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All About Variable Voltage/Wattage Electronic Cigarettes

Learn how Advanced Personal Vaporizer e-cigs allow you to maximize vapor production and further customize your vaping experience

Vaping is all about variables. Obviously, the flavor of e-juice in your electronic cigarette will affect the taste of your e-cig, but there are also several other less familiar factors that can change how your smokeless device performs.

For example, tobacco, coffee and chocolate e-liquid flavors tend to taste better when exposed to more heat, while fruit e-juices like strawberry or peach often taste best with less heat. The temperature of the vapor, the flavor of the e-juice at certain temperatures, and the amount of vapor produced—these are all technical variables that can have a major impact on your overall vaping experience.

Wattage, in vaping terminology, is what determines the amount of heat being produced by the atomizer, or tank. By adjusting your tank's wattage—and thus the amount of heat produced by the atty or clearomizer—you can fine tune your e-cig to suit your specific tastes. 

Each atomizer has its own resistance level, which typically falls somewhere between 1.5 and 3 "ohms." To increase the wattage of your vaporizer, you must tweak either the resistance or voltage levels. Devices that allow you to have this kind of control over your vaping experience are called variable voltage or variable wattage e-cigs, also known as APVs (Advanced Personal Vaporizers) or "mods."

How Variable Voltage/Wattage Works

Vaporizers that use variable voltage/wattage operate just like a standard electronic cigarette would. The only difference is that APVs have circuit for storing and regulating power from the battery, giving users the ability to adjust the heat of the atomizer/tank for optimal vape quality.

Variable voltage lets you set your device's voltage output to the optimum voltage range your cartomizer can handle. For example, if you have a 1.8 ohm cartomizer, you can set the voltage to anywhere between 3.0 to 3.7 volts. If you have a 2.4 ohm cartomizer, you can set the voltage to between 4.0 to 4.5 volts. Adjusting the voltage up or down will maximize the flavor intensity, throat hit and vapor production of your device.

Variable wattage, on the other hand, allows you to set the power output of your device to from 3 watts to 15 watts. Once your preferred power output is set, the microprocessor will maintain that power output regardless of the cartomizer's resistance or ohm. That way, your preferred vape taste will remain the same whether you attach a 1.8 ohm cartomizer or a 2.4 ohm cartomizer.

More Vapor Production

One of the main advantages of both variable voltage and variable wattage e-cigs is that they have much greater vapor output than the electronic devices most people start out with when they are new to vaping.

Most standard e-cigs (the cigarette look-a-likes that come in most starter kits) use 3.7 volt batteries and 2.4 ohm atomizers, producing around 5.5 watts of power at most. Some vapers push their standard device further by combining a low resistance atomizer with a larger capacity battery —however, this still can't compete with the vapor production of variable voltage/wattage electronic devices.

Variable voltage/wattage e-cigs typically use a 6 volt battery with a 3.0 ohm clearomizer or tank, which can achieve up to 12 watts of power.

Who Should Use Variable Voltage/Wattage?

While knowledgeable vapers who are looking for greater control in their vaping experience should seriously consider variable voltage/wattage devices, learning how to vape with an AVP is not as easy as just pressing a button. Plenty of people underestimate how tricky AVPs can be.

Also, if you are a light smoker, or you are used to light cigarettes, the throat hit and vapor production of variable voltage/wattage devices may be too strong for you. You may be better off buying a standard e-cig if you find you have to turn down the wattage to 3.7 or lower.

Lastly, because of the advanced internal electronics in vaporizers that utilize variable voltage/wattage, these e-cigs are usually more expensive than the standard devices found in most starter kits. For this reason, new vapers are advised to start with the standard devices so they don't end up investing a lot of money into something they may not stick with.

As a general rule, more experienced and frequent vapers tend to have the most success with variable voltage/wattage vaporizers.

Advanced Vaping with VaporFi

Do you want to have more control over your vaping experience?
Here at VaporFi, we want you to as well, which is why our advanced electronic cigarettes come with the latest and greatest vaping technology. Our products are specifically designed with practiced vapers in mind, offering users a chance to experience a dynamic, revolutionary, and unrivaled vaping experience unlike any other device on the market today. In fact, our electronic cigarettes don't even look like your average e-cig or traditional cigarette.

We invite you to check out VaporFi's superior electronic cigarette products for yourself by browsing our site today. Learn more about vaping and electronic cigarettes by visiting our blog and knowledge center. And as always, please feel free to stop by one our many physical locations in central and south Florida, or contact us with any questions.

And from all of us at VaporFi, welcome to the future of vaping!

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