Variable Voltage Batteries for E-cigs
Looking for information about Variable Voltage / Wattage electronic cigarettes, it could be because the E-cig you are using at the moment is not giving you the vapour hit and flavour you want.
When you are new to vaping finding what works best for you can be a nightmare, and you will be going through different types of electronic devices to start with , as there are a lot of different Electronic cigarette devices available on the market.
When you first start vaping we at Direct2uretail will advice our customers to start their vaping experience with a basic starter kit.
If you buy an expensive (Variable Voltage / Wattage) device and find that vaping is not for you, you will have invested a lot of money on something that you will never use again, as where if you would buy a cheaper alternative (Starter Kit) and you wish to continue using the E-cig it is very easy to upgrade.
Also when using a starter kit you will get used to some of the most common quirks of most 510 / eGo batteries, and or the clearomiser / tank that is attached to it.
When you have just started vaping, you are most likely using a device that operates at 3.7 volts, though you will find. that your experience with vaping changes.
This can be due to:
Using different E-liquid flavours,
Trying different nicotine strengths
Trying a different PG (Propylene Glycol) / VG (Vegetable Glycerin) ratio mix
Or even trying a different clearomiser / atomiser
Some combinations may give you more flavour and good throat hit, whilst others can leave you wishing you could turn up the volume a bit to give you more uhmpf.
Variable Voltage and or Variable Wattage electronic cigarettes, or as we like to call the PV’s (Personal Vaporisers) do exactly that, making it possible to change the voltage / wattage of your device to give you the flavour, throat hit and vapour to how you want it to be.
Once you have experienced vaping with a standard 3.7 volt device and you switch to a variable voltage / variable wattage device you will find that some flavours taste better on low voltage / wattage as where other flavours taste better on higher voltage / wattage
About the Watts
The main advantage of variable-voltage / wattage electronic cigarettes is, that they produce more vapour than the small E-cigs most people buy when they first start vaping (E.G. the cigarette look a like).
To understand the difference, let us take a look at the specifications of a standard electronic cigarette;
most devices use 3.7 volt batteries and 2.4Ω atomisers / tanks, and so producing a little under 5.5 watts of power.
To get a little bit more out of their E-cig, some vapers (Electronic Cigarette users) buy larger batteries and combine them with low resistance atomizers / tanks.(1.8Ω)
When you use a 3.7 volt battery with for instance a 1.5 Ω clearomiser / tank, the vapour production of the E-cig increases to over 9 watts.
This still doesn’t equal the performance a variable voltage / wattage e-cig can achieve (up to 12 watts at 6 volts with a 3.0Ω clearomiser / tank).
How do these E-Cigs work?
Most variable-voltage / wattage E-cigs use 3.7 volt batteries, just like standard E-cigs.
The difference is that a variable voltage / wattage E-cig has a circuit that stores and regulates power from the battery, delivering it to the atomiser / tank at the voltage / wattage you choose.
Many variable voltage / wattage E-cigs also have micro processors for safety (of the battery) and control over vapour production.
These advanced internal electronics often make variable voltage / wattage E-cigs more expensive than standard E-cigs.
Is Variable Voltage / wattage for Me?
At the moment variable voltage devices produce the best performance available on the E-cig market.
However, if you have never used an E-cig before, a variable voltage / wattage device may not be right for you.
If you are not a 20+ a day smoker, or you smoke light cigarettes, you may find the vapour production / throat hit of a variable voltage / wattage device too intense at higher power levels.
If you have to turn a variable voltage / wattage E-cig down to 3.7 volts or lower, to get the vapour production / throat hit, you want, you may be better off buying a standard 3.7 volt E-cig.
Using variable voltage / wattage E-cigs can be tricky (especially when you are new to vaping), as there is more to vaping than just simply pressing a button, and a lot of people underestimate how tricky using some devices can be.
For instance, when using an E-cig at 6 volts or 11 watts, an atomiser can give you a harsh / dry vapour with an unpleasant flavour if the heating coil in the tank is not kept wet.
If you add too much E-liquid to the atomiser, the atomiser / tank can flood resulting in your atomiser / tank to gurgle, spit out E-liquid through the top (Drip Tip) and / or leak.
The best results with variable voltage / wattage devices tend to be by the more experienced E-cig users.