What are Mechanical Mods?
Mechanical mods are for those who are more experienced. There are many reasons why mechanical mods should only be used by people who have been vaping for a long period of time. Only those who have been happily vaping in the vapelife understand these issues. These issues ranger from the complexity of using a mechanical mod to the safety issues involved. What is a mechanical mod? A mechanical mod is just a metal tube that holds an 18650 battery and send a current to your tank or RDA, right? Wrong. Mechanical mods come in all shapes and sizes and hold different sized batteries. For example, a telescopic mechanical mod can be adjusted so it can use various sized batteries. Honestly, that is as complex as the mechanical mod gets as far as housing batteries go. Let us now dive into the other issues at hand.
Hybrid versus a Regular Mechanical Mod
The two main distinctions among mechanical mods is the hybrid mechanical mod and a regular mechanical mod. The difference between the two is the top-cap. The to-cap determines whether or not the the tank or RDA connects directly to the battery. In regular mechanical mod, between the tank/RDA and the battery is a contact pin. This pin allows users to safely use any type of RDA or tank of their choice. A hybrid mechanical mod goes straight to the battery. The top-cap of a hybrid mechanical mod has a whole in it do that the 510 threading of the RDA or tank connects directly to the battery. What is the difference between a contact pin and direct connection to the battery? The difference is the strength of the pulls you take. Essentially, a person vaping will receive a much stronger pull from their mechanical mod if it is connected straight to the battery. It is common sense that the current from the battery will be much stronger if it does not have to pass through a contact pin first. Therefore, most people who have been vaping for quite some time prefer to use a hybrid mechanical mod. In addition, these people who have been vaping for a long time understand the safety concerns in regard to using a hybrid mechanical mod. If you do not know how to safely use a mechanical mod, please read: Mechanical Mod Safety.
Ease of using a Mechanical Mod
Most people who have been vaping with a mechanical mod will probably tell you that it is much simpler to use. This is because after you have everything setup safely and ready to use, you simply hit the button and go about your day vaping. There is no need to fumble around and mess with variable wattage settings because you do not have that option with a mechanical mod. The wattage you vape with depends on the capacity of your 18650 battery and the resistance of your coils. For more information about controlling the watts your mechanical mod puts out, please read: Determining Wattage with a Mechanical Mod. From my own experience, you tend to get more life out of your batteries with a mechanical mod because you do not get the option of the overwork your battery by cranking up the wattage to an insane number.
I have been vaping happily for years now. I have used my fair share of mechanical mods and box mods. I will always pick a mechanical mod over a box mods. Mechanical mods are so much easier to use than box mods if you know what you are doing. Mechanical mods are also much easier to put in your pocket and travel with because they are not as bulky as box mods. They are not as bulky because it is simply a metal tube that houses the 18650 battery while a box mod houses the battery, the LCD screen, the buttons, and the computerized chips. For those people who are just getting into vaping and stumbled upon this site to learn more about vaping, I hope one day you become advanced enough to vape comfortably with a mechanical mod!