Are You Ready For A Mechanical Mod?

Posted on: 5 November 2015

If you've been vaping for awhile, you may be thinking about trying a mechanical mod because you've heard other "vapers" rave about them. A mechanical mod, or unregulated mod, lacks the safety features of a regulated mod, so it's not the right choice for everyone. If you can answer "yes" to the all five of the following questions, you are ready for your first mechanical mod.

1. Are you a cloud chaser?

One of the benefits of using an unregulated mod is its vapor production. A mechanical mod can produce huge clouds of vapor, making it the best choice for people who require a lot of visible vapor in order to feel satisfied with their e-cig. Because of its unregulated power output, a mechanical mod can be used with a sub-ohm tank (by experienced vapers only) for optimal vapor production.

2. Do you know how to use an unregulated mod safely?

Before you even pick up a mechanical mod, you should have a clear understanding of the risks. Mod batteries can explode if they are overcharged or if the heating coil's resistance is too low. If you are not already familiar with ohm's law and battery ampere limits, you're not ready for an unregulated mod, yet.

3. Are you hard on your vape?

Many people use mechanical mods because they are typically more durable than regulated mods. If you have a habit of dropping or bumping your vape, a mechanical mod can take the abuse because of its simplicity of design. Unlike VV/VW mods, mechanical mods have no internal wiring or chip that can easily get damaged.

4. Do you have a desire to get creative and build your own mod?

An unregulated mod basically consists of three main parts: a removable battery, battery contacts and some sort of outer shell to hold the battery and contacts. As long as these three things are included, the sky's the limit when it comes to designing your own customized mod. In fact, during the early days of vaping, mechanical mods were often created using the outer tubes of handheld flashlights.

5. Do you enjoy tinkering with coils and rebuildable atomizers?

There is tinkering involved with using a mechanical mod. Because the amount of power it generates depends on its battery and heating coil, you'll be playing around with coils until you can build one that works correctly. If you're even considering a mechanical mod, you likely have experience with rebuildables and coils, though.

As mentioned earlier, mechanical mods are not the ideal choice for everyone. However, if you answered "yes" to all five questions, a mechanical mod can take the joy of vaping to a whole new level for you. Contact a vaping supply outlet, like Vapoligy, to learn more.