What does “low resistance” mean?
Atomizers, cartomizers, and clearomizers have an electrical resistance rating. Electrical resistance is a term that is used to describe the amount of opposition to current that an object has. Electrical resistance is measured in Ohms. A standard atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer will generally measure in at around 2.3 to 2.8 Ohms, give or take. An atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer that is described as “low resistance” will generally be 1.5 to 2.0 Ohms.
What are the benefits of low resistance?
Simply put, a low resistance atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer will produce A LOT more vapor. Why does this happen? The answer is simple. For example, if you decided to use a low resistance atomizer, the atomizer heating coil will draw more current through it, which causes it to produce much more heat than a standard resistance atty. This excess heat causes a lot more vapor to be produced way quicker than what you are used to with standard resistance.
What are the drawbacks of low resistance?
First things first. We recommend that you don’t use low resistance atomizers, cartomizers, or clearomizers until you already have a substantial amount of experience with vaping. If you’re new to vaping, check out some of our other blog articles here.
Now, if you’ve decided that you want to take the plunge and start vaping with low resistance, there are a few things you should know:
- Don’t use this with any small or “mini” models. These work better with a higher end vaporizer.
- There is a small chance that you can damage the vaporizer battery due to the increased current that is leaving the battery.
- The increased current and the substantial amount of heat that are produced may cause your atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer to break down much faster than a standard resistance version. Keep in mind that you may have to spend more money and time to replace them more often than you are used to.
- The vaporizer battery will drain much faster. Always keep spares ready to go so you aren’t surprised when your vape battery is out of juice.
- It will produce a warmer vapor. Not a bad thing unless you tend to prefer cool vapor.
Despite the drawbacks, I prefer using low resistance clearomizers and atomizers. Even though my battery runs out much quicker, the increased amount of vapor makes it worth it in my opinion. It’s easy to just buy an extra battery and swap it out when the first one runs out of charge.
What resistance level do you use on your vaporizer?