About Squonk Mods
Squonking, also known as squonk vaping, was first created in the late 2000s as an easier alternative to dripping with RDAs. RDAs, or Rebuildable Dripping Atomisers, are a type of vape device which doesn't use a tank. Instead, vapers drip the e-liquid directly onto the coil and wicking cotton before vaping it. While this can provide superior flavours and vapours from your vape, many vapers find it frustrating having to drip new e-juice onto the wick after every few puffs. To avoid the inconvenience of having to frequently drip vape juice onto the coils, vapers created the first squonk mods. Instead of having to manually drip e-liquid onto the wick from above, these mods feature a bottle of e-liquid below the coil. A bottom feed (BF) pin allows the e-liquid to rise up and saturate the wicking when the bottle is squeezed. The bottle acts similarly to a tank in other vape kits, however it can hold a larger quantity of e-liquid which means it does not need to be filled as frequently as most vape tanks. Vandy Vape was the first brand to release a commercial squonk mod and today these mods are a popular option among many vapers. Squonking mods are now available with chipsets to provide added protections, meaning that they're safer for everyone.
Squonk Mod FAQs
There are many reasons why vaping enthusiasts might choose a squonk mod over an RDA or another type of box mod. These include: Convenience: with these mods, there's no need to carry a bottle of e-liquid around you and you don't have to drip new juice onto the wick after every few puffs
More vaping: eliminating the need to drip between puffs, squonk mods allow you to vape more without hassle
Cleaner vaping: these mods are less messy than RDAs because the juice is bottom fed directly to the wicking, avoiding the risk of spilling it while dripping
One of the main drawbacks of using a squonk mod is that the space taken up by the e-liquid bottle means that there is less space in the mod for batteries. As a result, these often only have a single battery rather than dual battery and therefore offer shorter battery life with lower wattages.
First time squonkers may also experience over-squonking, leading to the flooding of the deck and annoying spit-back, or under-squonking which can cause unpleasant dry hits. It can take some time to learn how to squonk perfectly, although once this skill is acquired it becomes easy.
At Vaping 101, we stock some of our favourite squonk mods so you can be sure that whichever you choose will provide a great vaping experience.
For a great squonker, try the Dovpo Topside Squonker. This uniquely allows you to fill the squonk bottle from the top and has an upgraded power intelligent chipset with a max output of 200W. It also has an intuitive 0.96 inch OLED screen and an ergonomic circular fire button for a great vaping experience.
Or, try the Dovpo X Across Pump Squonker Kit which introduces the automatic E-pump BF system mod, making the squonk bottle easier to refill and clean. Despite being a mechanical mod, this model from Dovpo has a chipset with overheat and overcharge protections for a completely safe vape.
We also love the Lost Vape Squonk Centaurus Quest 100W Mod featuring up to 100W output and temperature control capabilities, as well as a range of modes including power mode and bypass mode. This means that it can be used with a wide range of atomisers for a versatile vape.
For a more budget-friendly kit, try the Vandy Vape Pulse V2 95W Squonk Box Mod. With a leakproof squonking system, waterproof PCBA, and high amp battery, this is a lightweight and attractive squonk box. Featuring the squeeze bottle directly beneath the 510 connection, this is a great piece of kit for anyone new to squonking,
It's all down to your preferences - browse our range and find the perfect squonk vape mod for you!
Because of the space taken up by the squonk bottle and the resulting lack of space for batteries, squonk mods tend not to use dual batteries like many other box mods. This means that they can be less powerful than equivalent box mods on the market. If you're looking for a higher powered vape, check out our full range of box mods here.