Have You Tried Sub-Ohm Vaping?
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When mods first came out, atomizers and cartomizers had a range of 1.5-2.8 ohms. Nowadays, sub-ohm mods use atomizer coils which produce resistance of less than 1.0 ohm. Because they produce bigger clouds, intensified flavor, and hotter vaper, they are very popular. Non-variable voltage sources, like a battery, produce even more wattage by lowering the resistance of a circuit.


“Ohm’s Law” says that all electricity should never be taken lightly. First, do no harm to yourself. Have a healthy respect for the ohm because it is a measure of electricity.


Older mods used rebuildable atomizers. Now consumers can vape at sub-ohm levels without rebuilding. Newer tanks produce the same effects of a rebuildable dripping atomizer.


There was a time when you had to use rebuildable atomizers to devise your own sub-ohm coils. You would use wicking materials like cotton or kanthal wire and create unregulated mods. These used a 18650 battery for power and heating the atomizer coil. Now regulated box mods and sub-ohm tanks are used. Regulated mods have safety restrictions that prevent them from firing an atomizer at too low of a resistance.


There are three sub-ohm vaping methods:




These days, you can build your own coils without dripping. An RBA is a clearomizer. The user must build the coil(s). RBA users can custom design any coil they wish and produce a unique vaping experience. Not all RBAs are for sub-ohming though. Some RBAs don’t have the airflow controls or the insulation necessary for sub-ohm vaping that would allow the RTA to produce very hot vapor that may burn your lips.


Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers (RDA)


Older model sub-ohm RDA tanks called drippers were once the only way to create a sub-ohm experience. They were used with mechanical or box mods. Drippers are usually smaller than tank atomizers. Ejuice is dripped onto the coil and wick, and then re-dripped every few puffs.


Your Sub-Ohming Experience:


Sub-ohm vaping is similar to RBA vaping, but uses manufactured disposable coils. There are also sub-ohm tanks that have optional RBA heads. You can use pre-built coil heads or build your own. This technology is the same for the newer mods.  


Is This Right For Me?


Not everything is perfect. The pro’s of sub-ohm vaping include bigger clouds, hotter vapor, and favorable intense flavor.   The RDAs, RBAs, and sub-ohm tanks have cooling airflow that cools the e-liquid. The juices burn hotter, but they also taste richer, fuller, and more intense creating a more satisfying vape experience.


There is also a powerful mouth-to-lung hit, but some prefer the added ‘kick’. Another possible negative is trying to sneak a vape break at work. Billowing plumes are hard to hide. Another drawback is sub-ohm tanks use more e-juice which can be costly.    


Newer sub-ohm tanks are much safer and reliable. The new vaper should know what he/she is doing.


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