So, you’ve taken your first steps towards a life free of cancer sticks and opted for vaping, congratulations! It’s a world way vaster than picking up your favorite brand of cigarettes, stinking your surroundings and tossing them away. Vaping isn’t here to force the same despicable thing on you over and over again; Different devices, different liquids of different flavors, compositions and strengths, different tanks and different styles – all here to satisfy your most peculiar needs!
As you progress, you hear about various vaping modes, and I can hear you wish you were more tech-savvy. As a matter of fact, understanding and utilizing modes to enhance the sensational experience of clouds couldn’t be any simpler, so pay attention – I promise this will pay off well!
We have various modes for various experiences with various wires, and we’re here to introduce you to the most common modes.
Power Mode – Variable Wattage and Variable Voltage (VW/ VV):
Power mode is very self explanatory. You can choose the level of wattage (amount of power per second) or voltage (the force of that power). This is used to set the optimal power for your device, as written on the coil you are using, to produce the right amount of cloud and flavor.
Which coils are compatible with the power mode?
Pretty much all coils need to use with this mode, you can use Kanthal, stainless steel (SS), and nichrome (nickel-chrome) coils. most of readily made coils are made out of Kanthal Wire, which is why power mode tends to be oh-so-popular among users of different expertise levels.
Why power mode?
A Simple, versatile, and a moderate solution that doesn’t require much of experience to use. The go to for most of vapers who didn’t get the hang of the optimal use of their devices yet.
Temperature Control (TC) Mode:
Temperature Control, or as referred to sometimes as Variable Temperature (VT), is a very useful mode where you set the exact temperature threshold for heating your coils steadily. TC wires are limited to their own specific setting, as their individual heating properties vary. While using this mode, make sure that you use the correct mode for the wire of your coil.
Which coils are compatible with the temperature control mode?
Here it’s better to have basic understanding of coils, and it’s always advised to check your device carefully, because some mods support particular coils for TC mode, while others state clearly that they support more than one type, which you’ll find in the settings as TC-Ni, TC-Ti or TC (NI, Ti).
Nickel coils are known for their rapid ramp-up speed, but they consist a softer metal which can be annoying to work with sometimes, when you’re building. Nickel coils shouldn’t be dry burnt, as this can oxidize the metal and ruin your coils. In addition, nickel can sometimes cause a negative reaction in vapers who are allergic to the metal.
Ti is short for titanium. like nickel, it has a fast ramp-up time, but it doesn’t have nickel’s issue of allergic reactions. Titanium coils, also, shouldn’t be dry burnt, as the wire will oxidize and ruin the coil.
SS (Stainless Steel)
Stainless steel is one of the most versatile wires for coil building. Like nickel and titanium, it has an impressive instantaneous ramp up time, yet it’s safe if it was exposed to a dry burn and wouldn’t cause allergic reactions. Stainless steel is especially popular because it can be used both in power and SS temperature control modes.
TC solves most of nuisances vapers have to deal with from time to time. Dry hits? check. Hot parts? check. Coils that look like they’ve been to hell and back? check. It gives you optimal heating and avoids all the issues caused by human error of selecting wrong power, or forgetting to refill liquid and so on. it’s advised to stay within temperatures which are in the range of 200°C- 250°C / 392°F – 480°F, with the temperature usually set in increments of 5°C or 10°F.
On your quest in the land of clouds, you encounter old masters that reminisce about the good old days, when vaping took skill. Ah, the days of mechanical mods. Bypass mode gives you the experience of raw power of your battery to heat your coils. Here you can build your coils at lower resistances than is normally accepted by power or temperature control mode, meaning that the power of the hit will be determined by the sheer state of you battery and the resistance of the atomizer. If you lack experience then this mode can wait, as it could easily ruin your coils and burn your wick.
Which coils are compatible with the bypass mode?
It’s pretty much operable with any kind of coil, as long as you keep it safe. you wouldn’t want to exceed the constant discharge rate (in amps) of your battery, and your build will dictate the amp draw on your battery – Let’s assume you have a fully charged AWT IMR 18650 battery (On it, you can see the charge capacity – 3.7 volt – and the discharge rate – 40 A), and that your build is 0.2 ohm, using the formula: Volts/ohms = amps, 3.7/0.2 = 18.5, which is quite less than the discharge rate. Good news is, with regulated mod, the chip will check the state of the battery, which used to be a main issue with mechanical mods, and will let you know if you’re good to go or not!
Memory Mode (M):
“M” setting refers to one or a number of memory settings that your device stores for you. You can set personalized power or temperature control settings for your convenience. On select devices, if you have a few different power or temperature settings that you normally use, you can set these as memory settings to you can easily scroll through them to change from one setting to another.
Those are the main guidelines of modes, and we’d sure love to discuss each of them in great detail in the future!
If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to share your experience, please share your insight with us in the comments section below!