One of the most confusing and overwhelming facets of advanced vaping is the determination of voltage vs wattage. To understand the function of a mod’s wattage, voltage, resistance and amps, it helps to have a beginner’s knowledge of how each measurement contributes to the delivery of power. We’ll try to explain each in a simple, interpretable way to enable vapers to better tune their devices.
A Rollercoaster Of Electricity
A circuit is a complete revolution of power from power source to electrical output and back making a loop. Picture a rollercoaster with a big loop in the middle of the ride rolling continuously. At the launch, it receives a boost of power and force keeps it steadily moving along the track at a determined speed.
The rollercoaster requires steady power to complete the loop and return to the station. The train power is boosted as it pulls into the station, sending it around the track again. The endless cycle of power, loop and return is what makes a circuit.
Voltage, Wattage and Amps Defined
Voltage is the measurement of electrical strength pushing energy through a circuit. In the case of the rollercoaster, voltage is the rate of propellant force moving the train along at a set speed. Voltage is capped for efficiency and safety, limiting the performance speed and velocity of the coaster as it goes around.
Amps are the rate of electrical charge or current flowing through a given point in a circuit. Short for Ampere, amps would measure the intensity of the rollercoaster’s power between the station and the loop. In other words, an ampere is the rate at which the train completes these intervals.
Commonly used to measure mod power, wattage is a coefficient of volts and amps. Coefficients are the multiplied intensity of a factor or factors. Similarly, the force of the rollercoaster multiplied by the intensity of its movement would be the wattage. The standard of electrical measurement the world over is in watts.