What Is Temperature control vaping
Mastering the Art of Temperature Control Vaping Avoid Harsh Dry Hits and Enjoy a Smooth Vapour Experience
Do you get harsh dry hits when vaping?
Dry hits can happen during fast-paced “chain vaping.” They can also occur if you forget to refill your tank.
Dry hits make vaping unpleasant. If you use your e-cigarette carefully, you can avoid e-cigarette collisions.
What if your e-cigarette could prevent dry hits by detecting dry coils automatically?
That’s what temperature-controlled vaping does. Temperature control is a feature that virtually every advanced vaping device supports. Using that feature can eliminate dry hits and preserve the life of your atomizer coils. This is done while ensuring that your vaping setup always produces cool, smooth vapour.
Are you curious about how temperature control vaping works?
Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explain what temperature control vaping is and how it works. We’ll also tell you what you need to get started.
Temperature control vaping works on the principle that some metals and alloys change significantly in electrical resistance as they get hotter. Therefore, if you know the starting resistance of an atomizer coil made from one of those materials – and you know the material’s temperature coefficient of resistance – you can estimate the coil's current temperature by measuring its change in resistance during vaping.
When you enable the temperature control mode on your device, the mod will use the TCR of your coil as the basis for estimating its temperature. Many devices also allow you to set coil TCR manually. You’ll then choose a maximum vaping temperature and charge your device’s power level in watts. The wattage affects the speed at which the coil reaches maximum temperature. When the coil reaches the selected temperature, the device cuts power to the coil to reduce its temperature.
Temperature controlled vaping - what are the benefits of temperature control vaping?
Temperature control keeps your atomizer cool when you vape. If you wish to take longer puffs when vaping without the vapour becoming overly hot, temperature control is the perfect solution.
Cooler vapour, though, isn’t the only benefit of temperature control. If you find that the vapour becomes uncomfortable hot during long puffs, it is likely that your coil's wick can’t keep up with your vaping pace. The wick repeatedly drys out during puffs, shortening your coil life. Temperature control can extend the life of your coil by preventing that from happening. Temperature control also makes dry hits a thing of the past. Suppose you're vaping in wattage mode, and you forget to refill your tank. Your first hint that the atomizer coil is dry will be an unpleasant hit that burns your throat and lungs. Not fun! Dry hits happen because there isn’t any e-liquid in the wick to keep the coil cool.
As a result, the coil becomes extremely hot very quickly – and you inhale hot air and burning cotton products. With temperature control vaping, though, your device detects the increased temperature and automatically cuts power. You don’t get a dry hit; your device simply stops producing vapour. It’s a much friendlier way for your e-cigarette to let you know your tank is empty.
How does temperature control vaping work?
Temperature-controlled vaping requires two things. First, you need a device that supports temperature control – the Vaporesso Gen S Mod Kit and the Vaporesso Gen mini are two affordable examples – and you need a tank with temperature control compatible coil material.
The most common temperature control coil materials are nickel and titanium; almost every mod has built-in TCR settings for those two materials. Many mods also have TCR settings for stainless steel. Some people use tungsten for temperature control vaping. If your device allows you to define a custom TCR setting – many advanced mods have this feature – you can choose from a variety of different coil materials.
If you use a tank with pre-made coils, you’ll need to check with the manufacturer whether nickel, titanium, or stainless steel coils are available for your tank.
Many tanks have pre-made temperature control coils available. If your tank only has kanthal coils available, the tank will not work for temperature-controlled vaping. Because kanthal resistance doesn't change significantly when hot,
Your device can’t use resistance to estimate coil temperature.
Temperature control vaping is what you need to know
Temperature-controlled vaping vs. Wattage-based vaping
By now, you’re getting the idea that temperature control is a way of vaping that’s utterly different from Wattage-based vaping – but is it actually better? If you suffer from dry hits when vaping or find that your coils don’t last long because you’re continually burning the cotton, you may find that temperature control is precisely the solution you need. Suppose, though, that you’re already happy with your vaping experience.
Is it worth switching to temperature control?
These are some of the potential downsides of switching.
Fewer coils are available
Temperature-controlled vaping isn’t a fresh technology anymore – it has been around for a few years. Most long-term vapers have already tried temperature control, and most prefer wattage-based vaping.
Many popular tanks – such as the Freemax Maxus tank – do not have nickel or titanium coils available because there isn’t enough demand. Unless you want to build your own coils, switching to temperature-controlled vaping will limit your options.
If you like a warm vape, you may not enjoy temperature control. This is because you might find that your device cuts off the power just as you enjoy the flavour and warmth of the vapour.
Temperature control is suitable for cooler vapers.
Taste is subjective. Although it’s impossible to say whether you will prefer the taste of a nickel or titanium coil to that of your current kanthal coil, you’ll inevitably find the taste different if you’re a long-term vaper. You may switch to a temperature controlled coil only to discover that you can’t get used to the flavour.