How Do Disposable Vape Pens Work?

How Do Disposable Vape Pens Work?

Disposable vapes are all the rage these days, but these ubiquitous products can be confusing to newcomers. This is particularly true for those that are used to traditional vaping devices but have not yet branched out to the convenience of disposables. Even if you're familiar with the history of vaping , you may be very unfamiliar with disposable vapes!
Sound like you? Well, you're in luck! The Vape Shoppe experts have created a quick and easy guide to disposable vapes! In this article, we'll talk about what disposable vapes are, how to use and take care of them, and how they compare to other similar disposable products (like cartridges) on the market today.

What Are Vape Disposables?

Disposable vapes are complete, self-contained vaping devices that are meant to be thrown away after they have been exhausted. These products will have everything you need to vape, including a full tank of e-liquid and a fully charged battery. Disposable vapes are not meant to be refilled or recharged, but their budget-friendly pricing generally discourages this.

How Do Vape Disposables Work?

Disposable vapes work just like a normal vape, except far more convenient! They can be bought individually or in bulk packaging and will be filled with your choice of vape juice. When you remove the device from its packaging, it will already be ready to produce vape. It will have an internal tank full of your choice of e-liquid, and the battery will already have a full charge.
When the battery eventually dies, you'll throw the device away. Disposable vapes don't have an external connector for a cable to charge. If you run out of vape juice, you still throw it away! Disposable vapes have sealed vape tanks that are not designed to be refilled.

How to Use a Disposable Vape

Most disposable vapes operate with a "draw-fire" mechanism, meaning that there are no physical buttons on the device. In order to get a puff of vapor, you'll simply begin taking a pull on the mouthpiece. The device will automatically turn on and begin heating the vape juice, and you'll quickly be pulling tasty puffs of vapor from the device.
When you're done vaping, you'll simply put the device down. Since it only fires when you take a pull, the disposable vape will automatically turn off when not in use.
If your disposable vape does have a power button, five quick clicks are the industry standard to turn most vapes on. From there, you will press and hold the power button while taking a hit, and you will give five more quick clicks to power the device down when you're done vaping.

How to Store a Disposable Vape

Disposable vapes should be stored at room temperature. You should never store disposable vapes in extreme hot or cold (which means you should never leave a disposable vape in your car for any reason). Extreme temperatures can damage the battery or even cause battery fires!

Are There Different Kinds of Disposable Vapes?

Of course! Vape juice brands often have their own line of disposable vapes to promote their product (and some brands have created vape juice lines exclusively for disposable vapes). You'll find a variety of different flavors, nicotine types (like freebase and salt nicotine), and even varying ratios of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol (the two main ingredients in e-liquids).
You'll also find variety in the design for disposable vapes. For example, some brands focus on incognito vaping in public spaces, while others focus on giving you the best bang for your buck with extra-large vape juice tanks. If you want to see some great options, take a look at the best disposable vapes of 2021!

What’s the Difference Between a Prefilled Cartridge and a Disposable Vape Pen?

We get this question a lot since these products are very similar. A disposable vape pen is a complete vaping system, including an internal vape tank, battery, housing, and mouthpiece. You can literally unbox a disposable vape and immediately begin vaping it.
A disposable cartridge is not a complete vaping system. Instead, it is a prefilled e-liquid tank. Prefilled cartridges are generally made with 510 threading (or the universal vape threading), so you can connect them to your vape battery or box mod of choice. Once depleted, you still throw away the prefilled cartridge (just don't throw away your vape battery!)

Disposable Vape and Prefilled Cartridge Pros and Cons

A disposable vape is the most convenient option since it's ready to go out of the box. However, when it's done, it's done. You throw the entire device away. Prefilled cartridges aren't quite as convenient as disposable vapes since you need to have some kind of vape battery or box mod handy. However, when they're done, you only have to replace the cartridge!
If you are interested in vaping but don't want to invest in a permanent device, get a disposable! If you have a vaping device you love but don't want to hassle with filling vape tanks, then use prefilled cartridges!

Where Can I Buy Disposable Vapes?

Disposable vapes are popular products, so it's easy to find them in a variety of locations. Physical retailers, like legal dispensaries, vape shops, and even gas stations, will have some choice of disposable vaping devices. If you're looking to have the broadest selection, you'll want to stick to online retailers, like the Vapor Shoppe!
Reach out to us if you have questions, and we'll help you find the perfect vaping product (disposable or otherwise) for your vaping needs!