best For You?

All have their own pros and cons; you just have to weigh up what is most important to you and what you’re willing to sacrifice. If you like to keep things simple and are not too worried about having the ultimate  flavour, a tank with pre-built coils could be right for you as its nice and easy to throw out the old coil and install a new one. And the same with pods - some pods are refillable if you like to get as long as possible out of a coil. Other pod systems use a disposable pod and the life of the coil will last as long as the liquid, when the liquid has run out the coil has also reached the end of its life.

If you’re an advanced user who is happy to tinker with your vape and wants the most amount of customisation and flavour, a rebuildable dripper or tank could be perfect for you. These types of devices are generally more suited to the hobbyist and come in a variety of sizes and forms

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