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What Is an Atomizer in A Vape

The heating element in a vaporizer that converts dry herbs, oils, extracts, and waxes into inhalable vapor is known as an atomizer. You can’t vape without one – every vaping device has one!

The term “atomizer” only refers to the unit that contains the coil and the wick, which are responsible for converting your substance into vapor. However, because there are so many different types of vapes and atomizers available today, “atomizer” has become an umbrella term for any heating element in a vape that functions in the same way. For example, the “atomizer” is the conduction or convection oven in dry herb vapes.

Parts of an Atomizer

The components of an atomizer vary depending on the type of atomizer and the type of vape. However, liquid extract vapes typically include:

  • Battery: The atomizer’s power source
  • Coil: The heating element that can reach between 180°F to 500°F
  • Cartridge: A container that holds the extract
  • Wick: A cotton fiber that has been saturated with the substance and comes into contact with the coil to produce vapor
  • Mouthpiece: Where the vaper inhales the vapor.

Meanwhile, dry herb vaporizers use ovens as their atomizers. These can either be:

  • Conduction: Direct heat contact is used to heat cannabis (i.e., the herb comes into direct contact with the compartment walls, converting them to vapor).
  • Convection: Heat is transferred using moving liquids such as steam or warm air.

Both types include a heating element and a chamber for storing ground cannabis. The difference is that conduction ovens frequently have the heating element and chamber in contact with each other, whereas convection ovens keep them separate.

How an Atomizer works

The atomizer in liquid extract vapes works when the battery powers up the coil. The coil heats the wick, which is saturated by the cartridge substance. The heat causes the saturated liquid to turn into vapor when it reaches the proper temperature. The vapor travels through the device until it reaches the mouthpiece, where it can be inhaled.

When you turn on a dry herb vaporizer, the atomizer starts working after it preheats. A coil or a heating plate heats the chamber that holds the ground cannabis in vapes that use conduction ovens. The vapor is produced when the chamber comes into direct contact with the heating element and travels to the mouthpiece.

The chamber and the coil or heating plate are separate in vapes that use convection ovens. The heating element generates warm air that circulates within the device (typically via a fan). This heats the ground cannabis to the point where cannabinoids are released as vapor, which the user inhales through the mouthpiece.

How to take care of your Atomizer

Some vaporizers have atomizers that must be cleaned regularly. If you have one of these, make sure you follow the care instructions carefully or take it to an authorized support center to have it checked. Some vapes require regular heating element replacement, which you can do at home with care and research.

The most fundamental thing you can do to take care of your atomizer is to avoid dropping it, especially when using an Aaokvape. Place your vaporizer in a secure location and ensure it is always kept safe.


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