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Temperature Control Vaping and You

If you aren’t familiar with box mods and vaporizers, the idea of a temperature control device may be met with thoughts like: Why would I need something like that, the benefit of that sort of device and that sounds overly complicated for a beginner like myself. However, there are a lot of benefits that you may not know about, and operating a temperature control box mod, is a lot easier than you may think! Today we’re going to do a quick overview of all things temperature control, so strap in, put your learning caps on, and get ready for some schooling.

What Are Temperature Controls?

I feel like this is probably the best place to start for someone that is just starting out with these sort of things, and even if you are well-versed in temperature control technology, it never hurts to get a refresher. Temperature Controls are built-in features of specific vaporizers and box mods that allow you to pick and choose different temperatures to heat your coils, heating chambers, and heating attachments. They limit, adjust, restrict, and even cut off the power being sent to the coil to adjust the actual temperature of the coil itself. This allows your box mod to a few things, for one, it can sense when your liquid atomizers are dry, preventing dry hit, burnt coils and it can keep your vapor cool.

How Do Temperature Controls Work?

Currently there are two types of temperature control setups. The most common is based on time. These timed setups simply supply power to your atomizer in pre-set intervals of time to keep the temperature at a specific range. This type of temperature control set up is common in dry herb vaporizers and wax consistency vaporizers that are designed to work with a specific type of heating chamber. Box mods, on the other hand, are generally equipped with a built in thermometer. This is the second type of temperature control setup, and it’s also the most accurate. The battery communicates with the thermometer, which communicates with the atomizer, which sends information back to the battery, letting it know when to supply more power, restrict the power, or cut-off the power entirely. The reason most box mods use this type of temperature control setup, as opposed to a timed setup, is because of the variety of tanks on the market.

Setting Up Your Temperature Control Settings

Setting up your temperature controls is a lot easier than you think! If you have a temperature control battery, you’re most likely familiar with what temperatures you like and how to operate your own battery. However, if you don’t own one of these, let me give you a basic run down. The first and most important thing is knowing what type of coil you are using in your Tank, RBA, RTA, or RDA. Certain box mods have a variety of different temperature control settings, for NiChrome, Nickel, and Titanium. While others have one temperature control mode that will work with all of these materials. So lets dive into the steps:

1) After attaching the tank you want to use to your battery, lock the resistance. Resistance locking is a standard setting built into most box mods. Check your battery’s manual for detailed instructions on how to lock your atomizers resistance. This provides the battery with an exact number for the resistance, the room temperature, and the base temperature for the coil you are using.

2) Go to the temperature control function for your mod and select the specific temperature control mode for your tank. (example: (Ni) for Nickel, (Ti) for Titanium)

3) Select your desired temperature. We’ll look at a few of the recommended temperature ranges in a general context, but many manufacturers include a recommended temperature setting on their atomizers, or the packaging/manual for their devices. Be sure to check for this kind of information before using your tank with a temperature control battery.

Picking a Temperature

I’ll just start off by throwing out the basic temperature range and then we’ll move onto specifics from there, sound good? Great. 200°C- 250°C / 392°F – 480°F is generally accepted as the general range you should be hanging out in. However, if you know that your tank maybe more sensitive or you prefer a cooler vape, it’s best to start low and move up until you find your sweet spot. Feel free to experiment with it, as certain PG/VG mixes will taste different, even if only slightly, at different temperatures.

Seriously Though, What Even Are Joules?

Newer box mods include Joule controls rather than the standard wattage controls (otherwise known as the power setting). If you’re like, well, pretty much everyone else vaping, you’re asking yourself What the heck is a Joule?  Joules are another form of measuring energy. Without weighing you down with too much technical jargon, a joule is 1 amp passing through a resistance of 1 ohm per second. 1 watt equals 1 joule per second. 40 W for 1 second = 40 J 40 W for 3 seconds = 120 J. Confused yet? Don’t be! For the most part it’s just a more accurate way to adjust your settings. And if you’re still insanely confused, let me comfort you with a simple fact: Vaping at 40 Joules is roughly equal to vaping at 40 Watts. Go figure.

Temperature Control Coils and You

Nickel and Titanium are the main coils we talk about when temperature control are involved. This is mainly because Kanthal, what most coils are made out of, is’t compatible with the temperature control systems in most mods, batteries etc. However, it’s important to cover a few safety tips here. First off, titanium and nickel coils are usually low resistance coils. So you need a stronger battery to use them. In addition, you never want to dry fire, or heat without applying liquid, temperature control coils for extended periods of time, especially Nickel coils, though short intervals and pulsing dry fires can be done safely. Aside from that, just make sure you’re using temperature control settings to properly regulate Titanium and Nickel coils on your battery. It’s not recommended that you ever use Titanium or Nickel coils in wattage or voltage settings on your mod.

That’s all I got! I hope you learned a few things, or at least touched up on some information you may have already been aware. Keep checking back for updates, new vaping guides and tutorials on our blog. And remember to stay educated, vape safe!

Michael Ashby

Michael is a long established writer of Fiction, Poetry, and Marketing based content. When he’s not working on his countless literary projects, he spends his time educating customers on various growing industries and products.

Today we’re going to do a quick overview of all things temperature control, so strap in, put your learning caps on, and get ready for some schooling.

How to Use a Temperature Control Vape Pen

Read the Best Temperature Control Vape Guide for e-juice, oils, herbs and wax concentrates. Learn How to use a Temperature Control Vape properly so that you can enjoy a vaping experience fit exactly for you.

by: Robert H. | 10/25/19 1:30PM

How to Control the Temperature on any Vape Pen

Vape pens come in all different shapes, sizes, and with all sorts of different features. Some are geared specifically towards certain types of dry herbs, oils or other concentrates while others are versatile. In the end, the specific information anyone will need to know for each vape is going to be based on all the different types of vape pen features plus the materials they are going to vape such as herbs, wax and oil. Usually you can consult any guide or booklet specific to the vape pen you purchase for best handling and use instructions.

However, there are still general rules that apply when looking at the control of a temperature-controlled vape. For example, each vape pen with temperature control is going to have some sort of dial, buttons, or touch screen to give you the ability to adjust the different temperatures. Keep in mind that different vapes are going to have different levels of settings. Some will only come with a ‘high’ or ‘low’ temperature setting. Some with 3 or mor pre-set settings. And others will allow the user to change and set the specific temperature by a single degree, so you can get the feel just right. Regardless of the different ways that a particular vape is going to control the temperature and what options are available, there are more important considerations regarding why a certain temperature is better for this or that, and what temperatures work best for particular tastes (harsher, smoother, etc).

Best Vaping Temperature

In the end, the best vaping temperature is going to depend largely on what exactly it is that is being vaporized. As one can imagine, the temperatures needed to consistently and effectively vaporize dry herb as opposed to wax or oil is going to be different. Moreover, there is going to be particular temperatures even within those categories where each performs better or worse. And still, ultimately what is best is always the matter of someone’s particular tastes or habits. For some, temperatures in a particular range may produce hits that are too harsh or simply too hot for their tastes. On the flip side, others may think the hits don’t give off the ‘kick’ someone needs.

In the end, the best vaping temperature will always be achieved after you go through some trial and error, it is only natural. The various vape coils, pen features and consistencies of the herbs, oils or wax being vaped can vary widely and they all have an impact on how the vaping experience plays out.

Best Temperature to Vape E-Juice

Keep in mind that temperatures for vaping E-Juice are going to predominantly depend on the amount of vapor and heat someone likes with their hit. However, generally speaking, it is wise to keep the temperatures hovering somewhere between 390 F and 490 F. When the vape gets around to the 390 F range it is putting out a good bit of vapor without sacrificing too much in terms of flavor or smoothness. However, as one moves up towards 490 F they will become closer and closer to the warmer, even hotter hits (especially if above 490). At the end of the day, none of these temperatures truly lend themselves as being objectively better than others (although lower than 390 or higher than 490 may or may not be objectively worse) it is just the most optimal range to pick from given any particular preference.

Best Temperature for Vaping Dry Herbs

As usual, the ideal temperature is certainly going to vary person to person. But, notwithstanding personal preference, it is a good idea to get into the habit of starting your dry herb vaporizer at the lowest heat setting and working your way up, especially if you are sensitive to hot vapors. On average, somewhere in the 380 to 410 F range is where most people enjoy vaping herbs. This will make sure that there is enough heat to create vapor but not necessarily too much to cause any issues like coughing or wheezing due to harshness. Flavor will vary depending on the strain of dry herb and the particular temperature chosen, however, keeping the vape within this range will avoid burn-outs and bad tastes.

Best Temperature to Vape Wax

Again, there is going to be a flavor and temperature preference that cannot be dictated prior to trying out a few different settings. All of this comes down to personal preference. However, as a general rule, it is best to keep the temperature somewhere from 315 to 450 although it is probably most optimal somewhere in the middle. When vaping wax make sure to take into account the material the coil is made of and remember to avoid burning it out too quickly. Moreover, while some people vape at higher temperatures because they enjoy the burn, remember that the higher the temp the more potential for burning a coil or the wax itself there is. Too low and the hits might not be strong enough. Simply make sure to find a setting that works best for whatever preferences a person can have.

Benefits of Temperature Control Vape Pens

Naturally, there is a great degree of enjoyability with a temperature controlled vape. The idea that the specific heat and flavor can be adjusted is a major bonus to vaping. Not to mention this will be maintained consistently (unlike with other types of consuming concentrates or herb). Most importantly, however, is that this specificity does not come at an exorbitant price. So someone can vape exactly the way they want without having to worry about breaking the bank. This doesn’t mean vapes without a temperature control are inherently bad but most vapers will admit having the flexibility is much appreciated.

Temperature Control Vape Guide Tips

Generally, operating the vape like any other heating device is going to be crucial. Below are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Do not overheat the vape by rushing. Start on the lowest setting and allow the vape the time to warm up and to find the best settings. Start at lower settings and work your way up.
  • Remember that lower temperature settings preserve more flavor. However, higher temperature settings produce more vapeors and give a heavier ‘kick’ to the hit.
  • When turning up the heat for bigger rips, make sure to avoid overheating the coils.
  • Quartz coils are faster than ceramic at heating up and cooling down while ceramic coils can heat more evenly. Wick coils are the easiest to burn, particularly if they get dry.
  • Make sure to use higher temp settings to help clean off residue. This way the cleaning is much simpler and cleaning.

    Variable Voltage Vape Pen vs Temperature Control Vape

    With the popularity of vaping, it’s not surprising that someone could hear both these terms used to refer to vapes. The good news is that there isn’t anything to worry about as far as the differences between the two items – they’re the same thing. In order for a vape pen to vaporize the concentrate or herb it needs to heat up the coils or heating chamber and vaporize the product. This is done by sending electricity from the battery to the coils or heating chamber. When the voltage is higher there is more power hitting the coils from the battery and therefore a hotter, faster vape sesh. If there is lower voltage than the opposite occurs. On many variable voltage vapes the voltage is controlled in much the same way that the temperature may be adjusted on the temperature controlled vapes.

    Cool Vapes with Temperature Control

    There are a ton of great vapes available – even with temperature control. To help get an idea of what the market looks like below are a couple of cool examples of excellent vapes with temperature control features:

  • E-CLIPSE Dry Herb Vaporizer with temperature control: This dry herb vaporizer is an excellent discreet, powerful, and extremely portable piece of vape technology. The temperature control settings are intuitive and the vape itself can heat up to the maximum temp capacity of 435 F in no time at all! This is a vaporizer used for dry herb vaping and is not compatible with other concentrates or options on the market. However, if dry herb is a preference this is one of the best vapes available to provide an amazing vaping experience.
  • EVOD Oil Vape Pen with temperature control: Technically this vape pen can be used to vape anything, but it is most often used to vape oils and E-Juices. The threading on this vape pen is 510 meaning it is almost universally compatible with just about any other vape pen cartridge on the market. More to the point, this is an example of a ‘variable voltage’ vape pen which simply means that the voltage is adjustable (and therefore the temperature). This is done with a little twist of a dial located on the battery. Hard to beat such a reliable, powerful workhorse – particularly to vape oil.
  • MICRO Vape Pen:This is probably one of the most portable vape pens on the market. There are two styles – the original push-in coil Micro, and now there is the updated version that is compatible with the popular skinny 510 threaded oil cartridges. The Micro Vape with screw-in coils comes with three, predetermined settings for a user to choose. All settings are programmed to help create the most optimal vape experience without worrying too hard about how much voltage or heat is too much or too little – as opposed to the dial that can be found on the EVOD. Overall a fantastic deal, this vape pen is compatible with either waxes, oils, or dry herb and provides a great deal of versatility. Certainly, should not overlook the specs on this one.
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