How to make 2 ohm resistance coils

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  1. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    I am using 32 AWG A-1 Kanthal wire on peaches and cream. How do you make the resistance go up to 2 ohms. Mine is at 1.5, and that does not work well with the provari...
     
  2. Butters78

    Butters78 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    5 wraps should do it.
     
  3. gthompson

    gthompson Free at last Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You're making a coil on what device?
     
  4. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    ViVi Nova by Vision. It will sit atop a provari...
     
  5. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    So how does this work? The more loops or wraps, the higher the resistance, or lower? I cannot remember this bit of theory.
     
  6. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    More wraps equals higher resistance.
     
  7. SilentScreams

    SilentScreams Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    32 awg Kanthal 5 wraps should give you around 2.4ohms. Thats what I get anyway when I make my Protank coils.
     
  8. boshans

    boshans Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use 7/6 wraps and get 2.5ohm with 32 kanthal, this coil I am using right now I used 6/5 and it is at 2.1ohm. I also use a machine screw to coil it so mine would probably be tighter wraps than most, but I am guessing it would be about the same if you do it by hand. I wrap it around the screw 6 times, but then one wire I unwrap a little to get more wire for the lead, so it is 5 whole wraps, and 2 half wraps, which is 6 basically. I am pretty sure that is what everyone means when they say 6/5 or 7/6 or whatever lol. Correct me if i'm wrong though.

    Another way to look at it, if you use 2 inches of 32 kanthal, you would get 2.4 ohm, 32 awg kanthal is 1.2ohm per inch, so if you measure out exactly 2 inches and use it to make a coil, you should get 2.4, but in reality there will probably be some variation since you need to cut some or whatever to make the positive and negative leads...but you should still get around 2.4ohm with 2 inches, +- .2ohms or something. Maybe cut it a litttle bit larger than 2 inches to account for the part you need to cut off to make the leads.
     
  9. AttyPops

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    Glue two 1-ohm coils end to end......

    Bah-dum-pum.

    Seriously,

    Seriously????? just turn more wraps and use a multimeter. Or get thinner wire (and use a multimeter).
     
  10. searcher

    searcher Super Member ECF Veteran

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    5 wraps on a 2mm screw gives me 1.9 ohms on a vivi nova (no nr wire). 6 would putput me at 2.3 ohms. If you are at 1.5 then add a couple of wraps and check it. Good luck.
     
  11. SteamDaddy

    SteamDaddy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i get 2.1 with 7 @ 32ga on a 1.5mm rod
     
  12. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    That makes sense! I only got 5 wraps at 1.5...
     
  13. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    5 wraps gets me 1.9 ohms with 32 kanthal over peaches and cream so I suspect 6 or 7 wraps would get er done.
     
  14. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    OK. I was mildly amused before wondering how many ohms people were getting per wrap.

    Then you added "peaches and cream".

    What happens with key lime pie? Does it increase the ohms?

    :confused:
     
  15. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    LOL Peaches and cream being a cotton yarn I use for wicking. Key lime might be messy!
     
  16. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    :facepalm:

    Well, why didn't ya just say so! Sheesh! :)
     
  17. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    Now I wonder if silica can be called Key Lime Pie!
     
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    I'm actually GETTING this conversation today (after reading up about rebuilding.) How fun! I love this place, I swear I learn something new everyday.
     
  20. bilbobaggins30

    bilbobaggins30 Vapin' Hobbit ECF Veteran

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    I thank ECF for the Provari, and MBV, and the ViVi Nova, kanger protank, and teaching me about cotton wicks.
     
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