Voltage, Ohms, Amps & The Safe Vaping Power Chart

Discussion in 'FAQs & Guides' started by MasterVapes, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. MasterVapes

    MasterVapes Sysop Admin

    Oct 11, 2012
    Kelowna, BC
    First the Basics

    I had a hard time understanding Voltage, Ohms, Amps and how they related to my vaping experience and battery life when I first got started. I needed a visual reference point, like videos and charts, so I hope this helps someone. First watch this video:

    And how it relates to your e-Cig:
    • The battery in the video is your e-Cig (I use an eGo-C Twist).
    • The resistor in the video is the resistor built into your atomizer. You often see these as anywhere from 1.5ohm - 2.8ohm.
    • The lightbulb in the video is the coil of your atomizer, the part that heats your e-juice. I'm using the Vision v2 clearomizer.
    Volts = Ohms x Amps
    In simple terms, Amps (short for ampere) measure how much current is flowing out of your battery. An Amp-hour measures how much current a battery can provide over a length of time. mAh is milliAmp-hours, 1/1000ths of an Amp-hour. So, the more Amps you're pushing out of your setup, the more drain you're putting on your battery. You can figure this out by taking the Voltage you have your battery set to divided by the resistance of your atomizer.

    So let's say I have 2 clearomizers which are 1.8ohm and 2.8ohm. Below is a chart for appropriate voltages for these devices.


    The Safe Vaping Power Chart

    And for those of you with more advanced gear with higher voltages the chart below will help you find that sweet spot. I find I am referencing it constantly. Happy vaping!

  2. SirVapesALot

    SirVapesALot Super Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Nice info, the safe power chart is handy. thanks MV!
  3. JerryRister

    JerryRister New Member Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Really nice information good for the new vapors thank you for sharing it..

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