So, this was on my someday to do list because I'm very happy vaping ~ 3.5-4.2 volts on 2.2-.2.4 ohm atty's and I posted on the new member section replying to someones question on VV passthroughs. My response on vaping at higher voltages was thoroughly shot down:
Originally Posted by JesByChance
............1. The v2 passthrough puts out 5.1 volts. It's solid, bulletproof, didn't damage my usb port on my computer, yada yada yada...the problem is that it is 5.1 volts. In order to have a favorable experience at 5.1 volts, your atty needs to be at about the 3.0-3.5 ohm range (or even higher) otherwise, the liquid will burn. What I've found is that I like atty's in the 2.4-2.8 ohm range and the passthrough was just too powerful for those atty's.........
I and many vets do not agree with this point. Many of us vape at or near 5 volts and use attys/cartos in the 2.5 - 2.8 ohm range without any problems. Your liquid will not "burn" but you will get nice warm vapor and good throat hit even on lower nic liquid. Many of us use 1.5 ohm dual coil cartos in the 4.5v - 5.0 volt range.
Not whining or complaining but rather I am learning that vaping seems to go in stages. The first is getting started but the next stage is tinkering around and finding a sweet spot and having a good idea of what hardware to focus on and narrowing down your choices to give you that satisfaction and not ever thinking about going back to analogs because vaping gives you so much pleasure.
Eventually, I wanted to find out more about high voltage vaping but since this was posted, I wanted to revisit it again. My experience with the V2 powercig passthrough at 5.1 volts was placing a fluxomizer at 2.3 ohms on it caused the liquid to taste burnt and really badly. The liquid was from americaneliquidstore and was 100% VG butter rum. As far as VG liquid goes, this stuff is pretty thick. I'm always on this forum and on a post here or a post there, I read that people were vaping, what I remember but cannot find again, something like 1.8 ohms at 5 volts. I'm thinking how is this possible? The atty burns so hot, how is it that the liquid can survive this type of heat and remain stable? Even now with 2.2 ohm clearomizers (Vortex 2.0 for those of you that might know it), at 4.2 volts the flavor is dulled...at 5.0 volts the liquid (blackberry champagne 80vg 20pg) has an awful taste and almost like a fuzzy throat hit, not like a clean, crisp throat hit at 3.9 volts, say. I guess my question is, what are the set ups that allow for vaping at high voltages (types of attys), what ohm and what volts is first. Second would be, does the juice matter? Does it have to be a certain type or is this where DIY juices come into play, which I haven't done at all except mixing pre-made juices. How does the vaping feel, say 1.8 ohms at 5+ volts? Example would be, for me, with a 2.4 ohm atty running at 3.7 volts with the BB Champagne 80vg/20pg 18mg nic, it's a really nice vape. Crisp and clean, nice throat hit (crisp would be the way I would describe it, not "fuzzy") and really good flavor. Upping to 5.0 volts on the same atty just tastes bad. What satisfaction comes from higher volt lower ohm vaping and how is it done?