Ohm meter

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  1. Baums

    Baums Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2013
    NY
    I wanted to start rebuilding my heads but read you should test the resistance first to prevent shorting your battery. Can anyone recommend a good device for doing this that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks
     
  2. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
  3. nicknack

    nicknack Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 6, 2012
    Edmonton, Canada
    Madvapes has a great little ohm tester for $20
     
  4. Donkeytap

    Donkeytap Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    Maryland
    Your local radio shack or hardware store should have something that's a reasonable price.
     
  5. Alis grave nil

    Alis grave nil Full Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Nor-Cal
    If you already have a multi meter it should have a ohms test setting. Take the positive(red) and place it on the bottom center of your
    RBA where it threads into your device and place the black negative to the threads and you will get your ohms. the testers are easier but this should work just fine in the meantime.
     
  6. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

  7. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2012
    near buffalo, NY
    having used several cheap multimeter's in my life i will say this. You truly do get what you pay for. Most of the models below 20$ carry with them as much as a 10% tolerance in reading. By that i mean a reading of 1.4ohms could actually be reading as high 1.6 or as low as 1.3.

    then there is the other end of the spectrum..
    FLUKE Digital Multimeter, 600V, 60 KOhms - Digital Multimeters - 2VGA1|FLUKE-113 - Grainger Industrial Supply
    which has a tolerance of 0.05%, but the price is 160$

    if you buy a multimeter, open it up and look up what the tolerance in readings is. The info is usually found in the manual somewhere. its all about how accurate you need to be. If you are making coild at 0.5ohms I'd think you want to be very accurate. If you are making coils for 1.8-2.4ohms you dont need to be so accurate. But it all depends on the device you are attaching them to. I'd hate to risk a 100$ or more expensive mod with a 5$ multi-tester.

    :2c:
     
  8. Baums

    Baums Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2013
    NY
    Thanks everyone! Great help. May I ask where you get your rebuildable wicks and wire from?
     
  9. Ken_A

    Ken_A Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Florida
    I got my wick form amazon and my wire from ebay. :)
     
  10. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
  12. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    I got one, and it works, but Harbor Freight isn't exactly known for carrying high quality products. Test it in the car before you leave the parking lot.
     
  13. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Good point :)
     
  14. Unforeseen

    Unforeseen Asst. Suppliers Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Moved to Assorted PV Topics - E-Cigarette Accessories Discussion
     
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