What is a mechanical mod?
Mechanical mods are tubes of metal that come without an inbuilt battery or circuitry. They are made from metals including brass, aluminium and stainless steel and come with firing pins that enable the current in your battery to connect with your clearomiser or atomiser so the coil can be heated and the juice turned into vapour. Mechanical mods are renowned for their durability and longevity but should only be used once you have acquired high levels of vaping knowledge and experience.
How do mech mods differ from regulated devices?
When you use a mech mod, you gain a greater level of control over the vaping experience. If used correctly they can enhance a users vaping experience. They can be dangerous to inexperienced users as they don’t offer the same kind of user and battery protection that get with regulated devices.
Most vapers use mechanical mods for as the vaping experience is enhanced. The lack of electrical circuits means your mod can continue to fire even when your coil’s resistance (ohms) is low. The direct transfer of power from the battery to coils means you get a faster power up, creating a bigger hit and more flavour.
Who should use a mechanical mod?
Mech mods should be used by people who have studied unregulated vaping in depth and have a robust understanding of ohms and how batteries work. If you’re seeking stronger flavours and are keen to generate substantial clouds, chances are you may wish to move onto mechanical mods.
Safety tips when using mechanical mods
There are many safety tips you need to familiarise yourself with before using a mechanical mod. Here’s some of the key tips we recommend.
- Look for a mech mod with a lock for the firing pin or button and one that has air holes in to prevent over heating.
- You should check the volts of your batteries to make sure they are not over or undercharged and prevent the mod from becoming too hot.
- You should never build a coil with insufficient resistance and should always use quality branded batteries with high amp limits.
- You will also need to invest time in maintaining your mod by cleaning its components and threads regularly.