with those tanks the tip is built in. originally the drip tip was made with a wide hole to drip juice into the atty or carto without removing it. but over time it has evolved into a way to customize your tanks by simply replacing the tip.
For most of our juice attachments, they need a mouthpiece. These mouthpieces are called drip tips in the vaping community. A little history is in order.
In the early years of vaping, there were no cartomizers or clearomizers, only atomizers. These are like today's cartomizers, but they had no filler material, just a bare heating coil. A mouthpiece was required to protect one's lips from possible splatter of vaporizing e-liquid. Since these juice attachments were called drip atomizers, the mouth piece was called a drip tip.
Today, the drip tip is as much of a decorative fashion accessory as it is pratical. Materials can be pyrex class, tru-stone, metal (stainless steel, anodized aluminum, titanium), ceramic, wood, and various forms of plastic.
Last edited by Baditude; 09-10-2013 at 10:46 PM.
So you're saying that the drip tip would drip the juice onto the atomizer but I'm having a hard time understanding this. Did the drip tips have a tank where it would hold the juice while it was dripped onto the atomizer?
Right now for the Kanger ProTank or the T2, the tip is a metal or plastic mouthpiece on top of a glass or plastic tank. The juice is stored inside the tank along with a coil, wick or heating unit, and this is all mounted on top of the battery. The juice goes from the tank to the heating unit where it is converted to vapor and sent to the tip where it is inhaled.
Are you saying that the juice used to go directly from the drip tip to the atomizer (or heating coil) where it was converted to vapor and would come back out of the drip tip? Where was the liquid stored then? It wouldn't make much sense if the juice was in a separate tank, then would go to the drip tip where it would be "dripped" onto the atomizer to be vaporized, just to be sent back to the drip tip again...
Sorry I"m just really curious where this vague term comes from. Whenever I look up drip tips you will see a lot of pictures of cool customized drip tips, and no actual dripping going on. I don't really see where these tips drip from, or where they drip into.
You apparently have never dripped on an atomizer, called dripping. Read my description above in previous post.
Since an atomizer has no filler material, only a few drops of e-liquid can be used at any one time. After vaping that amount, an additional few drops needs to be dripped into the atomizer to continue vaping.
Here's a picture that'll show you what dripping looks like. The blue thing on the end of this picture is a form of drip tip set over an atomizer, and you drip the liquid directly into the atomizer without removing the drip tip. It looks a little different than other atomizers but it's the same concept:
Thrasher is talking about direct dripping onto an atomizer. That was all there was available at the time.
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do you know what a dripping atomizer is?
drip a few drops into them get a few vapes and repeat?
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when the removable tips first started appearing they had to be removed from the end of the atty so you could drip more juice into the atty, then you put the tip back on and took a vape.
instead of having to pull the tip every few puffs someone decided "why remove the tip" if we make the hole large enough you can just drip the juice right through the tip without getting it all over the place.
now since you actually drip the juice THROUGH the tip they were referred to as "drip tips"
now they come in all shapes and sizes and are mainly for fashion as well as function