I've exceeded the 10K character limit in part one... so, here's part deux!
> 2-17-14 Addendum: A coil calculator, developed by ECF member Dampmaskin and called "Steam Engine" (previously called "vape calc") has become available.
It includes not only an ohms law calculator, but a coil wrap estimator that includes parameters like ID, target resistance, leg or "tail" length and variable coil counts... and a battery drain calculator as well.
Updated 09-14-2014 at 10:25 PM by State O' Flux
For a long time now, we've seen threads -
"What size are the o-rings on a fill in the blank atomizer?" or,
"What size are the magnets on a fill in the blank mod?"... or the broadest of inquiries,
"I need to measure anything you can think of that might need accurate measuring... how can I do that?"
More often than not, if these inquiries even get a response... it's from a member who owns both the device in question, and a dial
So many questions, so much misinformation - and all it will take to clear up at least 80% of both... is a bit of knowledge.
This isn't going to be a class in all things Ohm's Law, so much as a few things you need to know about resistance and power... so that both your vape and your safety is well considered. First... lets open up a very easy to use, uncluttered with BS, on-line Ohm's Law calculator, or 'OLC'. Got it? Good.
Most common misconceptions I run into are:
Updated 05-21-2014 at 10:51 PM by State O' Flux
RBA, RDA, RTA... oh my! For those folks that are new (and semi-new) to RBAs, what are they and how do they work?
I could delve into the history of the RBA, but I imagine that most of my "gentle readers" don't really care about history - rather a bit of definition for what is available now. I'll also toss in a few bits of editorial commentary for the reader to ponder.
I apologize if I don't mention "your" atomizer. In the scope of this short article,
Updated 07-03-2014 at 05:44 AM by State O' Flux
Originally Posted by CrazyIvan
I cannot find any cohesive explanation on what actually makes a micro-coil work better... the discussion I found turned into strange analogies to HEMIs vs V6s.
It is not voodoo, or related to internal combustion engines - it's the way the wire is designed - and this "feature" of Kanthal has been well known since before you or I were born... and just one of the qualities that make it so common and useful.
When heated, Kanthal wire (iron-chromium-aluminum)
Updated 04-27-2014 at 07:27 PM by State O' Flux