Setting the correct temperature while vaping is essential to the entire experience. Too hot, and one risks an unpleasant, burnt taste. Too low, and one may not see vapour clouds at all.
However, different devices deliver varying temperatures and degrees of control to the user. Some use simple wattage, whereas other devices have in-built settings that adjust automatically to the best level.
Adjusting the heat level in your unit is essential, but what is the best temperature for vaping? Read this guide to find the best temperature for your device and the different effects on your vaping experience.
What is the Best Temperature to Vape E-juice?
Most temperature-controlled vaping works at a range between150°C to 315°C with the most common settings 200°C to 250°C.
You can set the heat levels to suit your taste, and much depends on the flavour of the e-juice and the type of unit you are using.
The lower end of the range is for those who prefer a cool vape that is easier on the throat. It's also suitable for beginners who should work up to hotter temperatures with care.
Use this range for a cooler inhale, which can last much longer than higher settings.
Many people agree that around 400 Fahrenheit is ‘the sweet spot’ for vaping, although everyone has their preference. You can enjoy as much flavour as possible without feeling that the vapour is uncomfortably warm.
The high end of the vaping spectrum is more popular for those who enjoy a hearty throat kick. It delivers a hard inhale full of rich flavour.
The Connection Between Vape Temperature and Different Flavours
There are so many different e-juice flavours and blends out there that it can be challenging to keep track. The diverse range of tastes suits different users, experiences, and seasons.
However, the variety of flavours also means there is more room for changing heat settings, and there is a connection between the flavour and the temperature. These qualities affect the experience as much as the quality of the device you use.
Some flavours, such as classic tobacco, are best to inhale within the 150-205 C range. But vaping other flavours that are darker or lighter at differing temperatures may enhance their taste.
Dark fruit flavours are very popular, with rich berries like blueberry, blackberry and raspberry. You can inhale these at a higher heat to bring out the tangy and almost slightly sour taste.
Lighter citrus fruits like lemon and orange are best at lower temperatures. These are refreshing, cooling, and more susceptible to burning at higher heat settings.
As the number of vapers heads over 50 million, one can expect that more exotic and unusual flavours will enter the market. This will require vape users to track the best temperatures for their selected taste.
What is Temperature-Control Vaping?
Temperature-controlled vaping is a technology that allows the user to vape without worrying about how much power the coil produces.
The technology ensures a consistent vape that prevents overheating the coil. The heat will remain the same when taking longer drags rather than getting hotter. Overheated vapour can change the flavour and be uncomfortably warm on the mouth and lips.
The controller automatically adjusts the power sent to the coil to keep it at the chosen heat setting and deliver the ideal vaping experience.
Evolv introduced temperature control using DNA chip technology in 2014. Before this innovation, the only control function for most vape units involved adjusting the wattage. It made the vape experience less consistent as different devices could have varying wattages.
The technology has become widely prevalent in many vape models today. Some of these have automatic control, which chooses the right temperature for you and maintains it as you vape.
How Does Temperature Control Work?
Each vape unit contains a wire coil that heats the atomizer. Once it does this, the atomizer heats the e-juice tank, releasing vapour.
Temperature-controlled vaping units have coils with a known increased resistance as they heat up. The resistance change gets converted into a heat increase, and the unit will adjust the power to maintain the user’s preferred temperature.
There are four main types of wire you can use for TC vaping, and these are:
- Nickel 200(Ni200)
- Stainless Steel (SS)
- Titanium Grade 1 (Ti)
- Nickel Ferrous (NiFe)
An easy comparison to understand is a car in cruise control mode. If the vehicle meets a hill, the engine's revolutions have to increase to maintain the set speed as the car climbs the slope and decreases as it goes down on the other side.
The temperature control is akin to the car's cruise control function. Whether harder inhalations increase the heat output or slower, drawn-out inhalations produce less heat, the temperature control maintains the ideal setting.
Vape models vary, with some needing manual adjustment and others offering automatic control features.
Most devices allow you to set a range, whereas others enable you to choose an exact temperature. This precision setting allows users to personalize their vape experience.
Temperature Control vs Wattage
Without temperature control in the regular wattage mode, inhaling is not so consistent because the coil's heat will change depending on the length and intensity of the draw.
The longer you draw, the hotter the coil will become, which will significantly impact the user experience and the longevity of the vape unit.
Wattage vaping can be more inconsistent than temperature control units, although many people like the simplicity and ease of using wattage to deliver their vaping experience.
Temperature control does require a little patience to perfect the art but is ultimately a more sophisticated and responsive mechanism to enhance the vaping experience. Ultimately, it is much easier to manage and more reliable too.
Why You Should Care About Vape Temperature
Heat plays an essential role in the vaping experience. The wrong temperature can cause discomfort, even a burning sensation on the lips, and decrease the flavour.
There are many advantages to choosing a unit that automatically delivers the right vape temperature.
Avoiding Dry or Burnt Inhales
Temperature control protects the taste. If the wick runs dry, the temperature will automatically rise, and temperature control will automatically cut the power. The in-built function protects the user from an arid or bad taste.
Coil and Wick Life
Controlling the heat level protects the coil from overheating, and temperature-controlled coils usually last longer than standard power mode because they ensure the device consistently operates at the correct heat. It means fewer replacements and less cost.
Temperature-control vaping is an excellent choice if you run sub-ohm tanks and constantly get frustrated by the coils burning out all the time.
Temperature-control functions ensure the vape is consistent on each draw regardless of the time duration. The unit will always deliver a consistent flavour, whether you take a long draw or a short puff.
Extending Battery Life
Regulating the heat setting ensures the device uses the right amount of power needed to heat the coil. The effect is extended battery life, with estimates suggesting that a controlled vape uses around 1.5 times less energy than an equivalent wattage vape.
In-built temperature control is less likely to cause problems with overheating and incorrect battery usage, which can happen if a user is tinkering with the device.
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