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A Guide To Sub-Ohm Vaping

A Guide To Sub-Ohm Vaping

Back in the day when vaping first started becoming popular, the options for hardware were limited. You could pick up what we now call ‘pen devices’ or ‘cig-a-likes’ which the sole purpose of was to mimic the act of smoking. Perfect for kicking the habit, easy to use but not super satisfying with minimal flavour.

Suddenly, sub-ohm vaping hit the market and everything changed. Higher power, massive clouds and immense flavour. But how does it work?

Coil Resistance

Sub-ohm basically means that the coil's resistance is less than 1 Ohm. This in turn causes more charge to flow through the coil, needing more amps to supply the  current. The coil heats up to a much higher temperature than standard pen devices, giving you more vapour production and better flavour experience.

This all comes at a cost - sub-ohm vaping requires a lot more power than pen devices. Enter high-end devices, which dominated the market but really packed a punch (for a price). Nowadays, the most sophisticated hardware out there is still sub-ohm.

Benefits of Sub OHM Vaping

Cloud Production

Cloud chasers will love sub-ohm vaping. The increased power delivers clouds of epic proportions compared to standard mods. Pair your device with a high VG liquid and you are good to go. Just be mindful of others as this is not exactly the most discreet way to vape.

Intense Flavour

Get the best out of your favourite DarkStar flavour. Sub-ohm vapers will experience a more intense flavour due to the sheer power output and vapour production of their devices.
Generally speaking, you are more likely to go through more e-liquid with a high powered sub-ohm device, so consider making the switch to Short Fills or DIY e-liquid like Bottle Shots which have a higher amount of liquid.
Save some cash and savour your favourite flavours for longer - a win-win!

Things to remember

If you're using high nicotine e-liquid in your non sub-ohm device, make sure you decrease your nicotine content before making the switch.
The increased power levels will cause harshness - most sub-ohm vapers go for 6mg and lower.


We hope this blog helps clear up some questions about Sub-Ohm vaping. For more tips, tricks and information from the DarkStar team, check out the rest of our blog.


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