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  1. tootlers

    tootlers Full Member

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    I have a 2.4ohm coil. What voltage and wattage should I run to get the best vape and the longest battery life? My battery is variable voltage and wattage.
     
  2. Tinkiegrrl

    Tinkiegrrl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I adjust to taste. Too high and it'll taste burnt. Too low and it isn't satisfying. Different juices require different temps too sometimes. For me, it's more about taste then anything else, so I use two MVP 2's through the day and with 2600 mAh in each I don't worry about charging them for days.
     
  3. Sed Contra

    Sed Contra Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I used to take the resistance and add 2.2 to find a decent voltage. 1.8 ohms at 4.0 volts, 2.5 ohms at 4.7 volts, etc... That was with a Joyetech eGo Twist.

    Nowadays I find myself thinking more in terms of watts, pushing whatever is on my Provari to its maximum 15 watts and backing it down only if I'm getting a burnt taste.

    I recently ordered a 12 watt Kick clone, and I'll probably leave it set at 12 watts.
     
  4. tootlers

    tootlers Full Member

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    My battery is only 800mah so I'm trying to find the best settings for the longest battery life yet still giving me a good vape production. Will wattage effect my battery life or only voltage?
     
  5. Sed Contra

    Sed Contra Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Since the resistance is constant, adjusting voltage is adjusting wattage and vice versa.
     
  6. tootlers

    tootlers Full Member

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    I'm sorry I'm really new to all this. So you're saying every time I adjust my wattage my voltage changes too? I'm just wanting to know about battery life. Will higher wattage make it last less longer and the same with voltage?
     
  7. Porkchopz

    Porkchopz Full Member

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    I find that you have to find your own groove with voltage or wattage. New people sometimes tend to be down in the low 3.x's to start. That is where I started. Now I find my groove around 3.9-4.1 depending on the flavor I'm vaping. I was surprised to see my buddy at work was up in the 5.x's.

    He seems to like it.. doesn't take near as long a hit as I do.

    I think it's mostly a personal preference things and then also the flavor gets involved. A note here is that the mod and tank have a lot to do with this also. My dad for instance could not stand my ProVari + ProTank at any setting... but loves his Zmax + ProTank in the 3.2 range.

    I don't worry about battery life. I have 4x 2900mah 18650's and I get about 2 days out of them and they are new... so I should get 3 days once they break in. Just keep an extra battery with you and vape at whatever feels right for you.

    -Brian
     
  8. jwoode

    jwoode Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Google "safe vaping chart"

    there are helpful charts to study to get some perspective.
     
  9. Porkchopz

    Porkchopz Full Member

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    Yes.

    If you adjust by wattage.. in the background the device adjusts the voltage. If you adjust by voltage... in the background the device adjusts the wattage.

    They are bound together.

    -Brian
     
  10. havinfun1

    havinfun1 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thought the Provari was only VV, not Variable Wattage.:?:
     
  11. Porkchopz

    Porkchopz Full Member

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    Correct. The OP said they had VV/VW. I have the ProVari and it is only VV.
     
  12. Tinkiegrrl

    Tinkiegrrl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Wattage is really a calculation done with resistance and volts. It's basically like driving an automatic car instead of a stick shift. Your coil resistance and volts combine to make watts. Once you set a device to the watts you want, it doesn't matter what your coils resistance is. The device will adjust the voltage it puts out to create the wattage you set it to. To save on power with a device capable of variable watts, I would adjust the watts to taste, and then get a coil with lower resistance. Your device will then adjust the volts it puts out to adjust for the lower resistance of your coil and you'll get longer battery life.
     
  13. Sed Contra

    Sed Contra Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Look at VW mode like an automatic transmission and VV like a stick shift. Oh...and Google Ohms Law...

    As to battery life, ultimately the most satisfying solution is having multiple batteries and not worrying about it.
     
  14. tootlers

    tootlers Full Member

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    I'm now running my setup at 2.4ohms with 8.5 wattage and 4.0 volts and it seems to be perfect... Thank you guys! The safe vaping chart helped me out a lot!
     
  15. CalamityJess

    CalamityJess Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My new tank came with a handy chart (Hypertank...amaaaaazing)

    Resistance/Voltage

    1.7-1.9ohms / 3.1v-3.4v
    2.1-2.3ohms/3.5-3.8v
    2.4-2.6ohms/3.9-4.2v
    2.6-3.0ohms/4.3-4.7v

    I use 2.5 attomizers and usually have my voltage between 3.8 and 4.0 on all of my mods.
     
  16. Sed Contra

    Sed Contra Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm vaping a Taifun GT at 1.4 ohms right now at 4.5 volts for 14.5 watts.

    My 700 mAh battery will last an hour and a half or so...:D
     
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