Temperature Control vaping is often considered to be out of many vaper’s remit, yet in truth once you have knowledge of a few key things, it’s an extremely useful and innovative output mode to utilise which will save you money and time in the long term.
Temperature Control vaping or TC vaping is in no way new, but often gets overlooked when compared to Variable Wattage and Power Modes. TC Mode is found on a range of vape kits and devices and is intended for advanced users only.
In this guide, we’ll aim to provide you with a basic understanding of what TC (Temperature Control) vaping is, how it works as well as its benefits.
Temperature Control Mode is a selectable output mode on a vape device. Once selected it allows you to set a value in Celsius or Fahrenheit, this temperature then becomes the maximum temperature your coil will be allowed to reach when the device is firing. Essentially it acts as a safety net for your coil, when used properly it will stop coils from overheating; this will help you avoid dry hits, burnt coils and offer you a better vaping experience overall.
It’s important to remember that there’s not a universal temperature that will work for all vape tanks and RDAs; much like when using Variable Wattage Mode, your coil type will decide what temperature is best.
There are many benefits to Temperature Control, perhaps the greatest is the increased safety it can provide when used properly. By setting a max temperature you can stop your coils from overheating, damaging your tank and yourself. TC vaping also offers a greater degree of customisability and control than other modes can provide.
An often overlooked benefit is the way in which TC mode affects your eliquid; flavours in eliquid do react to heat, and through TC you can find the perfect temperature for your eliquid of choice, for an unmatched taste.
Only certain coils can be used in TC Mode, these include Stainless Steel, Nickel and Titanium; for more information check out our guide to coil wire types. These coil wires will generally only work in TC mode, so it’s necessary to exercise caution when using them.
Different coil wire will react to heat in different ways, temperature will affect the resistance of your coil and certain wire types are more susceptible to heat than others. This isn’t concerning however, modern Temperature Control vape mods can account for this and have a setting built in to accommodate for each compatible wire type – SS (Stainless Steel), Ni (Nickel) and Ti (Titanium). It’s always important though to always check compatibility and manufacturer guidance before use.
Different vape devices and kits access Temperature Control mode differently, yet the process is largely the same. First off, attach your tank or rebuildable atomiser to your device. Then check that the wattage output of your device is within the defined limits of what your coil can handle, this is usually written on tank coils. If not then refer to the manufacturer’s user manual or website.
Switch over to Temperature Control mode, whether this be navigated through the menu system or a specific button, and pick the correct wire type (SS, Ni or TI). Set your temperature limit, which should be decided by taking into account wire type and your wattage output. One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the best temperature to TC vape at. We recommend you start at a lower temperature and vape a few times to decide whether you need to go any higher. The most common temperature range is between 200°C- 250°C, but again research is never to be underestimated so do your homework. You probably won’t get it spot on first time round, but it’s worth having a few trials and persisting.
There are many benefits to Temperature Control, perhaps the greatest is the increased safety it can provide when used properly. By setting a maximum temperature you can stop your coils from overheating, damaging your tank as well as causing harm to yourself. This also will essentially help maximise the lifespan of your coils for a cost-effective experience. TC vaping also offers a greater degree of customisability and control than other modes can notably provide.
As well as this, an often overlooked benefit is the way in which TC mode affects your e-liquid. Flavours in e-liquid naturally react to heat and through TC you can find the perfect temperature for your e-liquid of choice.
On the other hand, Temperature Control can be a bit complex to grasp, which is one of the main reasons we only recommend to advanced users. Likewise, although there are plenty of mods which incorporate TC mode, there are plenty of vape mods which do not so it’s always best to check beforehand whether your device employs this. As previously mentioned, only certain coil types ((SS, Ni or TI) are compatible with TC mode, so it can be rather limiting.
We hope that this guide has helped you understand the basics of Temperature Control vaping and we recommend you use it as part of your larger research. There are many variables that can affect Temperature Control; from device types and coil wire to temperature, which all need to be prepared for with knowledge and safety a vital component in the process. Once again, always follow the guidance set out by manufacturers and suppliers, before attempting to use Temperature Control mode.
If you have any questions about this topic, or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.