Published on June 18th, 2012 | by James0
Different Types of E Cigarette Batteries
The Different Types of E Cigarette Batteries
With the increasing number of new releases of e cigarettes, it is not surprising that there has been a corresponding rise in the type of batteries being used in them. If you are a new vapor who has just left the world of smoker, you will really get confuse with regards to the types of batteries that suit a variety of e cigs. So, in this article, we shall understand and explore the types of e cigarette batteries.
Major Classification of E Cigarette Batteries
Depending upon the working, the batteries of smokeless cigarettes are classified into two main groups: automatic and manual. Automatic batteries, also known as autos, are put into action by drag. You just need to fix them onto the atomizer or cartomizer after charging them and draw on the device to activate them for powering the atomizer for generating vapor. Because of such simple use, newbies prefer this type of e cig battery. Apart from them, many other vapers prefer these batteries, as they have the power to facilitate natural vaping just like smoking a tobacco.
On the other hand, the manual batteries are the choice of experienced vapers who love to have much control over the throat hit. To put a manual battery at work, you have to press a small button on it. Because the battery is sealed, there is no damage due to leaking liquid. Although it seems so easy, a few users complain that such battery does not facilitate natural smoking experience. Unlike autos that require the user to take two little draws for heating the atomizer, a manual battery requires only a button push for two seconds prior to drawing on the electronic cigarette.
Talking about the cons, the automatic battery models are more prone to wounds due to leaking liquid. Because these e cigs need an air channel, they are about to get damaged sooner or later. Furthermore, the autos also impose restrictions on the drag length and number of drags. This does not allow for controlled vaping or more frequent drags, which is eliminated by manual e cigarette batteries! However, the ability to allow lengthier drags more frequently means that the battery is not going to last long. Further, they do get activated if the button is pressed accidentally while stored in your purse or pocket.
Another Classification of E Cigarette Batteries
The e cig batteries are also classified according to the material/chemical with which they are made up of. Earlier when e cigs were just introduced, lead acid, alkaline, Ni-Cad (Nickel-Cadmium), and Lithium batteries were much in use. However, with new e-cig modifications (mods), these batteries have become uncommon because they are either too heavy, non-rechargeable, or fail to supply enough power.
Today, the most used e cigarette batteries are Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride), LiIon (Lithium-Ion), and Li-poly (Lithium-Polymer) batteries. The former one come in ‘standard’ rechargeable sizes, have replaced alkaline batteries, and offer high power density. On the other hand, the latter two rechargeable batteries are ultra light, have high power density, and come with protected circuitry to prevent any explosion.
Chief Differences in E Cigarette Batteries
The main difference is the threads or the type of atomizer that you can use with a battery and mAH rating that indicates the duration of operation between charges. The fact is that all rechargeable batteries have a restricted life cycle, which means that there is a fixed number that denotes the number of times you can charge them. The standard battery available in several starter kits generally run 180mah or 280mah; of which the former one is not going to last very long between charges, say not more than an hour. On the other hand, a few bigger batteries such as the Joye eGo offering 650mah, last between 8-12 hours for several e cigs.
Usage in Different E Cigarettes
One of the most demanded e cigs is‘slim’ or mini smokeless cigarettes, units that hold the smallest batteries. Designed to imitate the experience and look of a tobacco cigarette, these cigarettes feature almost automatic batteries, making them the most preferred ones of the new vapers. However, the con is that these cigs need to be charged often because of the small battery size.
For average vapers, the fat batter e cigs are ideal! Also famous for the tank models, these e cigs contain a larger battery that can embrace a bigger charge, and consequently, last longer. However, the majority of batteries used in these e cigarettes are manual. These e cigs also function at higher voltages than mini devices, offering boosted throat hit and thicker vapor.
When it comes to expert vapers, e cigs featuring a battery mod referring to a tubular casing for holding different types of batteries are preferred. While a few mods run at higher voltages than the above mentioned e cigs, variable voltage batteries are most preferred ones. This means that a user can increase or decrease the current for controlling the amount of vapor generated. This is exactly where the lithium polymer batteries are used. They are also preferred for pen style e cigs as well in both manual and automatic forms.
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