E-cigarettes come in different models and with different functions. In this article we'll explain what Voltage, Wattage and temperature mode exactly mean.
E-cigarettes come in different shapes and sizes and with different functions. For example, you have fixed batteries where you cannot set anything and the e-cigarette always emits a standard voltage. There are also e-cigarettes with a variable voltage, a variable Wattage and a variable temperature.
We have some devices in our collection where a variable voltage function is built in; our iSens eGo batteries with VR (Variable Voltage) and some of our boxmods. The iSens VR batteries have a rotary slider on the bottom with which you can set the voltage from 3.3 Volt to 4.8 Volt. The higher the voltage, the more current flows through the coil, resulting in a higher heating temperature and more vapour.
The voltage is also adjustable on some of our box mods. This basically works in the same way as described above, but instead of a mechanical controller you have a menu that can be operated with the buttons on the device.
The variable wattage is commonly found as a function on most of our box mods. With use of the buttons on the device you can set the Wattage higher or lower through the menu, this often goes in steps of 1Watt. The higher you set the Wattage, the hotter the coil becomes and the more vapour it will produce. Note that every coil has a minimum and maximum wattage. if you are under the minimum wattage the coil doesn’t get the power to produce enough heat to completely evaporate the e-liquid. You get little to no vapour, and often the e-liquid can come out through the mouthpiece. If you set the Wattage too high, your coil will become too hot, which will cause you to burn the wick material. Your vapour will feel sharp and taste burnd. On our website you can find per coil the wattage range.
Temperature mode can be found on most of our box mods. You can set the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, this means if the temperature is set low, less liquid will be evaporated, so less vapour will come out and the vapour will be a little colder. With a higher temperature, more liquid is evaporated, so that more vapour is created and the vapour also comes out of the device hotter. The biggest difference lies mainly in the fact that once you set a temperature the coil never gets hotter than the set temperature, contrary to wattage mode where the coil will keep increasing in temperature as long as the fire button is pressed.
It is important to set the temperature before using the coil so that the resistance still has the correct value and to get the best results out of the temperature mode.
Which temperature works the best? That is a difficult question because that is a matter of personal preference. What we experience is that it usually works best between 225-275 degrees celcius.