Posted on: April 12, 2022 Posted by: nina Comments: 0

Since the first contemporary e-cigarette was invented in 2003, vaping devices have advanced rapidly. It’s difficult to know where to begin with all the various vape equipment and e-liquid tastes available. Especially if you’re new to vaping. This article will help you choose the appropriate vaporizer. Vaping devices fall into 3 categories: Cig-A-Likes (First Generation), Vape Pens (Second Generation) and Mods (Third Generation).

You must had seen our last two articles about the first and the second generation of vapes, so let’s talk about the third?



Pod Mod Vaporesso
Pod Mod Vaporesso

Vaping devices fall into 3 categories:

  • Cig-A-Likes (First Generation)
  • Vape Pens (Second Generation)
  • Mods (Third Generation)


Modifications to Pods

Due to technical improvements in vaping, each device has unique characteristics not seen in previous devices. Thus, the generational categorization.

Today’s electronics have third generation characteristics. But don’t misunderstand. Your gadgets need not be the newest and best. It all depends on your preferences. You will also find that older devices contain functions that are up to date. So remember this while buying!

Each category has a variety of gadgets. We’ll look through each category and see whether it’s a good match for you!

Let’s start with vape mods, which are the newest and most popular sort of vape.



What is a mod?

They are the newest gadget in the vaping world, noted for their power and customization options. The word mod comes from vapers converting flashlights into vaping devices. More clouds, baby! That’s why vapers turned flashlights into vapes.

Back in the day, vape aficionados sought to improve their devices and see how far they could push their vapes. They got their plump plumy clouds, but not without some scares and explosions.

Mods at your local vape store nowadays aren’t dodgy. Because of their widespread commercial availability, these mods come in a variety of beautiful styles that securely emit tremendous clouds of vapor.

The sub-ohm coil was an innovative innovation that increased firepower. Using a less resistive coil enables more energy to pass through the coils without increasing the battery’s voltage. Because a sub-ohm coil’s resistance is smaller than 1, the electrical current flows faster. Bigger clouds signify more nicotine supplied. Unless you vape 0 mg.

The manufacturer will advise the best coil resistance for your device based on its wattage. It helps to understand Ohm’s law and meter to better understand how to pick resistance.



Box mod
Box mod

Vape mods are divided into two types.

  • Regulated
  • Unregulated



Regulated Mods include a circuit board. A circuit board may have a safety feature as well as configurable features like changing voltage, wattage, and temperature. But don’t worry, my friends, it’s not that hard. Let’s see what this means to you!

Battery Protection Circuit (BPC):

Protects against short circuits and protects your gadget from igniting. It exists to protect your battery.

This feature stops your smartphone from firing when the battery is overcharged or misused.

Thermal Protection – keeps the gadget from overheating.

Prevents gadget from firing when coil resistance is too low.

Personalization (Chip):

Fixed Voltage – a constant output voltage in a vaping device. Even a depleted battery will need the same amount of volts to smoke.

Variable Voltage/Wattage – the ability to raise or decrease voltage/wattage to optimize atomizer performance and device output. Find your sweet spot by adjusting the taste strength, cloud generation, and throat impact.

You pick the temperature, and the gadget automatically adjusts the power output to minimize dry hits and prolong coil life. TC is only suitable for specific coil materials (nickel, titanium, stainless steel).


Let’s look at the two regulated mods:

Tube Mods

Tube mods are vape pens with sub-ohm tanks. When vape pens first came out in the mid-2000s, they had less powerful clearomizer tanks. Tube mods are the current go-to gadget for novices since they are loaded with the newest vaping technology. Most vape pens on the market now are tube mods with just one button. More on this in the vape pen section!

Box Mods

Box mods are the most advanced and powerful devices presently available. Some vapers use a box-shaped gadget to blow large clouds. Aside from its unique design, box mods provide better battery life and sophisticated capabilities to customize your smoking experience.

These are common box mod characteristics.

  • Ohm tank
  • Batteries
  • Voltage/Wattage Vary
  • Temp Control (some have this feature)
  • LED screen shows battery life, ohmmeter, puff counter, voltage/wattage, and temperature.
  • Atomizer airflow control


Unregulated modifications lack the built-in functionality of regulated mods. This implies no electrical circuitry protects consumers from gadget problems. It just has a battery, an atomizer, and a casing. Because it lacks safety safeguards, it puts consumers at danger. Only experts in Ohm’s law and electrical systems should use these gadgets.

Unregulated gadgets are available on the market, but they are not for novices.

A mechanical mod is a battery-powered gadget contained in a metallic tube or a box. Mechanical mods are utilized by vape aficionados who construct their own atomizers.

Vapers make their own coils rather than purchasing them, allowing them to tailor their experience. Rebuildable Drip Atomizers (RDA) drip e-liquid over custom made coils. For a tank, some vapers utilize Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTA).


Anatomy of an Unregulated Mechanical Mod

Cloud chasers and vape tricksters create mech mods to make huge clouds. These gadgets are not for novices, therefore let’s look at the similarities of the many box modifications available.


Aspire Gusto Mini Pod
Aspire Gusto Mini Pod

Box modifications may seem high tech with complex capabilities, but they aren’t as tough to use as they appear. Box modifications are ideal for those who like tinkering with electronics and changing settings. Due to the high learning curve, vape box mods are not recommended for new vapers.



  1. High taste intensity and cloud creation
  2. Customizable vaping settings to find your sweet spot
  3. Durable batteries
  4. More ways to utilize coils
  5. Choice of MTL or DTL hit



  1. Separate battery purchases
  2. Battery charging takes longer.
  3. Not recommended for beginners due to the learning curve.


That’s all folks. Here we explained everything about the third generation of vaporizers, the MODS. Thank you for reading our blog and feel free to consult our previous posts about the first and the second generation of vaporizers. Happy vaping!