Anatomy Of A Disposable Vape Device 

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Have you finally taken a decision to switch to vaping from smoking cigarettes? Are you considering buying a disposable vape device but are also thinking if it will be too much of a hassle based on what you have heard so far about vaping devices?

Or are you simply new to vaping and are wondering what are the components of a disposable vaping device, the breeze flavors available and how does it work?

Disposable vape devices are convenient, easy-to-carry, hassle-free, and easy-to-use devices meant for people who want to switch to vaping using e-cigarettes from smoking cigarettes but don’t want the hassle of using a regular vaping device.

The Anatomy of a Disposable Vape Device

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Disposable vape devices are easy to use because of their simple and minimal construction.

First of all, you do not have to worry about setting up anything. All you need to do is remove the outer package and start using it directly by taking puffs or drags. 

Disposable vaping devices are made up of three main components. Let us see how each of them works.

  1. Outer Case

The outer case holds the entire inner components and is usually made up of aluminum. The usually hollow cylindrical or hollowed cuboid aluminum outer case can also be made of plastic. 

The part at the top of this cylindrical outer case is called the mouthpiece and the bottom part is a plastic bottom cap. 

The mouthpiece is the part where you put it in your mouth and use it to inhale the vapors of e-liquid. They come in a variety of shapes to fit your needs and comfort. 

Since the quality of this casing is designed so that this product eventually gets to be lighter in weight and cheaper in price, it can sometimes lead to leakage. To prevent the leakage of e-liquids from these devices, the manufacturers have decided to add small round sponges in the mouthpiece and the bottom cap to absorb the excess fluid that might accidentally spill. Thus, spillage or leakage is completely avoided. 

The bottom cap is important as it closes the outer tube and also holds the sensor. 

  1. Cartridge or Pre-filled Tank

A cartridge is a pre-filled tank in a disposable vape pen, which you need not worry about to fill in the e-liquid. The cartridge is usually made up of a plastic material. 

The cartridge contains a wick soaked in e-liquid and a cartomizer (an atomizer for single use only). 

The wick which is stored in the cartridge is made up of high-quality cotton and is soaked in e-liquid right when it is already packaged. So you do not have to worry about pre-soaking it before usage. 

  1. E-liquid

The e-liquid or vape juice is present inside the cartridge. A disposable vape device comes pre-filled e-liquid, so you do not have to worry about filling in the vape juice. 

A disposable vape pen comes with vape juice which contains high amounts of nicotine. The nicotine content is around 2 percent of nicotine salt strength which is roughly around a pack of 20 cigarettes. So, you must be aware of the number of puffs you smoke peruse. 

The e-liquids can come in a variety of flavors like mint, berries, and others. You can choose the e-liquid based on the flavor mentioned on the outer packaging of a disposable vape pen. 

Since disposable vape pens cannot be refilled, you can only experience one flavor at a time. 

  1. Atomizer or Cartomizers

The atomizer in a disposable vape pen is usually called a cartomizer (cartridge and atomizer). It  is meant for single use and is discarded when you discard the disposable vape device. The cartomizer usually fits in the cartridge part of the disposable vape pen.

Cartomizer consists of an atomizer surrounded by a foam that is soaked in e-liquid.

A cartomizer can consist of up to 2-3 coils which are used as heating elements.

The internal coils are made of high-resistance metallic material like nichrome which means they can withstand more current and therefore create more heat. The more the heat, the smoother will be the vapor generated by the disposable vape pen. 

  1. Internal Battery

An internal battery is a component that is used to supply power to an atomizer for heating the e-liquid. The battery used usually is within a range of 400 mAH – 750 mAh.

 The battery is usually a Lithium battery and is not rechargeable. So, whenever you are done with one disposable vape pen, there is no point in trying to recharge the battery. 

You must just discard the used disposable vape pen after you can no longer get puffs or get a burnt taste indicating that the e-liquid is exhausted and get a new one.  

A single battery can give you around 400-600 puffs which is why the battery life is generally calculated in the number of puffs your disposable vape pen can give you. 

  1. Sensor

A pressure sensor is used in a disposable vape to complete the functionality of the entire internal circuit. It is placed in the bottom cap of the disposable vape device. 

The sensor is always in the power-on mode. So, whenever you just take a drag from the mouthpiece it automatically gets activated. 

Sometimes these sensors also have an LED light to indicate whenever the sensor is activated by the air pressure. That is the only purpose of a blinking LED light if you ever see one in a disposable vape pen. 

Disposable vape pens are not meant to be taken apart at home as the sensors are usually in power-on mode. Taking apart disposable vape pens can cause accidental fires. 


A disposable vape pen comes pre-packaged with an outer casing that holds all the internal components like a cartomizer, coil, pre-filled e-liquid, battery, and sensor.  Since all the components are pre-packaged and are meant for single use, no part or component needs to be replaced or changed. You should discard the disposable vape in an e-waste bin after every usage.