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    Default How to check the ohms on a HYBRID device? (With a multimeter)

    Hey guys, I plan on purchasing the Valkyrie from Vicious Ant and i want to be able to check the ohms of the coils i will build on it. Since i cant remove the atomizer head i cant check it with an ohm meter. So i have a multimeter but i dont know how to check ohms on a HYBRID device with it! HELP!!!

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    They're shipping Valkyries again?! I've been waiting for one myself!

    Anyway, what multimeter do you have? My Craftsman isn't very accurate unfortunately when checking resistance.


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    I have a basic multimeter that i purchased from lowes about one year ago. And i cant figure out how to check the ohms on the damn hybrid. Im getting frustrated and i dont feel like blowing my face off so im waiting to find out how to check resistance before i fire it. I do have a vtc4 battery that does have a 30 amp limit but still i want to be safe!

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    You will just need to check it at the screws where you attach the coil

    make sure you check the resistance of your multimeter leads also by touching them to each other (mine are a consistent .3 ohms) unless you have a self zeroing meter (expensive) and remember to subtract that from your reading

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    So if i take the multimeter leads and place them on the two screws of the RDA no matter which ones, it will give me a resistance?
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    You will just need to check it at the screws where you attach the coil

    make sure you check the resistance of your multimeter leads also by touching them to each other (mine are a consistent .3 ohms) unless you have a self zeroing meter (expensive) and remember to subtract that from your reading

    hoe this helps

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    Yes
    it will give you the resistance of the coil but will not include the resistance of the posts which is usually minimal (.1 ohm or less)

    I do hope it is a digital multimeter, as analog (ones with a needle) are not accurate enough at the low ohms we are using in vaping

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    After you've wrapped a coil, put the positive lead of the meter on the positive screw of the hybrid and the negative lead of the meter on the negative screw of the hybrid.

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    make sure the screw posts are clean too. juice or other stuff will mess with the accuracy. press firm and hold steady. better yet, use alligator clips