What Is A Box Mod You Ask?
A box mod is a way of describing anything other than a stick, pen, or cylinder vape mod, useds for vaping sub ohm devices. Box mods are popular with vapers that are using high powered devices to achieve big vape production. Vapers like this are often referred to as cloud chasers.
In the vapor world a Mod is essentially any device larger than your standard e-cigarette, such as the Blu found in gas stations. I have not studied the history of the word, but I gather it derives from the modification of e-cigarettes to handle more power and add your own juice.
With new products coming to market daily, and popularity of cloud chasing on the rise, box mods have solidified their place in the vape community, if not own it.
A box mod is not necessarily a box, or square, or cardboard. If your asking what is a box mod, then you should start with a regulated mod, which is perfect for beginners. In the beginning of the evolution of vape mods, you could find home-made mechanical mods with batteries mounted in old altoids containers and other box like containers. But now days, the shapes, sizes, and materials are so diverse that box mod, really means any mod that’s not a cylinder.
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These are the four main styles of box mods used for vaping sub ohm devices:
- Regulated box mod: Has electronics
- Mechanical box mod: No electronics
- Regulated squonk box mod: Has electronic and squonk bottle
- Mechanical Squonk box mod: Has squonk bottle no electronics
What Is Inside A Box Mod?
Although I have seen recent mods with built in atomizers, typically a box mod will mainly be the housing for the atomizer and batteries. A mechanical box mod will be lack of electronics, but have a firing button, necessary battery terminals, and venting.
Generally found within a regulated box mod will be the electronics, one to four batteries, venting holes or slots, and sometimes a squonk bottle. The outside is usually adorned with an lcd display, a firing button or bar, and plus or minus buttons. These allow you to control the power or temperature, depending on your preference, and or coils used.
A squonk mod has the e-liquid or vape juice inside the box mod itself, as opposed to in an atomizer tank, or just dripping. The juice will be inside of a squeezable bottle, with a tube or access port to the atomizer. This requires the atomizer to have the necessary squonk pin, which allows the juice to flow through a hole and receive power.
I have not tried them, but they now make box mods with built in batteries, which is cool for a more ergonomic design. I’m not sure if they offer extra or removable packs, but I would think this could be an issue if you didn’t want to wait to recharge, but I haven’t researched this.
Can You Handle A Box Mod?
Do you want to vape huge delicious clouds of delight. If this is your desire, then do it, It really is that easy. I was intimidated for years by the warnings and dangers of vaping, but truth is, it is very safe and easy. The electronics and safety features are almost foolproof. Even building your own atomizer is a piece of cake, with premade coils, you simply clip them to size and tighten down.
Yes you can handle a box mod, although if by some strange reason you want to start vaping with a mechanical mod, then buy regulated 18650 batteries and learn how to test your coils ohms and also about ohm’s law. This will keep you safe if your just starting out, but it’s easy.
Here are some top quality regulated box mods I have personally tested.
Regulated Box Mod
A regulated box mod has circuitry built into whatever the design style. The electronics control the power delivered from the batteries, to the coils or atomizer. This is why it’s called regulated. This can give you an array of safety features to keep you worry free.
Most modern regulated box mods will have a temperature control function, for setting your desired temperature.
Good designs can display your coils ohms and battery voltage, as well as battery capacity.
Not only are the safety features important, but knowing how much battery life can be crucial, if your out adventuring and don’t want to be without your awesome regulated box mod.
Not only that, but the knowledge even beginners can attain from the regulated box mods display of your coils ohms and watts or even voltage.
I never use mechanical box mods, the appeal is not there for me. I love having a safer, more technical and not, much more money vape device. I find all of that in regulated mods, check out my categories for more info and some radical new mods.
Cylinder Or Pen Mod
A Cylinder or Pen mod can be called a stick, or pen, or often a mech mod. Please comment below if you know of other terms for this style vape mod. This mod can be mechanical or regulated.
A cylinder mod is just that, a cylinder, exactly like a flashlight handle. Essentially a flashlight is a mechanical cylinder mod. You push the button, it closes the contacts to the batteries and fires the light, or in a mods case, the coil.
With the majority of cylinder mods being mechanical in nature you can buy batteries with built in protection from short circuits and overheating etc., It’s not the mod for beginners, as it does require a good knowledge of ohm’s law.
With awesome looking designs, you can nowadays find cylinder mods with regulated circuitry and lcd displays just like the box mods. This is great for beginners and cylinder mods are usually a lower power than box mods respectively.
A mechanical mod, in whatever style, is lack of electronics. typically for the mod enthusiast I feel, as electronics are safer, very prevalent, and cheap.
None the less mechanical mods are cool and can offer unique custom designs. The batteries can be regulated in nature if built in to the mod.
You simply must be experienced, or take caution if diving into mechanical mods. Although even mechanical mods have safety features nowadays, so the description is not always accurate.
Even tho this is the case you should have knowledge of ohm’s law, and how to measure the resistance of your coils. A good safety add on would be protected batteries.
In conclusion if you are asking the question “what is a box mod”, then the answer for you is to get a regulated mod, RDA atomizer, some premade coils, and 18650 batteries, and join the vape club now. Check out my categories and leave some comments on your vaping experiences, or if you have any questions or insights, leave them below.
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