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510 atomizer

The 510 atomizer is a design that dates back to the early 20th century. It was invented by George Cook, and is one of the earliest styles of vapor devices. While the similarities between the Box Mod and the 510 are striking, there are many differences that make each version distinctly different from the other.

The most notable difference between the two is the size of the reservoir.

While many vapor products require the user to fill their container with liquid or oils, the 9511 series features a very small reservoir that fits directly into the box mod’s mouthpiece.

The reservoir is what keeps all the flavorful ingredients inside the unit and prevents the unit from drying out. The smaller reservoir also makes it easier to fill, as all that liquid will fit in a relatively small area.

The other big difference between the two is the method by which you are able to inhale your oil or vapor product.

With the box mod, you have a tube with the coil inserted. This tube must be placed into the hole provided by the device, and then you simply inhale the steam through the tube.510 atomizer

The 510 atomizer, on the other hand, does not feature a tube and instead has a stainless steel spiral that wraps around the stainless steel base. Once you put your finger into the spiral and inhale, the spiral heats up and creates a vapor trail that sends the oil and vapor through your air system.


In a way, both the Box Mod and the 510 Atomizer are really two different devices.

510 Atomizer
510 Atomizer

The main difference in these two units is that the box mods use their own heating elements, while the vaporizers use the heating plate on the device itself. While this may seem like a small difference, it can actually make a big difference in your experience.

When you compare the two vapes, the biggest difference you will find is the way in which the device heats up. The box mod uses an electrical heating element, which heats the liquid and vapor up so that they can be inhaled.

box mod

These types of devices often feature a touch button or a dial that allows you to adjust the temperature, and in many cases, can also be used to turn the vapor and oil into a kind of steam. The vapor comes out hot, so you don’t get as much of a rich flavor from the oil. You are likely to get a smoother experience from the oil if you are used to the rich heat that you get from the box mod.

On the other hand, the 510 atomizer features individual heating elements for each of the tanks.

These units allow you to adjust the temperature at which the oil hits the coils. If you are used to the slow heat of the heating plates on the box mod, the adjusted temperature of the individual coils on the 510 atomizer will allow you to get a nice, even burn instead of the inconsistent, scorched out flavor of many other types of units. The individual heating coils also keep the flavor of the oil uniform.

heating coil
vape coil

While both units produce vapors, there is one key distinction between the two.

The 510 atomizer will typically have three to five pre-loaded wax concentrates, allowing you to create your own custom flavors. Many people enjoy creating their own fruit flavors, or chocolate flavors. With the vaporizer, however, you cannot make these kinds of choices because the pre-loaded concentrates are all the same.

Some of the differences between the two devices are also related to the way in which the liquids are dispensed.

A typical inhaler looks like a pen, but it is actually a tube with a nozzle that goes from side to disperse the liquid over a long period of time. With the atomizer, the liquid goes through a small hole at the bottom of the unit, which is then forced through the coils and into the user’s mouth. The downside to this method is that it creates a hot mess on the inhale, can be messy to use, and creates a distinctive taste as the nicotine and wax concentrates mix.

So, which one is right for you?

If you are someone who prefers to use concentrates, the smaller box mods are an excellent choice. For those who enjoy making their own fruit and dessert flavors, or creating their own chocolate variations, the larger unit is your best option. Both work great as a starting point for a new vaper, and will eventually lead to the purchase of an upgrade when expanding your collection of e-liquid.

Best vaporizers can vape dry herb as well as oil.