With the ever increasing number of vapers across the world, manufacturers are trying their best to ensure that customers can have the best vaping experience. That doesn’t only include a variety of vaping devices and E-liquids, but a number small yet important features that make vaping convenient, ambient and healthier as well.
And it with these goals that the concept of temperature control vaping has come into being. It is a common knowledge amongst users that vaping devices have coils or wicks that are used to gradually heat the substance that one is willing to vape. Though during vaping the temperatures aren’t as high as during smoking, yet the prolonged heating of the coils while trying to vape dry weed can lead to damage of the coils and produce an obnoxious smell on further use.
However, no user would want to bear that pungent smell or would prefer changing the coils again and again, especially if they prefer to make their own coils. Even if they buy the coils, buying a new one after every damage would cost a lot of recurrent money – something that’s not quite possible for most people.
The solution to this is vaping at controlled temperatures. What initially started as fad gradually became an essential as people started realizing that this was a solution to the problem. In fact, TC vaping is so common or in demand these days that most brands/manufacturers have several models that offer the facility of TC vaping to their customers at very nominal prices since it is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
What is Temperature Controlled Vaping?
Well, as the name suggests, in this technique, the user can prefix the upper limit of the temperature that can be reached during vaping.
Usually, the temperatures are set somewhere in the range of 200 -250-degree centigrade and the proper adjustments must be made according to your preferences and the liquids that you choose for vaping. As you start using the TC feature, you will gradually understand what temperature is the best for the liquid or substance that you vape and you will soon learn to fine-tune the temperatures of your vape device.
Though there are numerous models that offer the facility of controlling temperature, yet none of them come with sensors that can actually detect the temperature. Instead, these devices use an indirect method.
These models are so made that they can measure the resistance of the coils that are within the device. As you vape, the temperature increases gradually and so do the resistance. As soon as the resistance reaches a certain threshold (as pre-fixed), the device will ensure that the heating of the coils is adjusted, lowered or totally shut down, thereby not allowing the coils to heat too much that may cause them to burn out.
Since heating is stopped automatically beyond the threshold, you do not have to keep worrying about overheating of the coils, irrespective of how you vape, how long you vape and what you vape.
How is It Done?
Devices that are meant to offer the facility of temperature control are made somewhat differently than those that do not. In fact, the main difference is the material that is being used to make the coils of the device. Though earlier devices generally used Ni-Chrome or kanthal for making the coils. But the major drawback with them that their heat to resistance proportionality isn’t quite linear.
Instead, these devices use pure titanium or Ni 200 to make the coils, simply because of a better linearity in their heat to resistance proportionality. This makes it easier for the devices to find the threshold resistance for the temperature fixed by the user and adjustments can be made to the range of 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, the materials used in making the coils aren’t the only difference. To make sure that temperature control works efficiently, the Ni coils need a much heavier wrapping (about 2-3 times) than the Ni-chrome/ kanthal coils. This is because Ni 200 gets heated at a much faster rate than the other materials and more wrappings are meant to lower the conductivity of the nickel coils
The Ni coils need to properly spaced as well. They mustn’t touch each other or else the device will not be able to accurately determine the temperature. For these reasons, manufacturers, as well as Diy makers, prefer titanium to make the coils.
Why Opt For Temperature Controlled Vaping?
There are many reasons why this technique has become a hit amongst the vapers and most people are making use of the technique rather than allowing the heat to build up constantly. Let’s consider a few benefits:
Increase coil life
Irrespective of how frequently you vape, the coils of the device have to bear the entire heat caused due to vaping and this isn’t good for the life of these coils. They tend to burn very often, thus hampering the performance of the device and your enjoyment as well. But with controlled vaping, the device coils needn’t bear the heat and you can keep smoking with peace of mind.
Save money and effort
If you are in the habit of having dry vapes, you might end up with burnt coils more often than not. Obviously, this would mean that you will have to spend money again and again on replacing the wicks unless you vape at controlled temperatures. Moreover, if you like to create your own coils for a more personalized experience, burning the coils too frequently will be a total waste of time and efforts. So, TC vaping will prove to be more beneficial.
Burnt coils may result in smells that are totally disgusting and make your experience a horrible one. You sure do not want your favorite flavors mixed up with a smell that’s unbearable. So, avoiding excessive temperatures can be an easy solution to the problem. Also, adjusting the temperatures according to your will can help you get the best notes of the flavor that you usually smoke.
So, if you are an avid vaper, it is high time that you switch to temperature controlled vaping to enhance device longevity and enjoy better flavor notes.