What are VW Box Mods (Variable Voltage / Variable Wattage)?
A variable voltage/wattage mod is a vape device that powers your atomizers. They use a rechargeable vape battery or dual 18650 batteries to send power to your atomizer. This results in e-liquid being burned into vapor. VV VW box mods are the safest and most popular type of mod because of the microprocessor which prevents the atomizer from receiving too much power.
People using stainless steel vape tanks should only use a variable voltage box mod because sub-ohm tank's preinstalled coils usually require a specific wattage range. Using too little or too much power will result in an unsatisfactory experience.
These types of mods are also called regulated mods because the vape device uses circuitry to regulate its output power and allows adjustment of its output power by adjusting voltage or the wattage.
Advantages of Variable Voltage/Wattage Mods
There are different vape mods in the market. There are mechanical mods, hybrid mods, and regulated mods (vv/vw mods). Aside from that, their are different styles like squonk mods and tc box mods. TC mods are typically a feature found on regulated mods and squonk box mods are usually mech mods (unregulated). Regulated mods are preferred by beginners and most vapers because they can be set up tailored to their vaping preferences.
Most mods have an LED electronic screen / OLED display that shows all of the current settings a user can adjust. Some even show the current time! They are also normally dual 18650 compatible so the battery life is much longer. They can use a voltage or wattage setting and be adjusted to produce more clouds, flavor, or a stronger throat hit. The newer models are more technologically advanced and can even have features like touch screen and waterproof capability.
The best advantage these mods have are their safety features. The features in these devices are important and help prevent many accidents from occurring due to batteries or automatic firing.
Safety features of vw box mods
Regulated mods, or vv vw box mods, are the safest type of vaping device because of their various safety features.
A few of those safety features include:
- Thermal protection / temperature control which disables the mod device if it becomes too hot.
- Short circuit protection protects your device from firing if there is a short circuit.
- Overcharge protection which helps prevent your device from firing if your batteries are over charged or discharged.
- Reverse polarity protection helps protect the device and user from batteries that are installed incorrectly.
- Resistance protection prevents your device from firing an atomizer with coil resistance that are too low or high for the device to safely fire.
Regulated mods vary by brand, but most will have these safety features in place to ensure a safe vaping experience.
Difference between variable voltage and variable wattage
Regulated mods are either vw mods or vv mods, but a lot of the newer models can switch between either mode. It's best to select a vape mod with both features, that way you can learn how to use both settings and see what vape setting fits best for you. So what's the difference between the two? Well both settings control the power output of your battery and they both achieve the same results, but in a different way. Some vapers prefer one over the other due to their vape skill level.
Variable Voltage Mod
Variable voltage mods send voltage to the coils in the atomizer being used. Increase the voltage in small increments to find the perfect amount of volts. High volts can burn out your atomizer and result in a burnt e-juice taste.
Low volts on the other hand lead to poor flavor from the e-juice. An atomizer with higher ohms will require more volts, lower ohms require less volts. Manual adjustments on the voltage are needed when the resistance (ohms) of the coil changes. Vapers prefer VV settings because it can be fined tuned and adjusted in smaller increments than watts.
Variable Wattage Mod
Variable wattage setting is used by controlling the amount of power going to the device. A variable wattage box mod is easy to use because most coils will detail the optimal wattage output. Using a variable wattage mod like a smok mag is like driving on cruise control, set the wattage and forget it. The vape device will automatically adjust the voltage, so no fine tuning is needed. This is why variable wattage box mods are ideal for vape beginners.
How to get started vaping
Learning about variable voltage vapes, variable wattage vapes, different mod devices, atomizers, and batteries are highly important before starting to vape. Purchasing vape starter kits are the easiest way to get started vaping. A starter kit typically include a regulated mod (with vv and vw settings) and a sub-ohm tank with an extra coil. Purchase a device that fits your vaping needs and one that will give you the best vaping experience. There are vape pens or e-cigarettes that are perfect for beginners. An example of a vape pen would be the Eleaf iStick or Tesla Cigs Innovator Kit, it is user friendly for beginners and usually come in with a built-in battery so no need to purchase extras. Or for more advanced users who want a high powered device, opt for a 200w box mod like the Wismec Reuleaux RX, Voopoo Drag 2, or the GeekVape Aegis Legend 200w TC. These mod kits are typically dual 18650 so the battery life is superior to vape pens.
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