Publié le : 2017-11-12 12:34:28
Catégories : Tips & Advice
The mouthpiece or Drip Tip is a critical piece of electronic cigarettes. Located at the end of the device, connected to the atomizer, it is by him that we aspire the vape. This small accessory is very useful as a taste synthesizer but also plays a great aesthetic role.
Style and feel are now the watchwords when it comes to the Drip Tip! And the discussions on the vape will not have taken long to evoke his name, once neglected. There is currently a very large variety available in hundreds or even thousands of models. You will understand, it has become a real fashion accessory!
Detachable and replaceable at will, the Drip Tip becomes a must in the comfort of e-cigarettes . Very influential on taste and sensation, it is one of the elements that determines the specialty of a vape. The search for a good configuration is no longer limited to DIY e-liquid and ACCUS atomizer ( rebuildable , electro, mecan ...).
Before rushing to the shops, follow our advice on the choice of Drip Tips, which must correspond to a particular desire, not to leave to chance.
Any electronic cigarette has a mouthpiece that allows vaping, regardless of the model that is in possession. Screwed, or recessed by clippers, it can be replaced in time to change experience. It quickly becomes an addiction; we start by interchanging two or more Drip Tip and this can end in a collection! If there is such a craze on this little accessory, it's because there are big reasons.
The vape is above all a matter of taste and even fans of power vaping or clouds chasing will not tell you the opposite. We usually feel the need to change the aroma, to increase the hit, or to knit new resistances so that our tongue and our throat are satisfied. It is through this sensory question that the tip plays a major role, in the sense that it can accentuate, concentrate, heat or cool a vape by its characteristics: its shape (short or long, straight or curved, linear or trumpet ...), the material that constitutes it (wood, metals, plastic, glass, ceramic ...), its size (diameter of entry and exit, internal diameter) and its texture (smooth, engraved ...).
There is no good or bad Drip Tip, it is according to the sensation that the choice must be made. Each feature is represented by a special configuration that must be taken into account before getting it. Depending on whether you have a dripper, a clearomizer or other type of electronic cigarette, your mouthpiece must meet the harmony of your accessory, otherwise a super DIY will never be rewarded.
There is a multitude of Drip Tip machined from various materials, but before moving on to this detail, think about the disparate effects they provide. The list is long, follow the guide!
- Plastic :
Many of the earlier generations of electronic cigarettes are supplied with plastic tips. It does not feel at first sight but do not judge too fast! The advantage of this material is that it remains very faithful to the vape concocted by your coil, and does not mark the taste. When the smoke passes through the mouthpiece, which is often a simple accessory. Its defect is its structure, the plastic is not very resistant and dries with time.
Without doubt one of the most used materials today, steel offers good sensations. Highly resistant, it does not only shine in the kitchen and industries for its name. The steel ends are also rented for their great thermal flexibility, they heat up and cool according to the type of vape. Steel is also very pleasant on the palate and does not suffer from longevity problems.
It is a proven material in the industrial world and is used almost everywhere for watches, rims, knives and more. The e-cig is no exception and aluminum tips are considered tough. Quite special for vape, it presents a special thermal reaction since it is a very active driver. We quickly see its effectiveness when we love thrills, aluminum heats up at high temperature but reasonable (perfect for hits and sub ohms). As for comfort, there is nothing to say, it is a very lightweight material and very resistant.
- Glass :
Why not ? Glass tips become more and more popular thanks to their expansion coefficient. Highly resistant to heat, pyrex is the most resistant glass for high temperature uses, it is found in our kitchens (glasses, plates ...). However, it is recommended to use the glass Drip Tip only for low-dose nicotine liquids as it tends to retain micro-substances in the long term. These debris are obviously benign, but deteriorate the structure of the glass which gradually takes a yellowish tint, which is not very pretty to see.
The best, but also one of the most expensive! This material is almost perfect to convey the good vape in your mouth! Called Teflon PTFE, it is a polymer that contains thermostable properties. Teflon tips are known to be stable, which largely tolerate heat compared to other materials. It never heats even with almost no resistance, it is also very flexible and very smooth (small inconvenience for gurgles)
- Others :
ceramic, stone, delrin .... There is a great multitude of materials used to make Drip Tip, their thermal feature designates their instructions for use. Some materials are better at handling heat (ceramic, clay, earth) than others, but it is not this skill that should guide the choice. Cleaning, such as condensation or internal hygiene are just as dependent on the material. The rest is a question of aesthetics, form and colors.
The drawing, the diameter as well as the length of a mouthpiece also refers to a specification of the vape. Regarding the length, the principle is simple: the longer the stem, the more the vape will gain freshness. It's a question of flavor! Lovers of fruity and gourmet will be delighted with a long Drip-Tip that warms the vapor through the air. On the other hand, fans of big slaps will not have to overdose tobacco.
For diameter, the standard is between 8.5 mm and 12.5 mm with a depth varying from 4 mm to 5 mm. Wide or wide-boron tips provide access to a large amount of steam (less concentration), while the finer ones will introduce a less direct inhalation that best describes the flavors.
The drawing reveals a certain comfort of draw which depends on the way and the habit of vaping, there is for all the forms of the simple vase with pretty legs, in short the models are innumerable. With experience we will still find that some prefer to have flared head tips because it is easier to pull, others like narrow ends so as not to flood the saliva stalk.
The question here is the maintenance and hygiene of mouthpieces. With the great multitude of parameters that are used to make Drip Tips, we are forced to ask health questions. For materials, we must take into account their ability to store dirt, dirt, grease ... And in terms of form hazards on burns, condensation and cleaning must be mentioned.
Question material, impurities choose their land to be able to settle and prosper! In short, if you are not a big fanatic of cleaning, it would be better to avoid engraved materials because there is much more chance to find dirt, and opt for the smooth materials that shine easily. Drip Tips made of plastic and glass are very smooth and do not allow dirt to settle at the expense of metals that even smooth are very difficult to clean.
Question temperature and reflux. The shape and the characteristic have a direct impact on the heat of the vape. The type of Drip Tip that is installed should therefore match with the atomizer setting. For weak resistances, with a fast and brutal heating, the tip must not be thermally flexible, too short and wide in order to limit the temperature at the time when it is inhaled. On the other hand, if the tip is too long and thin, the risk of condensation is higher and drops of water can lodge there. The important thing is to use the appropriate Drip Tip for each vape given the configurations that one performs.