Today, almost all electronic mods or electronic boxes – whether with built-in battery or not – are equipped with temperature control. Unfortunately, their use remains a mystery to many vapers. If you are new to vaping, find out how to use this model for a smooth and healthy vape.
The principle of temperature control
Theoretically, the temperature control makes it possible to always have the same temperature throughout the vaping to avoid overheating the resistors. In practice, you must indicate the temperature to which your resistor will heat up. The electronic mode will reduce the power to be supplied (expressed in watts) so that the resistance does not reach this temperature.
However, the temperature control is only compatible with nickel (Ni), titanium (Ti) and stainless steel (SS) resistors. The reason is that the resistance of these materials varies according to the heating temperature. Simply put, when the temperature changes, the resistance value changes accordingly. With a kanthal resistor, the ohm value does not change since this metal is insensitive to heat at the resistive level.
Note that nickel is suitable for both temperature control mode and Power mode since it has more precise chipsets and is less sensitive to temperature variations.
Temperature control: instructions for use
The first thing to do is to install the temperature control mode on your electronic box and select the material (nickel, titanium or stainless steel). Concretely :
- If you are using a nickel resistor, choose Temp TI or TC Ni Mode.
- With a titanium resistor, this will be the Temp Ti or TC Ti Mode.
- With a stainless steel resistance, choose Temp SS/SS 316 or TC SS Mode.
Then you need to give a base value at room temperature (cold) to the resistors. This manipulation is called locking or blocking.
The last step is to enter the desired temperature (usually between 200° and 300°, 230° being ideal for a first setting). Of course, it is possible to increase the temperature value if you find that there is too often a cut in the production of steam. It is also possible on some electronic cigarettes to reduce the power for softer heating and therefore a lighter vape.
Be careful, check the unit of measurement before entering a value (degree Fahrenheit or degree Celsius), because the values will be different.
Good to know :
If you are a beginner, choose an electronic cigarette with a stainless steel coil. And for good reason, those with nickel or titanium resistance have flexible wires and are therefore difficult to install. In addition, the resistance values are very low.
You may not find the right temperature the first time. This is normal because it often takes several refinements before the coils provide you with the best of your e-liquids.
The benefits of temperature control mode
Appreciated by beginners, shunned by the most experienced since its appearance and its democratization, the temperature control mode undeniably offers several advantages:
- Avoid the dry hit: when the e-liquid runs out and the cotton starts to dry out, it’s a sign that the temperature is rising. The electronic mod then decreases the power so that the temperature does not exceed that which you have programmed and the cotton does not burn. There is then an absence of vapour which alerts you that you must recharge your electronic cigarette with e-liquid.
- The better flavour of e-liquids.
- A more homogeneous vape: the temperature is the same throughout the puff.
- A vape without undesirable components: the temperature control allows not to have an excessive temperature, at the origin of the formation of undesirable components.
Despite these advantages, temperature control has many detractors because it is quite difficult to use for vapers who have an electronic cigarette equipped with ready-made resistors, without precise indication of the metal. It is therefore difficult to know whether the material is compatible with the temperature control mode or not.