Variable Wattage

Do you really need variable wattage when there are many variable voltage mods available? There are loads of spinner-type devices like the VaporFi Rocket, Halo Triton, and Vision Spinner: won’t those do the trick? There’s more to a variable voltage/wattage device than this minimal level of control (which only gives you less than 5 volts anyway).

Weighing up the Facts

Considering the number of devices that are being upgraded to offer both variable voltage and wattage, I would say yes: you need the option to do either, but even if your device can be adjusted either way, you can’t adjust both.

Remember that you select one function. If you vary wattage, voltage will automatically be adjusted by the chip in your device.

Some people understand the correlation between correct voltage and ohms better than they do wattage. With prices coming down for this kind of technology, it will not be a stretch to supply yourself with a mod that does both.

A Look at Some of the Best

The following is a list and description of just some mods, tube and box-shaped, that users and vendors consider the best. There are actually quite a lot of good devices available in both shapes but their prices can become excessive and the power they offer might be too much for you.

Not everyone is a cloud chaser and a maximum wattage of 15 or 30 watts might be ample for what you need. Sub-ohms compatibility is another factor which some consumers consider optional and others search for assiduously. Decide for yourself what matters when you start your research. The mods considered in this article will be the following:

• LavaTube 2.5 by Volcano
• Tesla
• Vamo
• iTaste SVD

Also, as far as the shape of your device goes, this is meaningless regarding power or function. Choosing a box mod or a tube mod is a matter of preference. Some people find the tube more cigar-like or sleek; others like the way a box reminds them of an iPod, Zippo lighter, or a radio.

LavaTube 2.5

Volcano’s sleek advanced device is made from aluminum alloy and coated in a variety of colors so as to look heavy but feel light. You might recognize the three-button display which is a departure from the usual one-button setup. Use the big button to turn your device on and off. Two smaller buttons adjust voltage or wattage up or down respectively.

Volcano Lavatube v 2.5

A blue LCD display shows you ohms and voltage. This is a 510-threaded device that will work beautifully with Volcano LavaTube tanks but also various other devices. Two vent holes protect the LavaTube from overheating while other protective features prevent damage caused by reversed battery, overcharging, and other potential dangers which would ruin a lesser product.

Buy: http://volcanoecigs.com

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The Tesla

First off, make sure you get yourself a genuine Tesla. The way to tell if you are looking at a fake, before anything else, is to examine the price (that goes for virtually any advanced vaporizer). A $30 Tesla is probably not the real deal even though, with the markup, many top-notch items should only cost that much. Remember that some high-priced packages contain more than the tube but also include a battery and possibly a tank.

Tesla Mods

The Tesla is available in chrome or black and looks like it was made to work. The chip controls amps, creates a consistent temperature, and allows you to set it to a maximum of 15 watts. This internal chip also protects your Tesla against reverse battery goofs. It has a vented body to prevent overheating, and the aluminum alloy build is light so it won’t feel like a rock in your pocket. 510/eGo connection makes this a highly compatible tube mod: it should work with just about any tank. The OLED display is bright and easy to read.

Buy: http://centralvapors.com

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Innokin iTaste SVD

Trust Innokin to deliver the goods at any level of vaping, from beginner e cigs to advanced devices. Their iTaste SVD commonly features on e-tail websites because it does not let consumers down, so finding one won’t be a challenge.

iTaste SVD

Just be sure to see the name “Innokin” on a company’s website to be sure it’s the real deal. Like the Tesla, this is a VV/VW mod and highly compatible with multiple tanks and clearomizers. Use an 18350 battery, which is probably not included.

The chip in your iTaste SVD box mod will check and report battery life, voltage, wattage, ohms, and warn you if there is a low voltage situation. It also provides battery protection. Select up to 15 watts by 0.5-watt increments.

Buy: http://elementvape.com

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Vamo V5

Version 5 of the Vamo continues to do its maker proud. A sturdy build and lovely bright screen are just eye candy, but this simple metal tube mod is more than good looking: it has power.

Vamo V 5

Install an 18650 or 18350 battery. Wattage, like the device above, can be adjusted from 3 to 15 watts by 0.5-watt increments. Attach any 510/eGo tank/clearo/atomizer. Your blue screen displays the voltage and wattage.

An internal chip protects against low resistance, too little or too much current, and over-heating (an automatic cut-off feature shuts down the Vamo if a user depresses the button for too long). When you set wattage, the Vamo will automatically adjust to the ideal voltage.

Buy: http://vaporbeast.com

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How Much for Variable Wattage

You are looking at a cost of around $100 for any decent Variable Wattage device, but the exact price will depend on how crazy you go. As mentioned above there are serious VW box mods that go up to 100 watts and cost around $200. Remember to always factor the price of buying a battery and tank into the overall cost of your mod unless you have an atomizer you think will fit. In this case, just be sure threading is compatible.