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what is Sub Ohm

What is Sub Ohm

Beginners Guide to Sub-Ohm Vaping

So, you’ve started vaping but you’ve come to the realisation that the standard vape pen just doesn’t quite meet your needs and or expectations. You may have seen people in the street using e-cigarettes that produce more vapour and you’ve spent a good few minutes puzzled, wondering; how and why? 
How are these people blowing out massive amounts of vapour? 
Why are their e-cigarettes more like smoke machines? 
What devices are they using? 
Do mechanical mods produce more vapour? 
Are there differences in inhaling capacities?

Welcome to the world of Sub-Ohm Vaping, Dear Reader.

This article will assist in answering all of your questions and hopefully support you in making an educated decision on whether sub-ohm vaping is the right move for you.


Why Sub-Ohm Vaping?

  1. More vapour – Greater cloud making capacity #cloudchaser
  2. More flavour – Intensified e-liquid flavours #flavourlover

#WARNING: If you make the decision to sub-ohm vape, it will be harder to go back to vaping your standard e-cigarette device.

Sub-ohm vaping put simply; having the capacity to produce larger clouds whilst experiencing a more sufficient e-liquid flavour.

So, it’s not just all about using a coil with a resistance that measures less than 1 ohm, your choice in e-liquids share an equally fundamental part in sub-ohm vaping. 
When choosing your e-liquid, you will also need to take into consideration the VG/PG ratio. If you were to ask anyone who is already sub-ohm vaping, they will likely tell you that you should also be using a higher ratio of VG rather than PG in your e-liquid. The reasoning behind this is VG (Vegetable Glycerin), is the ingredient used to controls the level of throat hit you get in your e-liquid. In addition to this, e-liquids with higher VG levels are smoother to inhale, meaning they are far more suitable for sub-ohm vaping.


Is Sub-Ohm Vaping Dangerous?

The question of safety is a constant back and forth debate between industry experts & their #haters aka Big Tobacco aka the non beliebers. Anyone can argue vaping is dangerous when given a minimal level of information & media directive. 
So to answer your question in the simplest possible terms; More or Less. 
Like learning to drive a car, taking up an extreme sport or deciding to become the next big 

blogging sensation, you need to source the necessary information and educate yourself on the pros & cons.

Perhaps you’re currently asking; Why do I need a lower nicotine strength to vape on?

What basic yet necessary  ‘ohm’s law’ knowledge do I need to know?

Is there any (elementary level) electronics knowledge you can update me on?

Snap those eyes back into focus! I’m going to make this as simple yet in depth as possible.

The reason behind lowering the nicotine strength when sub-ohm vaping, is because this particular technique is known as ‘direct to lung’. This is similar to smoking a shisha and therefor the harshness of nicotine can be quite uncomfortable on your lungs.

Sub-ohm vaping uses the philosophies of Ohm's and Joule's laws of electricity. This concept, like any scientific method can be expanded on in great depth. But if you’re anything like me, all you’ll want to know is how to sound like a cool kid when purchasing your new device. So, here’s your quote; Sub-ohm vaping is achieved when an atomizer is used with the coil resistance below 1.0 ohm. 
Practice this before you go shopping, you’ll win brownie points with your vape store sales assistant.

Finally, the power source of your device is a battery. Wow – shock horror!
Any genuine and reputable device will come with a small infographic “how to” guide. Please read this, and ensure you always purchase your batteries from a dependable store. #safetyfirst 

The safest way to sub-ohm vape and enjoy the benefits from it, is to use all regulated devices, e-liquids and batteries. We wouldn’t recommend using a mechanical vape to sub-ohm vape due to the fact that this requires advanced knowledge. Sorry, we’re just not there with you yet!



Sub-Ohm Vaping is right for you?

Like menthol flavoured e-liquid, sub-ohm vaping isn’t for everyone. 
Although we tend to see more experienced vapers use this method, some people may not like or cannot handle the amount of vapour that these devices produce. This does not mean that you should disregard sub-ohm vaping.
Some sub-ohm tanks are adjustable, so you’ve got the capacity to lower the wattage ranges. This results in a different direct to lung vaping experience. 
You need to ensure you have our aforementioned basic knowledge, and understand if you have questions – ask an expert. Send us a message, even if it’s anonymously! We promise not to judge you… much…


How do I Sub-Ohm? Recommend Starter Vaping Kits

If you have decided to go down the route of sub-ohm vaping, there are a vast array of devices available for you to pick from. 
Remember what we spoke about earlier? When sourcing your device, look at the ohms reading for the resistance of the coil. If the resistance measures less than 1 ohm then this is sub-ohm vaping compatible. 
Any device that’s under 100 watts of power is most suitable for sub-ohm vaping. 
Okay, let’s give you an example; 
The Neon Box mod (device) and the uwell crown mini (tank). 
The Uwell Crown Mini has sub-ohm capacity because it can produce more vapour than an e-cig. 
The Neon Box mod fires at 70 watts, which is less than 100 watts and therefore also has sub-ohm capacity.