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Kanger sub tank mini help.
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Kanger sub tank mini help.
I recently started vaping, at first I used a tank that you just bought prebuilt atomizers for. Now I'm using the sub tank mini on an Eleaf Istick 20 watt. I want to get into building my own coils, but I'm not sure what gauge kanthal I should use? Any advice for me?
19-03-2015 05:12 AM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
Probably best to start with wire of around 25g. It is robust enough to make decent coils that won't fall apart. Here's Rips showing a build. I can't stand his style but he knows his stuff.



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19-03-2015 07:01 AM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
How many wraps should I do? And what size? Like I said, I only have a 20 watt device.
19-03-2015 05:21 PM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
You will probably want to stay above 1.5 ohms.

The number of wraps depends on what size your former is. There's a very useful calculator here.

http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.asp

You'll need thinner Kanthal for that - say 7 wraps of 28 gauge round a 3mm former for a single coil.

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19-03-2015 06:57 PM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
(19-03-2015 06:57 PM)Don Wrote:  You will probably want to stay above 1.5 ohms.

The number of wraps depends on what size your former is. There's a very useful calculator here.

http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.asp

You'll need thinner Kanthal for that - say 7 wraps of 28 gauge round a 3mm former for a single coil.
Thank you. Ive tried using that site before, but its confusing the hell out of me. I'll try that out.
19-03-2015 07:39 PM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
The 20 watt I sticck has a lower limit of 1.0 ohms. I would keep your build to about 1.1-1.2 ohm. Download ohms law calculator and a coil building app for your phone. I typically use a 26 gauge wire at 3mm diameter and six wraps. usually comes out to 1.07-1.08 ohms so try 7 wraps to get up just a bit.

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20-03-2015 02:06 PM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
I am quite familiar with your setup, as I used the SubTank Mini on an MVP2 for a while before graduating to the iStick 50.

First - you might want to use 26awg instead of 24 or larger - fewer wraps to get your targeted resistance.  I frequently had to wrap 8 or even 9 times to get where my MVP was happy with it - ugh.

Second - pay attention to the VG/PG blend on your juice.  The replaceable coils for the SubTank are GREAT.  The RBA...  Well, the wicking holes are awful.  If you use anything with more than about 60% VG, you will get dry hits unless you're letting it sit a long time between puffs.  Over 70% VG and fuggetaboudit - it just won't wick.  So make sure you're using 50/50 or 60/40 juice, unless you're handy with tools and wanna modify your RBA (I dremmeled and drilled the crap out of mine - works great now, lol).

Make sure you get good organic cotton.  Make sure you pre-wet it before you fire.  Make sure you put a flame to your coil and get it red hot for a few seconds before you mount it and wick it - burns off any machine oil left on the wire.  Hopefully you've already heard all that stuff before - but there it is.

Also note - you can rebuild the OCC coils, too.  It's alittle bit tedious - but don't throw them away.  You just might wanna try it sometime.  Wink  

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06-04-2015 11:26 PM
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RE: Kanger sub tank mini help.
I literally just rebuilt mine about 5 minutes ago I did 26g kanthol on a 3mm screwdriver it ohms out at .8 and I am actually Vaping it at 20 watts exactly it need no more power than that I know I tried lol I'm Vaping it Ina ipv3 with 150 watts available

I actually took a pic of it for a friend to see it too so here ya go, I'm normally a 60 watt dripper for refernce and I enjoy this the most so far at 20 watts flat this is also my first rebuild on the kanger as I just got it 3 days ago and was trying out the factory coil it had installed in it

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13-09-2015 12:04 AM
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