The Complete Guide To Mechanical Mod Vaping Safety

A Word of Safety

A mechanical mod is the balance between an advanced personal vaporizer and electronic cigarette reduced to its simplest form. Basically a mechanical mod is a metal tube which encases a battery. Mounted at the top of the mod is a re-buildable atomizer (aka RBD/RDA). It doesn’t house any electronics, circuitry or regulating chipset to limit the battery’s release of power.

Thanks to its simplistic structure, power is taken directly from the battery and transmitted to the atomizer. Because of this, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the way RBAs operate before you build one.

The power being sent from the battery to the atomizer can be altered via different types of coil builds. There are several different types of wire material; the wire is used to alter resistance as well as the vapour output of your device. The lower the resistance the more energy the battery will release to the atomizer. However, it is entirely up to the user to build and regulate the resistance of your coil.

Having the knowledge of proper building, battery safety, and knowing how to use a multi-meter is extremely important when it comes to building mechanical mods and RBAs.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Mechanical Mod & RBAs

Do This:

  • Study up and make sure to understand Ohm’s Law and how it relates to your coil builds
  • Buy a multi-meter or ohmmeter and learn how to use it to check your build’s resistance
  • Regularly check for short circuits and atomizer resistance
  • Make sure your mechanical mod has vent holes
  • Use batteries composed of safe chemistry such as LiMN
  • Be sure not to store the mod with a battery in it when not in use to avoid misfires
  • Allow your atomizer the chance to cool down if you have been vaping on it for a while
  • Always be sure to check your resistance with a multi-meter before you add your wick material

Don’t Do This:

  • Never stack batteries in your build
  • Never use a battery that is almost depleted of power. Invest in a battery charger with a voltage reader if possible
  • Never use cheap, unprotected, standard lithium-ion batteries
  • Never invert your battery
  • Never use a battery that shows signs of leaking, overheating, or one that is damaged in any sort of way
  • Never build a coil below your resistance level of understanding

How Important Is Resistance When It Comes To Coil Builds?

It is extremely important for you to know exactly what resistance (measured in Ohms) is, as it is the key for you understanding and safely operating a mechanical mod. Atomizer builds that have a low resistance will place a very high demand or “load” on the battery that you are using.

There are very few batteries around at the moment that can operate safely whilst delivering a heavy load. If a battery is used above its capabilities then it will likely fail. Battery failure can be venting, leaking or overheating. If you don’t know the amp limits, the age or chemistry of a battery that you have, you should NOT use them in your mechanical mod.

Get very familiar with Ohm’s Law in order for you to fully understand the load that you are placing on your battery. Building coils with RBAs and mechanical mods can be quite the hobby, and we hope you enjoy the full benefits of these advanced devices. Build safe and Vape safe.

Still have questions?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. We want to make sure that you are equipped with the needed knowledge to use mechanical mods and rebuild your atomizers in a safe and fun manner, that way your vape experience will always be the best.

Visit our extensive Knowledge Base for more information on our products and how to use mechanical mods and RBAs safely. If you still can’t find the answer that you are looking for, feel free to contact us with any questions either over the phone or via an email.

Conditions of Sale

By purchasing mechanical mod devices and re-buildable atomizers from us, you are accepting the full responsibility for the proper use and care of these advanced vaping devices. Upon purchase you agree that in no way can VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes be held responsible for any misfortune caused by your improper use of any of these items.

Do not use mechanical mods or re-buildable atomizers in a manner that is outside of these guidelines. Misuse of these advanced vaping products and devices may result in battery failure, which may include venting, fire or explosion.

Always check the resistance of your coil builds, know your batteries’ limits and vape at your own risk.

User Warning

Mechanical Mods and Re-buildable Atomizers are for advanced users only. This is not for beginners or average vapers with no knowledge of Ohms Law or how to use a multi-meter or ohmmeter to check for the resistance or for shorts in their coil builds.

These materials cannot be safely used by the inexperienced user or those without basic knowledge of how electronics function. Please ensure proper precautions are taken when using these devices so as not to cause damage and/or harm to the battery, mechanical mod, atomizer or yourself and others.

VOLCANO will not be held liable or responsible for any damage caused by misuse or mishandling of these advanced vaping products and devices.

Mechanical Mods and Re-buildable Atomizers are advanced user products. Use at your own risk.