Micro coils and ohms description

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by nerak, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This thread is for posts giving information on wire gauge used, number of coils, and ohms.

    I have read every thread on here about the RM2 and other RBA's.

    Since a lot of us are using the Micro coils we have been experiencing lots of questions.

    Wanted this thread so everyone has a place to see what is being used and can decide what wire to buy. Also so they can have an idea of how many wraps to do to get the ohms they desire.

    Please keep conversation to a minimum so people can quickly scan posts.



    Please state your experience as follows:

    Wire Type & Gauge:
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):
    Number of Coils:
    Measured Ohms of coil:


    Feel free to post multiple combinations! Some may like the low ohm and some the higher.
    Thanks in advance to all who contribute!!


    What we have so far:

    26 Gauge


    Wire Type & Gauge: 26g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):1/16 drill bit
    Number of Coils: 11
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~.75ohm

    26 ga. Kanthal A-1
    8 wraps
    14 ga. needle,
    Ohms .9

    wire: 26g Nichrome (= 25g Kanthal)
    size (ID): 1/16" drill bit
    # wraps: 8
    resistance: 0.5Ω

    wire/ 26g kanthal
    coil size/ 16g blunt tip needle
    wraps/ 8
    Ω/ .6ish

    Kanthal A1 26 awg
    Wraped on .055" music wire
    8 coils @ .7Ω

    wire: 26 gauge Nichrome
    size (ID): 1/16" Drill Bit
    # wraps: 12
    resistance: 0.9 ohms

    26 AWG Nichrome 60
    8/7 wraps touching
    1/16 drill bit (micro coil)
    0.5 Ω

    26 AWG Nichrome 60
    7/6 wraps touching
    16 gauge blunt needle*
    0.9Ω

    26 ga. Kanthal A-1
    8 wraps
    14 ga. needle,
    Ohms .9

    27 Guage

    wire: 27ga Kanthal A1
    size (ID): 17ga blunt tip luer lock needle
    # wraps: 14
    resistance: 1.26 ohms

    28 Gauge

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):toothpick
    Number of Coils:10
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.4

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 1/16 drill bit
    Number of Coils:9
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.4

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 2mm diameter screwdriver
    Number of Coils: 9
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.2 ohm

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 2mm diameter screwdriver
    Number of Coils: 6
    Measured Ohms of coil: .9 ohm

    WIRE: 28g Kanthal
    ID: 1/16"
    WRAPS: 7/8 x 2
    RES: 0.5Ω
    . . . (1Ω/ea)

    wire: 28g Kanthal A1
    size (ID): 1/16" drill bit
    # wraps: 12
    resistance: 2.1Ω

    28AWG Kanthol
    5/64" machined cylinder (.0005 runout, overkill)
    7.5 wraps

    Wire: 28swg kanthal A1
    Coil Bore: 1.5mm
    Number of Coils: 5 + long tails
    Ohms: 0.76

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):16 gauge needle
    Number of Coils: 7/8
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~1.0ohm

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 1/16" drill bit
    Number of Coils: 11
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.5 ohm

    Kanthal A1 28 awg
    1/16 drill bit
    10 wraps
    1.2Ω on rm2


    28 ga
    8 wraps
    1/16" drill bit
    1.0 ohm

    Kanthal A1 28 awg
    Wraped on .0625" (1/16") music wire
    10 coils @ 1.2Ω

    28 AWG Kanthal A1
    5/4 wraps
    1/16 drill bit
    0.9Ω

    29 Gauge

    WIRE: 29g Kanthal
    ID: 1.5mm (.0589")
    WRAPS: 7/8 x 2
    RES: 0.6Ω
    . . . . (1.2Ω/ea)

    30 Gauge

    Kanthal A1 30 awg
    Wraped on .0625" (1/16") music wire
    12 coils @ 2.2Ω

    Kanthal A1 30 awg
    Wrapped on .047" music wire
    16 coils 2.6Ω ea, total 1.3Ω

    Kanthal A1 30 ga
    ~1/16 jeweler's screwdriver
    11 wraps
    1.82 ohms

    Wire Type & Gauge: 30g Kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): a heavy paperclip leg that's about equivalent to a 16g needle
    Number of Coils: 10
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.8

    Wire / 30 ga kanthal
    coil / size "ID" 1.96 mm "screw driver"
    Wraps 7
    1.6 ohm

    Wire Type & Gauge:30g Kanthol
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):1/16 drill bit
    Number of Coils:9
    Measured Ohms of coil:1.6

    Wire Type & Gauge: 30ga kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): Doubled-over 3mm silica
    Number of Coils: 4
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1ohm

    30 ga Kanthal
    ~1/16 screwdriver
    11 wraps pulled really tight while wrapping
    1.78 ohms

    30 AWG Kanthal A1
    13/14 wraps on 1/16 drill bit
    Cotton wick
    2.5Ω

    Wire Type & Gauge: Kanthal 30g
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): Supe's 17g needle (Thanks Supe!)
    Number of Coils: 10
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.9

    wire: 30ga Kanthal A1
    size (ID): 16ga blunt tip luer lock needle
    # wraps: 12
    resistance: 2.3Ω

    32 Gauge

    Wire Type & Gauge: 32g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):Tiny screwdriver, roughly the size of a 16 gauge needle
    Number of Coils: 17
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~3.0ohm

    Kanthal A1 32 awg twisted 2 stands
    Wrapped on 1mm Ekowool with .039" (1mm) music wire core
    8 coils, 1.1Ω

    Wire Type & Gauge: 32g kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 1/16" drill bit
    Number of Coils: 10
    Measured Ohms of coil: 2.4 ohm

    Wire Type & Gauge: 32g Kanthal
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): my trusty paperclip leg
    Number of Coils: 14 or 15?
    Measured Ohms of coil: 3.8


    Wire Type & Gauge: 32 gauge twisted
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): round wooden toothpick
    Number of Coils: 6
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.4
     
  2. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire Type & Gauge:30g Kanthol
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):1/16 drill bit
    Number of Coils:9
    Measured Ohms of coil:1.6
     
  3. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Wire Type & Gauge: 26g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):1/16 drill bit
    Number of Coils: 11
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~.75ohm
     
  4. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

    wire: 26g Nichrome (= 25g Kanthal)
    size (ID): 1/16" drill bit
    # wraps: 8
    resistance: 0.5Ω
     
  5. Awkwardly Awesome

    Awkwardly Awesome Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 2mm diameter screwdriver
    Number of Coils: 9
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.2 ohm

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): 2mm diameter screwdriver
    Number of Coils: 6
    Measured Ohms of coil: .9 ohm
     
  6. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire Type & Gauge: 32 gauge twisted
    Coil size (what you wrap it on): round wooden toothpick
    Number of Coils: 6
    Measured Ohms of coil: 1.4
     
  7. hildicat

    hildicat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    wire: 28g Kanthal A1
    size (ID): 1/16" drill bit
    # wraps: 12
    resistance: 2.1Ω
     
  8. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter Vaper with a vid cam, killer mods and awesome RDAs Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
  9. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Should we add what atomiser we are using?

    I am wondering if someone/s could compare the flavor value of their micro's between the RM2 (Reomizer2) and other RDA's (i.e. iGoL).

    Specs between RM2 and others are considerable... and there's questions about base/top cap specs and how that affects flavor/vapor.
     
  10. Silense

    Silense Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This thread is very helpful thank you. Been looking for something like this.
     
  11. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You might want to start a thread for those questions.

    Just wanted this thread to address the wire, coils and ohms. A quick reference for those just starting to get into micro coils.
     
  12. UKPaul

    UKPaul Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Wire: 28swg kanthal A1
    Coil Bore: 1.5mm
    Number of Coils: 5 + long tails
    Ohms: 0.76
     
  13. FogHawg

    FogHawg Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire Type & Gauge: 28g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):16 gauge needle
    Number of Coils: 7/8
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~1.0ohm
     
  14. zodduska

    zodduska Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire Type & Gauge: 32g Kanthal A-1
    Coil size (what you wrap it on):Tiny screwdriver, roughly the size of a 16 gauge needle
    Number of Coils: 17
    Measured Ohms of coil: ~3.0ohm
     
  15. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    wire/ 26g kanthal
    coil size/ 16g blunt tip needle
    wraps/ 8
    Ω/ .6ish
     
  16. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wire / 30 ga kanthal
    coil / size "ID" 1.96 mm "screw driver"
    Wraps 7
    1.6 ohm
     
  17. narcolepticltd

    narcolepticltd Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Just a note here, it's been my experience that longer legs on a coil will raise the resistance of said coil (you're effectively adding more resistance because there is more resistance material between the non-resistance posts). So if you're 'presenting' that coil to the airhole, you'll want to take that into consideration:

    Wire - 29 ga Kanthal
    Coil - annealed, wrapped around a 1.5mm steel dowel

    - on an igo-s
    9 wraps, about 2mm out from the posts: 1.3 ohms

    - on a RM2
    8 wraps, coil is very near the outer lip and centered between the posts (long legs): 1.3 ohms
     
  18. narcolepticltd

    narcolepticltd Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Also please note that these coils have not been approved by the coil standards commission, so you may experience a great vape. We cannot be held responsible for accidental enjoyment of these unregulated coils.
     
  19. Cahdek

    Cahdek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  20. darkzero

    darkzero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    With pics to give a visual idea on length of coil in relation to the atty....plus I do long leads.

    (If the pics clutters the thread please let me know & I'll remove them)


    Kanthal A1 28 awg
    Wraped on .0625" (1/16") music wire
    10 coils @ 1.2Ω
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    Kanthal A1 26 awg
    Wraped on .055" music wire
    8 coils @ .7Ω
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    Kanthal A1 30 awg
    Wraped on .0625" (1/16") music wire
    12 coils @ 2.2Ω
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    Kanthal A1 30 awg
    Wrapped on .047" music wire
    16 coils 2.6Ω ea, total 1.3Ω
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    Kanthal A1 32 awg twisted 2 stands
    Wrapped on 1mm Ekowool with .039" (1mm) music wire core
    8 coils, 1.1Ω
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