A History of the Types of Vaping Devices Part 3

Generation 2 - The Cartomizer


After the idea of vaporizing a liquid containing nicotine was a public idea, it was time for the free market to take reigns and for better ideas to arise. Umer and Tariq Sheikh took the idea and integrated a heating coil into the chamber holding the liquid solution.

This was the same technology that brands like Kanger used in their devices, and is basically the same principle behind almost all modern day vapes.

Around the same time, Joyetech entered the market and thought up the standardized 510 connection. They, along with most manufacturers in the marked styled the ecigs to resemble a cigarette, hence the name that was given to it called the "cigalike".

The first mainstream products that came out borne from these ideas was called eGo vaporizer. The Joyetech eGo-T was released which biased the ability not only to be modular in the sense that a user could swap tanks, mouthpieces and the battery unit, but it was also refillable and when the atomizer burnt out, they could just change the coil and it would be good as new.

This specific technology is still used today in most vapes, the main difference between them all is the makeup of the coil and the wicking material. Simply put, all modern day e-cigs have a battery for power, a metal coil (stainless steel, nichrome, kanthal etc), a wicking material which is usually cotton, and a tank or some sort of reservoir to contain the liquid.


After this point, the new innovations in the industry were much more incremental however with every year that goes by vapes become more economical and efficient. After this point as well, the types of devices split into 2, with some people building coils themselves and the rest using pre-built coils. Stay tuned to learn about the flavourful world of manually built / rebuild-able coils!