- Created: 16 November 2010
Ok, I have had one of these sitting in The Lab for a while, and I just got around to firing it up yesterday for the first time. My Copper is capable of 6v with the right batteries, but I just hadn't been compelled to cross that bridge.
I had some milkshake thick VG juice that I thought might be good with a low resistance atty, and I've been playing with it since then. Like I thought, it steps on the flavors of a lot of juice. However, with the right juice, emulating high voltage vaping via a low res atty is a kick, and I am having a hard time putting a standard atty back on my device.
Skip the physics lesson, in a nutshell a low res atty emulates high voltage vaping because the lower resistance allows the atty to burn hotter. The downside of this is that flavors aren't as vibrant because they're being burnt to a cinder, your atty won't last as long as a standard atty, and batteries discharge faster. Oh, and speaking of batteries, don't try this unless you are using a mod that has 14500 or better batteries. This will fry your standard 510 batteries, and I wouldn't trust an eGo battery to keep up either.
Using a low res atty is everything you love about a perfectly firing atomizer, amplified. Sizzle? Ho boy. This thing cooks juice, in fact, my aluminum drip tip even gets hot. I have a Copper, and to engage the atty I grasp it between my thumb and forefinger and plunge it down to take a draw. With a LR atty on the atty gets pretty darn hot. You tend to wait a little bit longer between draws.
Overdrip? That's ok, this thing boils juice. It burns right through it.
Vapor? This thing is a little fog machine. I mean, ridiculous.
The downside of this volcanic juice atomization is that it can really step on your flavors. I find myself liking certain flavors on the low res atty and going back to standard for most flavors. Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein is not impressed. It made her cough.
Low res attys give you a painless way to check out what the hype of high voltage vaping is all about. With the right juice their performance is absolutely impressive, and may make you feel that your old atty is wimpy. I think it is definitely worthwhile for people with PVs that use a real battery and are vaping at 3.7v to keep a LR atty on hand. Like me, you may find yourself alternating between standard and low resistance, depending on the juice.
What it really opened my eyes to is what a great idea variable voltage PVs are. The ability to switch voltage on the fly would be a really great feature. I find myself very interested in the ProVape ProVari all of a sudden, although I am wondering how they pull off high voltage using only a single 3.7v 18500 battery.
For about $7 you can get a glimpse into the world of high voltage. Some juices handle it well, some don't, and the lifespan is sure to be disappointing. I think this concept can be adapted for use in The Lab.