The first time time you see a personal vaporizer (or PV), you notice that it looks very different from a cigarette. That’s because it works differently from a cigarette in just about every way!
Before you take your first puff, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of PVs so that you can get exactly the vaping experience you want. So, how do personal vaporizers work?
There are several different types of PVs (specifically, vape pens and vape mods), but they’re all pretty much made up of a battery, a tank, and a metal tank cap or “coil head”—all of which comes in our vape pen starter kits. You hold down a button on the battery to power the coil, which heats up some of the e juice (also called e liquid or vape juice), turning it into a smooth, thick vapor. Then, all you need to do is inhale!
How Are Personal Vaporizers Different from E cigs?
Like e cigarettes, personal vaporizers heat up the e liquid to create a vapor. However, personal vaporizers offer several distinct benefits:
- A larger tank for more e juice
- Longer-lasting rechargeable batteries
- Refill your tank whenever you want, rather than replacing empty cartridges
In an e cig, the coil is built right into the cartridge along with the vape juice so you never have to refill, but you’ll need to change cartridges and recharge your battery more often because they’re smaller than a PV’s tank and battery.
Recharging & Refilling Your Personal Vaporizer
So, now that you know just how personal vaporizers work, you’ll need to know the steps to recharge and refill your PV.
If your battery is brand new, charge it fully before the first use. Chargers vary by brand; ours is a USB charger, which can be used with any compatible USB port. Just unscrew the battery from the tank and tank cap, screw it onto the charger, and plug it in to a USB port. When the light turns green, it’s 100% charged.
To refill your PV with e juice, unscrew the battery from the tank, and then unscrew the metal tank cap. Take the e juice bottle and fill the tank by pouring the liquid onto the inner wall of the tank—just like you would carefully pour a beverage on the side of a glass. There will be a tube in the center of the tank, and you need to avoid getting liquid in there. If you do, problems like leaks and and spills might occur.
After you’ve filled the tank, screw the cap back on to the tank, and screw the tank back on to the battery. Then, you’re ready to start vaping. Simple!