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New to coil building. What guage do I use??
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New to coil building. What guage do I use??
Hey guys. I'm getting a Lush rda by Wotofo. I'm new to rebuildables and I have no idea about the wires. How do I know what guage to use and what kind of wire is the best? (I'm using a tesla invader mod)
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25-01-2016 01:27 AM
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
It is hard to recommend if you don't say what ohm you are aiming. In general 28 ga is a good starting point.
25-01-2016 02:15 AM
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.asp

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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
Ummm. I'm new to this...I'm switching from a tank to rda. How many ohms should I even aim for and what's the difference
25-01-2016 02:44 AM
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
OK what ohms was your tank coil let's start there Shy
25-01-2016 02:49 AM
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
Okay so I have a kangertech mod right now and an arctic tank. This is my first mod I guess you would say and my best friend uses an rda and I'm in love. So I ordered my parts. Mine goes to 50 watts I want it to go to at least 80-100 and it's at .5 ohms it says
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
As I said before I'm getting the tesla invader (wooden box) and the lush wotofo rda.I want something stronger than what I have
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
0.5 ohm the Max I'll put that to in a tank is around 40 Watt and that's in an aspire v1 with an rba coil if u wanna run higher Watts on coils you have probably seen his name in posts but gentlydoingit will almost certainly be able to help you out with builds he is like Yoda on this subject Shy
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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
To begin with the Tesla Invader 11 is a mech box. You can build a lot lower than .5 ohm. You want to target each individual coil for around .4 ohm.

The lush is a decent atty. It is not too hard to build on at all. It is not the best cloud chaser around but it has excellent flavor. That is not to say you will not chuck some clouds - you can - but it ain't competition. I would start as a new builder using 26 gauge kanthol 5 wraps at around 2.5 mm diameter. I think that would be between .2 - .3 ohm in dual mode. Do you have an ohm reader? You should get one. You will have no way to tell what ohm you are vaping at. As you advance you can always order coils from Gently, lol. Twisted and clapton and alien coils can be used in the lush.

Now some people think the the Invader 11 is not so hot. Personally, for the price I think it hits hard. I'm using an ABS (on loan until mine arrives) but the Invader 11 was in my sights as well. This mod and atty will hit hard BTW. You need to learn mod safety when using it. Get decent batteries - LG, Samsung, Imren, Sony. Stay away from Efests. DON"T use and battery with FIRE as part of the name, lol. 

Now I gave you steam engines link above. Watch some of the tutorials - it is on the page at the bottom. Read about ohms law. Also on that site. We all want you to vape safely and stay here awhile. If you need help just ask. I hope this enough to start you off.

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RE: New to coil building. What guage do I use??
What ^he said Big Grin the guy knows his onions!

.2 will give you ~85w.. that'll be plenty to start out with! 5 wrap 24g 2.2mm dual will be .2 

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