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    Default Microcoils and Mechs

    I've been playing round with microcoils and find them good to use on the right mod. They work great on a VV device but how do they vape on a mech? With the relatively higher ohms, are you going to get the same punch as say, a 0.8 ohm coil on a mech?

    Whats the highest resistance microcoil you can go on a mech mod and still get a great vape?

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    I have gone as high as 1.8 or so, but I only use mechs. So most of my micros are sub-ohm setups. With a micro you learn that the resistance isnt as important as you would think
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    Thats interesting. How do you get your micros to sub ohm level?

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    you could try what jcwest did and get "paperclip wire" lol or you use 26awg or less. or if its to hard to wrap, you can use ribbon kanthal. you will just need more space to work with.

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    Some folks (super_X_drifter for example) will go as high as 2.5Ω on a mech. I'm with Jeremy, up there. My most recent micros are low gauge dual coils @ .5 & .6Ω


    I ran a dual 29 guage, recently, with about 7 wraps, and it netted .6Ω

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    I run a 2 ohm on a mech. It's my all day vape. It's off the chain. Key factors are: 1/16" bore, 30ga Kanthal A1 and rolled cotton wick. It's around 12 wraps.

    On my VV, I bump it up to around 14 wraps 2.3ish) and slightly adjust the power to the north (or east on my dial)

    I get no noticeable drop all day on my mech. Just copious clouds of warm, satisfying vapor
    VAPE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT AND WHEN IN DOUBT, SQUONK.

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    I don't go higher than 1.2-1.3 ohm using 28 awg on a micro on mechs. Higher than 1.5 is too cool for me with drop in TH & I need higher nic (back to what I started at) to make up for it but that doesn't do anything for heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by super_X_drifter View Post
    I run a 2 ohm on a mech. It's my all day vape. It's off the chain. Key factors are: 1/16" bore, 30ga Kanthal A1 and rolled cotton wick. It's around 12 wraps.

    On my VV, I bump it up to around 14 wraps 2.3ish) and slightly adjust the power to the north (or east on my dial)

    I get no noticeable drop all day on my mech. Just copious clouds of warm, satisfying vapor
    Hey super-x, just wanted to throw you a shout out for all of your info on the micro coil. Got one rockin on an igo-l with a cotton ball wick and fogging the house up! Hell, I'm even looking at taking the reo plunge to bottom feed this badass setup.

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    ^ you're welcome bro. Thank you

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    Im running microcoils of sorts on my aga-t, I have 2 coils in parallel wrapped 6 times each so its a total of 12 wraps. I'm using 32g kanthal and it measures 1.4 ohms. The flavor and vp are absolutely amazing by the way.
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