Temperature Control Vaping device can control the temperature of atomizer coils. That's why Temperature Control mod can effectively prevent annoying dry hit, burning wick or extreme hot cloud. Some known vaping brands like Eleaf, Kanger, Sigelei, Wismec have their series of TC mod.
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Have you ever experienced the burning of the wick in your coil and then you have to replace it, or getting that horrible taste from a dry hit? Are you tired of vapes that are too hot? If so, it sounds like you need to get a TC Mod.
What is a TC Mod?
A TC Mod is a vape mod with the temperature control feature, allowing vapers to pre-set a value in Celsius or Fahrenheit, generally from 300°F to 600°F or 100°C to 315°C, which the coil temperature will not exceed. When the TC feature detects that the coil reaches the pre-set temperature, it will adjust, limit, or cut off the power to the coil until the temperature is lower than the pre-set temperature. Thus, TC mods keep the temperature of the coil at a fixed rate.
Types of Wires for a TC Mod
TC Mods generally use one of the following vape wires:
1. Nickel 200
The Nickel 200 is commonly referred to as the Ni200. This is the first temperature control coil but less common now because some users are sensitive to it.
2. Titanium Grade 1
The Titanium Grade 1 is also known as Ti. This type of vape wire works well with the TC Mod but vapers must ensure that it does not get overheated.
3. Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel is now very popular among vapers. This vape wire has 304, 316, 316L, 317, 430 and other grades. However, SS316L is the most common. SS can be used for both wattage mode and temperature control mode.
4. Nickel Ferrous
Nickel Ferrous, also known as NiFe, comes in different grades, such as 48, 30, 52, 70 and can be used in either mode, but this kind of vape wire is not very common.
The Advantages of TC Vaping
TC vaping is very popular among vapers because it has tons of advantages.
First of all, with a TC mod, vapers can avoid dry hits. With TC mode, the temperature protection will immediately cut off the power if the wick runs dry and the coil reaches the pre-set temperature. As a consequence, instead of getting an awful dry hit, vapers simply get less vapor.
It can also extend the life of your coil and wick. Avoiding dry hits means that you won't have the experience of the coil overheating and charring your cotton. TC coils can last longer compared to normal power-mode coils, and wicks last a lot longer as well.
In addition, you will enjoy a longer battery life too. Compared with the equivalent VW vape, a TC vape uses 1.5 times less power since TC vapes only use the power required to keep the coil at the right temperature.
Last but not least, you'll have a better vape consistency. In regular wattage mode, the hits are not consistent because the heat of the coil varies with the length of the hit. The longer you draw on a non-TC coil, the hotter it gets. However, you will never meet such problem with in the TC mode.
The Disadvantage of TC Vaping
One coil has two sides and TC vaping is no exception. We cannot deny that the TC mod also comes with some cons.
Unlike power or wattage mode, which is usually more intuitive to work with, temperature control mode is more complicated and may need some trial and error, and some adjustment here and there. Also, your options are limited. Only four types of vape wires are generally used for TC vaping and most tanks do not come with TC ready coils, so if you want to vape in TC mode, you'd better learn how to build your own coils.
What TC Mods can be found on the market today?
When TC Mods were first introduced, they were very expensive, usually over $200 without the tank. However, as more and more vape companies starting producing TC Mods, you can now find TC mods at half price.
Typically, there are three main types of TC mods available on the market today: TC mods that can cut off the power when the pre-set temperature is set, TC mods which can gradually reduce the output power, allowing the device to continue firing at a maximum temperature setting and TC mods that can do both.