Anatomy of a Vape Tank: Vape Tanks 101

By: Michael Scott

The vaping industry has seen significant growth in the recent years with more people opting to vape rather than smoke cigarettes. There is a wide range of vaping devices and e-juice flavors available to cater to the needs of every vaper.

Although they serve almost the same purpose, vaping is completely different from smoking. And choosing the right device is a very important step to getting a good vaping experience. For newbies, the first step is understanding the different parts of a vaping device. Generally, a vaping device is composed of a battery, mod, tank, and coil. Each plays a different role to make vaping a success.

Today, we are going to talk about tanks. If you are looking for information about the best vape tanks on the market, check out online vaping blogs and read reviews.

Components of a Vape Tank

A vape tank is composed of four main parts — the tube, the coil deck, the coil, and the top cap.

The coil deck is the section of the tank where the coil and wicking material is fixed. Under the deck, there is usually a 510 connection or a similar provision for attaching the tank to a mod.

The top cap is the opposite section of the tank. This is where the drip tip is fixed. In some tanks, the refilling hole is located on the top cap. However, for some other tanks, you have to remove the entire top cap to refill.

The tube is considered the tank’s body and is usually made of Pyrex or stainless steel. The tube stores your e-liquid of choice.

The coil is what is heated to turn your e-liquid into vapor. Vaping devices can use coils made of different materials including nickel, stainless steel, and titanium. The coil is wrapped with a wick, which can be made of cotton, ceramic, or silica. The wick absorbs the e-juice from the tank for vaporization to take place on the coil.

Why are There Many Different Vape Tanks Available?

Well, the ultimate answer to this question is “user preference.” Each tank offers different features and performance.

Tanks differ in price, size, atomizer type, power requirements, and looks. For instance, some tanks are designed to work with specific atomizer heads. The atomizer head you use can affect the flavor and vapor production of your device. The size of tanks vary. Some tanks can hold 2mL of e-juice or less, while others can hold as much as 6mL of vape liquid.

Rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDA) (also called drippers) are one of the type of atomizers on the market. The work just like normal tanks but do not come with a reservoir for holding e-liquid, so you have to drip e-juice after a few puffs. With RDAs, you can build your coil. Another type of atomizer is rebuildable tank atomizers (RTA). RTAs are an improved version of RDAs as they do not require continuous dripping. Just like RDAs, you can build your own coil with RTAs.

What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

You may have probably heard about sub ohm vaping, and you are wondering what it is about. Well, the overall idea of sub ohm vaping can be summarized into four simple words “massive, flavor-rich clouds.”

It is important to have a proper understanding of ohms and resistance if you want to engage in sub ohm vaping. Thankfully, there are a lot of vaping devices and accessories on the market today that is made specifically for sub ohm vaping. Still, knowledge is important. You can learn a lot about sub ohm vaping and other vaping-related things at The Vape Snob.

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