Advanced vaporizers 101
Welcome to the world of advanced personal vaporizers or AVP. You may ask…. “What is and advanced personal vaporizer?” If you are new to electronic cigarettes or have been “vaping” for years a personal vaporizer is an electronic cigarette on steroids. There are numerous setups that you can choose from.
Variable Voltage Mods
RDA (Re-buildable Drip Atomizer) Drippers
RDTA Re-buildable Drip Tank Atomizer)
DCT (Dual Coil Tanks)
BDC (Bottom Dual Coil)
Each setup has its advantages and disadvantages. With the wealth of knowledge from the staff at CigarToyz.com we can fine tune and tailor the correct setup for you.
Mechanical mods are exactly what they sound like. Mechanical. No computer boards or intricate wiring. Just a battery, a button and your favorite atomizer. Choosing a mechanical mod can be a daunting task. There are countless ones out there and then there are their clones. What you want to look for is a mod with an easy lock on the firing button and that is also magnetically activated. Some of the less expensive mechanical mods have a spring return button which are not a preferred choice. Another option you want to make sure the mechanical mod has is an adjustable pin on the battery and atomizer side of the mod. The Mekanik from vapage and several other mods are top notch. A mechanical mod has its advantages as durability goes. I know I have dropped my vaporizer several times. It only takes one time to crack a screen, dislodge a button or break a wire on the circuit board. With mechanical mods you don’t have any of those things to go wrong. So if you’re a dropper the mechanical mod is for you. The only real down side of a mechanical mod is when you start to get into re-buildable atomizers and you need that extra power to fire it hot enough. That is where we go to variable voltage mods.
Variable Voltage Mods
Variable Voltage Mods are the big dogs….not so much as in size but more power. In order to get that warm vape out of your vaporizer you need low ohms, high power and a battery capable of supporting that power. Variable voltage mods are a little more complex but if you can keep it in your hands and off the floor the variable voltage mod is prime. There are different types of variable voltage mods. Box mods and Tube Mods. The variable voltage mods can display information like battery capacity, how many times you used it, ohm reading of your atomizer and some even can link via blutooth to your smart device to receive and change settings of your mod. Variable voltage mods can range anywhere from 6-100+ watts of power. The variable voltage mods like the Smoktech BEC Pro and the X-Pro BT50 have the option for high wattage/voltage and Bluetooth capabilities. Another nice option with some mods is pass-through charging. Pass through charging is when the mod is being charged the ability to use is still an option. It is especially nice when you are sitting at your desk at work and don’t have to worry about your battery.
So let’s talk a little about Tanks, atomizers, RDA’s and RDTA’s. The tank is the vessel for which your liquid will atomize. There are many different tanks and atomization devices that are coming out every day.
The tank atomizer is a clear tank either a polycarbonate plastic or some type of glass usually Pyrex. The tank will hold your E-juice, E-Liquid or whatever you like to call it. The Crystal XL, Crystal XL BDC, Jato and Honey Comb are examples of tank atomizers. In the tank is a replaceable atomizer that has a certain ohm rating. The tank is a good place to start if you are just getting in to mods. They are easy to use. Just fill and vape. The atomizer in tanks usually are constructed with 30-34 gauge kanthal wire and some type of silica wick. These atomizers are replaceable and will need to be replaced from time to time. The tank atomizers are built with a specific ohm resistance and modifying them is not a real option. You will soon find that switching to a re-buildable atomizer may be the way to go.
RDA & RDTA or Rebuildable Atomizer, Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
What is a re-buildable atomizer you ask? This is where vaping can get confusing. Most RDA’s are drippers. Meaning you drip your e-juice directly onto your wick and heating coils and it only holds enough liquid for about 5-15 puffs. This depends on several factors. The size of your dripper, the power you are putting through it and how warm you like your vapor. The more power and warmer the vape the more you will have to refill or “drip” e-liquid. An RDA usually has multiple airflow options from closed to wide open. Most RDA's are for direct lung hits. Meaning that you breathe the vapor directly into your lungs. This will give you the best vapor production along with flavor. If you are used to using a high nicotine level with a tank you’re going to want to lower the mg level down to anywhere between 3-6mg. This may sound low but the amount of vapor you will get from an RDA will still equal the same amount of nicotine that you are used to. Although this sounds like quite the task the flavor and vapor production achieved by using a RDA is well worth it. The RDA is the most advanced of all of the vaping devices. This requires the knowledge of ohms law and high output batteries are required to safely use these items. The lower the ohms the warmer denser vape you will achieve. The lower ohm also require
s a higher output battery. To vape at sub ohm levels like .9ohm and lower will consume more power from your battery but the flavor and vapor production is amazing.
A rebuildable tank atomizer is basically a dripper with a tank attached. The advantage to the rebuildable tank atomizer is that the tank will hold anywhere from 2-5ml of e juice so dripping is not needed. The atomizer is able to be custom built to your liking using kanthal wire and cotton or silica wick. The same rules apply to the RDTA as the RDA when it comes to battery capacity. One nice RDTA is the SMOK VCT. The VCT allows you to use prebuilt coils and offers a DIY kit so you can rebuild the atomizer.
If you have any questions about switching to and advanced personal vaporizer please contact our support staff. We would be more than happy to speak with you about finding a setup that will work for you.