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Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
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Sad Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
Hey everyone,

Hope someone could help me here; two days ago I went to change the coil in my RBA in the Subtank as you do and I didn't change the way I do it or the resistance or anything and it was fine for the rest of the day, but when I woke up in the morning I took a hit and it was super dry. The resistance at this point read as about 1.6 ohms, when the coil I make is usually about 0.17-0.23 ohms. Furthermore, every time I press the fire button the resistance changes, ranging from 0.2 ohms all the way up to 3 ohms, seemly chosen at random.

My attempt to fix the issue included ensuring all the screws and threads were tight, making another coil, removing and reinserting the brass pin and using one of the OCCs. None of this worked. I also used a different mod to see if that was the issue but it happened on that too. So by process of elimination I assume there's something wrong with either the connection to the mod or the pin itself.

If anyone has had a similar problem or knows anything about said problem, help would be very much appreciated.

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24-10-2016 12:58 PM
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RE: Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
Possible you have a cracked or otherwise damaged insulator at the base? Hopefully someone with a subtank will check in soon. When I have had resistance issues fluctuating like that, it was loose connections for sure. It's possible you have stuff built up in the post threads, or base. You could try a thorough disassemble and cleaning of every part of it.

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24-10-2016 01:00 PM
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RE: Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
Hi Bb - welcome to the forum. As TW says this is a connection issue. It sounds to me like a problem with one of the posts on the deck itself - this is where I would do a thorough check first. Best of luck - I hope you get it sorted quickly.
24-10-2016 01:32 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll check the posts and clean everything out tonight Smile
24-10-2016 01:46 PM
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RE: Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
Including a cotton swab on the threads of your mod. Juice and debris can build up in all sorts of places. And if you have a loos post screw it can arc and leave a bit of carbon in the post. I'm no psychic, but I predict a good cleaning will cure your issue.
24-10-2016 01:48 PM
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(24-10-2016 01:48 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  Including a cotton swab on the threads of your mod. Juice and debris can build up in all sorts of places. And if you have a loos post screw it can arc and leave a bit of carbon in the post. I'm no psychic, but I predict a good cleaning will cure your issue.
Aye the positive post was a bit wobbly but I tightened it and still nothing. I'll give it a good clean sure and report back
24-10-2016 01:54 PM
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Ok, so I just took the deck and atty apart as much as possible and cleaned it with cotton swabs; it made no difference. I also couldn't see anything physically wrong with it, insulator and all looked fine to me :/
24-10-2016 04:28 PM
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Told you I was no psychic.
24-10-2016 04:37 PM
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(24-10-2016 04:28 PM)Bellybutun Wrote:  Ok, so I just took the deck and atty apart as much as possible and cleaned it with cotton swabs; it made no difference. I also couldn't see anything physically wrong with it, insulator and all looked fine to me :/
Hi - when you were working on the atty. did you still have it attached to the mod. If you did take it off the mod and switch the mod off. Then put the atty. back on, switch the mod back on and see what it reads.
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RE: Subtank Mini - Fluctuating Resistance
True. Also I suppose it's possible there is a fatigue or defect crack in the body as well. And did you soak it in hot water or just wipe it down?
24-10-2016 05:12 PM
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