ohm meter?

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  1. moijamie

    moijamie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2013
    Netherlands
    Ok this is probably far beyond my league since i just started vaping a week ago but i just saw a thread about rebuilding a protank coil so i was like ill give that a shot ;)
    but is there a way to measure the ohms on my ego c twist ?
     
  2. jSquared

    jSquared Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2013
    London, UK
    I'm afraid not. You'll need a multimeter to do that. They're not particularly expensive and have many other uses beyond testing resistance.

    JJ
     
  3. FinallyQuit

    FinallyQuit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2011
    SC
    Wow, another question posted before I could get around to it. I've seen youtube vids of the little machine that is out of stock everywhere you look, I was looking at buying a multimeter but how exactly would you use it? Put the positive post to the coil, the negative post to the base, do you need to fire it on a battery? What if you made a boo-boo, then fire it on your battery and fry it? [I have a history of fried battery ego-t style.]

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. jSquared

    jSquared Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2013
    London, UK
  5. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Texas
    This is what i do - i used Vivi Nova tanks as an example - it's the same for them all.

    "For a Nova i find this the easiest: set the meter to read Ohms at the lowest setting - a lot of meters have that at 200 on the dial, select that. Touch one probe to the outside of the threads on the nova tank and the other to the center pin in the middle of the threads. Note the reading.

    If your meter does not self zero - and a lot don't - touch the probes together and note this reading. Subtract it from the one you got above"

    T
     
  6. qorax

    qorax ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Brampton, Canada
    THIS is what I have. And for $9.38 I think it's a steal.
     
  7. FinallyQuit

    FinallyQuit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2011
    SC
    Excellent video, thanks for the responses! Now, the only multimeter that Lowe's had in stock was over $50, I don't need to spend that much do I? *edit, qorax I didn't see your response before posting this. I'm heading that way now!
     
  8. HughDaHand

    HughDaHand Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2012
    Swartz Creek, MI
  9. Killowatt

    Killowatt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2013
    Florida
    Last small one I got was at Radio Shack, not sure you would have one local.
     
  10. qorax

    qorax ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Brampton, Canada
    And the package (FREE Shipping) came in 11-days. Beat that!
     
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