Open-end system and closed-end system are just two terminologies used to define the two main kinds of e-cigarettes. The main difference between them is the e-liquid delivery to the heating mechanism. For instance, you need to refill your open-end device tank manually with e-liquid that reaches to the heating unit, while closed-end device comes in filled-tanks with already dipped heating unit in its e-juice.


What is Open-End System Vapor?


The open pod e-cig device has a removable mouthpiece, a tank to hold the juice. The word “open” reflects refillable pods. 

The average shelf life of a coil in an open pod device is 1-2 weeks. It depends on the e-liquids used in it, the usage amount of e-liquid, and device set quality. 

Whether you are looking to target flavor or nicotine strength, LIX, a top vaping brand in North America, offers products that meet all required quality criteria and a wide range of vaping e-liquid choices. LIX e-liquids are formulated with the purest and cleanest nicotine to add the best freebase e-liquid flavor blends into your open system device.


What is Closed-End System Vapor?

There is a mouthpiece built into the closed system e-cig cartridge along with a smaller tank-like juice cartridge. This e-cartridge is screwed onto its rechargeable battery for heating the unit. 

One closed system device saves you the cost of one pack of cigarettes. In this sense moving to closed-end vaping may bring remarkable savings.


Pros and Cons of Vaping Devices


Pros of Open-End Systems

  1. An open system device gives you the freedom to choose e-liquids with your favorite flavor and even your desired nicotine strength.
  2. They usually come in the form of regular vaporizer size like vape pens.
  3. They are transportable because of their small size.
  4. Open-End devices like sub-ohm and mod, are reusable and refillable. 
  5. They have a strong and rechargeable battery to deliver you a long-time carrying vape experience.
  6. You can produce big and fatter clouds through an open vape system. 


Cons of Open-End Systems

  1. The open system device requires you to press a button for activating the heating element.
  2. They have a tank that you fill manually with your e-juice when you run out of juice every time.
  3. Open-end e-cig device requires manual cleaning and maintenance to keep them working properly.
  4. They may have big and unmanageable sizes.
  5. While buying an open pod mod device for yourself, you must consider the wicks and battery to be perfect. For example, it would be a mistake to buy a cheap open-end system device with a non-suitable wattage battery. This kind of device would not be capable of heating your e-liquid properly and you may end up experiencing a non-desiring vaping sensation.
  6. Your open system vapor can get out-of-order if you use non-suitable e-liquids. You must check whether e-liquid will work well with higher VG content in the e-juice.
  7. You have to carry your e-liquid bottle around you for refilling purposes if traveling for a longer time.


Pros of Closed-End Pod Systems

  1. The disposable closed-system pods also help the new vapers to vape without carrying a large or complicated device and an e-liquid to fill their pods.
  2. The experienced vapers can keep a closed pod system backup device with them to tackle the situations of battery drainage.
  3. The closed system pod has a simple design with no hassle to clean or perform maintenance of a closed system pod mod. 
  4. It has a rechargeable battery.
  5. It does not require you to trigger a button to inhale your juice from the device and activate the heating element.
  6. The use of nicotine salts in your closed system device such as pod vapes gives you a more satisfying nicotine vape than a regular freebase nicotine e-juice.


Cons of Closed-End Pod Systems

  1. To make a closed-end system device work, you need to insert a pre-filled cartridge or pod into your device.
  2. If you are not careful about keeping your stuff with you, you can lose your pod easily.
  3. Closed system vapors can also be costly as you can’t refill them until you spend money on buying another new vape pen.
  4. A closed system vapor can be expensive for heavy nicotine users as they must buy more pods if they find themselves running out for a single pod in a day,
  5. Because you must dispose of your disposable empty pods, your closed system device waste can be superfluous to community waste.
  6. The closed system pod come with a basic variety of tastes like sweet to fruity, tobacco, smoke, and menthol e-liquids. Users therefore have a limited range to enjoy different flavors.
  7. Closed-End devices come in ready-to-use tanks with the prefilled nicotine-strength liquid, and don’t give you nicotine level choices. You therefore can’t change them according to your desire like in an open-end system device. If you decide to buy a closed-End pod device, you must consider nicotine strength before you do.


Did You Find Your Answer to Choose Your Vaping Device?

Closed-end pod systems and open-end pod systems, both have their places in the market of vape devices. If you need a more streamed experience, closed pod systems will suit you best. A closed system device is also a perfect choice for smokers who need to switch into the world of vaping easily. Closed-system pod sets you free of cleaning the device.

While open-end system e-cigarettes are often the choice for beginners and mouth to lung vapers, experienced vapers also keep an open system device as their backup in a more compact option. 

You must know your vaping goals and consider the pros and cons of both kinds of vaping devices and e-liquids to decide. You can also consult with LIX’s customer service team for the best-suited vaping advice.