ALL MODS FAQs
What are vape mods?
Most of the vaping devices on the market are mods. Mods are more advanced than vape pens and cig-a-likes, and they’re equipped with a wide variety of features, such as temperature control and digital displays. Generally, a mod consists of a battery, tank, and atomizer, along with a few replaceable components like coils or drip tips. Tons of new mods are released regularly, so you’ll find them in various shapes and sizes!
For a more in depth look at vape mods read our guide.
What are the different types of mods?
There are several types of mods available. Regulated or traditional mods are the most common. They have a circuit board controlling the power flow, so they usually come with safety features and even LED screens. Box mods are a more powerful type of regulated mod. Along with a larger battery, they may offer adjustable voltage, wattage, and temperature. On the other hand, mechanical mods are unregulated mods that have no circuitry at all. Because they don’t have safety features, they’re best suited for advanced users who love customising and experimenting with their vaping setup. Another type of mod is the squonk mod, which has a built-in bottle that you can squeeze to feed the e-liquid directly into the coils.
How does variable voltage/wattage work?
You’ll notice that many mods are described as VV and/or VW. VV mods typically have a voltage range of 3.2 to 4.8 V. Higher voltages yield stronger flavour, but the vapour also gets hotter. Many vapers go for the middle of the range, at around 4.2 V. Wattage is the amount of power outputted by your device, and 50-75 W is the common range. However, you can push this higher for sub-ohm vaping and cloud-chasing. For every e-liquid, there’s an ideal voltage and wattage setting that’ll give you the best flavour.
What about temperature control?
With temperature control, you can set the mod to a fixed temperature. This keeps your vape consistent so you don’t end up with dry hits or overly hot vapour as time passes. While high temperature can bring out the flavour of the e-liquid, it’ll feel unpleasant on your mouth if it’s too hot. Like voltage and wattage, the optimal temperature depends on the vaping setup and the e-liquid you’re using.
What batteries can I use with my vape mod?
Most mods are meant for only one battery size, so for maximum safety, stick with that. Some common batteries for mods are the 18650, 20700, 21700, and 26650. These names are based on the physical size of the battery, with the 18650 being the smallest and the 26650 the largest here. The larger the battery, the more power it can supply to your vaping device, and the longer you can vape with it.
How do I keep my vape mod well-maintained?
To make your mod last longer, you will have to clean it regularly. Wipe it with a towel and rubbing alcohol every week, switching to a Q-tip for parts that are harder to reach. As with e-liquids, mods must also be kept in cool, dry places. Some vapers even wrap their mods in a protective case.