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Below you will find a glossary of terms that you may find helpful.

Analog – A tobacco cigarette.

Atomizer (aka atty) – The part that heats up the e-liquid and turns it into vapor.

Automatic Battery – A battery heated by puffing (pneumatic activated battery which has no button)

Battery (aka Batt) – batteries used to run PV’s

Cartomizer – A type of cartridge that combines the cartridge and atomizer in one unit.

Cartridge (aka Cart) – The part that makes up the mouthpiece for the electronic cigarette and contains a reservoir with filler material to hold the e-liquid.

Chest/Lung Hit – Feeling in your chest of vapor filling it up (varies based on liquid content)

Clearomizer – Tank that houses an atomizer with a wick that leads liquid to the coil

Coil – The part inside the atomizer that heats up.

Cut off – Battery shutdown to protect atomizer from overheating.

DCT – Dual Coil Tank (Tank that holds liquid which feeds into a punched cartomizer)

DIY – Do-It-Yourself

Dripping – The practice of dripping e-liquid directly onto the atomizer coil.

ECF – is the most popular and widely populated forum about electronic cigarettes

E-cig – An electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer (PV)

E-liquid/Juice – The liquid used in an electronic cigarette to produce the vapor. (aka nic liquid, juice, e-juice, nic juice, etc…)

Electronic Cigarette – also known as E-cig & Personal Vaporizer (PV)

Head/Replacement Coil – replacement part that houses the atomizer coil in an atomizer tank

IMR – LiMn2O4 Mod Battery (Safer Chemistry than LiIon)

Li-ion – Lithium ion batteries used in many PV’s

Manual Switch – Switch operated by user to turn battery power on/off

MG – Milligram (in this case refers to the amount of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid and equates approx to percentage ie 16mg is approx equal t 1.6% nicotine)

ML – Milliliter is a measure of e-liquid/juice quantity

Mod – Advanced level e-cigarette (Called this because in 2009 we modified many other things and turned them into e-cigarettes!)

Modder – One who modifies PV’s

Nic – nicotine

Passthrough (PT) – A device that is used in place of a battery that connects to a USB outlet to draw power.

PG – propylene glycol

Polyfil – (aka stuffing/batting/fiber/wool) the material that fills the cartridge/cartomizer

Personal Vaporizer (PV) – An electronic cigarette/cigar/pipe/box/mod/stick which vaporizes e-liquid

Punched Cartomizer – Cartomizer with holes in it meant to be used in a DCT (Dual Coil Tank)

RY4 –  is a very popular flavor which is often described as a mix of caramel and vanilla with a smokey flavor to it.

Throat Hit (TH) – Feeling in your throat caused by vapor being inhaled (varies with nicotine level, atomizer type and liquid content/flavor)

Topping off – Putting more e-liquid in the tank/cartomizer you are using

USB Passthrough – (aka PT) is an empty battery which has a wire and a USB plug and runs off your computer’s power or a portable power pack

Vape – To use an electronic cigarette (or sometimes refers to a device itself  (ie “Where is my vape?”)

Vaper – One that engages in vaping.

Vaping – The act of using an electronic cigarette.

Vapor – the smoke like emission (steam) produced by using an electronic cigarette

VG – glycerine (vegetable glycerine)


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