More people are switching from tradition cigarettes to their electronic counterpart. Once they advance beyond the basic versions of an e-cigarette, they wonder about getting the best flavor and vapor out of their equipment. Understanding the difference between wattage and voltage will allow you to have the best vaping experience.
In basic terms for electricity, voltage means the force of the flow of electricity. When the voltage of an item increases, the pressure will force more electricity to flow. The term wattage is simply a unit of measurement for electricity. Wattage measures the power or the work a battery will release within a specific time frame.
Voltage and wattage are married together. If you increase the voltage of a piece of equipment, then the wattage will increase as well and vice versa. Most variable voltage batteries have an adjustment for voltage it will kick out and a regulating device in the battery allows it to give consistent watts for the best vaping experience. Experiment with the voltage until you find the right combination of vapor, throat hit, and flavor you are looking for.
In an e-cigarette, portable vaporizer, or MOD, electricity is forced through a heating element. The heating element, whether it is a coil, cartomizer, or atomizer, will cause a type of resistance in the electrical circuit. The resistance is known as an ohm. The heating element should have the amount of resistance it places on the system listed in the product description via the number of ohms. The lower the number of ohms listed on a heating element the less resistance that it has on the system.
If your battery has an adjustable wattage setting, it normally takes into account the resistance that the heating element puts onto the system. With the ohms correctly put in the system then the battery will adjust the voltage accordingly. On the market, today, are systems that are both variable wattage and variable voltage known simply as VW/VV, they typically have a MOD style battery, but they do give you the most control over your vaping experience.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your E-Cigarette Investment
- Typically, if you lower the ohms of your heating element, the resistance, and increase the voltage, the pressure, you could get more vapor from your system. However, it could burn up your coils faster.
- E-liquids are not created equal. You may find that the voltage that works for one e-liquid does not work for another. When trying a new e-liquid bring the voltage to a setting roughly in the lowest setting then adjust as needed to get the hit you need.
- If you are vaping with low ohms on your coils and high voltage, then you need to open your airflow that is typically attached to the tank. If you are vaping with low airflow not only will you get less vapor, it will also become uncomfortable to vapor because it will be very hot or taste burnt.
Understanding the different variables of what makes a great vaping experience is important, but knowing what you would like from your device is key to finding the right equipment and e-liquid to fit those needs.