What are Open and Closed System E-Cigarettes?

Experienced vapers will know that there are a whole host of different ways to vape. However, anyone new to e-cigarettes may be unsure about the differences between Open and Closed System e-cigarettes. The contrasting features result in different vapes, and in this guide we look at what the differences are as well as the advantages of each type.

What are Open and Closed System E-Cigarettes?

Open and Closed System e-cigarettes are the terms used to describe the two main types of e-cigarette. Both are currently available from blu™, and work in slightly different ways.

The main difference between Open and Closed System e-cigarettes is the way the e-liquid is delivered to the heating mechanism. Open System e-cigarettes have a clearomizer which is filled with e-liquid manually, whereas Closed System e-cigarettes use tanks, which come ready-filled with e-liquid, and screw directly onto the e-cig battery. Open System e-cigs also have a removable mouthpiece, whereas the mouthpiece on Closed System e-cigs is built into the e-cigarette tank.

The main three parts of an Open System e-cigarette are the mouthpiece, the clearomizer and the e-cigarette battery. On some e-cigarettes the wick and coil can be detached; however, on blu™ e-cigarettes these parts are kept sealed inside the clearomizer.

Open system

Clearomizer, mouthpiece and battery are attached

Closed System e-cigarettes are similar, consisting of an e-cig battery and a tank. The main difference is that the tank cannot be refilled in the same way as a clearomizer can. Some Closed System e-cigarettes, such as blu™ disposable e-cigs, are completely disposable and have all the component parts internalized.

Closed system

Tanks and battery are attached
What are the benefits of an Open System E-Cigarette?

Open System e-cigarettes, which are sometimes called vape pens, are completely reusable as the e-liquid can be topped up once it has run out. Open System e-cigarettes often have a smoother draw. An Open System e-cigarette also has a more powerful e-cig battery, which means that it will last for longer when fully charged.

What are the benefits of a Closed System E-Cigarette?

Closed System e-cigarettes, which are also referred to as cig-a-likes, are ready to vape as soon as they are fitted together and charged. There is no need to refill any e-liquid which means there is no mess when the e-cig tank runs out, and additionally there is no e-liquid to carry around. Once a Closed System e-cigarette is finished, the vaper can throw the tank or disposable away.

How can I get the most out of my Open System E-Cigarette?

To get the most from an Open System e-cig, vapers need to be aware of the issue of flavor ghosting. This term refers to the lingering flavor when a vaper decides to change e-liquid . The best way to avoid flavor ghosting is to have different clearomizers for each flavor of e-liquid and change them when you change your e-liquid.

How can I get the most out of my Closed System E-Cigarette?

It is recommended that a Closed System e-cigarette is charged as often as possible, as this will ensure that every draw is flavorful. Additionally, the blu PLUS+™ kits come with cases which can be used to store extra e-cig batteries and e-cigarette tanks.

What is the blu PRO™ Open System E-Cigarette?

The blu PRO™ is an Open System e-cigarette, and works in a similar way as other Open System e-cigs. The clearomizer is filled with e-liquid and then attached to the e-cigarette battery, and after it has been fully charged the blu PRO™ can be vaped. The blu PRO™ comes with optimized coil resistance which gives a purer taste when vaping as well as a refined battery connection which results in a longer battery life.

What is the blu PLUS+™ Closed System E-Cigarette?

The blu PLUS+™ is a Closed System e-cigarette which works by attaching a tank to the e-cigarette battery. Once the e-cig has been charged, it is ready to use. The blu PLUS+™ Rechargeable kit can store extra e-cigarette batteries and tanks in addition to charging the e-cigarette on the go. The cases allow vapers to comfortably carry the blu PLUS+™ around and safely store the kit.

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