E-Cig Basics: Manual vs. Automatic E Cig Batteries

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If you’re new to electronic cigarettes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of information, vaping devices and accessories available in the world of vaping. You may already know how e-cigarettes work, but you might have questions about the differences between the two different types of batteries that power electronic cigarettes.

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Different types of electronic cigarettes

There is quite an array of vaping devices available on the market today, from simple cig-a-likes to hot rod mods and APVs (Advanced Personal Vaporizers). The look and feel of the different types of devices vary considerably; however, there is one main difference we’d like to focus on: how different vaping devices are powered on and off. Here’s a quick breakdown of the differences:

  • E-Cigs with a pressure-activated switch, such as those used in White Cloud’s rechargeable Cirrus batteries and disposable Fling lines, are powered by inhalation/airflow. They have a built-in switch that activates whenever you inhale, similar to smoking a traditional cigarette.
  • E-Cigs with a manual switch are button-operated, which means you have to press a small button to activate the heating element and hold down to inhale. While this doesn’t necessarily hinder vaping and does give you more control over vapor production, it doesn’t give you that traditional smoking experience.

White Cloud’s E-Cig Batteries

At White Cloud, we’re all about choices, so we offer both manual and automatic e cig batteries. So how do you choose which is right for you? It all comes down to ease of use and whether or not you’re switching to vaping from smoking or just vaping for fun.

Automatic E Cig Batteries

White Cloud's automatic inhale e-cigs

White Cloud’s automatic e cig batteries are great for smokers considering making the switch to vaping as they offer a more authentic experience. Most new vapers are ex-smokers looking for a better, easier alternative. It’s important for them to get their nicotine as easily – and as authentically – as possible. A pressure-activated switch makes an e-cigarette ready to vape, right out of the box. There are no buttons, tools, or gigantic bottles of e-liquid – simply place your e-cig in your mouth and puff as you would with a tobacco cigarette.

Manual E Cig Batteries

White Cloud’s manual e cig batteries are great for those looking for a little more control over vapor production without having to learn how to use or carry around a bulky mod. These batteries are equipped with a small button that activates the heating element and begins heating the e-liquid without having to take a puff. You then inhale while keeping the button pressed down until you’ve inhaled the desired amount of vapor.

White Cloud’s manual e cig batteries also come equipped with a safety feature to prevent the battery from misfiring and overheating. To activate the battery, you press the button five times. The light on the button will flash three times to indicate the battery has been activated. The same goes for deactivating the battery – press the button five times until the light flashes three times. The safety feature will also shut off the heating element if the button is pressed down too long, but this does not deactivate the battery, so it’s always best to deactivate the battery before putting it in your pocket or purse. Also be sure to follow these tips for e cigarette safety.

Both of White Cloud’s automatic and manual e cigs are powered by lithium polymer batteries, making them the safer option over advanced personal vaporizers that are powered by lithium-ion batteries and have contributed to the news reports about exploding e cigs.

Live Long, Battery and Safe Travels

Not to toot our own horn – except that we love to toot our own horn – our Cirrus rechargeable e cig batteries have some of the longest-lasting battery durations of any e-cig brand on the market. Plus, all of our e-cigs are designed to be pocket-friendly, which means you don’t have to carry around big battery packs and charging contraptions or large bottles of e-liquid. All of these features make White Cloud’s rechargeable e cigs the perfect option for vaping on-the-go.

Today’s Tech: The Growing Vaping Industry

These days, we have a much better understanding of e-cig basics. But there are many different options that can cause confusion for newcomers. We’re not saying advanced personal vaporizers don’t have their perks; but, if you’re new to e-cigs, it’s better to play it safe and keep it simple.