What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

Published : 2019-02-04 10:48:36
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There are many ways to get a more powerful hit from your vape. You can simply fill your device with a stronger juice; you can beef up your current e-liquid with nic salts; or you can make adjustments to the device itself to give your vape a bigger kick.

What we’re looking at today is a popular – if controversial – method for increasing the amount of vapour produced by your device: sub-ohm vaping.

What is sub-ohm vaping?

There is a simple answer to this: sub-ohm vaping is using a vaping device in which the atomiser coils have an electrical resistance lower than one ohm. Of course, there’s a bit more to it than that, and it requires some elementary understanding of electricity.

Vaping devices are powered by a non-fluctuating voltage source (the battery). Under the laws of electricity as defined by Joules and Ohm, if the voltage input remains constant, the wattage output can be adjusted by the resistance found between the battery and the device. In the case of vapers, this is the atomiser coil. Therefore, if your atomiser coil has lower resistance, then the heat generated by the device is increased accordingly. This creates more vapour, producing a stronger vape.

What is the effect of sub-hm vaping?

Sub-ohm vaping creates much more vapour than regular vaping, which means you’re likely to be inhaling deep into your lungs. This produces a significant hit of flavour and nicotine and is the most common reason for adopting the technique.

Why is sub-ohm vaping controversial?

Some in the vaping community think that sub-ohm vaping is potentially dangerous, as tinkering with your device’s battery or heating element could result in either explosion or fire. Whilst this is a possibility, any vaper familiar with modding their device should be able to benefit from sub-ohm vaping with limited risk, if using protected devices.

At F&S E-cigs, we have an extensive range of vaping devices and accessories, including those suitable for sub-ohm vaping. These are all available from our online store for fast delivery across the UK, or you can drop into an F&S vape shop in Central London for more information.

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