Drip Tips with Grant – How much powa is too much powa?
The God mod. The IPV 3. The TI slim. What do these mods all have in common? They all feature over 150 watts of power. They are all multi-battery, and in my opinion, they are all a bit overkill.
I apologize in advance if you own one of these mods and think I’m knocking them down. That is not the case, I really enjoy the form and design of all three of these mods.These are just my opinions folks. However, what is the point of having a 250w mod? Are these high wattages, 150, 180, and 250, what people are using day to day, and does anyone really vape at 250 watts ever? Is it safe? Is it cost effective when the average premium juice is around 12 bucks/15ml? All of these factors lead me to believe that super high wattage devices are sort of a fad and that the novelty will wear off as new technologies come out. Let’s put a few things into perspective in hopes of better understanding why these gimmicky mods have been so successful, and why they will soon be on their way out. Many people know that I am a huge fan of temperature control, recently available on the new DNA 40 chip. You can get a nice hot, flavorful vape at relatively low wattage thus saving battery life and eliminating dry hits. When this type of technology becomes more “mainstream” with modders, will super high wattage devices be able to utilize it? Is there a point to having 180 watts when your coil is limited to 450 degrees? I really don’t think so. There is another aspect to these types of mods that also makes me lean more towards calling them a gimmick. The fact that most of these products are made very cheaply overseas makes me leery to throw a .5 ohm coil on top and crank it to 180. It’s just a risk that I’m not willing to take, and I think that I am not alone in that. That being said, if that’s how you vape and that’s how you keep off the cigarettes than who am I to tell you otherwise? With the recent “study” done on formaldehyde produced by vape pens that are pushed past their limit, does something like this help when we go to defend mods, in general? Can we stand in front of a regulatory committee and defend 250 watt mods being sold to anyone who has the money? I really doubt it guys. I think that we have got to focus on what we can do to make mods safer for the everyday user if we want them to have any chance of surviving the FDA, folks. Where the most important innovation will happen for us, is in making the authorities aware that we are just as dedicated to making mods safe, as well as capable of fitting everyone’s needs. Because, those are the two arguments against us; The question of ‘are they safe?’, and the question of, ‘do they actually work to quit smoking?’ If we can ensure that those two questions are answered with a resounding yes, then we have a much better chance of being able to continue to produce and purchase new drippers and mods. A world without mods and drippers is a world in which I still smoke cigarettes, so like many of you, it is very important to me that these devices stay available. Written by Grant Collmann Retail Marketing Manager