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Vape Mods

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What is a vape mod?

Vape mods are the part of an electronic cigarette that contain the power source and controls. In contrast to all-in-one vape devices, the mod is separate to the tank. However, as most mods and tanks share a 510 connection, most mods are compatible with most vape tanks.

Modern vape mods come in a large range of shapes and styles, but typically have more power, functionality and battery capacity than a pod device or cigalike. An alternative to mod devices are pod mods, which combine the simplicity of a pod device with some of the power of a mod.

Some mod devices have a fixed internal battery, while others require a replaceable battery or batteries - usually 18650 or 21700. Fixed internal battery devices are suitable for vapers who prefer maximum simplicity, while replaceable battery devices ensure that you can carry on vaping with a simple swap of the battery.

Many vape mods now come combined with a tank in a dedicated kit. These provide everything you need to use the device in one package, and as they come with a tank and mod designed to work well together they can be a great alternative to buying a stand-alone mod. Check out our complete range of vape mod kits here.

Where did the word mod come from?

The first mods referred to modified electronic cigarettes, created by vapers who needed more power than early electronic cigarette devices delivered. In response, manufacturers started creating more powerful devices and calling them mods.

Early mods often had a square shape, leading to the name box mods. In contrast to early devices, modern mods are increasingly easy to use, and often come with features that allow less-experienced users to enjoy the power range and precise control these devices offer.

More information?

Need help choosing the right device? Check our regularly updated list of the best vape mods, along with the features that match different needs, or our guide to choosing a vape mod that meets your needs or our explanation of the different vape mod modes for more information.


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You Must Be Over 18 to Buy From E-cigarette Direct

Why do I have to prove my age?

To our website you look under 18.

So, as a responsible retailer, we need to check your age.

You'll only need to do this once and it takes less than a minute.

Our age verification system is quick and easy to complete. Simply enter your date of birth, and our system will use the information from your order to do the rest.

On rare occasions, you might find that you don’t succeed on first try. Don’t worry - our super-friendly customer service team is on hand to ensure that, as long as you are 18 or over, you can still get your vaping supplies!

Once you have confirmed your age we won’t usually need to check again. (Exceptions can occur, for example if you change your name).

(You can help us check your age by ensuring your name and address are spelt absolutely correctly in the order form :) )

How your data is used

We use as little data as possible. The only data that ECigaretteDirect keep is information needed to send your order, and your date of birth (so we only have to check once!)

Your age is checked using Experian, which will check the information you provide against information in existing records to confirm you are over 18. No credit check is performed but a record of the search will be visible to you on your credit report. This will not affect your ability to get credit.

Why do we check age?

As you may know, there has been some concern that under-18’s may try vaping.

This is against both our company policy and the law.

And as responsible retailers, we need to do everything we can to ensure that every customer is of legal age.

For more information, see our Terms and Conditions.