Vapes tanks (or clearomisers) are the component of a vape pen or mod that contain the e-liquid and a heating element called a coil. Coils are made up of wick or cotton that runs through the centre of a metal wire or mesh. The wick or cotton absorbs the e-liquid in the tank, which is pulled through the wire, the device is then activated, heating the wire and converting the e-liquid into vapour.
Vape tank parts
A vape tank generally consists of the following parts:
• A drip tip or mouthpiece
• A top cap
• A coil
• A base
The drip tip or mouthpiece is the part of the tank you put in your mouth to inhale the vapour. Some vape tanks have a fixed drip tip or mouth piece that is attached to the top cap, others allow for customisation and feature changeable mouth pieces such as the Aspire Athos or Odan.
The top cap is the part that you would usually unscrew to fill the vape tank with e-liquid. Occasionally, you will find tanks that fill from the bottom.
The glass makes up the main body of the tank and houses the e-liquid and coil. Most tanks have fully or partially clear glass so that you can easily view how much e-liquid is left, however, some have this section covered to include additional branding or designs.
Most vape tanks will use a 510 thread; this is the part of the base that screws into your battery. As this is the most popular type of connection, it will allow for use with a wide range of vaping devices. Unlike the coil for example, which is usually specific to a brand or model, a 510 thread will make your vape tank compatible with pretty much any brand or model, making it quick and easy to switch between devices.
Sub-Ohm, Higher Resistance, RTAs & RDAs
There are 4 main types of tanks:
• Sub-ohm tanks that run below 1 ohm, suitable for direct to lung vaping. These are the most popular tanks, providing a quick and easy option for new and experienced vapers alike.
• Higher resistance tanks that run above 1 ohm, suitable for mouth to lung vaping. These vape tanks are popular with new vapers and ex-smokers, favoured for their vape style that is closer to traditional cigarette smoking.
• RDA tanks or rebuildable dripping atomisers that allow more established vapers to build their own coils. RDA's require regular filling as the e-liquid is dripped directly onto the coils instead of being added to a tank.
• RTA tanks or rebuildable tank atomisers are another type of tank that allows more experienced vapers to build their own coils but with the benefit of adding e-liquid to the tank instead of dripping. RTA's can hold as much as 10ml of juice. RDA's and RTAs are recommended for experienced users only as they can become dangerous if built incorrectly.
Buy Vape Tanks at F&S Vape Shop
F&S Vape Shop stock a wide selection of vape tanks from leading brands including Aspire, Innokin, SMOK, and Uwell. Our range also includes pod style tanks for use with devices such as Aspire AVP, Lost Vape Orion Q, SMOK Nord, and Uwell Caliburn. Browse our full range below and order online for fast UK delivery. If you require assistance with choosing the correct vape tank, contact us and we'll be happy to help.