Once in a while, it seems like our e-liquid is already running out of its tank even though we just refilled it a couple of hours ago. Vaping is a complex technological system that has many variables that can affect how quickly you go through your e-liquid. That is why we will be discussing the role that your mod’s wattage level can play in how long each refill session lasts.
The Relationship Between Your Mod’s Wattage and Your E-Liquid Level
The wattage of your device is what determines how much power is sent to the coil of your tank, which is responsible for heating up the e-liquid contained within the wick so that it can turn from liquid to vapor. Higher wattage levels send more power to the coil, and so the coil uses more e-liquid to produce vapor. This is why high wattage levels are associated with bigger cloud production. Each hit fired at a high output simply creates more vapor from a more ample amount of vape juice.
That being said, you can understand why lower wattages could better preserve each tank’s worth of vape juice. If you’re tired of always refilling throughout the day, or you simply want to spend less money on e-juice each week, this is important to keep in mind.
Why a Lower Wattage Can Stretch Out Your Vape Juice
Now, let’s get into the specifics of why lower wattages can help you go through less vape juice each day.
#1: Less E-Liquid is Getting Burned Per Hit
Quite simply, lower wattages use less e-liquid to fire a hit. Like we said, the coil’s wick is what is producing those clouds, getting heat from the coil that evaporates it instantly. Higher wattages tell your coil to heat up more, and so more of the e-liquid in that wick is going to get used to produce a cloud. A lower wattage is like telling your coil it doesn’t have to work as hard to produce a puff of vapor. In turn, less e-liquid is getting utilized by the coil to give you a hit.
#2: You’re Less Likely to Get Dry Hits
Another thing that makes a difference is that lower wattages are less likely to produce dry hits. Dry hits occur when the coil is too hot for the amount of e-liquid in the wick, which in turn burns the little bit that’s in there, causing a burnt taste and little to no vapor on the inhale. Dry hits don’t exactly evaporate your e-liquid more quickly, but if they are a regular occurrence, you’ll find yourself taking more hits in a session to make up for the burnt ones, thus using up more e-liquid during a vaping session.
It Depends on the E-Liquid
Bear in mind too that different e-liquids react in their own unique way to your mod’s output. Some e-juices just tend to burn more quickly than others due to their unique formulas. Also, higher PG e-liquids, as in, ones that contain more than 30% propylene glycol, will get burnt through more quickly when using high output levels, because PG is a thinner ingredient that evaporates faster.
Higher VG e-liquids tend to last longer in the tank because this viscous ingredient does not evaporate at such a fast rate.
Which Wattage Level is Best for Preserving E-Liquid?
So, how can you know the right wattage for your e-liquid? Well unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to that question. Too many other factors play a role, like the resistance of your coil and the VG/PG ratio of your e-juice.
But most vapers determine the ideal wattage level by starting at the lowest setting and gradually going up five or so watts at a time, taking a hit after each adjustment. Once they are satisfied with the flavor and cloud size, they leave the wattage where it is. This is a good way to avoid vaping at such a high wattage that you burn through your vape juice too quickly.
Quick Final Thoughts
The wattage level that you vape at has a lot to do with how long it takes you to complete the amount of vape juice in your tank. Trying a lower wattage may mean that you go through e-juice more slowly, which can save you money on e-liquid in the long run.