What is a mechanical mod? June 08 2014, 0 Comments

A pure mechanical mod is an extremely basic version of a mod vape. It's a simple tube that holds a replaceable, rechargeable battery with a button. When pressed, the button completes a circuit that delivers an unregulated current to the atomizer. They are referred to as mechanical mods because they contain no wiring or soldering, nor any electronics.

Why do people choose mechanical mods?

Their minimalistic appearance tends to cause lots of people to prefer the aesthetics of a mechanical mod. But aside from appearance, the other main reason that mechanical mods are preferred over their regulated mod counterparts is that they are extremely durable. While variable voltage regulated mod vaporizers may have more features, if any one of the many electronics components fails the vaporizer is unusable, and can't be fixed by anyone who doesn't have advanced electronics experience.

Some advanced vapers choose mechanical mods because it gives them the ability to use low resistance atomizers. Generally, it's recommended that newer vapers use standard resistance, as lower resistance atomizers require special care. 

Safety of mechanical mods

A high quality mechanical mod that is being used by an experienced vaper is generally extremely safe. However, electronic vaporizers usually have built in safety features, so if you're new to vaping it's better to stick with electronic vaporizers until you get the hang of things, then you can safely upgrade to a mechanical mod. 

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Be sure to check out our vape glossary for definitions of terms used in this article.

by Robert Pagano