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VapoShop's Vaporizer Glossary

Get to know your vaporizer lingo

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  • Adjustable temperature: Gives you control over the vaporization temperature. Choose from different settings or set to your personal liking via a digital display or through a mobile app. Example: Flowermate Mini
  • Airflow: The air that is part of the vaporization process and the way it flows through your device. Most modern-day devices come with adjustable airflow. Example: DaVinci IQ2
  • Alcohol wipe: Isopropyl alcohol wipe, also available as cotton swabs. Example: VapoShop alcohol wipe
  • Atomizer: The part of your vaporizer that heats up the oven in which you place your material. Example: Atomizer overview
  • AVB: Already Vaped Bud: A term to describe material such as (aromatic) dry herb that has been vaped to completion but can still be used for purposes other than vaping, like cooking or seasoning food. Can be stored for later use. Example: VapoShop aromatherapy herbs overview

B

  • Bowl: Where you place your material for vaporization. Also known as the oven or chamber. Example: Boundless CFX
  • Box mod: A box mod is a power and control unit that can be used with a number of atomizers, sub-ohm tanks, glass tools and bowls. Example: WISMEC Box mod
  • Bubbler: An accessory for certain vaporizers that allows you to cool and filter the vapour with water. Example: Arizer bubbler mouthpiece

C

  • Chamber: Where you place your material for vaporization. Also known as the oven or bowl. Example: Linx Eden
  • Coil: The material within the atomizer that creates heat. Example: Linx Hypnos Zero coil
  • Concentrate pad: Also lava pad or liquid pad: Place your concentrates on this pad and then place your pad in your vaporizer. You are now ready to vape concentrates. Example: Linx Gaia lava plate
  • Conduction heating: A method through which the material is heated by direct contact between the oven walls and the material. Conduction heating is not influenced by airflow and inhalation. Example: VapoShop conduction heating vaporizers overview
  • Convection heating: A method through which the material is heated by the transference of heat through air. With convection heating, the oven is usually separated from the herb chamber and the temperature is influenced by airflow and inhalation. Example: VapoShop convection heating vaporizers overview

D

  • Dab/Dabbing: The act of vaping concentrated doses of active ingredients extracted from your preferred materials. Example: G Pen Nova LXE
  • Daily driver: A vaporizer you use and take with you all the time. Example: DaVinci IQ2 in-depth review
  • Delivery method: Different ways of inhaling the vapour: through a balloon or whip, or directly through the mouthpiece. Example: Volcano Hybrid Easy Valve
  • Desktop Vaporizer: Also Home Vaporizer or Table Vaporizer: Non-portable vaporizers to be used at home, on a table or desk. Example: VapoShop Desktop vaporizers main page
  • Direct draw: A direct method of inhaling straight into your lungs, without "stalling" the vapour in your mouth before inhaling. Example: DynaVap VapCap M
  • Draw resistance: The higher the draw resistance, the harder you have to inhale (draw) from your vaporizer. Example: DaVinci IQ2
  • Dry Herb: The herbs you wish to vaporize. Example: VapoShop dry herb vaporizers main page
  • Dual-use vaporizer: A device that is suitable for vaping both dry herbs as well as concentrates. Example: PAX 3

E

F

  • Flavour Chamber: A chamber in a vaporizer for additional herbs, creating a fusion flavour experience. Example: DaVinci IQ2
  • Flavour Chaser: A vaper who is all about the flavour experience, and less focused on clouds or physiological effects. Example: Firefly 2+

G

H

  • Heating element: The part of your vaporizer that heats up your material of choice. Example: Mighty vaporizer
  • Heating oven: Also called "Oven" or "heating Chamber". Where you place your material for it to be heated up. Example: DaVinci IQ2
  • Hit: Also called "draw", "puff" or "pull". Inhaling vapour from a vaporizer. Example: DynaVap VapCap M

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L

  • LED-display: Some vaporizers have a digital LED display, which usually informs you about the battery life and temperature settings. Example: Mighty vaporizer
  • Lithium-ion battery: A type of rechargeable battery. In the batteries, lithium ions move from the negative electrode through an electrolyte to the positive electrode during discharge, and back when charging. Li-ion batteries use an intercalated lithium compound as the material at the positive electrode and typically graphite at the negative electrode. Example: Arizer Air II/ArGo battery
  • Loading funnel: An add-on for vaporizers to help you load your material into the device, created to combat spillage of precious herbs. Example: Linx Gaia loading funnel

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N

O

  • Open flame: An open flame vaporizer is a vaporizer that requires an external flame to heat up your material. Example: DynaVap brand overview
  • Oven: See Heating Oven/Chamber. Example: Storm vaporizer

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R

S

  • Screen: A mesh filter that makes sure your material does not make its way into the inside of your vape. Example: Mighty screen set
  • Session: A term to describe the length of time between your vaporizer reaching its desired temperature until it cools down again, ending the session. The timeframe in which you can take hits (draws). Example: G Pen Elite
  • Session vaporizer: A vaporizer that maintains a certain temperature over a set period of time, allowing you to take multiple hits in one session. Example: PAX 3

T

U

V

  • Valve (Easy Valve): Storz & Bickel attachment to connect your balloon to the Volcano vaporizer. Example: Volcano Hybrid Easy Valve

W

  • Water Filtration: Also known as a bubbler. A filter and cooling attachment for your vape device. Example: VapoShop bubbler overview page
  • Whip: A rubber, plastic or silicone tube or hose attachment that allows you to directly vape from a desktop vaporizer without the use of a ballon. Somewhat similar to a hookah or shisha water pipe. Example: VapoShop whip overview page

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Y

Z

  • Zirconia: Strong transition material, similar to titanium. Example: DaVinci IQ2
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