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 - e-cigarette-forum.com 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)