Posted by Johnson on December 10, 2017
The Wild World of Sub-Ohm Vaping
If youve been to a vaping expo or simply hang out with enough vapers, youll most likely hear some of the vaping vets talking about something called sub-ohm vaping. You'll hear countless debates on what the best tank to use is, the best e-juice, and so on and so forth. However, youll never quite hear exactly what sub-ohm vaping actually is.
Here, well talk about exactly what sub-ohming is and why its done.
Sub-ohm vaping, simply put, is vaping with a MOD that has coils capable of using less than 1 ohm of resistance. In the early days of vaping, this was considered dangerous and unwise, as most devices werent meant to be used at such low resistances. In doing so, a vaper would heat up the battery far beyond safe levels, and could potentially completely break the battery or overheat the entire device. However, this is now increasingly common. With the advent of accessible and relatively cheap MODs that can easily go under one ohm, sub-ohming is becoming more and more popular.
But why should you sub-ohm, and whatre the benefits of it? The major reason many people sub-ohm is to create more vapor with increased flavor. By increasing the power output, more vapor is produced at a faster rate. At the same time, the increased amount of e-liquid passing over the much larger coils gives that liquid a more powerful flavor. Even though theres significantly more heat involved, your vapor will never burn up. The heat is spread out over a larger coil surface area so its able to be distributed more evenly, effectively rendering each point the same heat level that other vapes provide. Of course, the main reason behind sub-ohm vaping lies in the vapor production. Cloud chasing, the never-ending race to achieve the biggest vapor cloud anyone has ever seen, is done exclusively with MODs thatre sub-ohm ready.
The wattage on your MOD can make all the difference when it comes to sub-ohm vaping. In fact, a good amount of vapers are moving among the wattage classes, from 30-32.5 watt machines to 50 and even 100 watt devices for instances. Though these devices say theyre specific wattages, these MODs are usually variable wattage. Variable wattage is amazing for sub-ohm vaping, since the wattage can automatically power up depending on certain e-liquids and differences in viscosity. The higher the possible wattage, the more vapor youll produce. What class you choose depends on how much of a cloud chaser you are. The most competitive cloud chaser will generally pick up the highest wattage available. As a hobbyist, you may want to choose a slightly less show-off MOD, one that is more suitable for regular vaping.
Of course, sub-ohm vaping doesnt come without controversy. As previously mentioned, sub-ohming used to be considered dangerous. To the uninformed, it still is somewhat dangerous. If you want to dive into this wild world, then youll need to understand the ins and outs of your MOD like never before. Youll need to understand how it sounds and feels if its overheating too much, and youll need to discern the difference between good and bad vapor. Youll need to be able to understand the symbols and meanings behind wattage, voltage, ohms, and more. Once youve mastered all of the above, sub-ohm vaping will be a breeze. Itll open up a whole new world of vaping that you never knew existed, and your vaping experience will be changed forever.
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