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    Default Nivel chip project

    I received 3 Nivel chips from Russ at Click-Bang. Once I get them in a mod - one I keep, one to Russ, and one to a lucky person to win in a contest.

    The retail price of the Nivel chip is $67 plus shipping and comes from Russia.



    I've breadboarded and tested the first one. My initial impressions with vaping with it and testing it so far are very favorable. Totally easy peasy to get up and running with it as it comes pre-wired and needs no external components other than an LED, atty switch, and connector. That's it - zip zip lickity split and it's done.

    Accessing the menu allows you to set either variable regulated voltage vaping (from 3v - 6v) or variable regulated wattage vaping (from 3W - 15W) and uses one AW IMR 18650 battery.

    Just like with the DNA board, max Watts with the Nivel chip depends on the resistance of the carto/atty - the lower the resistance the higher the max; the higher the resistance the lower the max.

    Measurements from various cartos/attys (max capable):
    1.5 ohm DCC: max set voltage = 4.7V (loaded = 4.63V, 2.79A) ::: max set wattage = 15W (loaded = 4.78V, 3.0A)

    2.5 ohm DCC: max set voltage = 6V (loaded = 5.94V, 2.23A) ::: max set wattage = 13.5W (loaded = 5.82V, 2.25A)

    2.4 ohm SCC: max set voltage = 5.9V (loaded = 5.8V, 2.59A) ::: max set wattage = 15W (loaded = 5.9V, 2.54A)

    3 ohm SCC: max set voltage = 6V (loaded = 5.93V, 1.9A) ::: max set wattage = 12W (loaded = 5.89V, 2.02A)

    2.4 ohm Std. atty: max set voltage = 5.9V (loaded = 5.9V, 2.36A) ::: max set wattage = 14.5W (loaded = 5.8V, 2.44A)

    Now for those of you who like to plug numbers into Ohms Law, you're going find various results for each of these equations:
    W = I x V
    W = V(squared)/R
    W = I(squared) x R
    I = V/R

    For example - I measured the 1.5 ohm DCC and it was 1.5 ohm when I started the testing and it was 1.5 ohm when I took the measurements. For regulated wattage vaping with the Nivel preset at 15W, the volts measured 4.78V and the amps measured 3A.

    W = I x V = 3 x 4.78 = 14.34W
    W = V(squared)/R = (4.78x4.78)/1.5 = 15.23W
    W = I(squared) x R = (3x3)x1.5 = 13.5W
    I = V/R = 4.78/1.5 = 3.19A

    As you can see, the calculated amps is higher than measured amps and I think that may be what's throwing the Watts equations off. Either that or sumfin is going on with resistance behind the scenes. Or both. I dunno.

    And yes, I vaped with the 1.5 ohm DCC with the Nivel set at 15W and it was a mighty suh-weet vape!!



    I did a video explaining the menu system (the camera didn't pick up the display very well - the display is actually very sharp and clear)...

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    That is one sweet chip which has an impressive features list

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    Where can I buy one?

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    Last time (was December/January) Nivel answer me that must wait till next batch....which will be 20-30pcs in end of April.
    So unacceptable....

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    Cool board Mamu. It looks big though. I wonder if it would fit in one of these Denali type boxes:

    1x 18650 Battery Case 2x Parallel Connection DIY Case | eBay

    You better keep me posted on this contest. I'd love to get my hands on one of these, even if entering the contest involved cutting your grass and washing your car.

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    And what I must do to get involved in contest ?
    Prefer with "beer" in conditions

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    mamu I love seeing your work.

    Question: How dose it compare in size to the DNA chip. Can we get a photo side by side.

    Thanks keep up the good work.
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    WOW I just watched your Video, Dose every thing but make my morning coffee.

    They need to develop a PC program so you can plug in in to the PC and adjust it with PC controls.

    Oh one extra step would be to WiFi it LOL set it from a phone app LOL

    Crazy chip hear. I will need a few ASAP to play with.
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    What are the dimensions (H/W/L)? I'm in for the contest. Let us know what/when/where/how!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MXBNW View Post
    WOW

    They need to develop a PC program so you can plug in in to the PC and adjust it with PC controls.

    Oh one extra step would be to WiFi it LOL set it from a phone app LOL
    According to this site, one of the features of the chip is:

    "Boot loader, gives a possibility to update firmware online, so not needed to buy “next version” mods."

    Cool.

    Nivel chip « Vapeporn
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