Sub-Ohm Vaping for Newbies!
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Are you new to vaping? Trying to understand it all including sub-ohm vaping? We have the answers. Whether you vape to relax or you’ve just quit smoking cigarettes, here’s what you need to know.

First off, sub-ohm vaping produces a large amount of vapor. It also produces a stronger nicotine hit. Ejuice flavors are also enhanced. If that’s what you’re looking for, keep reading.

If you enjoy a challenge, try a 28-gauge dual-coil at .3 ohms. Sub-ohm has the potential to produce a lot of vapor. The wires heat up faster and get much hotter creating more vapor and a stronger nicotine hit, but the resistance is not the only thing that’s crucial. It’s important to understand why.

Now, let’s compare builds: Both a 26-gauge wire and a 28-guage wire have the resistance of .8 ohms. The thicker 26-gauge wire, however, requires more wire to get .8 ohms. This means it will produce more vapor because there is more surface area to vaporize the ejuice. Now, what happens when you try to get .8 ohms using a 32-gauge wire? The wire is so short that it’s really feasible. Thin wires are used for the higher ohm builds. For sub-ohm, it’s best to use the 28-gauge thicker wire. For this post, we will talk about 28-gauge builds.

What about dual-coil builds? Both use 28-gauge wires and both have the resistance of .8 ohms, but the dual-coil requires 4 times more wire to get .8 ohms. This larger amount of wire will produce a lot more vapor. That’s why sub-ohm vapers like to use at least 2 coils.

Fresh out of the box, the air holes are small, so vapers tend to drill larger holes. The coils get really hot so this will help with the heat as well. Also, with larger holes, the vapor is somewhat diluted because it draws more air. The key to controlling vapor is resistance, wire surface area, and airflow.

Extremely low resistance works best with a dripper. With other atomizers, the ejuice will vaporize faster than the wick can absorb it. Drippers don’t have this problem because you drip ejuice straight onto the coil. The heat from sub-ohm will eventually wear out the insulator, the part that separates the positive from ground. If this is damaged, it can create a short. Don’t worry, though. This part is easily replaceable.

A very important thing to keep in mind is the resistance limit which is different for every battery. So if you have an AW 18650 2000 mA power battery, the lowest vape ohm to run would be .3 ohms. Remember, going too low can short out the battery, and that can cause the battery to explode.