a unit of electric resistance. Lower value means lower resistance which then causes faster heating of atomizer
stands for: pack a day
Personal Charging Case, or Portable Charging Case - allows you to charge batteries while on the go. In the pic Prosmoke PCC (Prosmoke review)
Polyethylene Glycol, Ethylene Glycol, Diethylene Glycol – when people talk about how toxic Propylene Glycol is, that's usually because they confused Propylene Glycol with one of the above mentioned, which are toxic.
This confusion is found in some articles on e-cigarettes, whether just pure ignorance or some ulterior motives are involved.
PG Propylene Glycol
a colorless, almost odorless, clear and viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, an ingredient that either alone or in combination with vegetable glycerine makes a base liquid for e-juice.
PG is used in pharmaceutical and food products for general consumption. Some people might be alergic to it (the same people who are alergic to products of everyday use that contain PG, like some toothpastes, soaps, lotions). Alergy symptoms are mild, however, if that’s your case, you should look for e-juice with Vegetable Glycerin base.
Same as USB passthrough below, e-cigarette with USB charger that plugs directly into a a USB port to provide constant power to the device
PV or personal vaporizer
another name for electronic cigarette, vaping device
refers to resistance of atomizer, measured in Ohms
Basic starter kit includes a battery, a USB charger and cartomizer or clearomizer. Proper starter kits usually have at least two batteries and cartos or clearos, USB charger and wall adapter. If sellers mean business, they will also include "fuel" - ejuice or cartos, depending on the type of the vaping device. Better starter kits come with some additions like car charger, portable charging case or carrying case.
In the picture Apollo Endeavor Kit (review)
Vaping using tanks that have atomisers with less than 1 Ohm resistance. Appeared in recent couple of years.
You'll love it only if your vaping style is direct lung inhale (DL), unlike mouth to lung (MTL), and you are into"volume vaping" (You want your vapor to be visible from another planet, right?) To each his own.
Such tank come with higher capacity battery like this one in the picture.
See our reviews
a tube to hold e-liquid, with cartomizer in the middle of of it which has a hole punched in the bottom. When you inhale, vacuum suction draws e-liquid from the tank into the cartomizer through the hole. An e-cigarette tank can hold more e-liquid than regular cartomizers. (4ml, even 7ml)
TH, throat hit
sensation in the back of your throat when you inhale vapor, mainly depending on nicotine level and quality of e-liquid.
adding a few drops of e-liquid into a cartridge/cartomizer/ tank
one type of your vape gear storage
see the picture, courtesy of Ecig Workshop
use of electronic cigarette
also known as Glycerol - not to be confused with "Glycol"
a colorless, nearly odorless, clear and viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, often used in electronic cigarette liquids as base liquid, whether in combination with PG (see above) or alone. People alergic to PG use VG instead. Provides more vapor but less throat hit.
Extensively used in food industry, as a solvent, sweetener, preservative, thickening agent, filler
in commercially prepared low-fat oods (e.g., cookies) etc. Also
used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care products.
(Wiki: Voltage, electric potential difference, electric pressure or electric tension is the difference in electric potential between two points.)
Here, when setting it for yourself in penstyle batteries, you usually choose between the 4 options between 3.3 to 4.8 or more V; in mods the range is offered.
The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power. It is used to quantify the rate of energy transfer.
Here - you can set your wattage in advanced personal vaporizers like mods. On the left, variable wattage display on SmokXPro battery (our review).
Made of fiberglass, silica or cotton (they say the cotton wicks are safer) this part of atomizer is what draws e-liquid into the heating element.
DIY-ers among you buy it and replace their old wicks. In some clearomizers (like CE4, some models of it) it is clearly visible.
pics courtesy of VapourBase