Let’s talk sub-ohm tanks. When vapers think of "sub-ohming", a few things come to mind: enormous vapor clouds, crazy intense flavor, and a fair amount of work. Recently however, sub-ohm tanks have hit the market and sub-ohming is no longer just a hobby. The average consumer can now enjoy huge flavor and billowing vapor clouds with ease.
What is a Sub-Ohm Tank and How is it Sub-Ohm Compatible?
It may be simpler to first discuss how sub-ohm vaping works, so that one can better appreciate the sub-ohm tank. Ohm is a reference to Ohm's Law, which addresses the relationship between electrical current and conductivity. An atomizer that utilizes below 1 Ohm of resistance, is sub-ohm. The lower resistance allows for more heat to be spread over a larger area in a quicker manor. This means that more e-liquid will be vaporized at once. The lower resistance makes it possible to create much larger, slightly warmer, and more flavorful vape cloud hits. In a sub-ohm tank, the atomizer must have a resistance of less than 1 ohm. A sub-ohm tank also has coil pressure that is lower, and a very large wick. This serves to increase airflow and make for a very enjoyable vape hit. Essentially, all the factors that are needed to sub-ohm effectively are now available in user-friendly sub-ohm tanks.
How do Sub-Ohm Tanks Differ?
There are some key differences between sub-ohm tanks, regular tanks, and mods. A mod is just a vaporizer that has been modified. A rebuild-able atomizer or a re-build-able dripper atomizer, are mods made for sub-ohming. A sub-ohm tank is much simpler and more user friendly than having to build your own mod. Some sub-ohm tanks allow for users to make their own coils, but most sub-ohm tanks now come compatible with pre-built coils. Using a sub-ohm tank, yields pretty much the same vapor results as using a mod. Some users claim that it also may be a little safer to use a sub-ohm tank. Regular tanks differ from sub-ohm tanks in that they have higher than 1 ohm of resistance, and thus are not capable of sub-ohming. These tanks are still grate for vaping, but you aren't going to see huge vapor clouds.
The Components of Sub-Ohm Tanks, Coils, and Wicks
It is important to understand the components of your sub-ohm tank, as this will have a direct effect on your sub-ohming experience. A high-quality sub-ohm tank is a must. Sub-ohm tanks can be made up of materials ranging from standard to premium high-quality designs. Tanks are mainly constructed of Pyrex or glass, and can have coils made of materials like nickel, titanium, or stainless steel to regulate heat control. Some tanks also have bore Delrin bases which aide in heat control as well. Wicks can also come in a variety of materials including: silica, organic cotton, Cellu-cotton rayon fibers, and stainless-steel mesh. Organic cotton seems to be the most ideal wick material for sub-ohm tanks. This is because organic cotton has high absorption properties and the ability to deliver clean and flavorful vapor hits.
There you have it. Sub-ohm vaping is no longer just for those who have time to create their own mods. Those gigantic satisfying clouds of vapor can be experienced by just about anyone. Understanding the basic principles of sub-ohming is still important, as the more you know the more you will be able to make the most of your experience. Remember that the materials your tank is constructed of can positively or negatively impact your sub-ohming experience, so purchase a high-quality tank that you feel will best fulfill your needs. We hope that this has helped further your understanding of sub-ohm tanks, and the reasons that many vapers love them.