“Tanks” For the Vaping Memories
When studying the history of vaping, it becomes very apparent how far the technology has come. One of the most striking parts and its changes is in the tanks of the devices. From strength and materials used in construction of the tank to the myriad devices that can use these tanks, it is clear how much has been improved since the inception of vaping.
In the early days of vaping, and in fact, up until recently, vape tanks were centered around a part known as the atomizer. The atomizer is a small tubed casing with a thread to attach the atomizer to the rest of the e-cigarette. There is an opening at the top of the atomizer to drip e-liquid in. However, atomizers were short-lived and would need to be replaced very quickly. The next development was the cartomizer. A cartomizer was a combination of a cartridge and an atomizer, modifying the shape to become longer and thicker. A wicking filler material inside helps the liquid become vapor.
However, the clearomizer is the current iteration that is by far the most popular. Designed to hold a much greater volume of e-liquid, clearomizers come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. The general parts and segments included are a tank where the e-liquid is stored, a bottom base with a replaceable coil head, and a drip tip and mouthpiece at the very top.
Clearomizers, as of right now, are made of two materials. The first, polycarbonate plastic (usually referred to as clearomizers), is extremely durable. Because it is plastic, it has inherent strength. Therefore, when a clearomizer is dropped, it is unlikely to break. The clearomizer is also incredibly cheap due to the relatively commonplace material it is made from. Made more for vapers who are constantly out all day, polycarbonate plastic clearomizers are inexpensive and sturdy. The other material type is Pyrex glass. These clearomizers, commonly referred to as glassomizers, are more expensive. However, they are far more resistant to erosion and will not be changed by the acidity of the e-liquid inside. Compared to cartomizers and atomizers from the older days, clearomizers upstage and outcompete them in every way. Longevity and erosion resistance are key reasons the clearomizers are significantly better than previous iterations.
Coil technology in the tanks has also progressed an amazing amount. Prior tanks generally focused on single coils, but more dual coil tanks are on the market today. Adjustable juice and airflow are now available at cheap rates, whereas before were rarely seen, except on the most expensive high-end models on the market.
Recently, more types of devices can use the superior tanks. MODs used to be only customizable by the individual, but with the recent interest in sub-ohming and Modding, more tanks compatible with MODs have begun to spring up. Able to hold huge amounts of e-liquid and power through it all like a champ, these tanks are true powerhouses.
No matter what way you look at it, tanks have become key components of the vaping experience. Truly astounding technological advancements in both material and design have made these much more efficient and powerful. With the rate of innovation increasing, it will be exciting to see even better tank design in the future.
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