Figuring Out the Ohms Rating of an Electronic Cigarette


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cartomizer anatomy 300x191 Figuring Out the Ohms Rating of an Electronic CigaretteAn important factor to consider while choosing your electronic cigarette is the ohms rating. If you are new to the world of vaping, this term might create some confusion. But rest assured it is just one more parameter that will help you make the right choice.

Ohms is simply a measure of the electrical resistance of a device, or how freely electricity is able to travel through it. In terms of electronic cigarettes, the ohms rating along with the battery power affects the amount of heat generated by the coil to evaporate the e-liquid. Most e-cigarettes come with a standard 3.7 volts battery, and hence the ohms rating could be the deciding factor that determines the vapor production and flavor of each puff.

Cartomizers from most manufacturers come in two ohms ratings: 1 to 1.5 ohms, which is Low Resistance, and 2.2 to 2.8 ohms, which is Standard Resistance. Depending on your personal preference and the following guide, you can choose the e-cigarette with the ohms rating that best suits your needs.

A Low Resistance or Lower Ohms Rating E-cigarette:

    • provides less resistance to the flow of electricity
    • allows the coil to run hotter
    • creates more vapor that is warmer
    • provides a stronger ‘hit’ or more ‘richness’
    • drains out the battery power faster
    • uses more e-liquid per puff, thereby emptying the cartridge quicker

A High Resistance or Higher Ohms Rating E-cigarette:

    • provides more resistance to the flow or electricity
    • keeps  the coil at a relatively cooler temperature
    • creates less vapor that is cooler
    • creates a smooth, less intense vapor
    • allows the battery power to last longer
    • uses less e-liquid

As you can see, each type has its own benefits and setbacks. You would need to try out a few different options before figuring out which ohms rating gives you the best vaping experience.