I bought the kanthal wire at WICK & WIRE
Well, that site didn't say what the Resistence is per foot.
But this one says that it is 12~15 ohms per foot.
http://www.amazon.com/Resistance-Hea.../dp/B008R891XY
So that would be about 1 ohm per inch. So if you are aiming for 1.8 ohms I would start with a piece that is about 1 1/2 inches long and see how that goes.
You just have to get your Husband to find that Multi-Meter to know what is going on.
Awesome...Thanks zoiDman!!!
32ga Kanthal A1 is rated at 1.2ohm per inch
So 1.5 inch will equal 1.8ohm
Setup as two equal proportions
(1/X)=(1.2/1.8) and solve for X
1(1.8)=1.2(X) --> 1.8/1.2=X --> 1.5=X
The resistance of a coil is not determined by the number of coils
It is determined by the length of the resistance wire used to make it
Last edited by tobarger; 10-01-2012 at 04:29 AM.
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Sure thing.
Once you get a head that works Perfect and has the Exact Ohms you want, Unwrap it and Measure how long it is. Then cut a Piece of Heavy Paper like a 3-x-5 Card the Length of the Wire.
Then you can use the Piece of Paper as a Template to cut as many Pieces of Wire as you like without having to Measure again.
Have anyone tried using 28gauge wires? I love hot vaping with my mechanical mod. Sweet spot 1.3ohms
Resistance in Ohms/inch for the Resistance Wires
Kanthal Grade------- A-1 ------ A -------- D ----- Nichrome 60 -------- Nichrome 80
30 awg (ohm/in)----- 0.7 ------ 0.7 ------ 0.7 -------- 0.6 ---------------- 0.5
31 awg (ohm/in)----- 0.9 ------ 0.9 ------ 0.8
32 awg (ohm/in)----- 1.2 ------ 1.1 ------ 1.1 -------- 0.9 ---------------- 0.9
33 awg (ohm/in)----- 1.4 ------ 1.4 ------ 1.3
34 awg (ohm/in)----- 1.8 ------ 1.8 ------ 1.7 -------- 1.4 ---------------- 1.4
35 awg (ohm/in)----- 2.3 ------ 2.2 ------ 2.1
36 awg (ohm/in)----- 2.9 ------ 2.8 ------ 2.7 -------- 2.3 ---------------- 2.1
Last edited by tobarger; 10-01-2012 at 04:23 AM.
Caravela - SSGGTS/Stealth - ProVari - LP BloodWoodvil - VV REO Grand - REO Grand - Phidias - XPower900
Ithaka - Penelope - TF/AFC/Cyclone - MCV Atomic - FATTY2
Chalice2 - BF/Cyclone - BF/ERA1.5 - BF/IGO-S - REOmizer2
Great info!...kinda off topic but i just made a cotton ball wick also...LOL, just measured it at about 1.5 ohms (3 wraps). Need to wait for more juice to come in before i try it out. When i first read that thread about that guy making a cotton ball wick i thought he was joking...but as i read more about it, seems like it works great for those who have tried it. Can't wait to try mine out