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    What do Low Resistance, Standard Resistance, and High Resistance mean? How does the Resistance affect my vaping experience? Which is better?

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    refers to the ohms reading on the coil/atomizer. a low resistance reading would be around 1.5, a stand 2.0 and high 3.0. those are ballpark numbers. if your device/pv is non variabe - you cant change the volts - it probably puts out 3.7 volts in which case you and most people use the low resistance carts/atomizers but can also use a standard 2.0. if you have a VV or variable voltage device you can run higher ohm carts/atomizers. the rule of thumb is low volts low atomizer - high volts high atomizer. typically you'll see higher vapor production with a variable voltage device simply by adjusting the voltage accordingly. good luck
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    lower resistance- great on items like a ego battery to simulate higher voltage vaping. usually considered 1.5ohm to 2.0 ohm
    standard resistance - great for smaller batteries as they are easier on the battery life which is usually limited, ohms would fall between 2.2-2.6
    higher resistance- designed for higher voltage devices, like variable voltage/wattage and 5/7.4v devices. these usually have a ohm of 2.6+

    which is best for you all depends on what your set up is, i actually use more lower resistance and standard resistance even with variable voltage mods

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    This little tool will help you figure it all out.
    Ohms Law Calculator
    All said and done it's tha amount of power (measured in Watts) that is applied to the e-liquid that we want to know. Each of us will like a different power level (called our "sweet spot"). For instance I normally will like between 7.5 and 8 watts. So if I know that my atty or carto has 3 ohms of resistance, that little calculator will tell me that I will need between 4.5 and 5 volts to get my desired power.

    2.5 - 3 ohms of resistance use to be the norm, that's why it's called "standard resistance" (SR). Low resistance (LR) came about to simulate 5 volt vaping on a standard 3.7 volt battery and is between 1.5 and 2 ohms. So LR simply allows that 7.5 to 8 watt power range at the lower voltage. High resistance (HR) simply simulates 5 volt vaping at 6-7.2v. (two 3.7 volt batteries)
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    Okay so I have a 3.0 Dual coil Volcano Lavatube cartomizer. I can set this to 4.5 volts to get the right performance, right?

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    A PBusardo Video - Beginners Guide to E-Cigs and E-Cig Tech - YouTube
    This video helps with understanding resistance in vaping. At least helped me
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    Hello, Im new to the forum, even though i started reading from about six months ago, and vaping from about 4. Probably the best thing to do is start trying which setting suits best for you. I use a Vision spinner, with a Nova Tank with 3.2 coils at about 4.5 ohms. Same setting for my Provari. I feel i get the best of the juices I currently vape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chino82489 View Post
    Okay so I have a 3.0 Dual coil Volcano Lavatube cartomizer. I can set this to 4.5 volts to get the right performance, right?
    (4.5 * 4.5) / 3.0 = 6.75 watts, for me that is at the just-acceptable line.

    check this chart, and find out what works for you:
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