Fixed Batteries vs. Variable Batteries: Which is right for you?
The battery is a crucial aspect of any e-cigarette. After all, it provides power to the coil, which ultimately produces vapour. The specifics of an e-cigarette battery will also determine the strength of the draw, as well as the volume and density of vapour that’s produced.
So let’s take a look at the two main types of batteries and their benefits to find the one that best fits your style.
Fixed Wattage/Voltage Batteries
Fixed vape batteries are the simplest kind of e-cigarette batteries. They do not have any settings for power adjustment, and the strength of their output is directly dependent on the resistance of the tank’s coil and the charge level of the battery. Because of their lack of customization, fixed e-cigarette batteries are best used with tanks compatible with the exact range of power the battery is able to provide. So although this limits the types of tanks you can use with the device, it makes the experience of vaping a lot less complicated. Since there is only one power setting available on fixed batteries, they tend to charge more rapidly than variable batteries.
Variable Wattage/Voltage Batteries
Variable batteries allow users to customize the battery’s output to their preferred level, or to the levels required by different types of tanks. Batteries with variable wattage or voltage will have either a manual dial or digital screen that can be used to adjust the batteries’ settings. With more intricate custom power settings (sometimes including temperature control and ramp-up speed), variable e-cigarette batteries can be used with a larger range of tanks and coils. However, these batteries can present a learning curve to some users, and may take some time to navigate all of the features.