When you first start out vaping, most simple devices have a default wattage output or allow for simple user control. As you move into more advanced vape devices, you get more options. Back in the beginning of vaping, variable wattage (VW) was the standard vaping mode. It’s a fairly simple principle. A lower wattage will give a cooler, less dense vapour and higher wattage will give a warmer more voluminous cloud.
When you think of VW mode, it's best to imagine a car that can only be moved forward by pressing the pedal all the way to the floor. You have two choices, accelerate full speed ahead or take your foot off the gas completely.
Over the last few years however, mods with advanced chipsets capable of utilising temperature control mode have been making a splash in the vaping world. So what exactly is temperature control mode and how does it differ from variable wattage? TC mode is like a car that allows you to put the pedal right down, but you can also gently tap it to move the vehicle ahead slowly. With some mods you can set a custom curve, allowing you to control the speed and rate at which a coil is ramped up. This is a huge leap forward for the vaping industry. TC mode brings with it a number positives with only a scant few negatives.
The seemingly huge benefits brought by temperature control mode beg one inevitable question: which is better, TC or VW? There isn’t a clear cut answer to this. It really depends on your vaping style and personal preferences. We’ll break down the pros and cons of TC mode over VW to make it a little easier you to figure out which is best for you.