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What Wattage To Set When Using Temperature Control Mode

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When setting on a voyage through temperature control, many questions arise, confusion begins to set in, and many of the questions you may have, go unanswered… until now. A question that’s often asked on this blog is what wattage you should set when using the temperature control mode on your device. Though known as an advanced mode on vape devices, the TC mode was designed to reduce confusion, making vaping easier for new and even experienced users, and to protect the user by controlling the temperature output. If you’ve done your research on this vaping tech, you should know this by now. However, to keep things simple and straight to the point, let us answer this question for you and clear up any others that may arise in the process.

Wattage Setting For Temperature Control

When you use the temperature mode, you also have the wattage factor to play into things. Using the mode, you’ll not only have to adjust temperature, but you’ll have the adjust the wattage as well. While some devices will do this for you, there are many that don’t, and that leaves you wondering what wattage setting you should use for the temperature control mode. If you’re using a coil head, often times they will come with a set of instructions that indicate a wattage rating the manufacturer intended when consumers use the coil, but there are many that don’t have these instructions or no indication is present on the coil head. What we recommend is that you set a temperature, then start low on your wattage, and slowly ramp it up until you feel and taste satisfactory results. You can never go wrong with starting out at a low wattage, so start low and raise the wattage to meet your preference.

What Is The Best Temperature Setting

There are many user-made coils and pre-made coil heads that were designed to be used at a certain temperature, and if so, they’ll often comes with instructions on what temperature rating works best. However, there are others that do not have a recommended temperature, and these are the ones you’re most likely wondering about. Barbers often go by a rule of thumb, which is that you can always cut more hair off, but you can never replace what has already been cut. We as vapers have a rule of thumb that is something similar. When it comes to the temperature setting, you may not burn your coil up due to the feature, but you can receive an unsatisfactory experience because of the heat. This is why we always recommend that you start off low on the temperature setting, and then slowly raise it to meet your preference. There is no solid answer as to what temperature you should use, as this can change depending on the coil material, coil configuration, and e-liquid being used. With that said, you’ll need to judge the setting by what feels and tastes best. Start low and slowly work your way up.

What Is Temperature Control

The temp control feature equipped with the devices we use today was created to combat a problem that news and media outlets blew out of proportion after a bogus study was conducted years ago. In the study, a testing process was issued using an eGo style battery turned up to 4.8 volts, while its counterpart was a top-coil clearomizer activated for nearly an hour. The study revealed that the device produced carbonyl, or as the media referred to it as formaldehyde. Rather than testing the device as if a real person was using it, they let the device sit for an hour and cotton and plastic were burnt during the process. Any right-minded individual would realize how bogus the study was, but the news and media outlets ran with it. As a result, temperature control was created and manufactures started equipping the feature on its devices.

The TC feature was designed to combat dry hits when the cotton burns, and ultimately give the user control over the temperature output on their device. While a 10-12 second cut-off has become a great feature used on devices, controlling the temperature will allow different wire materials to be used, it eliminates dry hits or burning of cotton, and it also can reduce e-liquid consumption. What this technology does is limits the power to the coil when it reaches a certain temperature. When you power or activate your device, the device doesn’t measure the temperature but instead reads the change in resistance as the coil heats up. Once the coil reaches a certain point in resistance, the device will then making the appropriate call, some cutting off the power, limiting the power, or adjusts the power to keep a constant output. When you use specific wire types and you use the designated mode, such as a Stainless Steel (SS) mode, the device recognizes the material being used, it refers to the built-in preset numbers it has stored in its memory, then as you adjust the temperature, the device will automatically calibrate to the coils upper limit.

Why You Should Consider Using The TC Mode

While there are many ways to vape these days, we came up with 3 reasons new vapers should consider temperature control, back in mid-2016. One of our most prominent reasons to use the TC feature is for those times when you either forget to fill your tank or you don’t even realize your tank just hit “E”. When you use TC, rather you reach empty or not, that feature will be there to safeguard you from potential dry hits. Another big reason is that new vapers will often apply too much power to a coil, which will often result in a burnt coil. With temp control, those new users can give it as much gas as possible, and the feature will continue to work its magic by keeping the wick and coil from taking on any damage. One reason we urge you all to consider greatly is that when you use the temp control feature, vaping is less expensive. What we mean is that coil heads are burnt regularly by new vapers, and using the feature will prevent this from happening and ultimately save you money in the long-run.

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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