Last edited by super_X_drifter; 06-13-2013 at 11:07 PM.
So I've been working my way down in ohms to see what I like with these micros. I'm using 28g just because it's easy to work with. I'll try this process again with 30g or 32g later. First I started with a lot of wraps, 15 in total, but lag time was too long. The vape was good but not great. I can't remember what it was in ohms, maybe 2 ohms. I'm down to 11 wraps at 1.3 ohms and the lag time is manageable. Vapor was good, taste was great.
Today I built the same 11 wrap 1.3 ohm coil but with a little twist. I wrapped the coil around a small screwdriver then pulled on both legs with channel locks, then hit it with my torch while pulling on the channel locks to tighten it up. Then I mounted it on my atomizer and put the coil right in front of the air hole. I spent a few minutes looking for any tiny little gap then pushed them together one by one while firing. Lastly, I slid a single piece of cotton yarn in.
The results are amazing. On my mech mod with a fresh battery it's really good, but on my vamo at 6v it's mind blowing. Vapor, flavor, and warmth is far better than what I've been getting with .8 ribbon at .7-.8 ohms. Th is about the same. Now I'm glad I didn't give my vamo to my dad as a spare.
Here's a pic of my coils I've been making for the Vivi nova and its been working good. I didn't think you were supposed to let the coils touch so I guess I learned something different. I also put the cotton in after I make the coil on a 1/16 drill bit. Is the best way to make a coil, IMO.
I've also used the Igo-l with these and had great success. I use cotton roll from Walgreens and have had great wicking and flavor.
Ooh, Aahhh! Very nice!
All i can say is damn were they wrong. The closer they are to each other, the better they perform. Learning this kinda made me discard any common logic about coil and wick.
If the diameter of the coil is small enough, like 1/16" or less, there is negligible lag time, but the dividends in flavor, vapor and TH are well worth the millisecond or two it takes these tiny walls o wire to heat up.
Oh yeah, a properly sized and positioned airhole is key
Last edited by super_X_drifter; 06-14-2013 at 12:58 AM.
Firing on my Natural, lol. Someone else asked this as well, I usually build on my VAMO because it's long and sturdy. Very easy to hold onto with your knees when attaching leads!
Thanks so much for all this great info. I never heard of micro coils until now and am anxious to try them. Would you mind telling me what wire you are using? I have 32 g kanthal which I'm sure is going to make the ohms too high.