What is a Vape Tank?
A vape tank is the part of an e-cig that connects to the battery of a device and contains the coil which turns e-liquid into vapour. It fits to a kit either through a magnetic connection or a 510 thread. The coil can also be built-in or fitted and removed through the base.
There are a number of different parts to a vape tank. These are:
- Drip Tip – Also referred to as a mouthpiece. Pods often have non-removable drip tips, but some can be taken out. This helps funnel the vapour into your mouth.
- Top Cap – Reveals the filling holes on top-fill models. It is usually a screw off or sliding top.
- Tank/Pod – The main body of the tank. Most commonly made of glass or acrylic.
- Coil – Most coils either screw into the base of the device or push fit into the tank/pod. In the case of RDAs and RTAs, the user-made coil is screwed into the base.
How Does a Vape Tank Work?
A vape tank is what holds everything together. It works by heating up the e-liquid inside to produce vapour. To do this it needs to be fitted with a coil. This is what absorbs the liquid inside and vaporises it when activated. It also needs to be attached to a battery to power the coil.
What is the Difference Between Sub-ohm and MTL?
MTL and sub-ohm refer to the resistance of the coil. MTL coils are any resistance above 1.0ohm. These more closely replicate the feel of a cigarette. Sub-ohm coils are are less than 1.0ohm and they cater to RDL and DL vapers.
RDA & RTA.
Rebuildable dripping atomisers and rebuildable tank atomisers contain coils that are built by the user. RDAs simply contain a coil and cotton, onto which the e-liquid is dripped. RTAs are practically the same as RDAs, but instead of dripping the liquid there is a reservoir above the coil and cotton.
In order to keep your vaping experience simple, Joyetech UK does not sell RDAs and RTAs. You can find plenty of alternatives right here to suit your preference, however.
Vape Tank FAQs.
Why is The Tank Leaking?
There are several issues that can cause a tank to leak, these are:
- The coil is burnt or faulty – Due to the cotton, pre-built coils need to be changed regularly. When the cotton degrades toward the end of its life, it can’t absorb the liquid as well as it once did. This can cause leakage through the airflow holes on the base of the tank.
- The tank is cracked – Some models contain glass or acrylic sleeves, which can crack when dropped. If it’s leaking, one of the first things that should be checked is the glass. This is usually indicated by liquid leaking, but the airflow is dry.
- The coil isn’t an appropriate resistance – If you inhale too harshly on certain coils (MTL for example), this can cause leakage due to the coils becoming oversaturated. This can be remedied by using a lower resistance coil in your tank.
What Else Could Be Affecting the Tank?
A device failing to read the coil could be the cause of an issue. This is usually indicated by an error message displayed on the screen. The most common fix for this issue is to try changing the coil. If the error persists you can contact our helpful customer service team for more help.
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