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When To Upgrade To Temperature Control Vaping
If you’re still vaping exclusively with starter kits, you’ve more than likely considered upgrading to a progressive MOD or Personal Vaporizer with temperature control. Advanced users prefer them for a reason, right? Well, before you purchase one of these relatively technical devices, we’ve broken down the various benefits of Temperature Control (TC) vaping, along with the required steps to make the equipment upgrade.
WHAT IS IT?
What Is Temperature Control & How Does It Work?
TC vaping ultimately allows users to adjust how much they heat up their eLiquids. The different temperatures provide various benefits, which we’ll discuss as we move on.
This adjustable heat allowance is determined by the resistance of the metal coil in your tank or dripper. Resistance is determined by the type of metal used in the coil. That’s why coils used for TC vaping use different types of metal than non-TC coils. The metal material used on TC coils are chosen specifically because their temperatures rapidly increase as they’re heated up.
All Temperature Control MODs and PVs allow users to adjust how much their coils are heated up, with heat variability depending on the unit. Most units include TC settings to make finding the ideal temperature easy, targeting the resistance immediately and continually monitoring it as users vape. As the coil heats up and resistance rises, the TC device sees this as a temperature change.
Every TC device offers the ability to set a target temperature, and the device will adjust to that temperature, as users vape. Most vaping temperatures range between 100°C - 300°C / 200°F – 570°F. Most devices typically allow adjustments in increments of 5°C or 10°F.
What Are The Benefits Of Temperature Control?
Longer Life For Coils and Wicks
This benefit is fairly obvious. In Temperature Control vapes, the device is smart enough to regulate usage of coils and wicks, preventing them from burning out too soon and allowing maximum usage from every accessory.Temp Control devices provide a more efficient vaping experience and save users money over time.
Minimizing Dry Hits
Dry hits are commonplace in the vaping world. These burnt drags happen when our tanks run empty, or when we forgot to add juice to our dripper. However, in Temperature Control vapes, dry hits aren’t allowed. Instead, the temperature control functionality will start to power down the device before allowing the scratchy hit. So, opposed to getting a gross hit, you actually get little to no vapor.
Extra Battery Life
One of the most straightforward benefits of Temperature Control devices is they offer much longer battery life than Variable Wattage alternatives. The reason for this is because they’re specifically made to dynamically heat your coil at ideal temperatures, restricting overheating in most cases.
Requirements For Temperature Controlled Vaping
MOD Or Vaporizer
You cannot be Temperature Control vaping without a TC-enabled MOD or vaporizer. Most of them have various options to set them apart from another - ranging from higher wattage allowance to bigger decks for easier coil builds - but all of them follow the same core functionality described above.
Wire For Coils
Once you’ve chosen the ideal device for Temperature Control vaping, the next thing you’ll need is wire for your coils.
There are three main types of wire for coils - Nickel 200 (Ni200), Titanium (Ti), and Stainless Steel (SS). Nickel wire must be used in Nickel TC Mode. Titanium wire must be used in Titanium TC Mode. Stainless Steel may be used in either Wattage (Power) or Stainless Steel TC Mode.
If you’re not comfortable using wire to build your own coils, most manufacturers offer pre-built temperature control coils/atomizer heads that are easily to use and implement.VIEW OUR COILS
Temperature Controlled Vaping
Activate Temperature Control Mod
Most MODs or Vapes offer three different TC modes – Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel. Once the device is turned on, you’ll choose the mode based on the coil you’re using. Nickel wire must be used in Nickel TC Mode. Titanium wire must be used in Titanium TC Mode. Stainless Steel may be used in either Wattage (Power) or Stainless Steel TC Mode.
Install Your Coil
When locking the coil into place, make sure it’s screwed down tightly and close to the device as possible.
Install The Tank & Lock Your Resistance
Once the coil is in place, install the tank or dripper on the MOD securely. Be sure not to over-fasten your tank or dripper.
Before adjusting your settings, be sure that your coil is at room temperature and has not been fired. Then, you can proceed to locking/setting your resistance. With most TC devices, you would hold the wattge up/down buttons together for a few seconds. This will allow the device to read the current state of your coil and make adjustments based on the resistance. Once your resistance is set, you are ready to adjust your wattage setting. Note: You must reset your resistance if you change your coil or if you remove your tank.
Choose Your Target Temperature
Temperature is based on personal preferences. If your temperature isn’t providing ideal vapor production, try different temperatures and find one that works best. If your juice is running out too fast, simply turn the temperature down and you’ll stop burning through the juice so quickly.
While there is no true base wattage, most users recommend starting your Temperature Control device on a wattage around 20-30W. From there, users can adjust the wattage to their own personal preference. Don’t go too low though, otherwise the device won’t heat up properly.