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    Default First VW mods on the way..recommend me a RDA

    My first (of many, I'm sure) mod, an APV (Segelei Zmax v3) is in the mail on it's way to new. Yay.

    My next step is to go RDA. Wire, wick, and multimeter in hand, I'm ready to finally get a taste of my juices the way they should be tasted.

    I didn't order a RDA, tho. Didn't do enough homework to see what the popular choices are... so I turn to the people that I trust. ECF folks.

    Any suggestions for something mid range in price? I don't have any technical limitations, just financial.....



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    The IGO series is pretty cheap and entry level. I have a Patriot and it kills.

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    One of the more popular ones will be the IGOL and the IGOW. I have a couple of them, and honestly don't see a reason to look any further. You may wanna drill the air hole a bit though. Funny enough, the air hole on my first one was perfect, but the second one seemed a little too small. For wire and wick I'd go with 30 gauge kanthal and 3mm silica. You can order it all from altsmoke.com.

    If you wanna get into micro coils you may even go up to 28 gauge, and use cotton wick. Been doing that for about a week now and gotta say I prefer it.

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    Starting slow and simple with good results - IGO-L

    Check air hole alignment to wick and open the Air hole a little.

    Once you master that you are Game on for most any RDA
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    IGO-L or Trident clone. Both are on Fasttech/slowtech for a great price. I have both and use them on my Zmax Telescoping. Just keep the resistance above 1.5 ohms. I do just fine with a standard 4 5 wrap or even a 5-6 wrap. Not fond of micro coils they take a long time to heat up and APV's like the Zmax don't like low ohms.

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    That's two votes for the IGO-L
    Steve, do you know if the zmax had a low ohm cut-off feature? I did not see any info about that in the specs


    I have a dremel drill press setup, with pcb bits, I guess those will come in handy for the air holes.
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    AGI

    Zmax won't function at <1.2 ohms. Multimeter..get one.

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    Got 4 meters here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steved5600 View Post
    IGO-L or Trident clone. Both are on Fasttech/slowtech for a great price. I have both and use them on my Zmax Telescoping. Just keep the resistance above 1.5 ohms. I do just fine with a standard 4 5 wrap or even a 5-6 wrap. Not fond of micro coils they take a long time to heat up and APV's like the Zmax don't like low ohms.
    At 1.5 ohms? What voltage? Gauge wire? My micros glow instantly at 1.5. Well, before the wick and juice that is.

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    Fasttech shows the igo-l as dual coil even tho it has only two posts, which means I'd have to wrap each close to 3 ohms to keep above 1.2 ohms.

    Right ? Unless I go with single coil?

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