Getting to know your electronic cigarette device

If you’ve just bought your first e-cigarette then you’re probably trying to wrap your head around all of the different parts and accessories that go along with them. The list of modifications available grows every day, but the basic components of an e-cigarette in Australia are actually quite simple.

Read on below to find out about the key parts and accessories of a vape device.


One of the primary parts of an e-ciggie is the cartridge or tank which contains the e-liquid or vape juice that becomes vaporised. The tanks or cartridges are usually refillable or removable, allowing vaper’s flexibility of the e-liquid solution in their e-cig’s.


The atomizer is the heating element of the pen that draws in the e-liquid and turns it into vapour. It usually heats e-liquid’s to temperatures between 100-120 degrees Celsius, creating the vapour. Vape devices do not actually create ‘smoke’ but instead a fine mist of aerosolised particles.


Most new e-cigarettes have pressure sensors and will switch the device on when the user inhales. Others will have a button or other method of turning the device on.


Most e-cigarette kits include a rechargeable lithium battery – the batteries usually last for hundreds of uses. Most batteries are removable and replaceable and many new devices contain higher capacity batteries.


Most vape device kits will include USB battery charging kits. A lot of e-cigarettes are designed to be charged with standard and common charging ports such as micro-usb, so lost chargers are easily replaced.


As the popularity of e-cig’s continue to grow so does the list of accessories available to purchase to enhance the experience of using them. Here’s a list of just some of the most common accessories that people purchase with their e-cigs;

Vape Bands

Rubber Vape Bands are a popular accessory for customising the look of vape devices and are handy when travelling for keeping glass tanks and cartridges from breaking. They come in a large range of colours and styles and are a highly practical modification for day-to-day use. They can potentially save users a lot of money in broken tanks!

Child Proof Bottles

For those who have children at home having e-liquid’s accessible can be a concern as they can be potentially harmful to children, a popular modification is to purchase childproof containers that are easy to refill and will keep  children out.

Spare Batteries

Extra batteries are a good purchase for regular users, with starter kits the battery life of the battery that comes with the e-cig is sometimes not sufficient for regular daily use or long travel, premium batteries last longer and have higher outputs.

Car, Wall and USB chargers

Just like your phone or any other device that you use daily, it’s handy to have a number of charging options. If you’re on the go in the car all the time then a car charger can be very handy, whilst some people prefer a wall charger for use at work or home or a versatile USB charger.

Herb Grinders

Some people want to use dry herbs with their e-cigarette’s, a key tool for this is a good herb grinder.

Mouth Pieces

There are a lot of customer mouthpieces out there, a lot of people will choose to replace the generic one that comes with their e-ci. If you are planning to vaporise dry herbs then a special mouthpiece is necessary.


Mesh is a must for dry herbs or more viscous e-liquids.

Drip Tips

Drip tips are an alternative option to tanks. They basically work by removing absorbent material so that liquid is drop directly on the atomizer, this saves user from filling or removing anything and can increase the flavour.

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