Different Types of Vapes Explained | Vuse AU – Vuse Australia



11 November 2022


In this article, we will look at the different types of vape devices including disposable vapes, vape pens, and vape mods. Find out which type of device is right for you.



Choosing a vape device can be a little daunting. There’s a lot of variety between the different types of vapes, so it’s helpful to know what you’re looking at before you buy. In this article, we’re going to explore three different types of vaping devices: disposable vapes, vape pens, and vape mods, so that you know the difference.



Disposable vapes are seen as a low-commitment device and come ready to use. They are a good option for a backup device for those on the go.



What is a disposable vape?

Disposable vape devices are designed for ease of use and require no initial setup. Most other devices require a charged battery and come with either an empty tank that you would need to fill with eLiquid or with separate pods.

Disposable devices come ready to use. They are pre-charged and come with the eLiquid already within the device.


How to use a disposable vape

Disposable vapes are considered one of the easiest types of devices to use. Put simply, you take the device out of its packaging, bring the device to your lips and inhale if it’s draw-activated. If the device is button-activated, you’ll just need to press the button before you take a puff.


Is a disposable vape right for you?

There are plenty of reasons why people choose disposable vapes. Sometimes they’re cheaper than non-disposable vapes, they require no initial setup and they’re an easy and convenient option for when you’re on the go. They also make are a simple backup option for a vaper who wants to leave their main device at home.




 The vape pen (also known as a pod vape) is a great option. Most people who vape choose a vape pen because they're affordable (with a relatively low set-up cost), they’re easy to use, require little to no maintenance and you can enjoy a wide range of eLiquid flavours.


What is a vape pen?

A vape pen is normally made up of a battery, tank, coil, mouthpiece, and a USB port for charging. Some devices also have a battery indicator and airflow controller. Earlier vape pen versions looked like a regular pen hence the name, but modern vape pens have a more pod-like shape and are often referred to as pod vapes, but they both function very similarly. 

Modern vape pens will either have refillable eLiquid tanks or they will come with pre-filled pods that click into place. If you’re using a refillable vape pen, you will need to do some maintenance from time to time such as replacing the coil and tank. Pod vape pens that take pre-filled pods are relatively low maintenance, the pod will simply need to be replaced once you run out of eLiquid.


How to use a vape pen

On button-activated devices, simply press the button and take a puff. On draw-activated devices, all you need to do is take a puff for the device to activate.

Most vape pens are designed as mouth-to-lung vape devices, where the user inhales the vapour into their mouth before it’s drawn down into the lungs. If your vape pen has adjustable airflow, it might be suitable for direct-to-lung vaping, however, this vaping technique is usually done with a mod device.


Is a vape pen right for you?

A vape pen or pod vape is a very good option as they’re easy to use and maintain, they come in a range of colours and sizes, and offer a great range of flavours. They’re also small enough to be discreet and can fit into your pocket.




Vape mods are the largest and most powerful type of vaping device and tend to be used by vapers who prefer a bespoke vaping experience. As the name suggests, these types of devices can be modified to suit your vaping style. These modifications could be for the battery, the tank or even the coil.


What is a vape mod?

A vape mod generally consists of a mouthpiece, sub-ohm coil, tank, fire button, and a large battery. They will have adjustable features such as; airflow control, temperature control, and variable voltage/wattage, allowing the user more control over their vaping experience.

Vape mods tend to be heavier, bulkier devices (due to the size of the battery) and they come with advanced features. These advanced features come in all shapes and sizes. It could be that the battery is larger and therefore lasts longer or that the tank can hold more eLiquid than usual. Most of these advanced features are all centred around vapour production, allowing the user to create bigger vape clouds. Vape mod devices are designed for direct-to-lung vaping.


How to use a vape mod

Provided your vape mod is assembled, your battery is fully charged, and the tank has been filled with your chosen eLiquid, then all you need to do is turn your vape mod on.  This can vary from device to device, so check your user instructions manual for details.

Once the device is on, the LED screen will light up. Then you can adjust the voltage and temperature settings on your device if you so wish. If you’re using the device for the first time, it’s best to start on the lowest settings and then adjust. This way you’ll be able to get a feel of what wattage and temperature you prefer.

When you’re ready to inhale, hold the fire button down while you inhale the vapour from the mouthpiece. This should happen almost immediately. Avoid holding the button down for too long as this can cause damage to the coil. Once you’ve finished vaping always remember to turn your vape mod off.


Is a vape mod right for you?

If you’re a vaper who prefers a bespoke experience, that knows exactly what you want from your vaping experience and you want to be able to customise your device to suit your needs, then a vape mod is likely to be the best option for you.

Vape mods are advanced pieces of vaping tech. Whereas vape pens and pod vapes are simple to use and maintain, vape mods are more complex to operate and require a higher level of maintenance.




It’s best to keep things simple and that’s why vape pens are a great option. Vape pens are easy to use, they’re small enough to take with you on the go, and they are generally easy to maintain. You can also explore a range of different flavours to suit any occasion.

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