New Vaper

New to vaping? We’re here to help you

New to ‘vaping’? Then you’ve come to the right place! We recognise that new users of e-cigarettes are attempting to understand more about the products that are available on the market. That is why we’ve put this page together, to allow you to find all the information needed to make the right decision simpler.

Totally Wicked is one of the founding companies of the international electronic cigarette market. We were established to provide high-quality e-cigarettes, nicotine fluid (known as e-liquid) and to provide the best possible customer service and support.  Find out more about Totally Wicked on our ‘about us’ page.

Our new vaper video is the perfect place to start on your Totally Wicked journey. Giving you a brief overview of vaping and electronic cigarettes in general, you will discover that making the switch is simple and easy.

Once you have watched our video this page will give you a slightly more in-depth explanation of vaping, e-liquid and if you feel that you are ready, some of the more technical aspects of the world of e-cigarettes.

New to vaping? We’re here to help you

New to ‘vaping’? Then you’ve come to the right place! We recognise that new users of e-cigarettes are attempting to understand more about the products that are available on the market. That is why we’ve put this page together, to allow you to find all the information needed to make the right decision simpler.

Totally Wicked is one of the founding companies of the international electronic cigarette market. We were established to provide high-quality e-cigarettes, nicotine fluid (known as e-liquid) and to provide the best possible customer service and support.  Find out more about Totally Wicked on our ‘about us’ page.

Our new vaper video is the perfect place to start on your Totally Wicked journey. Giving you a brief overview of vaping and electronic cigarettes in general, you will discover that making the switch is simple and easy.

Once you have watched our video this page will give you a slightly more in-depth explanation of vaping, e-liquid and if you feel that you are ready, some of the more technical aspects of the world of e-cigarettes.

What is an Electronic Cigarette?

Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs) are made from 3 main components, a battery, atomizer and tank/cartridge. Shown below is a Totally Wicked Tornado V5 e-cig. There are many variants, some that attempt to look like conventional tobacco cigarettes and others that look nothing like conventional cigarettes, but they all work along the same principles with the same primary component parts.

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Rechargeable battery

All electronic cigarettes require a battery.These come in many sizes and capacities, can be rechargeable or disposable, manual operation or automatic, but in essence it is just a battery.

Atomizer base

The atomizer base connects the tank to the battery, this also acts as a seal for the atomizer to the tank.

Atomizer

This is the functional part of the e-cig. It works as a heating element that vapourizes the e-liquid that passes through it.

Atomizer tank and mouthpiece

Tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are simply just containers for your e-liquid.

E-Liquid

When choosing your e-liquid keep in mind that WHAT you vape is as important, if not MORE important than what you are vaping it in. Everyone seems to have their own name for e-liquid; fluid, juice and even fuel. It is simply a solution made of three key components; nicotine, diluent and flavouring. We know that within our selection of e-liquid there will be something for everyone. Spanning seven ranges, over 100 flavour’s and a wide range of strength’s, whether you are looking for a traditional tobacco flavour or something more exotic there will be an e-liquid for you.

At Totally Wicked we pride ourselves on delivering to our customers only the best. Our Guarantee of E-liquid Excellence will explain in detail about our e-liquids, how we only use the highest grade components and are independently tested to ensure quality.

If at this point you feel you have read enough and want to start your new vaping journey then head over to our ‘Starter Kit‘ section of the site to choose your kit and e-liquid and start vaping. If on the other hand you want to read more about the technical aspect of vaping then keep going.

The Technical Section:

VV/VW – Variable Voltage / Variable Wattage

This is the area of vaping most people start to dabble in first. It gives the person vaping the freedom to control the amount of power that the battery is giving out. “But why would you want to do this?” I hear you cry. Well think of this in terms of food. Do you cook all your food at the same temperature? No, of course you don’t, because not all food tastes good when it’s eaten at room temperature, or cold, or cooked to within an inch of its life.

E-liquid can behave in the same way, not all e-liquid tastes as good as it could at a set temperature, they all have their own ‘sweet spot’. Controlling the power allows you to tweak each e-liquid to find its sweet spot and in turn enhances the whole vaping experience.

VT – Variable Temperature

In non-VT vaping the coil temperature increases relatively slowly as you press the button and draw on the device. On a non-VT electronic cigarette you will subconsciously adjust the coil temperature as it is influenced by fluid and air flow, that little pause as you press the button before you draw is giving the coil time to heat up, and the rate at which you draw is controlling how much air is pulled over the coil. Essentially on a non-VT e-cig the middle of the “vape” is the best part of your experience.

In VT vaping you add another level of control by setting a desired temperature. Your atomizer will stay close to this temperature making your whole ‘vape’ the best part.