POD systems are a special type of electronic cigarettes that gained popularity around the world in 2019.
Their fundamental difference from other electronic cigarettes lies in the detachable reservoir (pod). This design allows you to achieve a compact size and easy replacement of taste.
Pods were originally created to use liquids with nicotine salts, which are as saturated as possible in the body as regular cigarettes.
Types of POD systems
All POD systems can be divided into several types:
1.Compact (battery no more than 400 mAh)
2.Closed and open
3.With and without power adjustment
4.With and without traction control
Let's see in practice what each of the parameters affects.
Compact pods are designed to use nicotine salt e-liquid. Usually such a liquid has a higher strength, which allows you to smoke even with a few puffs.
Due to the high strength, you can not use it too intensively, which allows you to use the subsystem throughout the day even with a 200 mAh battery.
Most ultra compact pod systems are closed. That is, they do not allow you to use your liquid, their tanks are already filled.
Closed or open under
The closed sub-system is designed to be used like regular cigarettes. That is, you buy a package of pods and change one pod for another as the liquid is used up. No need to refill or change evaporators.
The system is simplified as much as possible, but at the same time expensive. The most famous pod system in the world is JUUL. A set of 4 original cartridges will cost from $15 to $20. And if for the homeland of this product (USA) this is a completely sane fee, then in Ukraine for this money you can buy the equivalent of a liquid 20 times more than the volume of these cartridges. For this reason, open AML systems are more popular.
An open sub-system, unlike a closed one, allows you to fill the cartridge with liquid from any manufacturer. Open pods dominate the market due to the affordable cost of devices and the greater variability of both the models themselves and their cost and functionality.
Power adjustment in hearths appeared relatively recently. Although powerful electronic cigarettes have been using this feature for many years.
There are 2 types of adjustment:
1.with preset modes
Models with preset modes allow you to set one of several preset power modes. They do not have a screen, and to configure it is enough to press the main button several times, which usually changes the color of the backlight.
Models with preset modes are usually models of the middle price segment and have average parameters.
Devices with fine tuning are the most advanced. These are both sub-systems and mods at the same time. Such models are equipped with a screen and additional buttons. With the help of fine adjustment and the screen, it is convenient to adjust the vaporization, monitor the charge level.
Not all models are equipped with a draft regulator, although this possibility is logical for devices that are designed to replace conventional cigarettes.
Cigarette cravings are different for everyone. Therefore, the adjustment helps to achieve sensations similar to conventional cigarettes. In addition to similar sensations for adjusting the draft, the regulator will also help to adjust the density and temperature of the vapor. Therefore, the draft regulator will be a huge plus when choosing a hearth.
What is better to choose?
In order to understand what exactly is better to choose, you should decide on the goals and objectives of such a choice.
We will try to divide devices into typical types of goals that arise when buying.
Under the system to quit smoking
To quit smoking you need 2 components:
1. Similar feelings on the process
2. Sufficient amount of nicotine
In order for the process to be similar enough, fit:
2. Closed and open subsystems
3. Models with adjustable traction
4. Power adjustment is optional but helpful
In order to have enough nicotine, you should choose liquids with a higher strength to start with. 45-50 mg of nicotine salt per 1 ml of liquid will be enough to start using.
In the future, the concentration of nicotine can be reduced. But the first time will be a turning point in the process of failure, so for starters it’s worth taking the liquid stronger.
For those who are switching from vapes.
Those who are used to steamy and powerful devices and want to get something compact, but just as tasty and compact, then you can easily find a model to your liking.
Every day more and more models appear on the market, both with a screen and with adjustment.
Most models have a line of coils to choose from that feature mesh coils.
In most cases, the sub-system will be able to replace a powerful vape, especially if you do not take into account the size of the battery.
In order to get something similar to a classic hearth, choose models with a screen and adjustment.
Universal pod system
Universal sub-sWe call the system pods that provide maximum opportunities for customization and use.
That is, it is for systems that allow you to use cigarette and hookah cravings, change cartridges and evaporators, wind coils or use ready-made evaporators.
Such pods exist, but a generic model with many features doesn't always make them all good.