TC devices allow you to set your desired temperature, meaning that you are still in control of your vape sessions. The chosen temperature is the maximum that the TC device will allow throughout your vape. As a result, you achieve a consistency in the quality of your vapor and you do not have to worry about the devastating effects of overheating.
Here are 4 factors that come into play when choosing a suitable temperature for TC devices:
First, you must take in to consideration the type of TC device you are using. Also, it will depend on the components of the e-juice that you are vaping at that moment. But a good rule of thumb is to stick to the minimum temperature.
Most e-juices contain propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavoring. These e-liquids have varying boiling or vaporization points. Water has a boiling point of 100 degrees Celsius while ethanol has a boiling point of 78 °C. On the other hand, Propylene glycol has a vaporization point of 188 °C while vegetable glycerin vaporizes at 290 °C.
The flavoring and nicotine content will also affect the minimum set temperature. For instance, you will find that to get that menthol taste, you must set temperatures higher than you would with a banana flavor. Also, if the manufacturer uses an exhauster (responsible for making the different flavors more pronounced) or a sweetener, this will affect the minimum temperature set. But even then, manufacturers make you work easy by setting most of these TC devices with a temperature reading of between 200 °C and 250 °C.
Finally, your vaping style also affects the minimum temperature. For example, most vapers that like to take short puffs prefer to set their temperature around 250 °C. This is because, with shorter puffs, it becomes hard for the coils to heat homogenously. Consequently, this causes a buildup of gunk as the e-liquid does not vaporize adequately.In the end, it really is up to you for what temperature you want to vape at.