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HV Atty with 3.7v

Discussion in 'Ask The Veterans' started by vaporAdam, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. vaporAdam

    vaporAdam Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    Upstate,NY
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if a HV atty will work with a 3.7v 14500 battery, or if i should just wait till i can get the proper atty. Thank you

    :vapor:ON !
     
  2. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    An HV atty is intended mostly for 6 volt devices. The resistance is rated in the 4.5 - 5.0+ area which would really bring down the resultant wattage with a 3.7v mod, so you are not going to harm the atty by running it at a lower voltage than it was built for, but the performance, of course, will suffer.
     
  3. DonDaBoomVape

    DonDaBoomVape Reviewer / Blogger ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2009
    South Florida
    What Kent said. Specifically:

    Watts (i.e., intensity of the vape) = Volts X Volts / Ohms (i.e., atomizer resistance)​

    • A regular 2.3 ohm 510 atty on a 3.1V 510 batt = 3.1 X 3.1 / 2.3 = 4.2 watts (normal 510 performance:))

    • A regular 2.3 ohm 510 atty on a 3.7V mod = 3.7 X 3.7 / 2.3 = 6 watts (very nice:thumbs:)

    • A 4.5 ohm HV atty on a 3.7V mod = 3.7 X 3.7 / 4.5 = 3 watts (dismal:()
     
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