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Standard resistance vs low resistance cartomizers

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  1. clankfu

    clankfu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2011
    Los Angeles
    What are advantages vs disadvantages of the two different types of cartomizers?
  2. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2009
    ECF Towers
    Higher resistance = less power output in Watts = regular cartos = cooler vape, less vapor, less hit, liquid lasts longer, battery lasts longer.

    Lower resistance = more power output in Watts = 'Wow' or LR cartos = hotter vape, more vapor, more hit, liquid is used up quicker, battery dies quicker.

    Some people prefer more power and a bigger hit, others like it cool. Some mix it up according to the flavor used. Tobacco and chocolate 'like' more power, fruits like it cool - but tastes vary.
  3. DonDaBoomVape

    DonDaBoomVape Reviewer / Blogger ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2009
    South Florida
    Unsurprisingly, our chief honcho has provided an excellent - and wonderfully concise - answer. I'll just add:

    • LR increases both the watts power (for that stronger, hotter vape) and the amps current. It is that which can shorten battery life.

    • Those higher amps also place a greater strain on the cartomizer and can shorten its life (as well as the battery's).

    • LR cartomizers vary in how low their resistance is, typically between 1.5 and 2.0 ohms for 510 and eGo cartomizers.
    • The other factor impacting all this is the battery voltage. For example, with the same cartomizer, a 3.2V eGo will generate somewhat less watts and amps than a 3.7V Riva or mod ... and much less than a 5V or 6V mod. I prefer some LR cartos on 3.2V and other LR cartos on 3.7V.
    • Never use LR attys on higher than 3.7V. [An exception is the dual coil cartomizer, which in fact has a higher effective resistance than the 1.5 ohms advertised. Many vapers do use these on voltages up to 5V.]
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