How Does A Vape Pen Work? Everything You Need to Know

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Vape Pen Parts Explained

Vaping is a fun way to relax, a great alternative to smoking, and brings you into a whole new community of enthusiasts. To help you understand more about how a vape pen works and ensure you know how to use a vape pen, explore this guide from StayLit Design.

The Holding Tank

One of the most important vape pen parts to explain is the holding pen. Putting your oil in the holding tank is the only way you can vape. The holding tank not only holds all your oil, but it’s also the place where the oil is drawn from when you inhale and the vape starts to heat up. While holding tanks vary in size, they are all in the same size range and are relatively easy to fill. You will need to know which part of your vape is the holding tank, so you know you’re putting your oil in the right place.

The Atomizer (Heater)

vape pen with analog screen

To inhale the vapor that comes from the oil (to vape), you need to transform the oil into vapor. When you’re trying to figure out how a vape pen works, understanding the vaporization process is critical. Vaporization is done through heat, just like many other chemical substance changes. The heater, though, is small enough that it can fit in a compact pen and will heat the oil up to the perfect temperature, so it doesn’t get burnt but still vaporizes. In vape pens, this tiny heater is called an atomizer.

The Technology

Vape kits and pens feature a variety of technology that makes them better than traditional methods of smoking. Vape pens may be safer to use, can optimize the amount of vapor you’re able to inhale, and offer an easier inhalation alternative to smoking. Some of the most popular features that are constantly evolving include:

  • Smaller Pen Sizes
  • Longer Battery Lives
  • More Sensitive Temperature Regulation
  • Replaceable Coils
  • Windows in Pens
  • Adjustable Power Settings
  • Screen Readouts
  • Adjustable Heat Settings

Each of these has the power to dramatically change how a vape pen works.

The Battery

vape battery charger

As one of the most important parts of a vape pen, the battery powers the entire thing. A rechargeable battery heats up the atomizer and allows that to heat the liquid in turn. It’s also responsible for powering any technology behind the vape pen. Vapes are like cell phones and most other devices in that they can be recharged and the battery doesn’t have to be constantly replaced. The more a vape pen is used, though, the more likely the battery will start to break down and replacement will become necessary.

The Process

When you inhale with a vape pen, it activates the battery to start heating up the element and your juice. The process is lightning fast, and it feels like the inhalation and vapor delivery happen almost simultaneously. The more often you use your pen, the more likely it will be to fire right up. As you learn more about your vape and your own personal vaping style, you’ll learn the best methods for inhaling and how to do it the right way every time.

Vape Pens at StayLit Design

Need even more details about how a vape pen works? Explore each vape pen’s product page for specifics about their technology and optimal usage. You can also reach out to us at any time for advice, suggestions, and instructions.