Clearomizers, Cartomizers and Atomizers: What's the Difference?
Anyone new to vaping may find themselves struggling to keep up with some of the terminology long-time e-cig users toss around. One persistent misunderstanding is the difference between an e-cig clearomizer, cartomizer and atomizer. Here's what you need to know to shop smartly:
- Atomizer is a general term for the part of an e-cigarette containing the coil that heats up the e-liquid to produce vapor. Clearomizers and cartomizers are both types of atomizers, though the term is often used to describe older designs that separate the heating coil and e-liquid tank.
- A cartomizer is a type of atomizer in which an e-liquid cartridge is attached to the heating coil. This allows the e-cig to hold more liquid and reduces the amount of setup and maintenance required.
- E-cigarette clearomizers are similar to cartomizers except they feature a translucent tank which clearly shows how much e-liquid is left. Some of the most popular e cig clearomizers are made by CE4 and eGo-T.
Bottom vs. Top Fill Clearomizers
One of the most significant distinctions between e-cig clearomizers is how they are filled. Almost all available models fill either from the top or the bottom. Both have pros and cons that can make a significant impact on your vaping experience.
Generally speaking, top fill electronic cigarette tanks produce a warmer vapor and are less prone to leaking. However, they have been known to produce drier hits and less pronounced flavors, due to poor wicking issues. Bottom fill clearomizers are easier to fill and produce more consistent vapor. But they have been known to leak or drop when filling, and some designs are prone to sealing issues which can lead to air entering the cartridge.
So which is the best e-cig tank for you? The only way to find out is to experiment with different models and look for one that’s best suited to the way you vape. At East Coast Vapor, we carry a great selection of e-cig clearomizers by some of the most popular brands on the market today. Our friendly staff is available to help you assess your needs and choose the clearomizer kit that’s right for you. Online or in-person, you can count on our team for expert advice every step of the way.
Shop the Latest Clearomizers at East Coast Vapor
East Coast Vapor is your exclusive source for the newest and best e-cig clearomizers. You’ll find a wide selection of high quality clearomizers as well as coils, wicks and other parts. We also carry many products for older e-cig setups, including replacement tanks. Choose from products by eGo-T, CE4, Kanger Tech and more — nearly all of our products are available in a variety of colors, styles and sizes to suit the preference of any user.
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