What is a Box Mod?
The world of vape is made up of different kinds of devices. Mods usually are the most advanced of the lot, and they got their name from the ability to ‘modify’ them and fine-tune your vaping experience. That was many yonks ago before vaping became popular. Over time, the term ‘mod’ has evolved to mean an advanced form of vaporiser that offers more customisation and battery power than smaller vaporisers are capable of. It is good to get this out of the way first – box mods, and mods in general, are not devices made for regular vaping. Rather, they are used for sub ohming, a type of vaping synonymous with lots of vapour production. You can think of it as cloud chasing, although clouds are not the whole story. Mods come in different types, and two of the most common are mechanical mods (mech mods) and box mods, our subject for the day.
Understanding Box Mods
Box mods got their name from the box-like shape they assume. They are the more modern type of mod that unlike the mods of yore, do not require you to cobble them up from scratch. They ship pre-made and ready-to-use as is, although they allow you to swap different types of batteries, tanks and atomisers. If you desire customisability in a vaporiser, look no further. A box mod gives you options in that you can tailor your vape to match the mood and experience you want at any given moment, from varying the throat hit intensity, to alternating between different sets of atomisers, and so on. However, a box mod is still a vape device at the end of the day, and as with all vape devices, its workings are no different. It features a battery inside, albeit a more powerful battery. This battery heats up a coil, although box mod coils are low resistance, or below one ohm (hence the term sub ohm). This low resistance or sub ohm coil is located inside of an atomiser attached to the box mod. When you fire up the device, the battery heats the coil which in turn heats up the juice to create vapour. The process could differ depending on the type of atomiser hooked to the box mod. E-liquids used in box mods are different too; they are typically high VG juices, aka sub ohm e-liquids.
Benefits of using Box Mods
So, are there benefits of using a box mod as opposed to other vaporisers? Plenty. Here is a summary of what makes box mods a different proposition:
- Regulating Temperature (aka Temperature Control)
- Adjustable Wattage and Power
- Long Battery Life
- Sub Ohming