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Calling all IGO-L users. LR Coil build for clouds

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  1. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I need some input on different setups for a RDA. Specifically the igo-l. I finally bit the bullet and bought a mechanical mod as to be able to build low resistance coils using either 30g or 28g.

    For those of you who have an igo-l or any dripping atomizer, please give me some input on your different setups.

    From my understanding, 28-30g kanthal wire doesn't hit like a 32g wire @1.0 -1.3 ohms. Is this correct?

    so what are the advantages disadvantages of using thicker wire besides resistance?

    Thanks in advance...

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  2. Covert

    Covert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The main difference is that the thicker the wire the more real estate on the wick you take up which is what you want because it is very efficent . I just picked up some 30awg which I could only wrap 3/4 times to get a 1.3 ohm coil ,but am going to be picking up some 28awg because I can get about 5/6 wraps and maintain a 1.0-1.1 ohm coil which is right where I want to be. It's all about personal preference though some people like sub ohm wraps with 28awg at 3 wraps. I can't handle the heat so I stay out of that kitchen lol.
     
  3. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the reply. I think in going to try out some 28g kanthal. I just ordered the kamry k-100 because id like a mechanical mod as well. I just had to do some more tinkering. I couldn't get a dual coil setup to work properly on my LT 2.0 because of amp limits..

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  4. Covert

    Covert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm waiting on my Kamry KTS from a co-op right now can't wait to get it. I love my igo-l on my Roller. The ease of wrapping this thing is crazy easy compaired to my other RDA's well except my puff daddy, but that's a high end drip atty so you can't really compare lol
     
  5. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Nice. I was thinking of slapping another agat2 on the rscope but realized what fun would it be to have two of the same atomizers on different mods. So my new setup is going to be an igo l on the rscope. Any idea of when your rscope is coming in?

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  6. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Kamry....k100...rscope whatever hahahaha

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  7. beanpusher

    beanpusher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i like using the 30awg with a 3/4 wrap, it gives me about .9 to 1 ohms on 4 loops of 2.5mm silica i like the wicks fat enough to make a nice sponge for the juice. a mechanical is the way to go. say good bye to amp limitations. i don't like to go below .9 because of how fast you will go thru juice. at .9 to 1 ohm i drip about 12-15 drops and feel like im vaping out of a tank but with dripper vapor and flavor.
     
  8. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Do you fold your silica ? like make a bow or something. I have some 3mm silica laying around inside my vapebox...

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  9. jharres

    jharres Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    For what it's worth... I'm fairly new to building attys. I've now built 4 in total on my igo-s dripper. The first was a total loss. The 2nd was 28awg Kanthal, 3rd was a 30awg Kanthal and the 4th is 32awg Kanthal, all on 3mm silica. So far, my absolute favorite has been the 32awg Kanthal on 3mm silica (I haven't tried the SS mesh yet). The 3 working coils have been 1.2, 1.6 and 2.1 ohms of resistance with 7 wraps of the 28 and 6 wraps on each of the 30 and 32. I've tested each setup at an output of 10 watts (3.5v, 4.0v and 4.6v). My overall impression is that I really like the 32awg coils because they heat up much faster and the vapor production/flavor has been incredible. My next experiment will be with 4 wraps of 32awg on a 3.7 mech device.
     
  10. WillyB

    WillyB Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    And say good bye to regulated vaping. Nothing like having the voltage drop with every drag.

    And of course the pre-vape check.

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    Can ya hear me now? :)



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  11. Firestorm

    Firestorm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just got my first successful wick and coil running on an RBA (my IGO-L), so please take my experience for what it's worth.

    I made a hybrid wick using a small strip (9 mm X 32 mm) of #500 SS mesh and maybe 3.75 in of 1 mm silica wick. I'm using 32awg Kanthal with a 5/6 wrap (wrapped on a 3/32 in drill bit) measuring 2.7ohm on my Provari. It's by far the best vape that I've ever had. I bored out the air hole a bit with a corkscrew and my drip tip has a wide hole.

    I think my next wick and coil will be thicker with thicker Kanthal and less wraps. I'll need to buy thicker Kanthal and silica wick and I'd like to find more IGO-Ls in stock somewhere close to what I paid in January ($14).

    I'll proudly take and post a picture if anyone cares - I'm quite happy after weeks of on and off failures trying to get my AGA-T working. I think that the IGO-L is a bit easier than the AGA-T and that I'm getting better at RBAs.
     
  12. gadiwhat

    gadiwhat Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    When building your aga-t u can use a hybrid wick as well with SS mesh. You can completely stop those hotspots by rolling cotton onto your SS mesh. Works like a dream. But now i have some ceramic wicks that work great.

    If you have a lot of 32g kanthal just do what i did and twist two wires together. I think it will equal out to be the same as 28g wire. Someone correct me if im wrong. Search "twiested kanthal" on YouTube. So now while im waiting for my igo-l to come in i have a 1.0ohm coil on my agat-2 using the kamry. That's 3/4 wraps of 32g twisted kanthal.

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    Moved to Rebuildable Atomizer Systems from the Modding Forum Atomizer Mods
     
  14. beanpusher

    beanpusher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    rebuilt the igo-l with single wire of 26awg dual coil with dbl'd over cotton wicks came out to .3 ohms less than i expected but i was just experimenting, i should've done it with the 28 instead. but with the igo-l head room in there the vape wasn't too hot. here's some photos step by step, and a video of the vapor production.

    sorry photos not in order

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  15. beanpusher

    beanpusher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i get .8 ohms with 28awg kanthal on my aga 3/4 wrapped
     
  16. jharres

    jharres Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That is an awesome idea. I just got my igo-l. I'm going to have to try this.


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  17. Chuckq4yoo

    Chuckq4yoo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It just me but when I wrap the wick with 28 gauge 3 times give me 0.7ohms.. Anyone else getting the same amount?
     
  18. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

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    Ah, nothin. Ignore this
     
  19. thecatanddog

    thecatanddog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    for me 2x 3mm silica...3/4 of 32=1ohm 3/4 of 30=.8ohm like this...
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  20. fooey

    fooey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Im thinking of enlarging the airhole on my igo-l because the throat hit is too strong and not pleasant at all. I heard that a bigger airhole you lose some flavor and increased vapor production but doea it affect throat hit? Just want to be sure before I drill my igos

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