What Is Temperature Control All About?
The e-cigarette market seems a bit overwhelming with all the temperature controlled devices that are available these days, but to the beginner temperature control just seems like yet another confusing aspect to vaping.
In this guide I will do my best to explain to you what temperature control is, what the benefits are and drawbacks it has and hopefully it will help you determine whether it’s really for you.
What Is Temperature Control Vaping
Have you ever had a dry hit? Ever used an RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) and had your vape suddenly taste really nasty due to your cotton drying out?
One of the purposes of temperature control was to prevent this happening. Not only does over burning your cotton produce unknown chemicals (depending what wicking cotton your using), it tastes really fowl.
The Temperature Control (TC) feature of your vaporizer allows you to pre-set a value in Celsius / Fahrenheit that your coil temperature will not exceed. When the TC feature detects that the coil has hit your pre-set temperature, it acts as a limiter and will adjust, restrict, or cut-off the power to the coil until the temperature falls below your pre-set temperature value. Whether your preferred vaping style is little inhales, big inhales, mouth to lung inhales, straight to the lung inhales or Olympic style chain vaping, temperature control will keep your coil temperature at a fixed rate. Temperature control devices usually use either a titanium or a Nickel Coil (Some people are allergic to nickel, so if you notice irritable throat after use of nickel coils this may be why).
So to simplify, temperature control is the chipset in your mod which detects when your coil is getting too hot due to the absence of liquid, and it will cut off the power to prevent you from torching your cotton which serves for a good safety feature and makes a good way of reminding you to refill your atomizer due to a low level of juice.
How Does Temperature Control Benefit Flavour?
One of the most useful features of temperature control is that it allows for flavour adjustment.
Some coils work better at a specific wattage and sometimes the juice just tastes that little bit better at a certain temperature, noticeably when the coil has been heated several times in a row.
Sometimes juices just don’t taste right and adjusting the wattage up or down is not doing the job but by tweaking the actual temperature you can get far better results.
So What’s All This Joules Stuff All About?
When you’re used to seeing Watts on a device it can be quite confusing to suddenly see the Wattage displayed as Joules. To cut a long story short, Evolv, who originally made the DNA chips, ensured by legal means that any other manufacturer who made a temperature control mode for their device couldn’t display Watts but instead has to use Joules.
So don’t worry too much because 40W and 40J are the same thing. Essentially, watts are how many joules you consume in a second.
Not All Temperature Control Devices Are Created Equally
Temperature control is new and in many ways is still in its infancy. Bear in mind that some devices that feature temp control don’t necessarily work as well as others that feature temperature control. Therefore it is important you read as much as you can about the product so you can make the right purchase.
This guide is intended for vapers looking to get more information on Temperature control but there is so much information out there regarding the matter that we really can’t do in one guide so the best advice I can offer you is that if you are interested in temperature control then do some research, watch plenty of YouTube tutorials and most of all ask at your local vape store.