A guide to the world of sub-ohm vaping
- Vaping Blog
- 31 Mar, 2017
Whether you have been vaping for a while or are only just getting into it, you may have seen or heard references to ‘sub-ohm’ vaping and wondered what it entails. Indeed, many a person comes to our store here at European Vaping Supplies (EVS) for a dedicated subohm tank kit or two – so, erm, what is it?
The answer is that it’s an extreme form of vaping using a coil with a resistance of less than one ohm. An ohm, as we’re sure many of you will already know, is a measure of the resistance of a coil, sometimes expressed as the symbol Ω.
The typical ohm count for standard replacement heads for mouth to lung (MTL) vape tanks/clearomizers is between 1.2Ω and 2.0Ω, so as you can imagine, sub-ohm vaping provides quite the experience, characterised by a much greater amount of both flavour and vapour.
How does sub-ohm vaping really work?
The way to think about sub-ohm vaping is that the lower the resistance of a coil, the greater the flow of electrical current. Higher current equates to more energy reaching the coil, quicker, which means the coil heats up faster and reaches a higher temperature.
The higher the coil’s temperature, the more e-liquid is vaporised, which combines with heightened airflow to boost the cloud produced as well as the flavour.
Safety is absolutely crucial
One of the most frequently asked questions about this type of vaping is whether it is safe – to which the short, honest answer is both yes and no. In a nutshell, it is quite safe as long as you follow some basic safety rules.
Such rules include never exceeding the amperage (power) limit of your battery when doing this type of vaping, as there is otherwise a risk of the battery failing, potentially leading to a fire or explosion. The stress placed by sub-ohm vaping on both the battery and the coil in the tank makes it even more important to choose a battery that produces sufficient amps to handle the coil’s low resistance.
There’s much more that we could say about sub-ohm vaping and the various factors that those interested in trying it should bear in mind, but we’ll state little more on the subject for now – except that sub-ohm vaping can be extremely satisfying when it is done right and with the right equipment.
Why hesitate to pick up your subohm tank kit from EVS, an online store with an impressive and growing reputation among vapers across the UK and mainland Europe?