Tobacco Asia

Volume 20, Number 4

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tobaccoasia 35 Ohm and voltage meters The flavor of e-liquids and the amount of vapor produced both are affected by tem- perature. Flavors like chocolate, coffee, or tobacco taste better when exposed to higher temperatures while others like peach and strawberry taste better at lower temperatures. The temperature in e-cigarettes and vaporizer tanks is determined by wattage – in other words, when you adjust the wattage, you adjust the temperature. Wattage is in turn determined by voltage and ohm resistance levels. Lowering the resistance (ohm) increases the voltage, which then increases the wattage and temperature. Atomizers have different resistance levels, normally between 1.5-3.0 ohms. The level of resistance differs from person to person, though, depending on the taste they like most. Ohm and voltage meters helps vapers to make sure that their devices are working at the right resistance and voltage levels to product the taste and amount of vapor desired. Vapers can find separate ohm meters and voltage meters or choose from the 2-in-1 models available. These meters are conveniently powered by the device or re- chargeable, and can be either digital or analog. Spare tanks and tool kits Contrary to what many believe, tanks are not unbreakable. Too much acidity in the e-liquid can cause tanks to crack or break. Old e-liquid or one that has a high nicotine content can do the same. And as Murphy's Law would have it, a tank cracking or breaking would happen at the most inopportune moment, creating a mess and stop- ping the vaper from being able to enjoy themselves. Sometimes it might be possible to fix the situation with a replacement glass, but other times nothing else will do except to replace the tank. Some of the cool specs in the tanks available including a bottom dual coil atomizer with a bottom feed atomizer and a recessed wick; uses the new revo- lutionary sub-ohm OCC (organic cotton coils); or has an interchangeable reservoir of pyrex glass or stainless steel. Of course, if you are going to be changing the tank, a toolkit will come in handy. Toolkits can include a range of tools, but should at least have the basic necessities - screwdriver, cutting pliers, long nose pliers, and some ceramic tweezers. And a pair of rubber-insulated gloves to prevent shards of glass piercing your fingers. Skins, cases, and pouches Skins, cases, and pouches not only make carrying vaping gear around more convenient, they also protect against scratches or other damage and provide a chance for vapers to let their creativity and personality show. Made from all types of material, from plastic to silicone, canvas to real leather, the choices are unlimited and come in all sorts of shapes and forms. There are even some models that serve as a portable charging case, E-cigarette chargers and catridges

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