Definately here to learn, thanks for giving me somewhere to start 😁
I have asked this question myself. But who knows, we may not know what we are missing. I will try it one of these days (so I can see and know for myself), but we must make sure we understand what we are doing, as with anything.
Originally Posted by Sean Kurz
I think it's great that we don't all have to like the same things, but I also think that sub ohm is just one phase in finding out what you do/don't like. There are a lot of folks (like me) that have tried sub ohm, and just decided that it wasn't our thing. This 2.1 ohm coil that I'm using right now vapes just fine at a lowly 3.8v which is only 6.87 watts. But, just because I like it, doesn't mean that you have to.
How you do the build is what determines what resistance is proper.
Last edited by tj99959; 10-21-2013 at 05:00 PM.
What other resources do you all recommend to learn more about sub ohming
I'll answer the question, why sub ohm.
It's all about the Gauge of the wire. For Sub Ohm Vaping lower Gauge Wire is used. The lower gauge at least when wrapped at least a 4-3 wrap heats up slower than the Higher Gauge Wire and often tops out at a lower temperature.
I've found that Sub Ohm Vaping is a smoother vape for this reason.
This sounds backwards. Lower resistance means higher power means faster vaporization. I thought one of the reasons you need large air holes on sub ohm because you need increased airflow to cool the vape down because it burns hotter
Originally Posted by tomzgreat
Thanks for posting the videos! I've just seen it and still not sure I believe it. I think other factors may be proximity of one coil to the next, and amount of gunk build up on the coils. I think I remember you mentioning that you dry burned the coils prior to the video, but would submit using new coils may give more conclusive results.
Trying to wrap my brain around this now and don't understand why they wouldn't heat at the same rate all factors (except gauge) being exactly equal.
I always thought the benefit of smaller gauge (larger wire) was less resistance, hence you can squeeze an extra coil into the wrap (gaining a small amount of heat and surface area). Now I'm not sure what I think.
The more surface area, the more heat distribution, the slower the wire heats up. The benefit to lower gauges is lower resistance + surface area. Not only can you build larger coils, but smaller coils function better and last longer than higher gauge coils.
Both Coils were brand new. The reason for the difference is the lower Gauge Wire is thicker and also covers more surface area.
Originally Posted by StarsAndBars
I had no agenda when shooting the Video except to see what a low Gauge and a High Gauge Wire would do at the same Ohm Level.
I promise you no tricks played. The playing field was even.
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