What is a Vape Kit?
Vape kit, e-cig, device & mod are all names for the same thing: an electronic cigarette. There are three main parts of an e-cig which are the battery, the tank and the coils.
The battery provides power to the device and is either activated with a fire button or by inhaling on the kit. Some also have settings that let you change the wattage/voltage to get the best vape experience.
The tank is where the liquid is held, and is usually a screw fit like the iStick Power 2, or a pod that sits in the device like the iSOLO AIR 2.
Vape coils are either inserted into the tank or pod like the iJust D20, or built in to a disposable pod, such as the IORE LITE. The coil is what makes the device function, it takes power from the battery, absorbs liquid from the tank and produces vapour.
What is the Difference Between Mouth to Lung and Direct to Lung?
There are three main ways to vape which are: mouth to lung (MTL), direct to lung (DL) and restricted direct to lung (RDL) which falls between the two. The resistance of the coil and power setting of the battery is what affects the type of draw.
MTL is where most new vapers start, as it mimics the draw of an actual cigarette. This style of vaping comes from coils that are around 1.0ohm or higher, and come with most low powered starter kits.
RDL is for vapers who prefer an airier MTL experience. The most common resistance of coil for RDL is around 0.8ohm.
DL is usually associated with more advanced vapers who like a lot of vapour. DL devices run at a much higher power and often use much lower resistance coils, such as 0.4ohm or lower.
For more info about which liquid is the most suitable for each coil type, see our e-liquid page.
Which Vape Kit Should I Choose?
That’s a tricky question to answer. At the end of the day it all comes down to personal preference and what you want from a device. There are three main kinds of kit that are available which are: pen types, pod kits and box mods.
Pen types are ideal starter kits as they are simple to use and are often lower power MTL kits. The main appeal of pen types is their small size, meaning they are ideal for slipping in a pocket or bag.
Some examples of pen types include the: iJust D20, iJust AIO and iStick Amnis. All three of these kits are great starter kits if you’re new to vaping.
Pod kits, again, make ideal starter kits as they either feature push fit coils or closed pods where the coils are built into the pod.
The IORE LITE and IORE Prime both have closed pods and remove the process of changing coils, which some new vapers can find confusing.
The iSOLO R, iSOLO AIR and iSOLO AIR 2 are versatile kits that work great as starter kits, but can also be used by more advanced vapers.
Box mods are usually advanced kits that have more complex features and are often bigger and bulkier. Some box mod kits use removable batteries or come with power modes like smart mode. The main benefit of box mods is their larger battery life.
The iStick Pico Le, iStick Power 2 and iStick T80 GTL are examples of great box mods, ideal for more advanced vapers. With their higher maximum wattage, they are a fantastic option for DL vapers.
Due to The Tobacco Products Directive 2016 (TPD) in the EU or The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR) UK law, all of the tanks sold by Eleaf UK are restricted to 2ml capacity or less.
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