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A box mod is a large, quality battery that functions similar to a vaporizer. But the Mod is only the battery so 510 atomizer attachments are needed to start vaping anything. A vaporizer mainly consists of a battery but also includes a built-in heating chamber and mouthpiece which is the main difference between the two.
Box Mod Vape - Common Features
510 Thread Atomizers - know the Max Wattage
Any verteran vaper has experienced a burnt out coil, some through general ware and tare, but when it comes to box mods, for beginners, more often than not, the burnt out coil can be attribute to the amount of watts being sent from the battery into the 510 atomizer attachment.
What Box Mod should I get?
The answer can be pretty complex but we won't get too crazy. In short, this is certainly an option that can be considered when looking for a vaporizer whether it is for herbs, wax or oils and e liquids. At the end of the day it really comes down to user preference in regards to the various vape features sought and how simple they want things.
If you are an e cig person looking for a device to vape e juice, any Box Mod with an oil liquid attachment will work for you, and it is a solid choice. With e juice, users typically look for the power that mods provide so large smoke clouds can be blown, all day. 510 attachments are more popular among e juice vapors so if you already have an assortment of attachments you can still make use of them with a new mod. Other options for you are the cheaper skinny pen batteries that work with skinny 510 oil cartridges. Or perhaps the disposable ones are an option too.
For wax vapers looking for a device, this is an option but for newbies and amateurs, you may want some sort of simple vape pen specifically designed for use with wax concentrates. If you decide dabbing wax on the go is your thing, definitely upgrade to a box mod equipped with a wax coil atomizer attachment. There are many options to choose from just within the category and vape mods can be equipped with all sorts of 510 thread atomizers, but the setup and use needs to be done properly or risk burning out a coil, always start at the lowest wattage setting and work your way up!
Looking for an Herb vaporizer? First off, if you are looking for True Vaporization, meaning you don't want to produce smoke because you want a healthier vaping experience, then a box mod is NOT the way to go. You should go with a vaporizer such as the E-CLIPSE or Stoner Joe dry herb vaporizer. Although mods can be equipped with attachments and glass screens that ultimately lead to True Vaporization, expecially for beginners looking for the healthier vapor experience, we strongly recommend going with a vape like one of the 2 mentioned above otherwise you may be disappointed.
Best Box Mod - How to choose it
Whether an herb vaper, wax or e liquid cloud blower, once you have decided that your vaporizer of choice is going to be a Box Mod, the next objective is to navigate the sea of Mods available. The options are just about endless to the point where every feature has been thrown at these things to try and differentiate - for instance, models are availble with bluetooth to perform as a speaker and microphone for phone calls or music. Just about every mod in the industry should work with all 510 thread atomizers whether for buds or e liquid or cbd oils. So the choice will come down to the overall size of the unit, the battery capactiy and other features such as display screens. We have listed out the main differences between mod vapes below.
Battery Capacity - it is important to know and understand how long a full battery charge will last - the batteries capacity is measured by Mah - higher the number, the more capacity that is available . Being aware will level expectations and help avoid unwanted distruptions in any vapour sessions. Plus, if you are looking for a super long battery life, you may have to sacrifice a smaller device for something a bit bulkier - but how can you know if the added size is worth it without knowing the battery capactiy?
Overall Size and Weight - especially early on in the coming of this product, units were large and bulky, but that was okay and almost preferred. The e juice, big cloud puff vapers would whip these products out like it was a car show. But after the early adopters, new users came on board and demand for more discreet smaller units crept up - as soon as the 510 thread atomizers for wax and dry herbs became hot, the demand for discreet options was even more evident. So with that a plethora of options are available from bulky to small and discreet, like the powerful SteamCloud Mini Box Mod that will fit in the palm of your hand, and we highly recommend.
Display Screen - frankly, it might be difficult to even find one of these things without a display screen. Box Mods are a bit more complicated than some of the simple vape pens that only require 5 clicks to turn on and 1 click to power up. A mod has all sorts of controls and most importantly, the ability for a user to adjust the wattage setting in small increments and the watts ripping from the battery into an atomizer can be exactly what burns the atomizer out - so display screens are just about a staple on these things and the choice will really come down to the quality of the screen and whether you want touch screen or not.
Internal or Replaceable Batteries - whichever type you deal with, depending on the seller, you are likely dealing with a fairly high quality battery that should not die completely for a long time. The difference is that one battery is removable and one is not. Think about the iPhone with no removable battery, and then think about another phone with a removeable battery. Both units can charge the same way by plugging into a charger and power source - but the advantage of removable batteries is that they can be charged in a separate charger, and then brought along on a long trip, making sure you will be vaping for a long time.
Brand - this is low on the list because frankly it is not that important. If you like a certain brand of box mod vapes then stick with it, or if a friend recommend a certain model, feel free to take their advice. Checking out well received brands is certainly a great place to start your search, and it may very well be where it ends. But this industry is massive and there are many, many suppliers churning out high quality products for you to choose from. If a brand spends enough money and at least operate in a decent way, everyone will know about the brand, but keep in mind and keep your eyes peeled for the smaller, quality players bringing cool concepts to life.