Advanced: Vaping and Vape Mods 101

Advanced: Vaping and E-Cig Mods 101, A Crash Course

This section is designed to be somewhat of a crash course in the basics of vaping safety and some foundational knowledge required before you start venturing deeper into the world of vape mods. If you are new to vaping or making your first move away from egos or cigalikes, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Most people who get really into vaping mods have had experience with either the old cigalike e-cigs, egos or both and are already somewhat familiar with preferred voltages, watts and coil resistances.

Most of us started with simple variable voltage batteries like the famous “ego twist” or “vision spinner” and then moved into variable wattage with devices like the Innokin MVP.

From there as we developed more of a feel for the greater outputs in relation to the e-liquids we were vaping, we wanted to start taking things a little further for bigger clouds and more importantly, more flavor and overall satisfaction from our vaping experience.

What is a “Mod” anyway?

The word “mod” as you may have already guessed is simply shortened from the word modified. Vape mods started in essentially that way by advanced, technical minded e-cig users modifying their set-ups to increase the power output and increase vapor production.

Advanced: Vaping and E-Cig Mods 101, A Crash CourseMechanical and wooden box mods were what dominated the scene in the early days, and the fundamental electrical laws were much more important to understand at that point because a lot of the safety features later developed by larger manufacturers were not yet in place and battery safety was a huge issue.

It still is of course, but now the mod scene is mostly dominated by larger manufacturers, so battery requirements, compatible resistances, etc. is usually very well indicated in the manual for each device.

Whether you are a new or experienced vaper, you will want to make sure you are vaping safely though, which is the purpose of this section. There are some basic principles which aren’t that complicated, but will allow you to understand what are your safe limits and allow you to enjoy your vape with no concern at all about exploding batteries and the like.

There are several things to consider when shopping for vape mods and accessories. It is very important to be familiar with both Ohm’s and Watt’s laws which both deal with the relationships between volts, watts, resistances and power. It can seem confusing at first, but there are some aids available online for doing your calculations.

For those who are looking to get into sub-ohm vaping, it is also important to understand what type of battery you’ll need to use in your device, some are designed to be used that way, while others aren’t.

So, let’s take a closer look at some of the very basic knowledge you’ll need before you choose your new device! Where to next?


-For Ohm’s and Watt’s laws explained and how they relate to vaping, click here

-To ensure you are vaping safely, read about battery safety here

-For a crash course on  atomizers, coils and resistances, click here




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