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How do you dip yer wick?
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Hi. I have the Patriot RDA tank. I installed a pre-made coil. You can get them 10 in a pack. They are .5 ohms. I put my RDA on my Istick and My M80, and get serious clouds and flavor. As soon as I switch to my Caravela Mech Mod, I choke my head off even after a short draw. What is going on there? 

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07-05-2015 02:19 AM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(07-05-2015 02:19 AM)jerryz Wrote:  Hi. I have the Patriot RDA tank. I installed a pre-made coil. You can get them 10 in a pack. They are .5 ohms. I put my RDA on my Istick and My M80, and get serious clouds and flavor. As soon as I switch to my Caravela Mech Mod, I choke my head off even after a short draw. What is going on there? 

What power level are you using with your iStick and M80? I just ran the math, and with a fully charged battery your Caravela will be giving you around 35W. If that's higher than what you're used to, that could easily explain it. 

Also, no need to post this question on so many threads, you can just put it one place and someone will see it and answer just as quickly as if you put it several places, and you'll seem less spammy Smile
07-05-2015 04:24 AM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
OK I won't. It is just so frustrating. I have my Istick and M80 at 30 watts.

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07-05-2015 12:34 PM
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(07-05-2015 12:34 PM)jerryz Wrote:  OK I won't. It is just so frustrating. I have my Istick and M80 at 30 watts.
Assuming your mech mod is outputting 35W and you're used to vaping at 30W this could, very well, explain your choking on the mech mod. I know that 5W doesn't seem like very much but it really can make a world of difference.
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(07-05-2015 01:58 PM)CL0UD_Z3R0 Wrote:  
(07-05-2015 12:34 PM)jerryz Wrote:  OK I won't. It is just so frustrating. I have my Istick and M80 at 30 watts.
Assuming your mech mod is outputting 35W and you're used to vaping at 30W this could, very well, explain your choking on the mech mod. I know that 5W doesn't seem like very much but it really can make a world of difference.
Makes sense. Being a noob, I didn't realize that 5 watts would make a difference. Combine that with the nictotine that I'm not used to, that would explain it. Thanks!!

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(07-05-2015 01:58 PM)CL0UD_Z3R0 Wrote:  
(07-05-2015 12:34 PM)jerryz Wrote:  OK I won't. It is just so frustrating. I have my Istick and M80 at 30 watts.
Assuming your mech mod is outputting 35W and you're used to vaping at 30W this could, very well, explain your choking on the mech mod. I know that 5W doesn't seem like very much but it really can make a world of difference.
Makes sense. Being a noob, I didn't realize that 5 watts would make a difference. Combine that with the nictotine that I'm not used to, that would explain it. Thanks!!
Here is the conclusion I draw from this. It's my understanding that a battery fresh off the charger puts out 35 watts. I used the same mech mod this morning, and I didn't choke. Probably because the wattage drained off below the 30 watts that I am used to on my Istick. I may have to lay off the mech mods until my rookie lungs get used to the higher wattage.

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I wanted to ask about coil replacement. I got the idea that your wick needs to be replaced when you get that burny taste. How do you know when its time to replace the coil?

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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
Coils last a lot longer than wicks most of the time,  basically when a coil pops is when you replace it .  I replace more regularly because i like making them but most keep them and before rewicking they dry burn the coil (without any wick) to burn off the crud that has developed on it.

Thats when you rewick it .

Popped means it no longer makes a connection , usually a coil leg breaks off from the main coil.
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
(07-05-2015 02:08 PM)jerryz Wrote:  Here is the conclusion I draw from this. It's my understanding that a battery fresh off the charger puts out 35 watts. I used the same mech mod this morning, and I didn't choke. Probably because the wattage drained off below the 30 watts that I am used to on my Istick. I may have to lay off the mech mods until my rookie lungs get used to the higher wattage.

The part in bold isn't always true. A battery fresh off the charger puts out 4.2V, but that doesn't necessarily mean 35W. The wattage is based on the resistance and the voltage, as shown by Ohm's Law. Wattage equals volts squared divided by resistance, or W=V2/Ω. So in the case of a .5 ohm coil, the wattage equals out to 35W, but if you took a 1.0 ohm coil instead, it would be 17.6W, and a .2 ohm coil would get about 88W. The only constant number is voltage, the rest of it varies depending on your resistance. That's why low resistance builds are so much stronger and produce so much more vapor: wattage is basically a measurement of how much work the system is doing, so since lower resistance yields higher wattage, that means it's doing more work, which translates to more vapor and hotter coils. 

Hope that made sense, just want to make sure you've got your facts straight, because as you can see from my examples, it can make a huge difference. 
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RE: How do you dip yer wick?
I just received my Japanese cotton, and compared to that Walgreens store cotton balls, you can actually taste the difference.

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