Regulated vs Mechanical Mods
Alrighty Vapers, it is Throwback Thursday time and if you are a vaper who knows their stuff, then this blog might not be for you. The point of these Thursday blogs is to bring back some basic information for those who need reminding about certain hardware. Todays blog entails the main differences between a Mechanical Mod and a Regulated Mod.
Alrighty, there is a lot of confusion out there about what a Regulated Mod is and what a Mechanical Mod is, and the similarities and differences between the two. Well sit down on your soft comfy couch, with your leather bound books, and your deliciously flavored vapor and lets learn a little bit more about these devices.
Now, to start we are going to discuss what these devices are, and then we will get into the pro’s and cons of each device. So lets start with Mechanical Mods.
Mechanical Mods are internally, the most basic device you can get. They have no internal wires or circuit boards. They are composed of a tube that holds your battery, a top cap that makes contact with the positive side of your battery, and a bottom cap that makes contact with the negative side of your battery. Now the bottom cap on most mechanical mods will usually have a locking mechanism. This allows you to keep the mod in a mode where it will not fire your battery when you are not meaning to use it. When locked, inside a mechanical mod, the battery will be able to make contact with the top cap but not the bottom one. When unlocked, you are able to push the button on the bottom of your mech mod and by doing this you are pushing up the negative contact that is on your bottom cap to make contact with the negative side of your battery. This completes the circuit and allows current to be pushed up through your battery and into your coil, to heat it up and vaporize your e-juice.
But hold on, you are probably wondering, “If they are so basic, then why are they meant for advanced users?” Well that is a good question, A+ for you if you thought about that. Mechanical mods have no internal processor to keep your voltage at a set level. So in Layman’s terms your battery will have a voltage output starting at 4.2 volts and then will slowly deplete with use. The lack of a processor means there is no internal protection for over-depleting a battery which can lead to battery failure. This lack of a circuit also means there is no protection if your atomizer has a short. The lack of these two protections can make the mod dangerous to use if you are not educated throughly on battery safety and electricity. Therefore we recommend them for advanced users only. If you are an advanced user looking for a mechanical mod, here is a link if you would like to see some the Mechanical Mods that we sell: Infinite Brand Mechanical Mods.
Now, lets get into Regulated mods. Pretty much any other e-cig device you see out there that isn’t a mechanical mod is a regulated mod. All this means is that regulated mods have internal circuitry. These types of mods include standard voltage mods, variable voltage mods, variable wattage mods and variable voltage and wattage mods. They do have the appropriate circuitry to protect from, say continually firing a faulty battery and melting it. Your regulated mod will shut down if something is wrong with your connections, which makes them a newbie friendly device. Some of these regulated mods also have a built-in voltage meter and Ohm reader which become very handy as a teaching tool for those getting into the advance e-cigarettes. Regulated mods can get a little more advanced as you get in to variable voltage and wattage devices. If you are using one of these devices, or are thinking of trying one out, just make sure you look up Ohm’s Law and understand the relationship between resistance, current, voltage and wattage. Here is a tutorial video that you can watch about this topic:
Here is a link to some of our Regulated mods: Regulated Mods
So both devices are wonderful, but they are definitely on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the user. With mechanical mods you really need to know about battery safety and the basics of electricity and Ohm’s Law. So as you move forward, if you decide to pick up a mechanical mod, please just take this into consideration and make sure you know your stuff before you dive in. If you are content with using regulated mods, thats great! People really only tend to get into mechanical mods because they start wrapping their own coils and want to achieve a higher wattage that some regulated mods can’t achieve.
Something to Think About:
So here comes the big decision, what do you prefer? Everyone has a preference! Are you going to brave it and try out the Mechanical Mod, or play it safe and stick with the Regulated mod? Please let us know what you prefer and why, some newbies might like to hear what you have to say!
** REMEMBER FOR ALL MODS: BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED **