Some of you may have experienced the benifits of TC mods while few of you may really know them, today, i am going to give you some details about TC mods.
Are Nickel Coils Safe?
There have been some concerns about whether nickel coils are safe. There appear to be two main concerns – could Nickel leech when hot or exposed to e-liquid, and could there be an allergic reaction to nickel.
Since Nickel is already a major component of e-cig coils, and levels of it found in collected vapour have, so far, been extremely low, the use of an entirely Nickel coil would not seem to significantly increase risk. In fact, the use of Nickel coils in TC mods would, logically, reduce risk since the coil temperature is likely to be linked with the emissions of metals, and this is less likely to be extreme in a TC coil. This would have to be reviewed once direct data is available, but for the previous reasons, the data is more likely to be reassuring than concerning.
Firing it up
A TC mod will have a menu option that lets you switch from VW to TC mode; on the iStick you do it by holding down a small button between the up and down controls. You can then set the temperature exactly the same way as you’d adjust voltage or wattage. You’ll find there’s a range of temperatures available – the iStick TC40W lets you choose from 300-600°F or 100-315°C. A lower temperature will give you a cooler, less dense vape; higher temperature means warmer, thicker clouds. Like VV or VW, it’s best to start low then adjust upwards in small increments until you hit the sweet spot.
When you’re in TC mode the mod’s display will change to show the appropriate information. On the iStick, when the mod isn’t firing it tells you what temperature you’ve set. Press the button and it changes – instead of showing how long you’ve been firing for, as it does in VW mode, it shows you the actual coil temperature. This rises at an amazing rate as soon as you press the button until it reaches the setting you chose, then the C part of TC kicks in and the screen shows “Temp Protection”. In TC mode the display also shows how many watts it’s taking to reach that temperature, which is always nice to know.
Temperature control is here to stay. It has some real advantages over earlier devices, including banishing the spectre of dry hits. The difference it makes to both safety and the enjoyment of vaping is fairly conclusive, which together with the average vaper’s love of novelty is helping the technology spread with amazing speed.
From a high-end item in 2014 it’s now available in entry-level box mods like the iStick, and a year from now non-TC mods will almost certainly be in the minority. That’s not to say all their owners will be using that feature, but as the technology improves and the choice of atomisers expands more and more of them will be. Just like VV and VW before it, TC takes vaping a big step forward. If you haven’t already tried it, you should look for it in your next mod.
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