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MOD Power or Airflow – Which Do You Prefer?

Typically, people that start using MODs do so because, having had the basic e-cigarette and/or vape pen experience, they’re ready to get to that next level. They want increased wattage and voltage, bigger hits, and larger vapor clouds. Essentially, a MOD is a bigger and more powerful device that’s often customized according to personal preference. Additionally to being extra powerful, MODs tend to allow for a bigger air intake in order to create more vapor without overheating. However, having more power and airflow can make it harder to find a perfect balance between the two. When an argument over MOD using begins, the central questions tends to be the same: Power or Airflow?

First of all it’s important to keep in mind that more power means more heat, while more airflow means more vapor. There needs to be an equilibrium between the two in order to get the amount of warmth, flavor and thickness that you prefer. The relation between temperature and the amount of air getting to the coils will determine not only these factors, but also the size and density of the resulting cloud. Some vape enthusiasts may find that warm and concentrated vapor hits the spot, while others may prefer cooler hits that produce bigger clouds. There’s no right or wrong, it’s simply a matter of personal choice.

Admittedly, though, that sweet spot is not always easy to find. Every MOD is different, provided with its own particular capabilities and unique build-up. Size is a preponderant factor, but it’s not the only one. The special characteristics and capacities of each MOD translate to a wide range of variables. The size of the battery is important, but the amount of power that is produced by it becomes meaningless without a suiting airflow allowance. The same works the other way around: It doesn’t matter how much air goes in the MOD if there isn’t enough power to heat it up.

Learning how to control these characteristics becomes a new task with each different, uniquely built vape MOD. A good example of a variable that’ll affect the settings is whether the MOD is adjusted by voltage (amount of electricity) or wattage (amount of work performed by electricity). Another important factor that comes into play when vaping is the e-liquid: Each product has a different composition which affects the process in its own manner.

 

Technical aspects aside, however, what ultimately defines the perfect balance between power and airflow are the personal preferences of the user. Take their drag technique for example: Whether someone likes mouth-to-lung hits or straight-lung hits will definitely have a huge impact on their preferred settings. More power is usually regarded as better for mouth-to-lung hits that are warmer and extra flavorful. In turn, more airflow tends to appeal more to those interested in cool lung hits packed with lots of vapor. For some people making huge clouds is a huge part of the appeal of vaping, and that comes with its own set of techniques and level-adjustments. There are even some that keep the vapor in their mouths without inhaling because they’re mainly interested in flavor and dislike any kind of harshness or strain.

 

As with many things in life, finding the perfect settings for your MOD is a matter of experimentation and adjustment. Power and airflow are both vital for correct functionality, but whether you favor one or the other depends on what you are trying to get. Understanding your MOD is essential, and after that it’s all a matter of slowly adjusting the settings until it simply feels right for you.

It’s Not Always The Size of The Device That Matters

When considering a vaping device, bigger isn’t always better. In fact the bigger you go, the more you can actually hurt your experience. The same applies if you’re looking for a vaping device with the smallest footprint. If you want to just show off a device then that is one thing. But for those that want the best bang for their buck when it comes to vaping devices, finding the right size is paramount to the experience.

 

With all of the pros and cons for size, the easiest thing to take away from it is that the larger devices have more room for extra features. These features are built in to enhance your vaping experience, with some of the larger devices having changeable batteries. This can be a tremendous help if you are running low at any point. But when dealing with the size of a larger device, it might not be convenient for concealment purposes. So you can either get a small vaping device with less features that you can hide, or a larger one with more features that stands out. Atomizer coils come in different sizes, and in the case of a MOD, allows you to build it from the ground up. In the latter case you can precisely adjust it to how you see fit, rendering the size moot.

 

If you go back to the earlier example about changeable batteries in larger devices being a pro, well consider that some of the good branded smaller vaping devices have a small battery with an insane amount of mAh. The best of them have close to 1500 mAh and provide over a 1000 puffs before needing to be recharged. So you can go small and still get a couple of days use out of a smaller vaping device, with the same coil dynamics. You’ll get a device that can be concealed, is lighter, and requires moderately less upkeep than a larger device.

 

Keep in mind that it would take the higher end of a smaller brand to beat the mid-tier of a larger sized brand. The give and take continues, and leads you down through the rabbit hole. You can spend days figuring out the variables that favor one size vaping device over another. By using the keeping it simple route you’ll see that it all comes down to performance. A combination of battery life, comfort levels, available puffs per charge, ability to mod and accessories will determine the best choice. Size is irrelevant if the end product is not up to standards with what you want.

 

By finding that happy medium, you’re shedding the silly question of whether you should be concerned with the size of a vaping device. Some users prefer a single coil, while heavy users prefer a double coil. It’s a matter of preference, and not all vapers are created the same.

 

The all-important clue that’s left out of the equation is getting quality e-liquid. Don’t get the best vaping device only to fill it with second hand fuel. Treat it like a new car, and put only the good stuff in there. The process can be as simple or complicated, but won’t really matter if you aren’t enjoying your vaping experience.

 

There was a time that size played a big role in the vaping scene, and went from a large preference to a small preference. That time is gone, and now it is all about quality ingredients, features and brands. Don’t get sucked into the hype of size, and instead make it a point to enjoy the benefits of a brand that is tailor made for you.