So, you’ve decided that it’s time to upgrade your vaping setup with a new vape starter kit. As you’ve no doubt already discovered, you have a lot of choices available – and it’s difficult to know what you want if you haven’t owned an advanced vaping device before. In this article, we’re going to help you take your first step toward deciding by explaining one of the first choices you’ll need to make. Do you want a mod with a permanent battery, or do you want a mod with removable batteries? You’ll soon notice that removable-battery mods are often more expensive. Does that necessarily mean, though, that mods with removable batteries are better? We’ll help you decide which type of device will meet your needs.
A Mod With Removable Batteries Costs More Up Front
As we’ve just mentioned, you’ll often pay more when you buy a mod with removable batteries – and it’s not just the cost of the device that you need to worry about. You’ll also need to buy batteries, and you may even want an external charger if you want to charge one pair of batteries while you vape with another pair. There are exceptions, though. The iJoy Avenger, for example, does include batteries. If you decide to buy a removable-battery mod that doesn’t include the batteries, you’ll need to budget another $20-30 for a pair of batteries and at least $20 more if you also want a standalone charger.
A Mod With Fixed Batteries May Have a Higher Long-Term Cost
A fixed-battery mod might have a lower initial cost than a mod with removable batteries, but there’s an additional wrinkle: Eventually, every rechargeable battery stops holding a charge. That’s no problem if your mod has removable batteries; you can just start using a different pair of batteries. If your mod has a permanent battery, though, there isn’t much that you can do. When the mod’s battery finally fails, it’s unlikely that the mod will still be under warranty. Unless you’re handy with a soldering iron and can find an identical battery, you’ll need to discard the mod.
Are you the type who can’t resist buying every flashy new gadget that comes along, or are you shopping for a vaping device that you can continue using for years? If you want a device for long-term use, you’re definitely better off with a removable-battery mod.
A Fixed-Battery Mod Is Smaller and Sleeker
You need a lot of extra hardware to make a vape mod with removable batteries. You need a durable battery compartment with heavy positive and negative contacts that can handle constant insertion and removal of the batteries. You also need a door or cover for the battery compartment. With a fixed-battery mod, on the other hand, you can simply solder the battery to the mainboard with a pair of thin wires. Without the need to include all of that extra hardware, vaping product manufacturers can design fixed-battery mods that are small, slim and light. If you want a vaping device that’s powerful but doesn’t feel like a brick in your pocket, you’re probably going to like a mod with a fixed battery.
A Mod With Removable Batteries May Be More Powerful
Are you looking for the most powerful vaping device that you can find? Do you love building extreme vaping coils or using tanks that operate at well over 100 watts? If you need extreme power, you’re not likely to find that with a fixed-battery mod as few single-battery devices can operate at over 100 watts. If you want to go higher than that, you’re going to need a dual-battery mod – and that almost always means you’ll need a mod with removable batteries.
A Mod With Removable Batteries Gives You Choice
There’s one aspect of fixed-battery mods that no one ever talks about: How can you be sure of a battery’s quality if you’re not the one choosing the battery? Fixed-battery mods are often very inexpensive. Retailers and wholesalers both need to profit from selling those devices, and that means the original factory price for a fixed-battery mod will be very, very low. If a mod has a retail value of $40, how much do you suppose the manufacturer of that mod is paying for its batteries? The answer, of course, is “not very much.”
An inexpensive battery isn’t likely to be detrimental to your safety. The manufacturers of fixed-battery devices will give those devices conservative settings that they know the batteries can handle. It is possible, though, that a less expensive battery won’t last as long before it stops holding a charge. If every component of your vaping setup is important to you, you’re probably going to want to choose your own batteries – and a removable-battery mod gives you that choice.
A Mod With Removable Batteries Lets You Vape Longer Without a Power Source
Do you travel often? Do you frequently spend weekends away from home camping? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you’re probably best off buying a removable battery mod because doing so allows you to travel with plenty of spare batteries in tow. Sure, you can always use something like a portable battery charger to charge a fixed-battery mod when you’re away from a power source – but it’s a lot easier to simply bring extra batteries and swap them in when the batteries that you’re using are dead.
A Fixed-Battery Mod Is Its Own Battery Storage Solution
It’s nice to have plenty of extra batteries available, but if you’re going to carry loose lithium ion batteries, you need to be responsible for their safe storage. You can’t simply stuff loose batteries in your pocket because other metal objects can touch those batteries and cause a dangerous short circuit. If you don’t want to bother with buying a carrier for safe transportation of your batteries, you might be better off with a fixed-battery mod. A fixed-battery mod is its own battery carrier. It holds the internal battery securely, and it prevents other metal objects from touching the battery.
~ Jason Artman
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