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Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
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Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Whats up everyone, first post here on the forums. I recently have gotten into mechanical mods and mixing my own juice, but just cant seem to nail down the coil wrapping aspect. I am using 28g a-1 kanthal, and wrapping on a small screwdriver, maybe half or 2/3 the size of a 1/16 drill bit. No matter how many/few wraps I do I just cannot seem to get the ohms lower than 2.0 . My only guess is that the coils aren't getting tight enough but I cant seem to get them any tighter than what they are. I dont have a torch atm, but have been using tweezers and a lighter to try and compress the coils. However it still leaves some very very tiny spaces. I might be able to post some pics later.. Can anyone help me out?
23-04-2015 03:51 PM
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RE: Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Hello and welcome to the forum. What are you using to check the resistance on the coil? I only ask because I had a faulty checker at one point that wouldn't read anything but 1.5 not matter what I checked with it.
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23-04-2015 04:12 PM
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I am using a multimeter to check the resistance by touching the positive to the center post on the bottom of the rda, and the negative on the outside of that post. My brother has this braided wire a guy from our local vape shop put in his rda that I tested and it read .9 ohms. So I dont think the multimeter is really the problem. The coils I have made dont put out that much vapor, Id say about the same as a pro tank or something.. but I don't see what I could be doing wrong.
23-04-2015 04:17 PM
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I am stumped at this point as well. Give it a little bit and I'm sure one of the more experienced members will be able to assist you better than I. I hope you get this resolved quickly.
23-04-2015 04:22 PM
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Thanks bro. I'll try to get a picture up in the mean time.
23-04-2015 04:23 PM
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RE: Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Ok I've attached a picture of the coil in my RDA. This coil is testing at 1.9 ohms. Would really like to be at around 1.0 ohms but can't seem to get there.


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23-04-2015 04:36 PM
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RE: Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Hi killerfog. Welcome to TVF. I wont offer any advice except grab one of these when you get a chance they a excellent. There are people more qualified to give advice on here and I'm sure they will be along soon. Enjoy your time here Good https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/1001...-piece-set

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23-04-2015 04:36 PM
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Thanks Rob, I will have to get one of those if I cant figure out how to wrap these by hand haha. I'm also quite familiar with fasttech, got a mod and rda on the way from those guys. Cheap stuff.
23-04-2015 04:39 PM
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RE: Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Well you only have one coil... You could try to doing two coils, that should almost half the resistance. So if its 1.9 ohms it should be right around 1 ohm. Also less wraps will make it lower resistance. 
23-04-2015 05:44 PM
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RE: Can't get ohms below 2.0 .. help?
Hmm ok will try that and see how it does. Thanks. Was trying to master using one coil first, but didnt know a 2nd coil could have such a significant impact on resistance.
23-04-2015 05:52 PM
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