Introduction to TC Vaping
In this week’s guide, we’ll aim to give you a basic understanding of what Temperature Control vaping is, how it works and it’s benefits. 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, it is intended for advanced users only.
How Does It Work?
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 used. Essentially it acts like 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. 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 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. Not to worry, modern temperature control vape mods can account for this, and have a setting built into accommodate for each compatible wire type – SS, Ni and Ti. Again always check compatibility and manufacturer guidance before use.
Setting Up TC Mode
Different vape devices and kits do approach temperature control set up differently, but 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.
Switch over to Temperature Control Mode and pick the correct wire type (SS, Ni or TI); then set your temperature limit, which should be decided by taking into account wire type and your wattage output. 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 always do your research.
Why Use It?
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.
We hope that this guide has helped you understand the basics of Temperature Control, and we recommend you use it as part of your larger research. There are many variables that can affect TC vaping; from device types, to coil wire, to temperature. Always follow the guidance set out by manufacturers and suppliers.
If you have any questions about this topic, or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.