Cart: Abbreviation for Cartridge.
Carto: Abbreviation for Cartomizer.
Cartomizer: (Carto) The cartomizer combines a heating element and a juice delivery system into a single unit. It is disposable and not considered to be refillable, although many users manage to do so. Cartomizers can come in a single coil, dual coil, or even a triple coil configuration. Single coils use one coil and our standard in cartomizers. Dual coils have two coils and our commonly used in tanks. Having more than one coil has the ability to produce twice as much vapor or the same amount twice as fast from the standard.
Cartomizer Tank: A cartomizer tank is a tube to hold e-liquid. The cartomizer sits in the middle of the tube and will have a hole punched in the bottom so that the e-liquid can feed itself into the cartomizer.
Cartridge: (Cart) The cartridge is typically a mouth piece that is made of plastic and houses the filler material with your e-liquid.
CASAA: The Consumer Advocates For Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, Non-Profit organization campaigning on behalf of electronic cigarette users.http://casaa.org/
Catch Cup: (Drip Well) – A small cup located around the threading of a high end PV that catches any leakage from an atomizer. The catch cup is used most notably on Feeders. catch cup is part of a classic atomizer like a 510 or 901.
CE-2: A CE-2 type device generally has the heating element towards the top of the device and wicks that go down into the juice. These wicks are designed to direct the juice from the bottom of the device to the top where the heating element is.
Charger: A battery charger. This is used to recharge your e-cig battery once it has been depleted.
Cleaning Cycle: This is an extended activation cycle of the battery (usually 20-40 sec.) designed to clean the excess liquid off the atomiser.
Clearo: abbreviation for clearomizer
Clearomizer: (Clearo) a clearomizer is the transparent version of a cartomizer. Designed to allow users to see how much e-liquid they have left. Many have ml graduations for the capacity of e-liquid left. Made of very easily breakable plastic in order to remain transparent. A wick or wicks, are generally used for the juice delivery to the coil. There are top coil and bottom coil configurations. Many versions are constantly evolving in order to improve the performance the user desires.
Condom Fill Method: A method of filling a cartomizer by filling a condom cap and forcing the bottom threaded end of a cartomizer into it, thus filling the carto.
Connection Type: Many different connection types are used to connect the atty/carto to the device or battery. The most common are 510, 901, 808, 801. In my humble opinion, the 510 connection is the most popular type.
Coil: A coil is generally a piece of nichrome or kanthal wire that has been wrapped around a kind of wick. Current flows through the coil; the coil gets hot, and vaporizes your e-liquid.
Cut / Cutting: The process of diluting e-liquid to achieve the desired nicotine level.
Cut-Off: Cut-Off or stopping point. Automatic shutdown is a feature which happens if you take to long a draw from an e-cigarette. This shutdown feature generally happens after a 5-10 second draw. This feature aids in preventing the atomizer/cartomizer from overheating. Following a cut-off some e-cigarettes will flash the LED indicating a cut-off is in effect from a long draw from the user.