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  1. vapingmandycat

    vapingmandycat VU Vendor VU Vendor Bronze Contributor Show Host

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    E-Cig Glossary
    306 - One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. Many users of the 510 e-cigs are using the 306 atomizers on their batteries, as they feel it gives a better experience. 510 - Arguably the most common and popular style of electronic cigarettes available.
    808 or KR808 - One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available.
    901 - One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available.
    Adapter - Used to allow a specific style of atomizer or cartomizer to fit onto a different style of battery.
    Advanced Personal Vaporizer (APV) (See Mod)
    Analog or Analogue - Slang term for a traditional cigarette.
    Atomizer (Abbreviated as Atty) - The part of an e-cigarette that actually heats the juice to the point of vaporization.
    Atty - Abbreviation for Atomizer.
    Automatic - A style of electronic cigarette battery that does not have a button to activate the heating element.
    Batt - Abbreviation for Battery.
    Battery (Abbreviated as Batt) - The battery piece of an electronic cigarette is the part that provides power to the heating element. This allows the heating element to heat the Juice and produce vapor.
    Bridge - A small U-shaped covering inside of the atomizer. This is used to absorb liquid and help wick it towards the heating element.
    Cartridge (Abbreviated as Cart) - A plastic tube-like piece that is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds the juice.
    Cart - Abbreviation for Cartridge.
    Carto - Abbreviation for Cartomizer.
    Cartomizer (Abbreviated as Carto) - A cartridge and atomizer in a single unit. These generally are disposable, inexpensive and hold more juice than a regular cartridge/atomizer combination.
    Charger - A battery charger. This is used to recharge your e-cig battery once it has been depleted.
    Drip Tip - An accessory that can be used in conjunction with an atomizer or cartomizer. These have a larger opening than the original equipment and allows a user to drip Juice directly onto the atomizer. Some people use a drip tip on their Cartomizers simply for looks and/or comfort.
    Dripping - A method of adding juice to the atomizer. A user will drip a few drop directly onto the bridge before vaping. Many users feel this method produces the best vapor production and taste, since there is no filler material involved with the process.
    E-Cig - Abbreviation for Electronic Cigarette.
    E-Juice - Also referred to as E-Liquid, Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
    E-Liquid - Also referred to as E-Juice, Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
    ECF - Abbreviation for E-Cigarette-Forum.
    eCigology - The science of e-cigs. Also the greatest e-cig blog of all time.
    eGo - A style of electronic cigarette that utilizes the 510 threads and allows one to use 510 components but with a much larger battery. Many people feel this is one of the superior models of e-cigs that are available.
    Electronic Cigarette (Abbreviated as E-Cig) - A device that heats up a liquid solution consisting of nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycol, and flavorings to a point where it actually turns into a vapor which can be inhaled. For more detailed information, click here: Understanding E-Cigs: A Beginner's Guide
    FDA - Abbreviation for the (United States) Food and Drug Administration.
    Filler Material (Abbreviated as Filler) - Material placed inside of a Cartridge that is absorbent.
    Flooding - Something that can occur when too much Juice is applied to the atomizer. Since atomizers require some air to properly vaporize Liquid, adding too much Juice to an atomizer will cause a decrease in Vapor Production and flavor.
    Food and Drug Administration (Abbreviated as FDA) - An administrative branch of the United States government that oversees rules and regulations pertaining to the safety of food and drug products sold in the USA. There is currently a very controversial lawsuit involving the FDA and the importation and distribution of electronic cigarettes.
    Juice - Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
    Leaking - This can happen when too much Juice is added to an atomizer or cartomizer. Juice can leak out of the bottom of the heating element and onto the battery, which in some cases can cause damage to the device (as is the case with Automatic Batteries). LED - Abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode.
    Light Emitting Diode (Abbreviated as LED) - A diode that converts applied voltage to light. These are commonly used in electronic cigarette devices to indicate that the device is actively being used.
    Liquid - Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, Smoke Juice, or Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.
    Low Resistance (Abbreviated as LR) - An atomizer or cartomizer with a lower Ohm rating than the standard equipment.
    LR - Abbreviation for Low Resistance. Used in reference to atomizers/cartomizers with a resistance of less than 2.0Ω.

    m401, m402, and m403 - Also referred to as 401, 402, and 403. One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The m401 model is the longest in physical length and battery life of the three while the m403 is the shortest in length and battery life.
    Mah (See Milliamp hour)
    Manual - A style of electronic cigarette battery that has a button (usually on the top or side of the battery) that activates the heating element.
    Milliamp Hour (mah) - A measure of the working capacity of a battery.
    mg - Abbreviation for Milligrams.
    Milligrams (Abbreviated as mg) - The amount of nicotine found in a Juice. Typical levels include 0mg, 6mg, 8mg, 12mg, 16mg, 18mg, 24mg, 30mg, 36mg and 48mg. Generally speaking, a medium level of nicotine is around 18mg. Those who use Juice with a higher nicotine content than that are generally people who were heavy smokers or have been vaping for quite some time.
    Milliliters (Abbreviated as mL) - The amount of Juice in a given container.
    Mini - One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These generally are about the same size as a traditional cigarette and have the shortest battery life of any style.
    mL - Abbreviation for Milliliters.
    Mod - Dual usage - Can be used to describe modifications to a device or accessory (such as getting more vapor production out of your cartridges) or a design variation of a commonly manufactured electronic cigarette.
    Ohm (Ω) - A measure of electrical resistance. A lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore faster heating. The symbol for Ohm is the capital Greek letter Omega (Ω). Passthrough - A device that plugs directly into the USB port of a computer or charger and allows the user to vape without having to worry about battery life. Some users report better vapor production and/or flavor while using a Passthrough compared to their regular batteries.
    PCC - Abbreviation for Personal Charging Case.
    Pen Style - One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. Slightly resembles a ball point pen in appearance.
    Personal Charging Case - A portable charger that can be taken with a user on the go to charge electronic cigarette batteries when away from a power outlet.
    Personal Vaporizor (Abbreviated as PV) - Another name for an Electronic Cigarette. Usually used in reference to the more untraditional style e-cigs (also known as Mods).
    PG - Abbreviation for Propylene Glycol.
    Propylene Glycol (Abbreviated as PG) -
    PV - Abbreviation for Personal Vaporizor.
    RA (See, Rebuildable Atomizer)
    RBA (See, Rebuildable Atomizer)
    Rebuildable Atomizer (RA, RBA) -
    Smokeless Cigarette - A term used to refer to an electronic cigarette. This term is used commonly due to the fact that no actual smoke is inhaled or exhaled while using an e-cig.
    Starter Kit - A kit that includes basic e-cigarette equipment. Typically includes everything needed to begin vaping.
    TH - Abbreviation for Throat Hit.
    Throat Hit (Abbreviated as TH) - The tingling feeling one feels in the back of the throat when vaporizing juice that contains nicotine.
    Vape - The action of "smoking" an electronic cigarette. Since e-cigs actually produce vapor (rather than smoke) people refer to this as “Vaping”. Vapor Cigarette - A term used to refer to an electronic cigarette. This term is used commonly due to the water vapor that is exhaled when using an e-cig.
    Vapor Production - Typically associated with Juices. Indicates how much vapor is produced using an average inhale of an e-cigarette.
    Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin (Abbreviated as VG
    VG - Abbreviation for Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin.
    vv - Variable Voltage.
    vw - Variable Wattage.
    Wick - A narrow piece of poly string (or in some cases wire mesh) that is inside of many styles of atomizers
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  2. CharlesKeene

    CharlesKeene New Member

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    Good collection of e-cigarette, for those who are new for the intake of e-cig and finding for the better option, this glossary will help them out.
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  3. Jonnystevenson

    Jonnystevenson New Member Unlisted Vendor

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    Awesome post.

    Let me try to complete this thread

    C: Cloud Chasing - Cloud-chasing is the activity of blowing large clouds of vapor using an electronic cigarette.

    D: DIY vape - DIY E Juice is the process of making homemade e juice by using a PG (propylene glycol) or VG (vegetable glycerin) base, and then adding your own flavorings as well as nicotine juice to create diy e juice recipes.

    F: Flavour: You can now mix your own e-liquid, with huge range of diy mixing supplies. Over 150 flavour concentrates now in 10ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles.

    R: RDA - RDA stands for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer. Inside, you will find negative and positive connection points where the coil is inserted.

    S: Sub ohm vaping - “sub-ohm” is to increase the power output of fixed voltage devices like mechanical vape mods and non-variable regulated devices to create more vapor or flavor

    T: Temp control: Common vaping temperatures are in the range of 200°C- 250°C / 392°F - 480°F, with the temperature usually set in increments of 5°C or 10°F. Since you now have control over the temperature of your coil,

    TRPR (TPD) Implementation: As of 20th May 2017 the full regulations of the TRPR (TPD) have been implemented.

    U: Unregulated mods: A vape device that supplies raw battery power to an atomizer with no electronic circuitry, power adjustments or electronic safety features.
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  4. NineNine

    NineNine New Member

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    thanks for sharing
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  5. NineNine

    NineNine New Member

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    Good collection of ecig. thanks for your share.
  6. rayrayrayyyy

    rayrayrayyyy New Member

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    Thanks a lot!!!! It is so detailed :stars:

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