A Joe’s Juice Guide to Vaping Terminology

A Guide to Vaping Terminology

If you’re interested in trying vaping, but have been put off by all the strange words you’ve read in connection with it, then help is here. There’s no need to panic, we got your back! Check out our Joe’s Juice guide to vaping terminology.


More commonly known as a coil. This is the part of the vaporizer which heats the e-liquid hence turning it into vapour. These are usually made of nickel, kanthal or titanium.

BCC (Bottom Coil Clearomiser)

This is when the atomizer/coil sits vertically over the airflow. The advantage of his positioning is that it improves vapour production and lowers resistance.

BDC (Bottom Dual Coil Clearomiser)

This is when a vaporizer has a dual atomizer/coil.

BVC (Bottom Vertical Coil Clearomiser)

This is when the atomizer/coil sits at the bottom of the tank. The advantage of this positioning is that it means that the liquid reaches the atomizer more quickly.


This is a tank which is designed to hold e-liquid and some kind of filler material, such as Poly-fil. This has nothing whatsoever to do with a DIY product which has a similar name.  It’s a fibre which is similar to cotton.


This is one of the two main types of mouthpiece commonly used in vaporizers. They are usually made of plastic or metal (sometimes ceramic) and are designed to hold e-liquid and filler.


This is a hybrid cartridge and atomizer, which is usually made of a clear material so you can see how much e-liquid it holds.


See atomizer

Drip tip

This is the second type of mouthpiece commonly used in vaporizers.


These are metal ridges on the drip tip, which are used to dissipate heat.

Goose neck

This is an extended drip tip.

Grub Screw

This is a type of screw used to secure some forms of atomizer.


This is a vaporizer where the atomizer is directly fitted to the battery.


This stands for lithium-ion cobalt rechargeable battery.


This stands for lithium-ion manganese rechargeable battery.


This stands for lithium-ion rechargeable battery.


This stands for lithium polymer rechargeable battery.


This stands for milliamp per hour, basically its a measure of how much energy the battery can store so basically the higher the mAH the longer the vaporizer will run between charges.


This is a measure of electronic resistance and in this case low numbers are better as they mean the atomizer/coil heats faster.


This is a device which provides a continuous charge to a vaporizer by means of a USB port, either on a computer (or other device) or by attaching it to a USB plug.

Personal Charging Case (PCC)

This is basically a power bank but for vaporizers. They allow you to keep your vaporizer charged while you’re out and about, away from a power source.


This is a combination of a clearomiser plus a heating element, wick and chimney. Tanks typically have a large capacity and hence need larger devices in which to house them.

Vent holes

These are holes to allow for gases to be expelled from the vaporizer.


This is absorbent material used to soak up e-liquid and hold it until it is turned into vapour.

We hope this helps! If you fancy browsing our range of e-liquids, we have a spectrum of flavours from juice inspired treats to your favourite desserts.