Here you go fellow Vapers... if like me your were confused by the myriad of terms used in these forums and elsewhere please find the below. courtesy of http://www.bestclearomizer.com/ultimate-vaping-glossary/ # 26650 – These are batteries that have typically been known for good sub-ohming. This is typically seen as true because the 26650 batteries more likely have a larger cathode/anode surface area, so they will be a bit less susceptible to thermal runaway. However, this is not always a indicator for a great sub-ohm battery. 306 (aka LR306) – Just one of many styles of atomizers available. It is a 510 threaded atomizer with low resistance.Many 510 users use LR306 atomizers on their batteries because it gives more vapor production and better throat hit. 401, 402, and 403 – Refers to the different length of this specific electronic cigarette. They are known as m401, m402, and m403. 510 – The most popular and common style of threading for electronic cigarettes available. Originally developed by the company JoyE, it quickly became the standard within the industry. It also has whats known as a male thread. 808 or KR808 – One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. 901– An Atomizer with a female thread. it isnot compatible with 510 threading. 18350 – A battery that is 18mm x 35mm, used in smaller mods and generally have a low amp rating. 18650– A classification given to a specific size of Li-Ion battery popularly used in APVs, mechanical mods, and tube mods. 2-piece– A two-part electronic cigarette consisting of a battery and a cartomizer 3-piece– A three-part electronic cigarette consisting of a battery, atomizer and cartridge. A Acrolein – Acrolein is produced when e-liquid is heated to incredibly high temperatures. Linked to lung cancer in analog cigarette use. Strong irritant to skin, eyes, and nasal passages. Adapter – Dual threaded device used to allow a specific style or atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer onto a different style battery. This allows vapers to have the vapor production of one style of atomizer, while using the battery life of another style battery. (example: connecting a 901 atomizer threading onto a 510 battery) Advanced Personal Vaporizer (APV) – An APV usually consists of a bigger battery, and features things such as variable voltage or variable wattage. Also referred to as a modified e-cig (MOD). AEMSA – This is the Association of American E-liquid Manufacturing Standards. It is an all-volunteer organization dedicated for creating safe and sustainable standards within the production process of e-liquids. You can visit their website here: http://www.aemsa.org/ AFC – Air flow control Airflow (adjustable airflow) – This is a part on most vaping tanks; clearomizers, atomizers, etc; that allows more air to be received in the process of vaping, allowing for more vapor, as well as cooler vaper. All Day Vape – The e liquid that you personally enjoy over any other and can vape on all day long without it getting old. Allen key/wrench – A tool used to open mods or tighten screws in atomizers Alternative Cigarettes – Another name for electronic cigarettes American Wire Gauge (AWG) – This is the standard used in the United States to determine the resistance and diameter of the electric wire used to create the coils in atomizers. Amperage (amps) – Amperage is the flow of energy along a circuit. In APV’s the lower the amps, the less capable you are of using high voltages on low resistance atomizers. This is prevalent in high voltage upon low resistance atomizers in dual coil cartomizers or clearomizers. Analog– It is a slang term used by the vaping community describing “traditional” cigarettes Anodizing– A method used to seal and finish aluminium Aqueous Glycerine (AG) – The process in which VG liquid is thinned with deionized water, making it less viscous. Ass Juice – This is a common term used for rating an e liquid that tastes horrible. The main cause of this rating is by vapers experimenting with different e liquids and coming up with horrid results. B Battery (batt) – Commonly known as the most important part of an electronic cigarette, it provides powers the heating element that turns the e liquid into vapor. It comes in two different types: automatic and manual. Manual switched batteries have a button to activate rather than being activated upon inhalation. They range in sizes and most have an LED light at the end that lights up when it is activated. Bauway – A brand known for its’ selection of atomizers. The quality is less than other atomizers but cost is low compared to most. BCC– stands for bottom coil clearomizer. The atomizer coil sits at the bottom of the clearomizer tank. BDC– Another term for “Bottom dual coil clearomizer“ Blanks – Cartridges or cartomizers with dry filler material that is filled with e-liquid. Boge – Boge is brand known for its’ selection of cartomizers. It has been known to supply very quality efficient products at a low cost for consumers. Boost – The circuitry of a regulated mod that allows it to fire above the applied voltage. Box Mod – A box mod is any PV or APV that comes in a box shape, and comes in several different wattage selections. Some popular wattage classes for box mods are: 10-30 watts; 50-80 watts; 100+ watts. BP -Shorthand for big pharmaceutical companies. Breathing – the process of leaving an e-liquid open to the air so that any alcohol can evaporate off. Can mellow some flavors. Brick and Mortar (B&M) – A physical store that you can buy electronic cigarette or vaping related products. Bridge – A small metal wire U-shaped covering on the inside of an atomizer that is designed to wick the e liquid from the cartridge. It is coated in steel mesh. BT – Slang for big tobacco companies. Buck – The circuitry of a regulated mod that allows it to fire below the applied voltage. BVC – Abbreviation for bottom vertical coils. A very popular design for atomizer coils. Burner – slang for a traditional cigarette/cigar C Car Adapter – Device that you can connect to a USB charger and charge your e-cig battery in the car. Carcinogen – Any chemical, compound, or substance thought to cause cancer. E-liquid, when heated to very high temperatures can product some carcinogens (by way of incomplete combustion). Cartridge (Cart) – A plastic or covered metal mouthpiece that is the third part of a 3-piece set and is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds e liquid. Cartomizer (Carto) – A cartomizer or carto is a combination of disposable cartridges and atomizers. They don’t last as long as an atomizer but they are also not as expensive; and they hold more e liquid than a regular cartridge/atomizer combination. The cartomizer tank is placed in the middle of the tube and is designed to hold to e liquid. It is typically made of poly-fill surrounding a type of gauze material that is wrapped around an atomizer coil and a plastic center tube for airflow. Cartomizer punch (Carto Punch) – A device used for punching holes in cartomizers. Cartomizer–Single Coil – A cartomizer that uses only 1 coil. This is usually the standard. Cartomizer – Dual Coil – A dual coil cartomizer that uses 2 coils. Because of its’ dual coil design, it is able to produce twice as much vapor. CASAA– Consumer Advocacy for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association. It is a non profit organization that campaigns for the rights of e-cig users. Cig-A-Like– Any PV that has the similar appearance of a traditional cigarette. Charger – A battery charger used to recharge your e-cig battery once it dies. Clapton Coil – A coil made with a large gauge of wire wrapped tightly by a smaller gauge of wire, like a guitar string. Clearomizer– A clearomizer is a transparent version of a cartomizer, designed to let users know how much e liquid they have left. It is usuallly made of thin, and easy breakable plastic, to maintain transparency. Clearomizers hold 2-3ml of e liquid, depending on the size and design. It’s two popular designs are Bottom Coil Clearomizer, and Top Coil Clearomizer. Check out our Clearomizer Comparison chart to find the best Clearomizer for you. Clouds– Due to the highly dense water content in vapor, The vapor that is exhaled when smoking electronic cigarettes is referred to as clouds. Coil– The wire that is used to vaporize the e liquid by creating an electrical circuit. The coil is usually made up of Nichrome or Kanthal wire. In the United States, the wire being used to make it is measured in AWG, while the rest of the world measures in the metric system. Coil Jig – A device that makes rebuilding your own coils so much simpler. Coil Winder – A tool used to wrap perfect coils every time. Cone Threads– A new threading being implemented by some companies to better secure their atomizers to the batteries. Connection– This is the threaded piece that allows you to screw into an atomizer/cartomizer/clearomizer. Custom Mod– Any PV or APV that was handmade from parts not designed for vaping. This can even include wooden Mods. Cut-Off– A safety feature that automatically stops you from taking a drag on your e cig if you take a drag for too long. It prevents the atomizer from overheating. There are flashing LED lights that usually let you know the feature is being used.