An  electronic cigarette consists of two distinct parts: the battery and the clearomizer (or atomizer). To help you get started in vaping, let’s take a closer look at how they work.


As its name suggests, the  battery is a reservoir of energy which supplies electricity to the clearomiser. There are many types of batteries.

Some electronic cigarettes include a built-in battery, and others require the addition of external batteries. These two types of batteries each have their advantages: the integrated batteries often offer formidable compactness, while the batteries with accumulators make it possible to regain autonomy by changing them as often as necessary.

Whichever battery format you choose, it will allow you to regulate the voltage of the electric current. This power management allows you to deliver what is called a “smooth” and above all constant vape, and this until your energy reserve is exhausted. The most advanced electronic cigarettes also often benefit from an electronic chip that allows the power delivered to be varied, or even to enter into advanced functions such as temperature control. 


Whichever battery you choose, it will power your clearomizer . This is the second essential part of your electronic cigarette.

This one consists of a resistance which comes to marry a cotton soaked in e-liquid. By heating, the resistance transforms your e-liquid into vapor to be inhaled through the chimney of your clearomiser. For its part, the cotton is regularly supplied with e-liquid contained in a tank, often made of glass or pyrex, which surrounds your clearomizer.

It will therefore always be necessary to ensure that your clearomiser contains a sufficient reserve of e-liquid, under penalty of heating a dry cotton. You will then expose yourself to what is called in the jargon “a dry hit”, not very pleasant in the mouth!

This cotton degrades as it is used, just like the resistance, it is advisable to change your resistance regularly to take full advantage of your favorite e-liquid! It is considered that a resistor has an average lifespan of approximately 15 days.