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Watts, Voltage, Ohms, and Other Terms Every Would-Be Vaper Should Be Familiar With.

September 16, 2019 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( If you’re going to be a vaper, it is a good idea to be familiar with a few terms. Knowing these words and how they will affect your vaping experience can save you a lot of money and headache. You will be better equipped to make choices about what and how you vape. An informed vaper is a smart vaper.


E-liquid, ejuice or vape juice are all the same thing. E-liquid is the liquid that you put in your vaping device. It comes in a wide variety of flavors, nicotine levels, and formulations. The number of flavors is quite extensive, so take a quick look at the top 5 new arrivals if you get overwhelmed with your choices. If you are interested in lowering the amount of nicotine you take in, you can choose your Formulations that have more vegetable glycerine or VG are better suited for those who like to puff larger clouds, while formulations with more propylene glycol or PG tend to be more flavorful.


Knowing the wattage of your vape is important. Higher wattages offer a more intense and hotter hit. But using a higher wattage can also increase the likelihood of dry hits and more frequent coil replacements. Burnt coils not only require replacing but they leave an extremely unpleasant taste in your mouth. When selecting your wattage, bear in mind the max rating of your coil type.


Voltage is important to the resistance or ohms and the wattage of your vape. Some devices come with preset voltage and others offer the option of variable voltage. This allows you to control the power to get the amount of vapor that you prefer.

Ohms and Amps

Ohms is the resistance you get from your e-juice that is derived from Ohm’s Law. Lower ohms create more vapor, but it also uses more e-liquid and drains the battery more quickly. Sub-ohms refers to the use of less than one ohm and requires excellent batteries that can handle the voltage to provide the necessary wattage so you can get those big puffy clouds worth playing in.

Amps measure the current in your vape. In order to vape in a safe manner, you will need to do a little bit of calculating if you plan on modifying your vape. Understanding your battery is key to a healthy battery. When you know your amperage you can choose a battery with the capacity to handle it. You want to strike a balance between the number of hits on your coil and how much those draws put on your battery.

With such technologically advanced vaping devices and mods available, it may feel a little like information overload. There can be a lot of math involved in your vape pen, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Having an understanding of these terms can help you to make wise decisions when it comes to vape mods and vaping safely.

Staff Writer; Fred Short

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