When moving from smoking to vaping it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming with the large choice of kits on the market. While a varied selection is never a bad thing, it can be hard to know what is right for you. Over the next few weeks I will be looking at some of our most popular stater kits and looking at how they work and what they can offer.
Today I am taking a look at the TECC Arc Mini which proves popular given that it is small and compact yet delivers a good level of power that can be adjusted to suit different needs.
The battery life is around 10-12 hours of regular usage. This will mean that if it is used at regular intervals throughout the day it should last from the morning until night.
The device has an LED screen which will show a host of functions including battery percentage, the resistance of the coil (more on that later!), the voltage setting and the wattage setting and this can be accessed and adjusted by pressing the fire button 3 times and scrolling through using the up and down buttons.
The voltage and wattage settings come into play when the user wants to increase and decrease the amount of power which will affect the amount of vapor that is produced, the intensity of the hit to the back of the throat and the warmth of the vapor. It can only run in one or the other setting and when in the menu, the user can select which one they wish to use. The device has a limit of 5 volts and 20 watts, however, due to the coil resistance used with the tank provided, it should only be used up to 4 volts or 11.5 watts as otherwise the coil will burn out very quickly.
The coil is the small heating element in the bottom of the tank and this is what the liquid saturates and heats up as the device is powered. Inside the head the is wire that has been wrapped into a coil and some cotton which soaks up the liquid. These burn out over a period of 1-3 weeks, again dependent on usage, and can be changed by unscrewing from the base and screwing back in again.
The resistance on any coil will determine how high the power can be set and the higher the resistance the less power needed and the lower the more power is needed. In the case of the Arc mini, it comes with a CS micro tank that uses a 1.5ohm resistance coil which will mean the maximum of between 4 volts or 11.5 watts should be used.
The draw from it will be what is known as a mouth to lung draw which will feel more like that of a cigarette where the user will fill their mouth up with vapor then take it back before exhaling.
This kit is great for those who want to make the switch from smoking to vaping and want something compact yet customisable and long lasting. The battery should last around a year if charged correctly, it takes around an hour to charge from dead to full and should only be charged until full in a computer via USB or using a mains plug which has an output of 1AMP or 5 Volts and this will keep the battery in optimum condition.
They are available in a variety of colors including Silver, Black, Pink and Blue and are available on our website and all of our stores!