If you have been considering making the switch from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it is important for you to learn about each part of the e-cigarette and understand the parts function. Once you understand how e-cigarettes work, you can perform needed maintenance on your new e-cigarette and even refill your e-cigarette which will save you quite a bit of money over time. One component of the e-cigarette is the cartomizer. But what is a cartomizer for an e-cigarette?
A cartomizer is the part of the e-cigarette designed to deliver the e-liquid and convert it into vapor for inhaling. Most cartomizers consist of a small heating element surrounded by a poly-foam that holds the e-liquid. This liquid is then heated by the heating element and converted into vapor that one inhales while using the e-cigarette. These heating elements do wear out over time and must be replaced and you can usually tell when it is time to replace the cartomizer when the vapor begins to develop a burnt taste to it instead of the pleasant flavor it was designed to deliver. Excluding the disposable brands of e-cigarettes, most cartomizers can be easily replaced on any model even if they aren’t advertised as replaceable.
Cartomizers can be used with or without additional e-liquid tanks. These tanks provide storage for additional e-liquid so your e-cigarette will last longer before you have to refill the e-liquid. The term, cartotank, has been used to refer to cartomizers used in conjunction with larger e-liquid tanks. Depending on the brand of e-cigarette you choose, you may be using a cartotank instead of a simple cartomizer. Installation and replacing of these cartomizers are slightly different from the standard model requiring the cartomizer to be inserted into a tube connected to the tank so the liquid may reach the heating element.
There are many components to an e-cigarette and knowing how each and every one of them work is important for you to properly maintain your e-cigarette. Properly maintaining your e-cigarette and replacing the cartomizer when necessary will ensure your new e-cigarette functions at its best so you can have the best e-cigarette smoking experience that will not only last you a long time, but also save you a lot of money over time.