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The Basics Between Standard and Variable Voltages

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The Basics Between Standard and Variable Voltages

Have you ever wondered what the difference is when it comes to devices that use standard and variable voltages? It is all in the vape! Are you a heavy or frequent smoker? How much vapor can you handle? Let those questions help guide your decision-making process.


Variable Voltage
Are you looking to control or be able to adjust the amount of vapor you attend to inhale and exhale, then variable voltage is the option to investigate.

You must first be aware of the types of voltages because if you adjust your device too high, it will become too strong and the e-liquid being vaped can have a burnt taste. The coil always must stay moist and clean. If you don't know what you're doing, it may taste like burnt liquid. Variable voltages use a 6-volt battery. A variable voltage device has 6-volts and with an average of 3-ohms, it can produce 12 watts of vaping power.

The best part is you can control it and it is compatible with any cartomizer that has the same threading. Those that need more vapor, flavor, or a stronger throat hit; especially for the heavy smokers turning to vaping out there; you might prefer using variable voltage devices such as a MOD or APV.

Standard Voltage
Standard voltage devices have a quick recharge, are less expensive, and are very simplistic. With standard voltage you produce less vapor.

The types of devices that fit into this category use 3.7-volt batteries and have 2.5-ohms, producing a little under 5.5 watts of vaping power. Standard voltage devices are easy to use but you are unable to adjust the levels. Those that are just starting out or prefer less vapor intake can go with a device that falls into the standard category, as that might be the best option for you. These units are usually less expensive and easy to use.

Now, when we think about these devices, they fall under the realm of electronic cigarettes or vape pens. It's a great starter and you can always upgrade if you do feel that the vapor intake isn’t strong enough for your taste or if you want to be able take your vape game to a new level, say by doing some cloud chasing.

The Voltage Choice Is Yours

Your choice really depends on the amount of vapor you want to create and handle during your vape sessions! Want more, go for variable, want less, then stick with standard. Just be knowledgeable for whichever option you choose. Also, it’s a good idea to study up on Ohm’s Laws, as this will give you the tools you need to make a more informed decision.