Best Vape Mods 2018
Which Vape Mod Should You Buy?
Our # 1 Vape Mod for 2018
To find our best vape mod for beginners, we considered 20 vape mods and narrowed the list to a top 10 after extensive testing. After a combined 25 hours of testing for durability, ease of use, and overall value we can confidently say that the Joyetech Exceed D19 is the Best Vape Mod for Beginners. Why the Joytech Exceed D19?
- Excellent MTL (mouth-to-lung) draw.
- Excellent DTL (direct-to-lung) draw.
- 1500 mah internal battery plus 2 mils tank.
The internal battery charges via USB cable through a port on the back. The tank separates from the battery for easy cleaning and coil changing. The top-fill design is great for someone just starting out due to its simple design and ease of operation. One button turns it on and off and there are no menus or functions to memorize.
Which Type of Mod is Right For You?
There are many vape mods on the market and choosing one that fits your needs may be a daunting task. Below we have showcased the different types of mods and what sets them apart from each other to help inexperienced vapers educate themselves on what is available and make an informed decision regarding their vaping hardware. Everyone’s needs are different and what is right for one may not be right for all. Choose products based on how you vape and your personal preferences, regardless of what is popular.
A box mod is named for the body style of the device – namely a square or rectangle shape. Most are regulated devices but there are a few mechanical or unregulated box mods around. The elongated body fits comfortably in the hand and doesn’t roll off the table when you put it down. Many vapers like that it can stand up on its own and some are very small and are almost completely concealed when held in the hand. Perfect for stealth vaping.
When you see mods with “TC” in the name, it is referring to temperature control. Mods with wattage or voltage modes can use Kanthal coils, but to use temperature control the coils need to be made of stainless steel, titanium or nickel. The reason for this is that different types of wire heats up at different temperatures. Temperature settings keep the heat settings consistent from your first draw to the last. Vapers who are flavor chasers tend to like temperature control because it brings out the flavor of their juice.
A mechanical mod is an unregulated device with no circuit boards or advanced protections built-in. There are also no display screens or auto-detect features that tell you when you have a short in your coil. Because these devices have no protection, it is advised that they only be used by vapers familiar with how electricity works and ohm’s law. Having a good knowledge of battery safety and using protected batteries will ensure you stay safe while vaping.
Mini box mods are smaller versions of more powerful mods. They often use a single 18650 battery and power up to 40 or 50 watts. Their smaller size makes them perfect for carrying in your pocket or purse for quick trips. They are also great for new vapers looking to upgrade from a stick battery but may not want something high-powered just yet. These are great for times when you don’t want to lug around a big device.
What to Look For
For the frequent vaper those things might be long battery life, a good size e-liquid tank and the ability to use sub-ohm coils. Battery life is determined by the milliamp hours. Someone who vapes frequently will want a battery of at least 1,200 mah and a tank of 3 mils or more.
Are you fond of gadgets? Do you like things that have more than one function? If so, then a device that lets you customize your LED lights, shows you real time and lets you charge your phone from it as a power bank may appeal to you. If you like having a lot of options then look for devices with features that appeal to you. If you don’t really care about all the bells and whistles, then a simpler device with limited functions may be better for you.
When shopping for a mod, consider the price and what comes with it. There are a lot of devices that are between 50 and 80W, are compatible with temperature control, and are less than $50. Some kits may include a tank and extra coils, a replacement glass section and charging cable. So do a little Internet research before you go and consider what comes with your mod for the price listed.
Charging (via USB or external battery charger)
ome of the USB ports on the sides of a mod are for charging and some are for upgrading the software of your device. If you like having the ability to charge your device from your computer, then a mod with a built-in 18650 battery would work perfect for you. There really is no need to buy a separate battery charger if you’re just running 1 battery in your device. There are several mods that charge via USB cable. Devices with two batteries need a battery charger. These devices recommend you not charge them via USB because both batteries need to be charged and discharged at the same rate.
What to Avoid
Avoid Shopping from Unknown Vendors
What we recommend is to go into your local vape shop ( if you shop locally) and ask questions about any device you are interested in. Many shopkeepers are very knowledgeable about their products and can answer any question you may have or explain how a device works. Likewise, if you prefer to buy online, a little research into your preferred device will answer some questions and give you an idea of how it will work for you. Another good tip is to look up reviews on that particular device or tank and see what other users thought of it or how it worked for them. Always check out the reviews and ratings on a product before you buy it.
Have an Idea of What You Want
If you go in without a game plan you may end up with something you don’t want. Many people buying their first vape setup get talked into buying a high-priced device just because it’s popular and in demand. That might be okay for someone who is used to mods and vapes at higher wattages. But for a new vaper a 100W device is not appropriate for his or her needs. Something with a lower wattage, and a tank that does MTL draws is much more suited for the beginning vaper. There are tons of reviews on vape pens and mods for beginners. Take your time and find one that you feel will work for you. Then find out who sells it and order one. Easy peesy.
Avoid Buying a Mechanical Mod as a New Vaper
Mechanical mods are great, there are some really good mods out there but unless you know what you’re doing, it can be very dangerous for a new vaper. It is tempting to buy a mech because some of them are really cool-looking ( like the Panzer, Stingray and Nemesis) and generally less expensive because they do not have all the technology and circuitry of a regulated device. Do your research on electronic devices, battery safety and ohm’s law before you even think about purchasing a mechanical mod. When used by someone experienced they are great devices.
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Top 9 Vaping Mods For 2018
We’ve compiled a list of what we’ve found to be the top products in this category and on the market today.
- Top-fill tank
- MTL and DTL hits
- Choice of 5 colors
- USB charging port
- Tank holds 2 mils
- Internal 1500 mah battery
- Voltage or wattage mode
- 2 coils included (1.2 and .05)
- Adjustable airflow for both MTL and DTL
- Plastic top cap/mouthpiece are all one piece
- Cannot be used with hybrid devices
- Wattage range from 6W to 70W
- Reads atomizers down to .01
- Easy-to-ready display
- 3300 mah battery
- Charges via USB cable
- Apex sub ohm tank plus Prism coil heads
- Battery indicator lights
- SX330 chipset
- Smooth, sleek finish
- Upgradeable firmware
- Temperature control settings
- Uses 2 18650 batteries
- Wattage range from 10W to 200W
- Resistance range from .15 to 3.0
- Battery door rattles
- in colors grey, black and white
- 510 spring-loaded connection
- Temperature range 200-600 degrees F
- Wattage range from 1W to 200W
- Resistance range from 0.1 to 3.5 ohms (wattage mode)
- Resistance range from 0.05 to 1.5 (TC mode)
- 4400 mah battery
- Wattage range from 1W to 50W
- Maximum Voltage Output 10V
- 5 mil tank capacity
- Includes 2 coil heads 0.5 ohms
- Adjustable airflow control
- Choice of 4 battery colors
- 5000 mah battery
- VW wattage, TC and Smart modes
- 510 connection
- 80 Watt maximum output
- Atomizer resistance ranges from 0.1 to 3.5 ohms
- Temperature control settings from 200 to 600 degrees F
- Shiny, smooth finish
- Lightweight and durable
- USB port is on the bottom of device
- Easy-to-read display
- 22 memory settings in menu
- Spring-loaded 510 pin
- Firing switch is on the side
- Uses 2 18650 batteries
- Tons of color options with matching o-rings
- Wattage range from 6W to 220W
- Will fire down to 0.06 in TC mode
- Battery door shows the orientation of the batteries (+ -)
- Won’t go below 6W
- Slight overhang with tanks over 22mm wide
- OLED display screen
- 5 control settings
- Upgradeable firmware
- Optional TC-Ni/TC-Ti/VW mode
- Stainless steel threaded
- Resistance range for TC mode 0.05 to 1.5 ohm
- Resistance range for Wattage mode .01 to 3.5 ohm
- Small gap between the top panel and back panel (may not be a con for some)
- Durable and strong
- Spring-loaded 510 connection
- Rubberized finish
- Leather accents
- Uses a 26650 or 1 18650
- Scratch and chip resistant
- Temperature control settings
Hailing from the east coast, Lisa is a long time Vaper whose knowledge is derived from years of experience and testing a wide variety of vaping products. If you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to reach out.. firstname.lastname@example.org
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