Temperature Control

Temperature Control

It's a feature almost every regulated mod worth its salt now has. But who uses it? And why? What does it do?

If you have found yourself with a temperature control (temp control) device, and no idea why you would ever need to bother with these settings, pay close attention.

Briefly, your temperature control settings measure how hot your coil is getting, preventing it from burning out, and prevent the wire used from reaching temperatures where it could melt.

Using the term "Temperature Control" is ironic because none of these devices can actually read the temperature of your coil, instead, your device will measure the resistance of the coil as it heats up and will cut off your power supply when it reaches that resistance.

When using a temp control device, you have a variety of different settings such as Ni (Nickel), Ti (Titanium) and SS (Stainless Steel), each metal has a different resistance and a different melting point, which is why it is important to remember to use the correct settings with your coil.

Setting up your temp control settings may seem a bit daunting, but like with anything vape related, once you have the correct information everything clicks into place.

You can set up your temp control setting by setting first how hot you want your coil to get to, you'll see that I have mine set at 235 degree celsius, and my watts set at 90, this means that although there is still 90watts of power being pushed to the coil, once the coil reaches the temperature of 235 degrees celsius my vape will prevent it from getting any hotter by coming up with the warning "temperature protection".

If you are building your own coils, you will notice that Nickel and Titanium have a significantly lower ohm level than Kanthal or Nichrome. For this reason, until temp control devices came around, these were metals that were not widely used as you would need almost twice the number of wraps in order to reach the desired ohm level for your vape. Then we hit a whole other range of difficulties, with that much wire in your atomiser you run the risk of hitting the side of your cuff cap with your coil, shorting it out. Even if you manage to get it in there, you're faced with the dramas around spacing between your wraps and the issues that lead from that such as hot spotting, shorting and if you're using a mechanical mod, venting your batteries.

That's all from me today guys! Until next time.


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