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What Watt do you vape on?

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  1. TeemoOpAf

    TeemoOpAf Full Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    Hi everyone,

    I am new to vaping. I was wondered what Wattage should I vape on. I tried from 50 to 70 and to be honest, I couldn't tell the difference. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    What mod, tank and coils are you using? It really depends on those and your personal preference.

    Start low and work your way up - I'm at a whopping 14 watts with a 0.5ohm coil ;)
     
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  3. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    We all have a different sweet spot. If you are chain-vaping a single tank it does all blur together. Don't forget to play with airflow as well as wattage. Also disregard suggested wattage for drop in coils.
     
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  4. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Without a lot more information it’s hard to give you a wattage. My advice would be experiment with your wattage. Take longer pulls/shorter pulls, different drip tips, different coils higher ohm/lower ohm. Different metals/materials wicking medium, yada yada yada. Best of luck
     
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  5. anandroidid

    anandroidid Full Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    It depends on the atomizer for me. Currently vaping around 50 watts, but I've spent the last two years closer to 30 watts with a different atomizer. 70 watts on my current setup feels way too hot to me. I don't really understand how or why people go over 100 watts. Maybe I just like a cool vape.
     
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  6. Just Me

    Just Me Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2010
    Toodle puffer here!

    I vape at about 10 1/2 watts with about a 1.6 ohm coil and approximately 3-6mg nic/ml. :blush: This, after ~45 years of smoking almost nonstop every waking hour. Vaping is soooooooooo much better than coughing up a lung every morning.

    My fifth year non-smoking anniversary was July 2, 2018. I forgot to celebrate until now :thumbs:
     
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  7. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Congratulations to you too!
     
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  8. G and C

    G and C Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 3, 2014
    California
    Typically 11 watts on a 1.8ohm coil, MTL. I adjust a bit for my lack of precision in building my own coils as needed.
     
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  9. hell_storm2004

    hell_storm2004 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2013
    Richardson, Texas, USA
    48W-56W if its below 0.5 ohm. 48 seems to be my go to option though!
    32-36W if its above 1.00 ohm.

    All liquids are 6mg.
     
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  10. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
    8.5 watts, 1.5 ohms, 14 mg, 3-4 mL/day
     
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  11. Katdarling

    Katdarling Is this a mask, or underwear... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2011
    Utopia
    Ahhh, the wonders and excitement of the newness of vaping! Congrats to you, Teemo, and we all undoubtedly wish you joy on the journey!

    As far as the "should" in wattage? The bad news is that there is no 'should'. The GOOD news is that there IS no 'should'!!

    Much like the A/C in one's home, if it's too warm, turn it down...

    Experiment and play and have fun finding your way to your own sweet spot. Every poster here has given you brilliant info and real life experience. Take it and vape happily.



    Happy, very happy, and belated FIVE, Just Me!! Marvelous!!!!

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  12. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    It really depends on what you like and what works well for you.

    I quit smoking at 7-8 watts which was par for the course back in 2012 unless you were using mech mods. Over the years I've gone up to as high as 50'ish watts and now I'm back down to mostly around 15-16 watts. My juice PG/VG mix ratio and nicotine level have also changed quite a bit. Different atomizers perform well in different watt ranges due to various design differences like air flow, wick channel design, and air chamber and deck design. So an atty that is good at say 8-20 watts is not going to like being pushed to 30-70 watts, though some are quite versatile. The lower the watts the less air flow will be available so you will generally be taking longer, slower drags. Flavor and TH can be very good in any watt range atty, but your vape experience will be quite different between a good 15 watt setup and a good 60 watt setup. You will also need to tune your juice nic level to the watts you're vaping at because generally more watts mean more juice vaporized per second so you'll want to lower the nic level. You will also need to chose heads that are appropriate for your desired wattage, or build appropriately in a rebuildable atty. Also keep in mind that resistance depends a lot on what coil material you're using with stainless steel being a lot lower than Kanthal for an equivalent wattage setup.

    IMO, if you're happy in the 50-70 watt range with your atty leave the watts set at one end of the range and vape it that way for a week. Then switch and vape that for a week using the same juice, or the same set of juices. Repeat a few times if you want to. My bet is you will discover you prefer one over the other after a while and then you can move forward from there. My preferences changed over the years, so that's something to keep in mind too. If you discover you want to go lower or higher in watts than what your atty handles well you can always buy another atty that is better for that.

    Best of luck with it TeemoOpA :)
     
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  13. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    It's up to you...

    If i had to start vaping using today's atomizer. . I'd probably still be smoking and id be vaping in the 50 to 100 watt range. But i didnt..

    I started when powerfull was above 1ohm and less than 15watts. And to do more you had to build your coils.... below 1ohm was suicidal.

    4 years later I don't smoke and still vape at an average of 15watts. Current coil .3ohms running at around 15watts in an avocado.


    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
     
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  14. sorrynomore

    sorrynomore Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2014
    Canada
    1.4 ohm 316L ss coil @ 6.5 watts in temp mode,after over 40 some years of smoking this works for me.
     
  15. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I recently made it up to 8.5. But, new setup runs the same @ 6.5, so back I go to where I started. I was livin life large there for a time.
     
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  16. QcVaper

    QcVaper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada/Quebec
    using a .3 0hm coil ( 3.5mm ID Ss)
    82 watts for me atm, usually use about the same power for a .25 0hm build which is my favorite resistance with 24 Ga Ss.
     
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  17. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    The devices you use will dictate what power ranges are best. So the wattage I vape at has nothing to do with the wattage that works best with your PV.

    Today I have been using a PV that I bought in 2009. The only thing that has changed is that instead of using an old 510 atomizer, I use a RDA. But, still at the same resistance, same voltage, same wattage.

    The trick is to learn how to get the vape experience that you want from whatever is in your hand.
    1.8 ohm coil @ 3.7v = 7.6 watts. With 12mg/ml juice, and use 4ml/day
     
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  18. ENAUD

    ENAUD falling, falling, down the rabbit hole... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    There's so much stuff out there today, without knowing what you have for an atomizer and power device, it's impossible to offer any suggestions that will help you. As a general rule, start at a lower power level than suggested, and work your way up untill it tastes good and satisfies. This method should get you into the ballpark of where you should be power wise, then you can play with the airflow to find your sweet spot.
     
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  19. badwaterbill

    badwaterbill Full Member

    Jun 1, 2016
    I have been vaping for almost 3 years, started with 10 watt's or 4 volts using tanks with 1.8 to 2.1 ohm coils, that worked for me, you use less juice, vape at lower temperature which produces less harmful chemicals, you can learn more about temperature on this site here New studies find carcinogens in vg and pg at high temps, even in tootle puffers long thread but very important, take your time, best of luck to you, enjoy vaping.
     
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  20. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Riverside, CA
    Depends on the coil being used. For me .17 coil @ 70 watts. and .28 coil at 50 watts.
     
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