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How does the vaporizer in your e-cig work?

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How does the vaporizer in your e-cig work?

Whether you call them electronic cigarettes, e-cigs or vapes, these nifty gadgets are busy replacing regular tobacco cigarettes in our collective consciousness. A standard electronic cigarette has two basic components: a rechargeable lithium battery and a nicotine cartridge containing e-liquid and a vaporizer.

blu UK Starter or Premium Kits use the popular model of combining cartridge and vaporizer into one handy disposable ‘cartomiser’. This means users don’t have to worry about refilling anything – just plug the cartomiser into your battery and you’re good to go. Need to know more? For all you inquisitive types out there, here’s the science part:

The science part

How your vaporiser works

The earliest electronic cigarette technology can actually be traced all the way back to a patent filed in 1963; however, the modern electronic cigarette dates back to 2003.

The idea: as users inhale through their device, a sensor detects the airflow and activates the battery and heating element – vaporising the liquid nicotine. Clever stuff. As vaping has become more popular, new inventions have appeared on the market but the basic idea remains the same.

How else is vapour technology used?

E-cigs aren’t alone in harnessing the usefulness of vapour technology. From 2010 until earlier this year, 300 Morrisons supermarkets used cool misted vapour to help to keep their fruit and vegetables fresh. As well as the effects that the vapour itself may have had, it also made for an undeniably eye-catching display.

That’s not the only alternative use of vapour technology that you may be familiar with though. Electric aromatisers are becoming increasingly popular. A modern take on the scented oil diffuser, these devices vapourise water which has had scented oil added to it, diffusing the aroma. They’re ideal for an aromatherapy treatment room or just for your living room at home.

Your blu Cartridge Refill

If you could look at a cross-section of your blu Cartridge Refill (like the picture above) you would see a small heating element surrounding a tiny wick alongside a chamber filled with e-liquid. As you inhale, the tiny wick draws e-liquid from the chamber onto the heating element and hey presto!

Each blu Cartridge contains US pharmaceutical grade nicotine – the highest grade available – in 18mg, 12mg, 6mg or 0mg strengths. The e-liquid flavours also contain pharmaceutical grade propylene gycol, which gives the ‘throat hit’ that smokers enjoy. Along with these components, you’ll find common natural and artificial flavourings.

How long does a cartridge last?

E-cigarette Cartridge lifespans

We have tested our Cartridges extensively under laboratory conditions and each one lasts on average around 300 puffs. However, there is no hard and fast answer to this question as everybody enjoys blu e-cigs at their own pace. Take long, deep puffs and your e-cig will run out faster than if you take short, cheeky puffs. Your rechargeable case can carry three spares!

How does a Pro Kit tank work?

For those who want to take their blu experience to the next level, our blu™ Pro Kit is among the best vape kits on the market. Rather than using the cartomiser model, the blu Pro Kit comes with a clearomiser tank. The clearomiser houses a coil and a wick to heat your e-liquid. Connect up your clearomiser to your rechargeable lithium battery and this makes up your easy-to-use Pro Kit. Users refill this stylish see-through tank with e-liquids from our fantastic range of flavours.

Pleasurable nicotine delivery

Tasty vapour with nicotine

The invention of the vaporizer has meant a nicotine revolution. E-cigarettes and e-cig vapour are free from tobacco smoke, tar and odour.

Feel safe in the knowledge that our expert technical people have put each part of your device through extensive quality testing before a blu e-cig ever reaches your lips.

Images by Mike Licht, William Warby, Sludge G. All used under Creative Commons Licence.

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