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    i want to buy APV but i was confused to make the decision, variable voltage mod or variable wattage mod?

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    Variable voltage or variable wattage, the end result is variable heat at the atomizer coil. If the electronics in your mod control wattage, then you can change atomizer resistance and the vape quality will be the same until you turn up the wattage. With a variable voltage mod, you will need to change the voltage for different resistances in atomizers. A 2 ohm carto will need 3.7v to produce the same vapor as a 3 ohm carto at 4.2v. Wattage regulation is probably easier to deal with, but it's a different concept for those of us who are used to regulating the voltage with which we vape.

    Variable voltage operation is similar to the volume control on a radio. You set it for personal preference and leave it for the most part. If you move it to a new room with different acoustic qualities, you need to reset the volume control. If the radio had the ability to control the decibel level by itself, you might could set it to a decibel level and forget it. Most of us like fiddling with the controls to produce the "perfect" setting.

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    Hi Vpman,
    it isn't really about one or the other between pvs anymore The mods out now have both variable voltage and variable wattage. So you can use both on the same mod.

    Variable voltage means you can change the voltage on your pv. When you do this you need to make sure the resistance (ohms) of your carto, atty, clearo etc is matched within a range so you don't under power your vape or over power and end up frying something by the amount of watts you go to.

    Variable wattage has been around for quite a while now. The Darwin is a variable wattage mod. However they are virtually impossible to get. A lot of vapers added variable wattage to their pvs by using the Kick - a small piece of circuitry that can be put on top of a battery.

    The latest variable wattage devices have variable wattage incorporated into the pv. You can set the watts (power) and the pv will automatically adjust the voltage for the resistance (ohms). You don't have to calculate using ohms law.

    The newer variable wattage devices also have variable voltage - so you can use either on the same pv. Variable wattage is more convenient. You can change from a cartomizer to a clearomizer, or a tank while vaping, and stay at the same watts, or adjust the watts - and not have to calcluate whether your volts are ok for the ohms of your clearo, carto, or tank. The voltage is automatically adjusted for you. It's less hassle to find the right spot and stay on it. A lot of people prefer variable wattage now.

    If you're interested in trying a mod with variable voltage and variable wattage then the Vamo is a good one to pick up - inexpensive and works well.
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    Good call kiwivap

    Remember with this VAMO that you can only have this in one mode at a time VV or VW

    Also lets say that you like vaping at a 1.3 ohm Dual Coil Cartomizer tank at a higher than recommended voltage. In the VV mode you can get that, you can not in the VW. VW basicly recognizes the ohms and set its self to the proper voltage. VW is nice if you are switching ohms all day and cant be
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    Bah. One (VV) makes you think about it a bit, or even do some division and multiplication if you want to, and select a starting voltage and adjust from there. The other (VW) calculates it for you, but because results/coils vary you have to adjust it anyway.

    So...meh. Start low and adjust up. You adjust it until you like it. If they invent a psychic PV that KNOWS how you liked the vape and auto adjusts, I'd be impressed. I was going to put one out that just had a color gradient, cool to warm, rather than all this digital readout stuff so people would just "turn the dial up or down and shut up."

    The interesting thing is having an ohms readout for the atty/carto/tank/whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AttyPops View Post
    Bah. One (VV) makes you think about it a bit, or even do some division and multiplication if you want to, and select a starting voltage and adjust from there. The other (VW) calculates it for you, but because results/coils vary you have to adjust it anyway.

    So...meh. Start low and adjust up. You adjust it until you like it. If they invent a psychic PV that KNOWS how you liked the vape and auto adjusts, I'd be impressed. I was going to put one out that just had a color gradient, cool to warm, rather than all this digital readout stuff so people would just "turn the dial up or down and shut up."

    The interesting thing is having an ohms readout for the atty/carto/tank/whatever.
    Very well done AttyPops. I've got both VV and VW devices. I stilll have to adjust both depending on juice, resistance, mood I'm in, ETC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VPMAN View Post
    i want to buy APV but i was confused to make the decision, variable voltage mod or variable wattage mod?
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    All variable wattage models out in the wild right now are, also variable voltage devices. The same can not be said in the reverse.

    I would recommend a variable power mod, assuming all other aesthetics are the same.

    Some people enjoy the consistent performance of variable power, whether they use a 3ohm, 2.3ohm, 2.8ohm, etc the power given to the coil is automatically set, no fiddling.

    Essentially this "ease of use" and consistent performance is the main draw of a variable power device.

    If you like fiddling with your settings often, even at different times using the same carto, both VV and VP will be handy.

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    Perfect thread replies to my question I put on another new post. Thanks to all the Vets. My SIGELEI is getting a workout. Battery power drainer though. Using a Genesis style mostly, but a T3 and ViVi Nova are giving me some great vapes too. Now I just need to get my hands on a mechanical mod and really "Bring the FOG"

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    It all depends on how you vape.

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