The Right Vape Temperature Sweet Spot
Most of us who vape rely on wattage to determine the output at which our mod operates, as this controls, essentially, how hard the battery must work to deliver each puff of vapor. Whether we’re using a low-powered pod system or a highly powerful mod with high output capabilities, the wattage plays a major role in how much vapor we take in per puff.
But, as any experienced vaper will tell you, wattage is not the only variable output worth exploring. Temperature is another extremely useful output option, and it’s become incredibly popular in recent years.
Many of today’s mods come with a TC (temperature control) function, but it’s become quite clear that many vapers are intimidated by it, and therefore never actually give it a try. This piece will attempt to break down what TC vaping is and how to find your sweet spot with it, so that those who have been reluctant to explore it can understand it more deeply, and therefore experiment with it themselves.
TC Vaping: What is It?
TC is temperature control, and it’s one of at least two output modes that’s available on your vaporizer device (mod). The other mode is wattage mode, which allows you to adjust the wattage, which is a unit of power. All mods are powered by a battery, and how hard that battery works is determined by the output. Wattage is one form of output, determining how many units of power the battery puts out.
To understand the role that temperature plays as opposed to wattage when vaping, we must understand how a vaping setup operates. The mod component, in its most simplified form, consists of a battery and circuitry that allows the battery’s power to heat the coil in the atomizer that is attached. This heat allows the coil to reach a certain temperature so that the liquid in the atomizer transforms into vapor.
What Does This Have to Do with TC Functionalities?
Well, when this function is activated, rather than relying on wattage to heat the coil, you’re actually setting in stone the exact temperature that you want the coil to reach whenever the mod is fired. Wattage cannot provide this same level of consistency, as there are too many variables involved in the process. Temperature control, therefore, ensures that each time you go to take a hit by firing your device, the coil always reaches the same temperature, over and over again.
Benefits of Temperature Control
To get a good understanding for why temperature control is such a popular alternative to standard wattage-based vaping, we need to look at these key reasons.
One reason is that TC vaping gives you better control over your vapes. The temperature at which the coil is heated determines a lot of aspects of your vapes, including how powerful the hit is in terms of vapor production, and how much you taste the flavor, as different temperatures bring out different flavor notes in the e-liquid.
When we use wattage, to an extent, we are leaving things up to chance. When we use temperature control, we are in full control of how the battery uses its resources to vaporize the e-liquid.
As a result of the information stated above, temperature control ensures more consistency when vaping. If you’ve relied on wattage-based vaping up until now, you know that even when the wattage stays consistent, your hits may be different throughout your vaping session. One may produce more vapor than the last, and one may give you a stronger throat hit. Temperature control ensures that each hit is exactly the same as the last. This is because with wattage vaping, the temperature that the coil reaches can vary, resulting in varying effects on your vape throughout your sessions.
Less Dry Hits
No one likes dry hits – plain and simple. Dry hits occur when the coil gets too hot and the wick hasn’t absorbed enough e-liquid to properly vaporize it. Well, the good news is that TC vaping dramatically reduces instances of dry hits, by, once again, controlling the temperature of the coil. Basically, this method prevents the coil from ever getting hotter than it should during a vaping session.
Better Battery Life
Many will tell you that TC vaping preserves the battery life, because the battery doesn’t need to work as hard to meet your vaping demands.
And finally, in the same manner, TC vaping keeps your coils lasting longer, by never overworking them or prematurely burning them out due to an inappropriate firing response.
What Needs to be Kept in Mind Prior to Using TC
To enter the world of temperature control vaping, having everything in line and knowing these things are key.
#1: Make Sure Your Mod Allows It
First, note that not all mods allow TC. Check with the product description before buying a mod, if this feature is what you want.
#2: Make Sure You Know What You’re Doing
With TC vaping, you need to have an idea of how it works before you just select random temperatures. That’s why following this guide is so important.
#3: Check Your User Manual
The tutorial below is a general guide, but your user manual will give you more exact instructions based on the design and features of your particular device.
#4: Know the Type of Vaping Experience You Desire Beforehand
Before you start using TC vaping, know what kind of vaping experience you desire. Each temperature determines the vapor production, throat hit and flavor of your vapes, so knowing which qualities you prioritize beforehand will better help you find your sweet spot.
How to Vape Using the TC Function
Step #1: Select TC Mode
Use your device’s navigation system to select TC mode. This activate temperature control, thus aborting wattage-based vaping.
Step #2: Choose Your Coil Material
Most mods will give you the option to choose from a list of coil materials. The wire-tye you’re using plays a major role in how your TC function operates, so select it accurately.
Step #3: Set Your Preferred Temperature
You’ll have the choice to explore your preferred temperature. The temperature you choose is based on the coil that you’re using, as well as what you want out of your vaping experience. Note that higher temperatures are similar to high wattages in that they produce stronger hits with more vapor.
Step #4: Adjust it in Small Increments
Once you’ve selected your target temperature based on your preferences and coil, you can take a hit and see how it is. If it’s not to your liking, adjust it in small increments until you find your sweet spot.
Overall, Temperature Control Vaping is a Highly Rewarding Style
Assuming that you do it properly. Once you get the hang of it, there’s a good chance that you’ll never look back, as you’ll finally be able to experience your vapes on your terms like never before, while saying goodbye to those annoying frequent dry hits at last.