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You down with T.C.R.? (Yeah, you know me!)

TCR, how can I explain it? I’ll take it, frame by frame it.

There you have it. My best attempt at “16 bars” or however many “bars” I just spewed out. I’m no musician people.

But what I will tell you, in simple layman’s terms no less, is that…

…TCR is a sub category of Temperature Control which stands for Temperature Coefficient of Resistance. It relates to the resistance and corresponding heat of a particular type of alloy used in a coil. TCR mode assigns difference values for different coils. Less resistance translates into more heat and speed. The type of alloy used in the coils determines the relationship between the resistance and potential heat. For safety purposes, the different TCR values must be assigned for different types of coils.

When using Temperature Control, the manufactures from whence your battery originated, tunes the Nickel, Titanium and Stainless-Steel mode according to the alloy that their own coil heads use. If you plan on using a coil from a company that does not manufacture your battery, the Temp mode will not be accurate.

As a relatively new vaper, I use the Aspire Zelos, not the best mod, but not the worst. Firing at a standard 40watts, with my temp set at 310 degrees, I noticed that I had to take some seriously deep hits in order to get a decent vape at best. Frustrated and out of useable oxygen, I did some experimenting. By increasing my temperature by 10 degree increments, I eventually settled on a 390-degree temp which turned out to be the perfect value for me. At the end of the day, it’s all subjective. Trial and error is the best and quite possibly, the only way to find your nice TCR median.

For next time:  You down with T.C.F.? (Yeah, you know me!)  TCF, how will I explain it? I’ll take it, frame by frame it.

Andrew Figgs

Photography Major from Western Washington University . I joined MBV back in December 2014 and am happy to be working in an industry focused on helping others.

  • T.A. says:

    When I started out with vaping I always used TCR, got way better flavor out of the juice. + It makes everything way easier + safer.

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