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Vape Tanks

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What is a vape tank?

A vape tank (also known as an e-cig tank) is the part of your vape device that holds the e-liquid. Inside the tank is a coil which heats the e-liquid, turning it into vapour.

Vape tanks screw-on to the main body of a vape device via a threaded ‘510 connection’. As the majority of vape mods also come with a 510 connection, most mods and tanks can be used interchangeably.

Vape tanks come with a variety of options to suit different needs and experience levels. Some tanks come with fixed airflow, while others allow you to adjust the airflow for a tighter or looser inhale. Some tanks come with a fixed coil, which is ideal for people with dexterity issues, while others allow you to replace the coil, enabling you to experiment with different coil types. The majority of modern tanks are filled from the top, which allows you to fill the tank without removing it from the vape device.

Vape pods are similar to tanks, but are usually smaller and clip into the body of the pod.

What are Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) and Direct Lung (DL) tanks?

When you Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) vape, vapour is inhaled into the mouth and held for a moment before being inhaled. Mouth-to-Lung tanks typically have a more restricted airflow for a tighter draw, require less power than Direct-Lung tanks, and usually use coils with a higher resistance.

With Direct-Lung (DL or DTL) vaping, you inhale vapour in a continuous flow through the mouth and into the lungs. Direct-Lung tanks often have a more open airflow, need more power to operate than Mouth-to-Lung tanks and use lower resistance coils.

While some tanks are designed specifically for MTL and DL vapers, many are more versatile, and can be used for both MTL and DL vaping. These tanks use an airflow control which can range from wide-open to restricted, and are compatible with both high and low resistance coils. Some tanks are also described as Restricted Direct Lung (RDL), which is a cross between Direct-Lung and Mouth-to-Lung vaping. See MTL v. DL for more information.

What are clearomisers?

Some of the first tanks available combined a cartridge with a clear window, and were called clearomisers (also spelt as clearomizers). Originally, the word clearomiser was used interchangeably with vape tanks, but it now tends to be used for smaller, clear tanks such as the Aspire BVC tank.

For more information see our beginner’s guide to vape tanks and our guide to the best vape tanks available in the UK.


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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.