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Best wire for clouds

Discussion in 'Cloud Chasing & Sub Ohming' started by bbf90b, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. manic_asif

    manic_asif Postman

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    Sorry slight hijack of thread!

    I have a quick question of @Raguri, based on your recommendation (thanks!), I bought a selection of Nichrome wire. Can't remember the AWG - but 0.35, 0.4 and 0.5mm

    Just built a dual coil using the 0.4mm for my Plume Veil (12 wraps on 2mm drill bit) and its coming out at 0.5 Ohms. However, I am finding it takes a long time to heat up the coil! (longer than my single coil 0.5mm Kanthal also at 0.5ohm)

    I need to whack my regulated mod to above 40w - then I get copious vapour and great taste. Is this normal? is the timing factor because of the twin coil setup?

    Not a huge issue, but means I can only use it on my mechs whilst the battery is relatively fresh - whereas with the single 0.5ohm single kanthal coil, I could use for quite some time before a noticeable drop in performance

    BTW I am using VTC5 in my Mech and Samsung 25R's in my Sig 100w

    any idea buddy?

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  3. IrishHobo

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    More wire requires a longer time to heat up compared to a setup at the same resistance using thinner wire at the same voltage. On your regulated you can pump more voltage through your coils compared to a mech with even a fresh battery which allows them to heat up faster
     
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  4. manic_asif

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    Thanks buddy, that makes sense

    I guess one of the questions I am asking whether Nichrome heats up quicker than Kanthal. As I have no intention of going lower than 0.4 - 0.5 ohms - the only way I can build that with a dual coil setup is with lots of wire.

    Perhaps I need to do some side-by-sid comparisons - or just stick to low res single coil setups :-)
     
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  6. bbf90b

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    Oh yeah, i never asked. What does this come out to?? Haha not that I'm scared to run it (I've run 0.06 on an Igo L on a king mod XD)
    I will have this made early next week once my nichrome comes in. It shall run on my Tahiti with my Mutation X [: I'll be sure to post up a video on your "im better than you" (show me your clouds) thread [;
     
  7. Diche

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    Just use thinner wire, if you get thinner kanthal you can achieve the same resistance with less wraps giving a much better ramp up time. It has taken me a while to perfect my preferred builds with the right wire to fire well and the ideal surface area, but with a bit of trial and error I got there.
     
  8. Raguri

    Raguri Nutter!

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    No idea. Haha.
    Iirc, it's 0.08... haven't had 22awg nichrome for a while
     
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